Current Affairs

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Why The Netherlands Just Banned Monsanto’s Glyphosate-Based Herbicides

Joining a growing list of countries the Netherlands has become the latest to ban Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides.

US defense chief Ash Carter says China’s island-building erodes security

U.S. Secretary of Defense calls for halt in construction on reclaimed land in disputed island chain

Baltimore Gets Bloodier As Arrests Drop Post-Freddie Gray

Baltimore has seen an upsurge in homicides and violent crime as residents worry they’ve been abandoned by the police they once accused of harassing them

Arrests by US as FIFA mulls giving Israel boot

While the past few days have seen the arrest of officials from world football’s governing body on corruption charges, another drama has been playing out in the background. Jonathan Cook explains

In Yemen, at least 75 people killed in Saudi-led aerial onslaught

Taking their cue from earlier Western campaigns, the Saudis have led a ferocious air assault that has brought little military gain on the ground but many civilian casualties

Illuminati Plot to Destroy Boy Scouts

Illuminati Plot to Destroy Boy Scouts

The fact that former U.S. Secretary of Defence and CIA veteran Robert Gates is leading this assault indicates the extent of Western decline

Greece can’t make €1.6B IMF payment, refuses to budge on rescue aid terms

“This money will not be given … It does not exist,” Greek Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis commenting on the IMF repayment Sunday

Saudi warplane downed by Yemeni army NE of Sa'ada

Saudi warplane downed by Yemeni army NE of Sa’ada

Iranian aligned Houthi forces claim to have downed two Saudi warplanes over Yemen Sunday

Veterans: Heroes, Mercenaries or Dupes? Click to enlarge

Memorial Day Requires a Rethink

When NATO fomented and led a revolution in Libya in 2011 it was one of only four countries in the world that didn’t have a Rothschild central bank. Now it does

Gay Science Gone Bad

Gay Science Gone Bad

Gay conversion canvassing study published in Science was a fabricated, agenda-driven propaganda campaign disguised as science

Iran aid ship reaches Djibouti waters, waits to enter port: activist

Potential for showdown with Saudi imposed blockade averted as the ship waits for clearance from UN inspectors before delivering aid

The Iranian ship Nejat (Rescue) sets off from the Iranian southern port city of Bandar Abbas to deliver humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen, May 11, 2015. Click to enlarge

Iran Yemen-Bound Aid Vessel Heads to Djibouti for UN Inspection

Shadowed by Iranian and U.S. warships, the vessel’s UN inspection will significantly reduce the risk of a clash with the Saudi imposed blockade

Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr. Click to enlarge

Why Saudi Arabia is poised to behead a dissident cleric and publicly display his corpse

Sentenced to death by beheading for participating in nonviolent protests and calling for the fall of the house of Saud.

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ISIS’s High Command Sustains Heavy Hits

Despite the seizure of Ramadi, a string of losses among Islamic State’s (ISIS or ISIL) commanders may mark the beginning of the end for the terror outfit.

European powers seek to bomb Libya to stop migrants

So having been instrumental in creating the chaos that led to the flood of refugees – in helping overthrow Gaddafi – the European powers are now pondering a possible solution

US soldiers attend military parade near the border crossing with Russia on Feb 24, 2015. Click to enlarge

‘More air policing, more drills’: NATO to boost presence on Russia’s doorstep

New NATO command units to be established in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania

NATO To Consider Permanent Brigade in Baltics

NATO creeping ever closer to Russia’s western border

Iranian warship Alborz

Iranian Destroyer Locks on Target in Gulf of Aden Incident

Tensions mount in the seas around Yemen, as an Iranian warship locks its missile system onto an approaching high-speed boat

The Iranian ship Nejat (Rescue) sets off from the Iranian southern port city of Bandar Abbas to deliver humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen, May 11, 2015. Click to enlarge

No one allowed to inspect Iranian Yemen-bound aid ship: IRCS

The Iranian Red Crescent says “no one can inspect” the ship accompanied by Iranian navy vessels. However, to reach its destination it must breach a Saudi blockade

Iran threatens war if ‘aid ship’ to Yemen attacked

As U.S. calls for ship to be redirected, Iranian general warns of “war in the region” if it is prevented from reaching Yemen.