Sunday, November 30, 2014

Found «drug» factory near the British police headquarters





Police found in the British South Wales area, near the headquarters of the plant to plant hemp used in drug production.

The news channel Sky News Arab News on Sunday, a spokesman for Britain's security forces as saying that the security forces have raided a store near their headquarters after they doubted in his order despite the fact that thermal survey done by a security helicopter did not find any suspicious activity there.

He pointed out that the security men found after the raid on the large amount of cannabis, which is used in the production of narcotic substances, adding that factory owners are now in custody, without referring to the number or any other specifics about their identity.

Kabul police chief's resignation with the escalation of armed attacks in Afghanistan




Kabul's police chief has resigned from his post on Sunday, following a series of armed attacks in the Afghan capital, witnessed the last two weeks.

He said police spokesman Hashmat Stankzay The General Zahir Zahir said the Interior Ministry that he no longer wants to fill the position and interior minister before his resignation as quoted by Sky Naosalabaria channel.

The Kabul has seen a surge in attacks by Taliban militants in recent months have targeted many of them foreign nationals and security installations.

Pictures .. violent clashes between police and demonstrators in front of «Erdogan's White Palace»



University Students Union organized a demonstration near the new presidential palace, known in the media as the "White Palace Erdogan" the Turkish capital, Ankara.

According to Turkish NTV station on Sunday, the protesters were chanting slogans denouncing the creation of spending state funds and the people on the palace with 100 rooms and was built on an area of 200 thousand square meters, an area greater than 30 times the White House area, as it is the biggest of the famous Palace of Versailles in France, was the palace building on the land of forests on the outskirts of Ankara, overlooking the huge forest of Ataturk, at a time when Turkey is suffering from an increase in unemployment, poverty and the spread of corruption and bribery in the country rate, they said.

Private news station added that the security forces used tear gas to disperse the students who were planning to continue their march in front of the presidential palace and arrested 22 university students.


She drew the station to resort to the use of police violence against students openly, and showed footage of policemen punched a student detainee bleeding blood from his nose and mouth.

The Bulent Arinc Deputy Prime Minister and official spokesman of the Turkish government spokesman, had made inflammatory statements during his response to opposition MPs questions in committee discussion of the new fiscal year budget in 2015 parliament, particularly with regard to the White Palace, which was planning to create it to be the seat of the prime minister, but he has become used to party President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a palace for the presidency, has recently emerged that he built without a building permit, according to the Turkish news agency Cihan Thursday.

He said Arinc, "We have been spending beyond billion TL 1.37 billion Turkish Liras, equivalent to US $ 600 million for the establishment of this palace, and if you say that it is not reasonable to all this amount disbursed, we can discuss that, yes, the money is not a little, because the palace was established a special style and materials specially produced using professional labor, all of these things are true, but they are expensive and extravagant. "

Arinc said, "I also reject the wasteful, I was asking about the water that runs without the benefit during the period of my presidency of the parliament did not use government housing and this profile is optional, and the figure is really high, it could be discussed."

Saturday, November 29, 2014

17 killed in air strikes in Iraq, areas dominated by «Daash»


The 17 people were killed in Iraq on Saturday in air strikes targeted areas controlled by Islamist fighters, witnesses and state intelligence official said.

Witnesses said two brothers from the clan Albouhcmp, accidentally killed when a helicopter attacked an Iraqi army hardline Islamic state followed home in the town of Yathrib, 90 km.

Witnesses said that 15 people from the same tribe were killed later in an air strike when they were on their way to attend the funeral of two brothers.

He stressed the two versions intelligence official, was not clear from launching the second air strike.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Putin: Do not threaten anyone and will not be dragged into a geopolitical tricks


, Announced the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, the day that Russia does not threaten the security and will not be dragged into a geopolitical tricks. Putin stressed the peaceful nature of Moscow's foreign policy, and its determination to defend the sovereignty of Russia and the security of allied nations.

In a meeting on the development of the Russian armed forces to be held in the city of Sochi, southern Russia on Wednesday, the Russian president said: "We are not threatening anyone, and no plan being sucked behind the geopolitical games or plots, especially in the conflict, regardless of who wants to pin us back out and the methods used to it." . He added that there is a need to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Russia, and the security of its allies. Putin pointed to the importance of coordination between all the organs of power when dealing with issues related to the security of the country.

On the other hand, Putin pointed out that in recent years has been in Russia develop an integrated system of military planning and auditing positions of the military administration, in addition to adopting a plan for the Defense of the Russian Federation early last year.

The Russian President has conducted days before a meeting with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Army Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov, and the leaders of other military, addressing a group of Russian troops in the Crimea southwest Russia and the leadership of a new strategy of the armed forces in the Arctic region.


8 militants killed in a raid US drone northwest Pakistan



Security officials announced on Wednesday, killed eight gunmen in a raid by a US drone in North Waziristan tribal troubled.

