27 May 2015 18:01
At least six people have been killed in the latest US drone strikes on Afghanistan’s Nuristan and Kunar provinces.
The first of the Wednesday raids in the northeastern province of Nuristan claimed the lives of five people.
Local officials claimed those killed were Taliban militants, among them a commander.
The Taliban have made no comments on the incident, yet.
The second drone attack, in...
27 May 2015 17:58
Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul says the hawkish members of his party are responsible for the creation of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the Middle East.
Paul blamed hawks like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham for the creation of ISIL, saying the group “exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and...
27 May 2015 17:53
Iran has foiled a hacking attack on its Ministry of Petroleum, which originated from the US, head of the Iranian Cyber Police has said.
The website of Cyber Police (FATA) quoted Gen. Kamal Hadianfar as saying that the hackers had launched their attack during holidays in Iran.
“We managed to stop the ports of cyber-attacks and react to hackers and finally...
27 May 2015 17:51
Israel is seeking a large increase in annual military assistance from the United States and has begun preliminary talks with the Obama administration on a 10-year financial package that would provide up to $45 billion.
During unofficial talks in recent months by working-level bilateral groups, Israel has asked the US to increase its annual military assistance by 50 percent to an...
27 May 2015 17:49
Two Native American tribes have pulled out their representatives from the Maine House due to the US "paternalistic attitude", saying they will not return until “recognized” and “valued”.
The two, the Penobscot Nation and Passamaquoddy Tribe, abandoned seats at the Maine legislature on Tuesday amid a row with Governor Paul LePage, the Guardian reported.
The Native tribes are only allowed to vote...
27 May 2015 10:06
Gun violence in the United States reached new highs during the holiday weekend, as over 100 people were shot and dozens were killed across three of America’s most crime-plagued cities.
More than 100 people were shot in Chicago, Baltimore and New York over the Memorial Day weekend amid a nationwide gun epidemic across the country.
Chicago, which tends to see a dramatic...
26 May 2015 16:58
4 US Flights Landed after Hoax Bombs Treat; IS ISIS involved?
Threats made Monday against at least four transatlantic commercial flights headed to various US cities turned out to be hoaxes, news reports said.
The FBI said authorities believed the threats were not credible but US Representative Peter King said there would be an investigation, and officials were likely to look...
26 May 2015 16:07
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced that the US forces and warships in the Persian Gulf comply with the orders of the Iranian naval forces deployed in the region.
"We observe confrontations and, as a matter of fact, debates between Iran and the foreign vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of...
26 May 2015 16:02
At least two people have been killed and several more wounded following a shooting in the US state of North Dakota.
The shooting happened at about 1:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday at a Walmart store in Grand Forks. Police say the gunman is among the two people who died.
Police lieutenant Derik Zimmel told reporters the shooter was the only person...
26 May 2015 11:21
A Canadian advocacy organization has defied the Ottawa government’s warning not to promote boycotts against the Israeli regime.
On Monday, members of the Canadian Friends Service Committee, known as the Canadian Quakers, reaffirmed their support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Tel Aviv over its aggressive policies.
The rights organization said it would ignore the government’s threat to...
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