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People search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the old city of Yemeni capital Sana’a, following a Saudi airstrike, June 12, 2015. Click to enlarge

Yemen rockets hit Jizan, Najran in Saudi Arabia

Yemeni army and allied forces reportedly launched missile attacks on Saudi cities and air bases Friday night in retaliation for Saudi air strikes

Syrian civil war: Can Assad’s regime survive the onslaught from Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra?

In the face of a determined onslaught from militants the fighting in Syria looks set to go on … and on

Were asylum seeker boats paid to turn back?

Has the Australian government been making deals with human traffickers?

Lieutenant General Muhammad bin Ahmed al-Shaalan. Click to enlarge

Saudi Air Force Commander Killed by Yemeni Missiles

We post this for the record and reserve judgement

RAF Typhoon shadows a Russian intelligence gathering aircraft over the Baltic on June 8, 2015. Click to enlarge

RAF Typhoon jets intercept Russian spy plane on an intelligence gathering mission over the Baltic

NATO continues its steady encroachment into Russia’s traditional sphere of influence

U.S. prepares plans for more troops, new base in Iraq: officials

Plans call for the deployment of more than 3,000 military advisers and trainers, ostensibly to help in the fight against Islamic State militants

ISIS held a massive military parade last week in Cyrenaica in eastern Libya. Click to enlarge

Moderate rebels take key southern base in Syria, dealing blow to Assad

The “Syrian opposition’s” hidden benefactors appear to have redoubled their aid to counter recent Syrian government advances

ISIS vehicles parade on the outskirts of Ramadi

Recent ISIS and Al Qaeda Rebel Gains in Syria and Iraq: A Result of US Support to Extremists

Long columns of ISIS vehicles crossed the open desert to Ramadi beneath clear blue skies — with not a Coalition plane in sight

Police in new Janner probe: pressure grows to charge peer despite his ill health

New revelations come amid claims that Janner’s alleged child abuse may have gone unchecked because of his powerful political contacts

Video still of the incident at the pool. Click to enlarge

McKinney pool party chaos not about race, resident says

The police response may have been totally disproportionate but “race” was not the issue, says local resident. So why is so much of the corporate media telling us otherwise?

Bilderberg 2015: Full Attendee List & Agenda

Full list of those attending this year’s annual meeting in Austria. Topics for discussion include ‘Russia’ and ‘Iran’, although none of the 140 participants from 22 countries come from either

B-2, B-52 bombers deploy to Europe for military exercises

U.S. long-range bombers deployed to Europe for drills over the Baltic intended to demonstrate Amercia’s “long-range global strike capability”

IS fighters execute prisoners. Click to enlarge

Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

Finally the truth is emerging to the point that the Western corporate media can no longer ignore it. So now we get what is known as a “limited hangout”

Mediterranean migrants. Click to enlarge

Backlash grows as Italy migrant arrivals top 50,000

How many are taking a calculated risk in crossing the Mediterranean? Gambling that if they run into difficulty they will be rescued and allowed to remain in Europe?

The American Red Cross claims to have provided homes to 130,000 Haitians crumble under scrutiny, as that number includes people "trained in proper construction techniques," those in temporary shelters, or people who received rental assistance, according to a Propublica/NPR report.

Probe Reveals Red Cross Raised $500M for Haiti but Built Only 6 Homes

Confirming that many modern day charities are no more than money-making rackets that provide little charity to those that really need it

US Warplanes Strike Iraqi Army Bases in Fallujah, Kill 6 Soldiers

Iranian news agencies report that US led Coalition planes struck Iraqi Army positions in Anbar province on Saturday. However, there is no mention of this incident in the Western corporate media

Police face anti-G7 protestors in southern Germany, June 6, 2015

Massive demonstration flood German resort town ahead of G7 summit

17,000 German police deployed to protect the G7 summit. A further 2,000 placed on standby

Saudi Arabia says it shot down Scud missile fired by Yemen Shia rebels

In a potentially dangerous escalation Saudi Arabia claims to have shot down a Scud missile fired at it by Yemen’s Houthi rebels

Iran launches anti-Isis cartoon competition 'to expose true nature of Islamic State'

Iran launches anti-Isis cartoon competition ‘to expose true nature of Islamic State’

Includes a selection of some of the competition entries

Screenshot from Russian Investigative Committee video

Russian investigators reveal identity of key witness in MH17 crash

Evgeny Agapov, an aviation armaments mechanic in the Ukrainian Air Force who crossed into Russia to deliver his testimony, claims Ukrainian jets shot down Flight MH17