According to Pakistan, "Geo News" channel, the plane targeted a gathering of militants in a village located 60 km from the town of Miranshah, the capital of Waziristan, on the border with Afghanistan.

A security official in today's remarks: "The aircraft fired two missiles, killing at least eight militants and wounding two others, and there may be other bodies by the bombing."

Comes that the air strike in the wake of a raid by Pakistani fighter jets, killing 20 militants suspected of belonging to the Haqqani network of the Taliban, which was accused by the CIA Afghan being behind the suicide bombing at a volleyball court Paktika state of Afghanistan last week, which killed more 70 people and injuring 60 others.




Indian foreign ministry denies any official talks with Pakistan


Declared Mr. Okprdin, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, on Wednesday, that there is no plan to hold "informal meeting" between Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

The news agency quoted "Endo Aichiyan News Service" for more debt as saying: "I did not plan any structured meeting between the President and Zarina and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, simply because we have not received a request in this regard."

He added that the largest religion "Modi held a series of bilateral meetings will discuss technical issues with all of our colleagues in the SAARC summit," he said, adding: "technical meetings will be conducted and the results will be shared once it is finished later in the evening."

He explained that the opening session of the SAARC summit was a chance for Modi to develop a vision about what he feels he should be the approach to the development of regional cooperation in South Asia.

He largest religion, saying that "Modi select priorities ranging from the link between cultural cooperation and even the use of science and technology for the benefit of our citizens, also confirmed Modi on the evil of terrorism and how the collision of our societies."

Speaking on the statement Modi, on Wednesday, the largest religion said that "this issue had to be raised to its importance, where we will not forget what happened and we will follow up this issue, which is located on the top of our agenda."



Argentine President publicly shown for the first time in more than three weeks


Argentine President Cristina Fernandez appeared, for the first time in public since entering the hospital by more than three weeks of being infected with a bacterial infection in the colon.

The "Fox News" Network of America, said on Wednesday that Fernandez spoke at the annual meeting of the Argentine Chamber of Construction.

It is noteworthy that the President of Argentina has suffered from various health problems during the past few years, and among those problems last year Fernandez underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in the brain and stopped for a few days of work last month because of sore throat.



Obama describes the demonstrators mandate of the US Ferguson b «criminals»


US President Barack Obama strongly condemned the acts of violence that took place in which Ferguson tense following the acquittal of white police officer killed a young black last August.

And the transfer of the American Radio "Sawa," Today "Wednesday," Obama said in a speech in Chicago, said that the burning of buildings and setting fire to cars and the destruction of property and expose people to the risk of criminal acts.

He explained that there are constructive ways to express their frustration, acknowledging the existence of a strong feeling among many of the categories that the laws do not always apply in the same way and fairly.

In turn, Jay Nixon of Missouri Gov. central United States revealed that the number of military personnel of the National Guard in Ferguson double three times.

The governor said during a press conference the day after the decision of the jury in the case that it will spread altogether 2,200 National Guard in the area because he must protect life and property.

The jury's decision to protests in other US major cities, and ignore those who took to the streets in Ferguson calls for restraint by President Obama and others.




US military decides to deploy tanks in Eastern Europe


US general said on Tuesday that the army would deploy about 150 tanks and armored vehicles in a number of NATO countries, some of them in Eastern Europe to participate in military exercises.

The project is part of the process of "Atlantic Razulf" designed to reassure the Baltic states and Poland worried about Russian moves in Ukraine, as well as the deployment, soldiers will be sent on a regular basis for several months to participate in joint exercises in these countries.

He said Gen. Ben Hodges currently stationed in Estonia told AFP that nearly fifty armored vehicles arrived and deployed a hundred Abrams tank and Bradley in Germany and other countries, and also when American soldiers participate in military exercises.

He said Hodges, who took up his post commander of US forces in Europe three weeks ago that "the soldiers will arrive to participate in military exercises and then come back, but the equipment will remain in place."

He considered that the benefits of these arrangements, "it is more economical," the transfer of tanks and armored vehicles across the Atlantic before every military exercise, said in this context, "I will discuss a range of options such as the distribution of this equipment, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, the Baltic States."

The United States has 29 000 military permanently stationed in Germany, Italy and Belgium, but Washington has increased Almntiharin many soldiers in the region, referring to Russia and NATO partners.



Charge for young Americans support organization Daash


Announced that the US Department of Justice, on Tuesday, the indictment of two young Americans, one of them is currently in the Middle East along with the jihadists, for providing support for the organization Daash.

Said John Carlin, Assistant Minister of Justice said in a statement, said Abdi Noor "20 years" and Abdullahi Yusuf "18 years" because they are accused of "religiously providing material assistance to a terrorist organization", ie Daash.

Will represent Abdullahi Yusuf in front of the court in Minneapolis, where a large Somali community, but Abdi Noor, he went on May 29, to Turkey, where he expressed a lot of jihadists and access to Syria.

