29 January 2015 14:40
Spain has held the Tel Aviv regime accountable for the death of a Spanish peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) during an exchange of fire between Israeli forces and fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement.Lebanon
"It was because of this escalation of violence, and it came from the Israeli side," Spanish Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi told...
29 January 2015 14:35
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Western countries, including the US, play a major role in generating or aggravating most of today's crises across the world by facilitating rights abusers' crimes.
Kenneth Roth, the director of the leading human rights group, said governments increasingly view human rights as a “luxury they fail to properly afford; and this in turn fans the flames...
29 January 2015 14:29
Deputy foreign ministers from Iran and the European members of the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) started a one-day round of talks on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Thursday.
The talks are part of regular meetings between Iran and the members of the Group 5+1 (alternatively known...
29 January 2015 14:19
Ukraine’s Naftogaz has filed a lawsuit with the Stockholm Arbitration Court against Russia's gas giant Gazprom, demanding over USD 6 billion repayment from the Russian company over a transit gas contract.
Gazprom said in a report on Thursday that the Ukrainian state energy firm requested USD 6.2 billion of overpayment for natural gas supplied by Russia’s gas giant since 2009.
29 January 2015 14:13
An official in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) says that as many as 100 members of the Ukrainian armed forces have been killed over the past 24 hours in Ukraine’s east.
The Norossia News Agency quoted Serhiy Kozlov, the chief of staff of the LPR police, as making the claim on Thursday.
“The enemy has sustained heavy losses. The enemy’s irrecoverable...
29 January 2015 0:17
On January 21, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed an open letter to Western youth on his website, urging them to study Islam first hand instead of believing the “resentments and prejudices” broadcasted by Western media.
“I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from...
28 January 2015 8:07
Charities in the UK have been targeted by prominent political figures for publicly criticizing the coalition government’s austerity policies, being threatened of losing funding if they speak out about inequality and poverty.
The report, by the National Coalition for Independent Action (NCIA), said the voluntary groups that have government contracts regularly face threats to remain silent on the issues that plague...
27 January 2015 23:10
The top economic spokesman for Greece’s victorious Syriza Party says it would be unrealistic to expect the country to repay its massive debt in full.
“I haven’t met an economist in their heart of hearts that will tell you that Greece will pay back all of that debt. It can’t be done,” said Euclid Tsakalotos as quoted in a BBC report...
27 January 2015 19:55
Hebrew sources disclosed an Israeli plan to encourage 120 thousand French Jews to come and settle in West Bank settlements within the coming four years.
Israeli Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Sofa Landver, presented a plan to the Israeli government called “National Emergency Plan to Bring French Jews to Israel”.
The Hebrew sources said the plan aims to summon 120 thousands of French...
27 January 2015 19:16
A German military report has revealed that the nation’s armed forces are overstretched to unacceptable levels and their military gear and accommodation is of poor quality.
In an annual report released Tuesday by the ombudsman for German military forces, the army is further assessed to be at the very limits of its capabilities.
The year 2014 was “a year of truth” for...
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