Current Affairs

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US confirms secret United Arab Emirates airstrikes in Libya

Risking accusations of hypocrisy, EU and US condemn “interference” after UAE launch air strikes on Libyan militia. Hypocritical because it was Western interference in overthrowing Ghadaffi that opened the way for the rise of the militias

Israel, ISIL have a lot in common

Rather than being in opposition they are simply two sides of the same coin. Kevin Barrett explains

Armed pro Russian seperatists march Ukrainian POWs through Donetsk, Sunday, Aug 24, 2014. Click to enlarge

Ukraine defiant on national day, rebels parade captives

Military march past marks independence day in Kiev while in eastern Ukraine rebels march 100 POWs through the streets of Donetsk, the capitol of the pro-Russian stronghold

NATO Reports Major Russian Military Build-Up Near Ukraine Border

NATO Secretary General warns of “major” build-up of Russian forces near its border with Ukraine, as White House warns “military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks” have “forced their way into” into the country.

Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Air strikes resume with the breakdown of the latest ceasefire as Israel calls up a further 10,000 reservists

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

We reserve judgement on this but you have to ask why its taken so long for the Ferguson police department to release this account of the shooting?

Israel gambled on a morale boost, but it looks like Hamas’ military chief got away

The last time Israel tried to kill Deif, on July 12, 2006, it was only four months later that Israeli intelligence discovered that he had not been killed in the attack, only wounded

Israel Faces Its Own Evil

Israel Faces Its Own Evil

Just hours before the latest ceasefire collapsed, sources in Jerusalem agreed to a key Palestinian demand. Gilad Atzmon explans

St. Louis Cops Kill Knife-Wielding Man

Protests continue after police kill a second Black man

New Black Panthers Leader Works With Police to Corral Ferguson Protesters

New Black Panther leader coordinating with authorities, urges demonstrators not to “protest after sundown”

Yazidis haunted by cries for help as militants bury victims alive

Western news reports are full of accounts of this new wave of terrorism sweeping the Middle East but they omit to say who actually helped foster it

Michael Brown shooting: Unarmed teenager was ‘shot at least six times’

Private autopsy carried out at the request of his family finds the black teenager was bent forward when he was shot

US Sending 600 Troops, APCs And Tanks To Countries Bordering Russia To "Reassure Threatened Allies"

US Sending 600 Troops, APCs And Tanks To Countries Bordering Russia To “Reassure Threatened Allies”

Escalation over the Ukraine conflict, a/k/a Cold War 2.0, just took another major step forward. Tyler Durden explains

Store keeper in Ferguson guards his shop. Click to enlarge

Ferguson Is A Perfect Example Of How Quickly The Streets Of America Can Descend Into Chaos

While cops gun down innocents, thugs think that gives them licence to run riot. Two sides of the same ugly coin that is modern America

Doubts over Russian ‘aid’ as convoy nears Ukraine

Fears the ‘aid’ my be used as a cover for stealthy Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine

Israeli negotiators head to Cairo for Gaza truce talks

Israeli negotiators are due in Cairo Monday as a new 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt appeared to be holding.

Activists during a gathering in Independence Square, Kiev. Click to enlarge

Euromaidan Activists Protesting Kiev’s Operation in Eastern Ukraine

While the world’s attention has been focused on eastern Ukraine, protesters still occupy Independence Square in Kiev.

Obama authorises US air strikes to help Iraqis besieged on mountain by Isis

President Obama authorises military action in Iraq three years after U.S. withdrawal

Israeli troops to withdraw from Gaza as ceasefire begins

Israeli troops withdraw from Gaza as Israel declares it has completed the task of destroying Hamas tunnels and another ceasefire begins. Whether it will last and for how long remains to be seen

Overturned bus in Jerusalem after being tipped over by Palestinian construction worker. Click to enlarge

IDF officer: Destroying Hamas gov’t was not army’s goal

A senior IDF officer has revealed that further options are being considered for Operation Protective Edge, as terror attacks spread from Gaza to Jerusalem