And the return is expected on June 16, but "no longer," according to the ministry, was stopped by police Abdullahi Yusuf while he was in the Minneapolis airport on May 28 on his way to Istanbul.




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale strikes southwest China earthquake


Wounded three people slightly injured when an earthquake measuring 5.8 degrees Kangdeng Sichuan Province in southwest China in the province at 11:19 pm (Beijing Time) Tuesday.

According to local authorities early Wednesday morning quake has led to damage to some homes and disrupting traffic to Chungqo village villages Bami Center.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km Center, was at the confluence of latitude 30.2 degrees north latitude and 101.7 degrees east longitude.



UN adopts five decisions in favor of Palestine


According to the Palestinian news agency and information, that the United Nations General Assembly adopted by an overwhelming majority on Wednesday, five draft resolutions relating to Palestine, after the dew that discussed the "Question of Palestine" and "The situation in the Middle East."

The decision came as follows:

1. resolution entitled "settle the question of Palestine by peaceful means," and it was the result of the vote: with 148, and 6 against, and 8 abstention.

2. The resolution entitled "Jerusalem", and it was the result of the vote: with 144, 6 against and 10 abstention.

3. The resolution entitled "Special information program undertaken by the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat on the issue of Palestine," and it was the result of the vote: with 147, and 7 against, and 9 abstention.

4. The resolution entitled "Committee on the Exercise of the Palestinian people of their rights inalienable", and it was the result of the vote: with 94, 7 against and 56 abstention.

5. resolution entitled "Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat," and it was the result of the vote: with 91, 7 against and 59 abstention.

After the vote, threw a permanent delegate to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, Palestine, a speech in which he thanked the Member States on the initial positions and vote in favor of the Palestinian decision-affirmation of the absolute support of the Palestinian cause.

He stated that the United Nations defend the international community, represented by international law is a source of encouragement for the Palestinian people to continue their struggle and struggle for the realization of the rights of the inalienable and continue his career to end the occupation and achieve independence of the state of Palestine with its capital in East Jerusalem and to achieve a two-state solution.

Ambassador Mansour, stressed the importance of resolutions adopted by the United Nations on the issue of Palestine, pointing out that what affects the credibility of the United Nations, as some claim, it is not the adoption of these decisions, but a lack of political will necessary to compel Israel to respect these decisions and their implementation.



Mauritania and Spain boost military cooperation



Mauritania and Spain decided to promote mutual cooperation in military fields as well as other areas of common interest.

This came in an official statement issued in Nouakchott at the end of a visit to the Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morinas Eilat, confirmed Aldolteny keenness to strengthen and develop bilateral cooperation relations in the field of defense to include other areas of common interest.

The statement said that the two sides expressed their satisfaction with the level of cooperation between the two countries military cooperation both at the bilateral level or within the framework of international bodies to which he belongs countries, especially the five plus five defense initiative, which is currently chaired by the Kingdom of Spain.

The statement pointed out that the two sides talks on several topics of common interest, especially middle-Euro maritime security dialogue and military training and joint exercises carried out by the armed forces of the two countries periodically.



High numbers of dead lion raids on tenderness to 170



According to Syrian activists, on Wednesday, rising numbers of dead raids Bashar al-Assad's regime on the city of Raqqa to 170 people, mostly civilians, in addition to more than 100 wounded.

The network quoted a "Arab event," today's activists as saying that fighters system yesterday launched 10 raids rocket stereochemistry of the city center and its outskirts, which resulted in the deaths of many civilians and wounding dozens, some of them suffering critical what could raise the death toll, amid panic in the city overcrowding of hospitals and the dead and wounded.

The raids targeted the warehouse yellow north of the city, the industrial zone "Alsoahin hot" in the north-east, and the collector of bending downtown crowded with civilians, which led to the fall of the minaret of the mosque and the inspiration Almhlb bad Museum downtown, and others.





Thursday, November 20, 2014

Niger to send aircraft to the border with Mali after an attack by gunmen


Military sources, said that Niger sent military helicopters, to its western border with Mali, on Wednesday, to deal with unidentified gunmen crossed the border to attack the town built a banjo.

He added that the residents of the attackers arrived in on motorcycles and trucks, in the afternoon and then exchanged fire with the Nigerian security forces, was not immediately clear whether the clashes are still continuing.

He pointed resident of a nearby village, who asked not to be named: clashes with the armed forces and there was an exchange of gunfire in which heavy weapons were used.



Protection of President Obama official admits failing device


Acknowledged Joseph Clancy, Acting Director of the Secret Service to protect US President Barack Obama, said Wednesday that his device failed to implement the security plan on Sept. 19, when he managed a veteran fighters in Iraq from entering the headquarters of the President.

He underwent Clancy accountable to the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives, after several lapses of landed elite police reputation, which includes about 6,500 component, assigned specifically to the protection of the president and 26 other people permanently.

Clancy told the House of Representatives, "rather than to be the organization, which prides itself on secrecy and courage to work behind the scenes, we are now in the spotlight, it was for this adverse effect on the morale of the security and practical elements, with potential serious consequences in both cases."

