Current Affairs

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Armed German police secure the main train station in Munich. Click to enlarge

Syrian, Iraqi militants said to have planned New Year’s attack in Germany

We’ve just started the year and already Syrian and Iraqi militants are reported to be planning suicide attacks in Munich

Government Considering Banning Donald Trump

However Trump remains defiant after a petition signed by 565,000 called for him to be banned from entering the UK

Leader: Enemies after Muslim civil war

Iran’s Ayotollah says Islam’s enemies are trying to turn Muslims against each other and, to some extent, they’ve succeeded

Gallup: Ukrainians Loathe the Government that Obama Imposed

Survey finds U.S. installed regime in Kiev deeply unpopular. With approval rating now lower than the man President Poroshenko ousted

An Sukhoi Su-34 fires a precision guided missile in Syria.

Peace Through Firepower: Key 2015 Events for the Russian Military

2015 saw a continued upgrading of Russian military power, with new weapons and tactics now being field tested in Syria

NATO agrees Turkey air defence package, seeks ‘predictability’

This needs to be seen in the context of the ongoing military build-up in the region. The eastern Mediterranean is a potential powder keg in the making

Germany Set to Cooperate With Assad, Set Up Intel Agency in Damascus

In a dramatic turnaround Germany is to break ranks with NATO allies and renew ties with Syrian intelligence agencies

In this Nov. 29, 2015, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif listens to a question during a news conference with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias in Tehran, Iran. Zarif said Thursday, Dec. 17 there "seems to be no agreement" on two key issues just hours before the latest international conference on Syria was held Friday morning in New York.

‘Agreement’ on UN Draft on Syria, but No Mention of Assad

Of course this is not an “agreement” because without a decision on President Assad’s fate Syria’s future is still far from settled

French far-right fails to win any regions in upset for Le Pen

Because the French right and left combined their efforts to prevent Marine Le Pen becoming a serious presidential contender in 2017

World Boxing Champ Models Traditional Masculinity

World Boxing Champ Models Traditional Masculinity

He’s already made a lot of enemies. The reason? Shortly after a unanimous points win over reigning champ Klitschko, Tyson thanked Jesus and denounced homosexuality

Erdogan says Turkey to annihilate Kurdish militants, 25 killed

Erdogan says Turkey to annihilate Kurdish militants, 25 killed

Unrest stirs in southeast Turkey as the army embarks on a crackdown on Kurds

Artist' impression of that the next generation of laser armed U.S. fighter may look like. Click to enlarge

Laser-armed fighter jets by 2020, U.S. Air Force says

Test in the works using an F-15 Eagle fighter

Property developer Ehsan Abdulaziz

Saudi millionaire cleared of raping teenager

You have to wonder if the jury were paid-off? After the Saudi millionaire accused of rape claims he “tripped .. and fell … and may have accidentally penetrated her”

In 2011, Alain Juppé (France) and Ahmet Davutoğlu (Turkey) came to a secret agreement to employ a terrorist organisation (Daesh) to force the creation of a Sunni state and a Kurdistan, both straddling Iraq and Syria. Their project was supported by Israël and the United Kingdom.

The unavowable project for a pseudo-Kurdistan

Thierry Meyssan asks: Is the military intervention by France, Israël and the United Kingdom in Syria legal and what’s the REAL objective?

Fast-track transgender teachers for a £30,000 grant, school heads told

Fast-track transgender teachers for a £30,000 grant, school heads told

In what could be seen as social engineering, schools offered extra funding to hire and promote gay and transgender teachers.

San Bernardino shooting: Attacker pledged allegiance to ISIS, officials say

San Bernardino shooting: Attacker pledged allegiance to ISIS, officials say

How very convenient. Just in time to bolster Western public support for an escalating military intervention in Syria.

The USS Ross, one of the NATO warships currently in the region. Click to enlarge

Amid Russia War Talk, NATO Sends Warships To Black Sea Near Turkey, Ukraine

NATO stations four warships in the Black Sea, ostensibly to promote “peace and stability in the region

San Bernardino Shooting: What They’re NOT Telling You

San Bernardino Shooting: What They’re NOT Telling You

Before the bodies were even cold, “white males” were being blamed

Armored vehicles surround an SUV following a shootout in San Bernardino, Calif., Dec. 2, 2015. Click to enlarge

Obama hammers home gun control message in response to San Bernardino mass-shooting

Right on cue, President Obama says “there are some steps we could take”

Police SWAT teams go to secure an area in San Bernardino. Click to enlarge

Obama calls for gun reforms in wake of San Bernardino shooting

Has yet another mass shooting been staged to assist in the drive to disarm Americans?