Current Affairs

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Israeli soldiers secure Israel's northern border with Lebanon, Jan 28 2015.

Israel confirms Hezbollah not interested in escalation

Israel’s northern border remains tense but quiet after Wednesday’s clashes

New volunteers for the Ukrainian interior ministry's "Azov" battalion take their oath of allegiance to their country during a ceremony in Kiev. Click to enlarge

Kiev used barrier squads to prevent troops from retreating – E. Ukraine militia

“Anti-retreat units from territorial defense battalions” are reportedly being deployed behind Ukrainian forward troops.

Greece’s new anti-austerity government set on collision course with Brussels

Greece’s youngest ever leader, 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras is demanding a straight writeoff of Greek debts

Shelling kills at least 30 in Ukraine as pro-Russia rebels launch new offensive

Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday

US, Iran in bilateral meeting in Davos: official

Top level bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Davos summit

Ukraine troops retreat after losing Donetsk airport to separatists

Pro-Russian separatists force Ukrainian army to abandon the ruined airport after days of bitter fighting

Yemen conflict: An old hand at work in the country’s bloody civil war

No matter how complex the new Yemeni civil war may appear one thing remains constant. Robert Fisk explains

UK sends warship to Falklands as Argentina lease supersonic bombers from Russia

Type 45 destroyer en route for the South Atlantic to counter the potential threat posed

Drone footage shows devastation at Donetsk airport

Drone footage shows devastation at Donetsk airport

Drone footage confirms that Donetsk’s $400 million airport now lies in ruins after months of conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists

Video still of gunmen shooting a wounded policeman near the offices of Charlie Hebdo, Paris. Click to enlarge

Charlie Hebdo: Did French Authorities Have Foreknowledge?

Did French authorities have foreknowledge? Is that how they were able to set up a camera and film events in the streets outside even as the staff were being massacred inside?

Four killed in Niger anti-French riots, protests in Pakistan, Algeria

Instigated in the name of “free speech” — through an owned and controlled press

Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

Just as winter starts to bite … Russia shuts off gas supplies through Ukraine To six European countries

Ofsted Trojan horse inspectors ‘asked 10-year-olds what do lesbians do?’

The Office for Standards in Education, Ofsted, asked 10-year-olds about lesbian sex and trans-sexuality to assess whether schools were complying with new requirements to promote “British values”

Hayat Boumeddiene in 2010 with crossbow. Click to enlarge

Search for woman linked to Paris hostage-taker goes global

We know that Amedy Coulibaly had an accomplice during the seige at the Kosher grocery store in eastern Paris. So how did she evade capture?

Rupert Murdoch Tweets About “Jihadist Cancer” Following Paris Attack

“Muslims must be held responsible… for Jihadist cancer”, declares media mogul

French police special forces launch an assualt on the Kosher supermarket where hostages were being held. Click to enlarge

Paris Shooting: Police Storm Two Hostage sites

Two simultaneous police assaults free most hostages and leave none of the hostage takers alive

Screen shot from local TV broadcast

Two Dead in New Paris Siege

Gunman takes six hostages including woman and four children in kosher grocery – and police fear it is the SAME killer who killed policewoman yesterday

Video still of gunmen shooting a wounded policeman near the offices of Charlie Hebdo, Paris. Click to enlarge

Charlie Hebdo suspect ‘mentored’ by Abu Hamza disciple

Regardless of who was behind them, the killings will heighten tensions between Europe’s population and its largely immigrant Muslim community. Was that the intention?

ID card recovered from abandoned getaway car. Click to enlarge.

Amidst A Religious War in Europe Or Is It Just another False Flag Operation?

While the killers were thoroughly professional, one of them conveniently left his ID card in a getaway car. The way 9/11 hijackers passports were fortuitously found at the WTC

Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) are seen at the scene of a shooting in the street of Montrouge near Paris January 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Renewed Terror Alert in Paris As Another Gunman is On The Loose

A female Parisian police officer was shot dead Thursday morning and a street cleaner was blasted in the face as he grappled with a ‘North African wielding rifle’