Clancy pointed out that the series of events "during the past few years indicate that we, even though we strive for perfection, you may fail in limited cases to maintain our reputation," adding to infiltrate the White House "unforgivable."

He added: We made a mistake in the procedure did not take adequate precautions, in reference to the incident which occurred on September 16 in Atlanta, when private security element gunman entered the elevator with President Obama. ".



France is investigating the appearance of the second of its citizens within the fighters «Daash»


Attorney General announced the French, Francois Moulin, the investigation into the appearance of the second young Frenchman named "Michael dos Santos", within the video to regulate "Daash" terrorist, between the perpetrators of the death sentences on the Syrian soldiers.

It quoted "Reuters" news agency, the Attorney General French, on Thursday, that Santos, who is 22 years old, from the city of "Hambyny-sur-Marne", near the capital, Paris, joined the ranks of the Mujahideen in Syria, during August 2013, and had no criminal record.

The mayor of his hometown, and added that his mother informed the judicial authorities and the police some time ago about the extremism of her son, and that "Michael" is known about him, his involvement with terrorist elements in Syria, and the exercise of violence.

And the opening of the French prosecutor, a preliminary investigation targets within the ranks of the French "Daash", guilty of murder by an organized gang with respect to terrorist acts, and the formation of criminal groups, initiate investigations of the General Directorate of Homeland Security.

"Reuters" and revealed that the French were involved in 1132 to go to Syria and Iraq, 376 of them are still there, including 88 women and 10 minors, and 226 in transit, and the death of 49 in war zones.

Said Sebastien Pietrasanta, in charge of the socialist anti-terror law in France: of these young people from comes from a small village like "Normandy", and some of them come from the big cities, the door is wide, and the young Michael Santos, no precedents to him, except for a misdemeanor driving without a license, and try to escape, and changed his religion to Islam, when he was 17 years old through the Internet.

It is noteworthy that the French intelligence identified "Maxime Ouchar Norman", in 2011, who paid between October 2012 and May 2013 two trips to Mauritania, to attend classes in Koranic education institutions Salafi, then returned to France, to set off them to Syria in August 2013, under the guise of work humanitarian, and then published pictures uniformed fighting through "Facebook", and called for young people to join the ranks of the Mujahideen.

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Nigerian army restores the cities of Boko Haram


10 Nigerian soldiers were killed during attacks by the army and militia supporting him, and resulted in the restoration of small towns, captured by the extremist group Boko Haram, last week, the country's northeast.

The death toll was not known in the ranks of the extremist group, said residents and fighters loyal to the government that the army supported by militias of civilians and fishermen, and recovered the cities of Gombe Gong.

Said Philip James, spokesman for the fishermen's union in the state of Adamawa, northeast Nigeria, "liberated from Gombe and Hong Boko Hramen thanks to the joint efforts of our men and soldiers. The escaped Boko Haram fighters and soldiers persecuted the Jews and anglers.

And attacked hundreds of soldiers and a large number of militia elements and fishermen cities Monday, supported by the chase planes, and fierce battles that killed 10 soldiers and an unknown number of Islamists.

Boko Haram and seized at Gombe and Hong, last Thursday, and forced hundreds of residents to flee. The army said the ongoing operations in northeast Nigeria aimed at "clearing the area of terrorism



Create four new nuclear plants in the «Bushehr» Iran


Said Ali Akbar Salehi, the Iranian President and Assistant Head of the Atomic Energy Organization, the establishment of four new nuclear plants in Bushehr, in the framework of the protocol signed with Russia in this regard.

He noted in remarks to Iranian TV, on Wednesday, that the establishment of the stations come in implementation of the decision of the Islamic Shura Council, which eliminated the production of 20 thousand megawatts of energy Alkahrodhirah, in the framework of the Twentieth development plan, which ends in 2025.

He pointed to what he said last year, that this year will witness the signing of the new agreements, the establishment of plants in the field of energy Alkahrodhirah.

He continued: After difficult talks we had with Russia, signed a protocol last week in Moscow, to create four new plants in Bushehr, southern Iran. However, Salehi did not specify any dates for the start-up of the four stations.

It is noteworthy that there is nuclear cooperation between Iran and Russia, where the recent construction of the reactor, "Bushehr" and the two sides signed last week a package of agreements on the construction of 8 new units, for the production of Taqhaldhirah in the Islamic Republic of Iran.




Person arrested near White House



Police announced the US secret, arrest a person near the White House, yesterday, after the payment of suspicious behavior to search his car and found the gun and ammunition.

A spokeswoman for the secret police, Nicole Minor, he was arrested on "Er.jy. Kafim", aged 41 years, and after that approached a confidential police personnel, and told him that someone from Iowa, told him to go home White.

American spokeswoman explained, that Kafim not waving any threat, but that his behavior suspicious prompting police to search his car, where they found a gun and ammunition.

