18 October 2014 12:04
The Kurdish regional government's peshmerga forces in northern Iraq are providing military training to a Syrian Kurd group linked with the Kurdish National Coalition in Syria, a Kurdish official confirmed Friday.
"We are providing war training to nearly 3,000 Syrian Kurds on our soil," Jabbar Yawar, the secretary-general of the peshmerga, told the Turkish Anadolu Agency.
World Bulletin website quoted Yawar as...
18 October 2014 10:38
The death sentence against Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr is outrageous, a commentator tells Press TV.
Kevin Barrett, editor at Veteran’s Today from Madison, told Press TV in an interview Friday, “The human rights situation in KSA is completely atrocious and this death sentence against Sheikh al-Nimr is just outrageous.”
“We’re not talking about capital punishment in general. We’re talking about...
18 October 2014 10:12
The public continues to be reassured that Ebola is not a problem for the US, but CNN reports that President Obama has appointed an Ebola Czar. The Czar is not a medical person but an insider lawyer who served as chief of staff to Vice President Biden.
Little wonder Ebola conspiracy theories are spreading faster than Ebola. And as far as...
17 October 2014 17:31
Four car bomb attacks and a mortar strike around Shi'ite parts of northern Baghdad killed 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours Thursday afternoon, police and medical officials said.
A suicide car bomb hit an army checkpoint near a restaurant in the northern district of Talibiya at 2:30 p.m., killing nine people; 45 minutes later, a pair...
15 October 2014 14:33
A top Iranian diplomat says the sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council on independent countries are one of the most important issues of concern among the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries.
Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani said on Tuesday that the NAM member states are worried about sanctions being used as an instrument to punish nations.
14 October 2014 19:17
Turkish military forces have jailed 258 citizens of the Syrian city of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, in a bordering village, a journalist revealed on Tuesday.
Mostafa Bali, a journalist from Kobani who is himself among the jailed people, told FNA today that they have been detained for illegal entry into Turkish territories.
"It is almost 9 days that the Turkish...
12 October 2014 23:07
Activists say Kurdish fighters have been able to halt the advance of the ISIS extremist group in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the militants have not been able to advance since Friday but are sending in reinforcements.
ISIS fighters launched an offensive south of the town Saturday but were repelled and lost many...
11 October 2014 16:00
In a telephone interview with Anadolu agency, a locale official said that the Islamic State (ISIS) had attacked the city from both the eastern and southern sides. He said that the Kurdish people protection units were clashing with ISIS, whilst so far the Western side has been quiet.
An official in the local Kobane administration said that thousands of the city's...
10 October 2014 18:00
ISIL terrorists overran the headquarters of Kurdish forces defending the battleground Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday, a monitoring group said.
"The 'jihadists' have taken control of the headquarters building," used by the Kurdish military and civilian authorities, the UK-based Syrian opposing Observatory for Human Rights said.
Fierce fighting had raged for the complex throughout the morning after ISIL militants captured...
10 October 2014 15:42
Glenn Greenwald has a fascinating piece in The Intercept making the case that the "war on terrorism" is going to be "endless," as he puts it. From a decade to twenty years to Leon Panetta’s recent pronouncement that "I think we’re looking at kind of a thirty years war," Greenwald painstakingly documents statements by Obama administration officials essentially showing that...
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