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Pro-gun mum unswayed by shooting at daughter's college

Mum of Oregon student who escaped shooting argues for more arms, illustrating the trouble with US gun control.

Israeli Army kills 6 Palestinians, wounds 145 at Gaza Border Demonstration

Ma’an News Agency | – – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Six Palestinians were killed and 145 others injured as Israeli military forces opened fire at a demonstration by the border fence east…

Top 5 Signs cheap Renewable Energy is taking the World by Surprise

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – 1. Vice News points out that a new report from the Paris-based International Energy Agency estimates that in just five years, by 2020,…

How Syria is becoming a test bed for high-tech weapons of electronic warfare

David Stupples | (The Conversation) | – – The relationship between Russia and the West is becoming increasingly dangerous with potential flashpoints developing in both eastern Europe and Syria. After repeated incursions…

Violence in Israel & Palestine: It’s the Occupation, Stupid!

Dena Takruri | (AJ+ Video Report) | – – “When you think of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, you probably think of clashes, rockets, checkpoints and Gaza – but what’s really at the heart…

Unrest spreads to Gaza as Israeli troops kill seven

Israeli army shoots Palestinian dead at East Jerusalem checkpoint, having earlier killed six Palestinians in Gaza Strip.

?U.S. weighing Russian response on Syria flight safety

Response comes after a series of Russian aircraft incidents that raised concerns about the potential for mishaps with U.S.-led coalition

US, Russia to hold new Syria air safety talks, report

Russia and the United States are set to renew talks to avoid accidents in Syrian air space as the two countries conduct separate bombing campaigns, a US official said. The Pentagon expressed alarm this week after Russia failed to quickly answer proposals made during initial talks, even as it launched cruise missiles from the Caspian […]

Echoes of Afghanistan in Syria

Paul R. Pillar Russia Syria Afghanistan, Middle East The Russian military intervention to shore up the Assad regime in Syria, coupled with the previously begun U.S.-led military intervention in the same country—amid uncertainty about U.S. Show More Summary

ISIL advances on Aleppo despite Russia airstrikes

Group captures a string of villages near Aleppo in a lightning attack that brings them closer to the prized Syrian city.

U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place

The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran’s oil industry and other businesses until the country fully complies with the July nuclear agreement. The U.S. State Department recently cabled a message, known as a […]

Amnesty Int’l condemns widespread use of excessive force against Palestinian demonstrators

Amnesty International condemns all deliberate attacks on civilians, including Israeli civilians in the OPT, and calls on all sides to end such attacks. Amnesty International also condemns the widespread use of excessive force by Israeli...Show More Summary

'Muslim migration follows ISIS' plan to invade and Islamize Europe under Caliphate'- scholar Robert Spencer

The Hijrah into Europe. "Refugees" colonize a continent by Robert Spencer in Frontpage Magazine Sept 4, 2015 "Germany expects a total of around 800,000 people to seek asylum in Germany this year. And that’s just Germany. The entire continent of Europe is being inundated with refugees at a rate unprecedented in world history. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: A New Cold War or Russia's Quagmire?

Much to the chagrin of NATO, Gulf countries and others, Russia this week ramped up its military campaign in Syria, in what has become a war with global implications. Some say it is now a proxy war between former Cold War foes because Russian airstrikes have reportedly hit some U.S.-backed rebels. Show More Summary

Video: Palestinian killed in Jerusalem was not a threat

Fadi Aloon, 19, had his back to police and was walking away from them when he was gunned down with several shots to his torso, a new video published today by Local Call (+972 Magazine’s Hebrew sister-news blog) revealed. The footage,...Show More Summary

Western countries endorse unity government for Libya

Nations, including US, back UN proposal and threaten to "isolate those who fail to respect the political agreement".

North Korea offers rare, but tightly scripted, peek inside

As nation marks 70th anniversary of the Communist Party rule, it has invited several foreign journalists to a celebration marking the occasion

ISIS Advances Toward Syrian City of Aleppo Despite Russian Airstrikes

Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents.

German State Threatens Government Over Migrants

The German state of Bavaria is threatening to go rogue against the federal government over the ongoing arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees, Reuters reports. Approximately 200,000 migrants have entered Germany since the start of September—mostly from Austria, which shares a border with Bavaria—and...

Couple Cleared of Abuse Likely Won't Get Child Back

A young English couple cleared of child-abuse charges is unlikely to ever see their child again regardless, the Independent reports. Karissa Cox and Richard Carter took their six-week-old baby to the emergency room three years ago after finding it bleeding from the mouth. The couple was accused of child abuse,...

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