Attention was charged with possession of firearms without a license, in addition to other charges will be announced.

It is noteworthy that several attempts occurred in the past few months, to penetrate imposed on the White House security procedures, and jumped AL in addition to attempt to penetrate one of the rooms inside the White House.




Security Council adds «Ansar al-Sharia» Libyan blacklist


The UN Security Council announced at its meeting yesterday, the Libyan add Ansar al-Sharia to the black list.

The Libyan parliament has announced in a statement issued last August, that the organization "Ansar al-Sharia" forces "the dawn of Libya", which has been fighting Khalifa Haftar forces, terrorist groups.

The council said earlier that "groups that are moving under the name dawn Libya and Ansar al-Sharia outlaw terrorist groups and fight for the legitimacy of the state", pointing out that these are "a legitimate target for the forces of the Libyan National Army, which we support with all our strength to continue the war even force it to end hostilities and handing over their weapons. "




Hammond welcomes the United Nations decision to ban two terrorist groups in Libya



Welcomed the British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Wednesday evening, the United Nations decision to ban the two groups Ansar al-Sharia Benghazi, Derna and Ansar al-Sharia Almsaolten for acts of terrorism in Libya, including bombings, abductions and killings.

The British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, "I welcome the action taken by the United Nations sanctions imposed on Al-Qaeda, which was announced on Nov. 19 to ban the group Ansar al-Sharia Benghazi and Derna group Ansar al-Sharia."

He added, "Both groups were linked to al-Qaeda, and are responsible for the acts of terrorism in Libya, including bombings, abductions and killings."

The British minister went on "This decision sends a clear message that the international community will take action against extremist groups in Libya, which threatens the peace and security of Libya and the region," calling on all Libyans to renounce all that these two groups symbolize him.

"The United Kingdom urges all parties in Libya to stop fighting immediately and to support the mediation efforts of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Bernardino Leon, to ensure a broad dialogue includes everyone with a number of parties involved in Libya."




Times: China and Russia agree to build an alliance to counter US influence



The newspaper "Financial Times" reported the British issued, said on Wednesday that China and Russia have pledged to strengthen their military cooperation and conduct joint naval exercises to counter US influence in the Asia - Pacific, amid mounting voices that warn of impending occurrence of a new Cold War.

The newspaper pointed out in a report posted on its website, that Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister, expressed during his recent visit to Beijing, where he met with his counterpart, Chinese Prime Minister Li Ke Chiang, expressed his country's concern of US attempts to strengthen the political influence of military in Asia and the Pacific.

Shoigu said: "Our cooperation in military fields of great potential and that the Russian side is ready to develop across the widest possible range, we consider that the formation of a collective security system of the regional chairman of the joint goal of our efforts."

The newspaper pointed out that the Russian delegation, a comparison between the current pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong and so-called "color revolutions" in former Soviet Union countries, including Ukraine, which China and Russia declared that what is happening in which occurred as a result of provocative acts by the United States and its allies.

Deputy Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov ready Moscow also confirmed in Beijing to help contain the peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong.

She said, "Financial Times": "It is a while escalate hostilities in the east of Ukraine and Russia's neighbors growing concern of rising Moscow's desire to enter a new war battles, Beijing confirmed that the relationship with Moscow has become better than it was in the past.

She added: "The current situation in Europe to pay the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to warn that the world is on the brink of a new cold war, a sentiment echoed by officials in Belarus yesterday.

British newspaper and saw that Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, is now seeking, which faces the prospect of new sanctions on his country by Western nations, to get closer to China until he proves to the world that economic choices in front of him and the strategy confirms that it is not completely isolated from the global arena.




Security reports: Terrorists in Daash more than 200 thousand



Security reports that fighters who are fighting in the ranks of Daash can not accurately estimate Oadeddahm. She pointed out that security experts confirmed that the number may exceed 200 thousand terrorist, due to a terrorist organization recruited large numbers of people living in areas either by threatening to seize them or carrots. He said that a report by the International errors contributed to the strengthening of the power of these organizations, the United Nations failed to clearly define terrorism and terrorist organizations defined under the pressure of some countries, and the failure of others.

On the other hand, the Secretary-General of the United Nations praised, Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council resolution adopted on Aug. 20, about stopping the flow of foreign fighters into Iraq and Syria, pointing out that the numbers of these amounted to 15 thousand fighters from 80 countries. He said Ban Ki-moon during the Security Council meeting on terrorism that terrorist groups such as al-so-called "Islamic State", and "Front victory," and "Boko Haram", and "young people" in Somalia, they continue in their nefarious deeds and causing at subsidized millions stressing to take the international community and the United Nations all necessary measures to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations measures.




Russian fears of a chemical in the hands of the Libyan terrorists



Russia's representative in the UN Security Council, Vitaly Churkin, said that the duplication in dealing with terrorism is unacceptable, pointing out that the weapons and support for the Syrian opposition called a moderate fall, however, the terrorists.

Churkin said in his speech before the Security Council, said on Wednesday that the terrorist threat that threatens several nations came overlooked because of who was present toward terrorist groups.

Churkin said that the so-called regulatory state and Islamic Front victory and other terrorist groups were active in the Middle East for a long time, and was also derives its strength from the support and funding provided by external parties. He added that when these groups are fighting Syrian government forces were not pose a threat, according to some countries.

On the other hand, Churkin warned of the consequences of the existence of the risk of terrorist access to Libya's stockpile of chemical weapons. He pointed out that the proceeds from the sale of oil by terrorist organizations up to $ 3 million per day.

He called on the UN Security Council, during its meeting held in connection with the fight against terrorism, States to dry up funding for the organization of the so-called Islamic state and other extremist groups, and in particular sources of money related to the sale of oil, and refused to pay the ransom and tighten security checks and others.

The report recommended that the United Nations, which was aired during the meeting, the imposition of new sanctions, but with reference to the sanctions alone are not enough to counter the global terrorist threat. The members of the Council, in an open discussion, expressed concern that the new wave of fighters are younger, more diverse and skill in the use of social media to reach to attract thousands of foreigners.




Malaysian Prime Minister: We seek to strengthen our relations with developing countries


Najib Abdul Raziq, Malaysian Prime Minister, stressed that his country continues to cooperate with other developing countries in order to create a more prosperous to provide more opportunities for the children of the peoples of these countries economic environment.

The news agency quoted "Bernama" in Malaysian news broadcast via its website on Wednesday, for Abdel Razek said: "The developing countries that are seeking to cooperate with others on climate change recognizes that the economy and the environment can thrive together."

Abdel-Razek said that "developing countries are no longer associated with old ideas and ideologies, such as some industrial countries, and Malaysia believes that the advancement of technology can provide an opportunity to the people and not to threaten each other."




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

‘My God, people should see this’: War critic Donahue on Tomas Young’s life after Iraq


Phil Donahue, an outspoken critic of the Iraq War taken off the air for his views, says the life of deceased veteran and war dissenter Tomas Young helped reveal consequences of the fighting, the media blackout, and manipulation by the Bush administration.

Following the 9/11 attacks, Tomas Young joined the military to help combat terrorism in Afghanistan only to be deployed to Iraq instead. When he came back paralyzed after suffering just a few days into his tour, he returned to the United States a strong, early critic of the war being waged in the Middle East.


Last week, Young passed away at the age of 34, just one day before Veteran’s Day. He had lived with his injuries for a decade.

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Speaking with RT’s Thom Hartmann, former MSNBC anchor Phil Donahue said Tomas Young’s post-war life coping with serious injuries – which was chronicled in his documentary, “Body of War” – helped showed the public what was really going on during the Iraq War. Notably, Donahue only met Young when Tomas’ mother asked Ralph Nader to visit them at Walter Reade Army Medical Center in January 2005, and Nader asked Donahue if he would like to come along.

“I walked in and you could see [Young’s] cheek bones,” Donahue said. “He had just come in from Landstuhl [Germany]. He was whacked out on morphine. He claims he remembers. I find that amazing if he did. I stood next to his bed and his mother explained his injuries to me. He was a T-4 [spinal injury], which is … between the shoulder blades, so Thomas was paralyzed from the nipples down.”

“Tomas couldn’t cough, obviously will never walk again, prime of life, 24 year-old male, impotent. And I thought, ‘My God, people should see this.’”

Donahue said the Iraq war was the most sanitized war of his lifetime. President George W. Bush told the press corps they couldn’t take pictures of the coffins with the flags draped over them and surprisingly the press agreed.

“You don’t sanitize the war is not only my motto, but I think any journalist would agree. If you’re going to send young men and women to war, show the pain,” Donahue told Hartmann.


After Young was shot in the chest and paralyzed during an insurgent attack in Sadr City, he became an early member of Iraq Veterans Against the War advocacy group. On the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War, he wrote a letter addressed to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, in which he mentioned his poor health and heavily criticized their decision to invade Iraq.

Donahue, meanwhile, went to Kansas City to meet Young personally after he was released from Walter Reade Army Medical Center. He told the soldier he wanted to make a movie that explained the euphemism “in harm’s way” and to explain what “harm” meant. Donahue asked Young if he was interested in such a movie and the young man said he was.

Four years later, the film was made. It won a lot or prizes but it sold no popcorn, and it wasn’t what you’d call a blockbuster hit.

“It’s pretty rough and it’s close up, and we agreed we wanted to make a political movie that made a statement. We ran the C-SPAN footage of the Iraq War resolution in both chambers throughout the story with Tomas’ dealing with his new body.”


One of the most alarming aspects of the lead-up to the invasion was just how willing lawmakers were to cede their ground to the administration and accept its rationale for war.

“What you see is congressmen and senators who were called by the White House and Karl Rove, and the White House Iraq group (WHIG) gave them their talking points. And like obedient third graders, they go to the floor and read the talking points – ‘A smoking gun will become a mushroom cloud;’ ‘A gun smokes after it’s been fired;’ ‘The longer we wait, the more dangerous he becomes;” “Saddam has more weapons of mass destruction than Hitler ever had.’”

“It’s the most shallow, superficial debate which resulted in the biggest foreign policy blunder – certainly since Vietnam – and Bush took this nation by the ear and led it right into the sword, including the congress, the media.”



He added that Rumsfeld called the media to his office and gave them talking points, while the generals who work for the cable stations went in front of the camera and told the American people why the war was necessary.

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“And we have 6,000 irreplaceable Americans who are dead, not to mention 30,000 wounded and millions of refugees and over 100,000 Iraqis killed. The numbers are staggering. You can look this up,” Donahue said. “And it is what you get with a nation that we have become -- a warrior nation. We elected people who lash out instead of reach out because that is what gets them reelected. And that is not going to change unless we oppose that.”


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#1 skateboarder Tony Hawk test-rides first real hoverboard (VIDEO)


Millions of Back to the Future fans are hovering in excitement as number one skateboarder Tony Hawk has ditched his traditional set of wheels for a magnetic field to get a chance to test ride the world’s first real hoverboard.

A hoverboard imagined in the classic Back to the Future trilogy in the late 1980s and created a herd of fans who chased after the idea of being suspended by a physical force against gravity.

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Now, without the use of any special effects, The RIDE Channel's Dave Carnie and Tony Hawk tested out the new technological marvel at Hendo company lab in in Los Gatos, California.


Testing out the 18th prototype of the Hendo Hoverboard, the world champion, Hawk glided about 1 inch above Earth's surface.

“The thing is really hard to ride. Even Tony had a lot of difficulty trying to figure it out,” Carnie wrote in an article in Ride Chanel about the experience. “The expression on his face was priceless. The great Tony Hawk was confused. I could tell what he was thinking: ‘I'm a skateboarder. I ride skateboards. I ride surfboards, snowboards, skimboards. Why can't I ride this board?’”

The magic behind the hoverboard relies on specially designed four disc-shaped hover engines with opposing magnetic field that provides the lift.


“While our hoverboard is primarily intended to be self-propelled, the actions which stabilize it can also be used to drive it forward by altering the projected force on the surface underneath it,” Hendo said.

The first 10 hoverboards with a price tag of $10,000 have been sold out before the release. But Hendo offers a developer kit so that anyone can make their own hoverboard for a fraction of the cost.

Arx Pax, the 20-person start-up beneath the board launched a Kickstarter campaign so that board call roll (or levitate) out into full scale production. It has already raised almost two times its original $250,000 goal with over three weeks remaining till the end of the campaign.


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India quarantines Ebola survivor over virus traces in semen samples


A man who had been cured of Ebola but continued to show traces of virus in his semen upon his arrival in India has been isolated, as authorities are not willing to take a risk of possible sexual transmission within 90 days from clinical cure.

A 26-year-old Indian man who was declared free from Ebola in Liberia is now in isolation at the New Delhi airport even after being declared Ebola free under World Health Organization's standards, India's Health Ministry has announced.

“It is a known fact that during convalescence from Ebola Virus Disease, persons continue to shed virus in body fluids for variable periods. However, presence of virus in his semen samples may have the possibility of transmitting the disease through sexual route up to 90 days from time of clinical cure,” a ministry statement reads.

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Authorities announced that an unnamed Indian male was quarantined after arriving in Indian from Liberia on 10th November. At the airport screening he produced a medical clearance certificate from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Government of Liberia stating that “he has successfully undergone care and treatment related to Ebola Virus Disease and after post treatment assessment he has been declared free of any clinical signs and symptoms and confirmed negative by laboratory analysis.”

As a matter of precaution, medical staff at the airport conducted three blood samples that were sent out to the National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi. All three came back negative for Ebola, conforming to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. But fearing that “the virus may continue to be positive in secretions like urine and semen for a longer time,” medical staff decided to test his bodily fluids.

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“His semen sample tested at National Centre for Disease Control on 17th November, 2014 was found positive for Ebola Virus by RT-PCR. The tests for semen samples repeated at National Institute of Virology, Pune, on 17th November, 2014 also tested positive,” the ministry said.

Authorities note that currently the man is not experiencing any symptoms of the disease but will be kept under isolation until “his body fluids test negative and he is found medically fit to be discharged.”

“This would rule out even the remote possibility of spread of this disease by the sexual route,” authorities concluded.

Some experts however said the Indian authorities overreacted as the risk of sexual transmission was only theoretical. “It does seem a rather strong reaction to an individual situation,” Andrew Easton, a professor of virology at the University of Warwick in the UK, told Bloomberg, adding that using a condom would be an acceptable way to reduce transmission risk as per WHO standards.

The Ebola outbreak has killed at least 5,177 people, mostly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, according to the latest figures from the WHO. There have been no Ebola cases reported in India but there are fears that an outbreak could eventually spread as an estimate 45,000 Indian nationals are currently living in West Africa.

Pakistan Taliban splinter group pledges support to Islamic State


Seeing the Western world as a common enemy, extremist groups around the world continue uniting under the umbrella of the Islamic State, whose military and business successes are inspiring affiliates to pledge their allegiance to the “caliphate.”

As part of the latest additions of the support for the Islamic State, Jundallah, a Pakistani Islamist militant group associated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), vowed allegiance to ISIS after a meeting with a three-man delegation from the group.

“They (Islamic State) are our brothers, whatever plan they have we will support them,” Jundullah spokesman Fahad Marwat told Reuters.

Last month five Pakistani Taliban commanders pledged their support for ISIS cause. Reuters reports citing security officials on the ground that IS is also seeking the support of Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

“The top leadership of LeJ visited Saudi Arabia and met Islamic State leaders at an undisclosed location at the Saudi-Iraq border,” one militant told Reuters, clarifying that the meeting took place more than a year ago.

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At the same time, Pakistan’s extremist supporters are split on whether or not to back Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked leader Mullah Omar or ISIS that has broken away from al-Qaeda in February.

“All anti-Shi'ite groups in Pakistan will welcome and support IS in Pakistan, though most of them will not announce it openly due to their allegiance to Mullah Omar,” one official told the agency.

Hundreds of Pakistani militants are believed to have joined the ranks of IS in Iraq and Syria, after in June the Islamic State proclaimed a caliphate under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

In July 2014, Nigeria's Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau declared support for the new caliphate and al-Baghdadi. From there, the support for IS's cause began to grow, even Muslim militant guerrillas, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the Abu Sayyaf rebels in the Philippines have pledged their support to the Islamic State organization.

And as their support grows, so is IS’ territorial ambitions. Last week, al-Baghdadi released an audio-recording in which he announced “the expansion of the Islamic State to new countries, to the countries of the Haramayn [Saudi Arabia], Yemen, Egypt, Libya [and] Algeria.”

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Earlier this week a senior Iraqi Kurdish leader told the UK Independent that ISIS/ISIL militants have an army of about 200,000 fighters, over six times larger than previous CIA estimates. In September, the CIA said ISIS numbers which the agency calculated at the movement numbered between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters.

“I am talking about hundreds of thousands of fighters because they are able to mobilize young Arab men in the territory they have taken,” Fuad Hussein, the chief of staff of Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani said claiming that the territory under IS control is roughly the size of the UK.

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Legal marijuana is ‘inevitable,’ says California attorney general


California Attorney General Kamala Harris may have won re-election in the state last month by beating the pro-weed Republican candidate Ron Gold, but recently she said she has no “moral opposition” to marijuana and is “not opposed” to legalizing the drug.

In fact, Harris said she thinks the idea of legalizing the drug has a “certain inevitability” about it. She didn’t go as far as endorsing legalization, though, adding that she does have concerns over the law enforcement implications of legalization.

"I am not opposed to the legalization of marijuana. I'm the top cop, and so I have to look at it from a law enforcement perspective and a public safety perspective,” Harris told Buzzfeed News in an interview. “I think we are fortunate to have Colorado and Washington be in front of us on this and figuring out the details of what it looks like when it’s legalized.”

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Of course, Colorado and Washington were the first two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but the idea has been gaining traction in other states as well. During the recent midterm elections, voters in Oregon approved a measure to allow adults over 21 to possess, manufacture and sell pot, while Alaskan voters chose to allow it to be regulated like alcohol with a state board. Nearly 70 percent of voters in Washington, DC, meanwhile, chose to legalize the possession of two ounces of marijuana for adults over 21, as well as the cultivation of plants at home.

In California, advocates are hoping to place a legalization initiative on the ballot in 2016. Medical marijuana has been legal in the state since 1996, but recreational use is still prohibited.

“We're watching it happen right before our eyes in Colorado and Washington. I don't think it’s gonna take too long to figure this out,” Harris said to Buzzfeed. “I think there's certain inevitability about it."

She added that the details of legalization matter and points to the debate underway in Colorado about a system for edibles.

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“There are real issues for law enforcement, [such as] how you will measure someone being under the influence in terms of impairment to drive,” Harris said. “We have seen in the history of this issue for California and other states; if we don’t figure out the details for how it’s going to be legalized the feds are gonna come in, and I don’t think that’s in anyone’s best interest.”

In Colorado, government officials have considered a ban on edible marijuana products currently sold on the market, though the proposal was quickly disavowed recently by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment after much backlash. Last month, the Denver Police Department released a public service announcement around Halloween warning parents to keep an eye out for pot-infused treats.

This week, the task group debating the labeling of marijuana-infused products failed to reach a consensus during its final meeting. Instead, regulators have decided to send lawmakers several proposals, meaning the final decision will be made by the state legislature.

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