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Protests in Cologne over Germany's open door policy toward migrants. Click to enlarge

Riot police break up anti-refugee protest in wake of Cologne attacks

Attitudes in Germany begin to harden in the wake of the attacks in Cologne

Latin Patriarchate urges Israel police to act on Christian cemetery vandalism

Latin Patriarchate urges Israel police to act on Christian cemetery vandalism

Desecration of Christian sites in Jerusalem gets little coverage in the Western media. Is that because it’s not the work of Muslims?

Use Of Cluster Bombs In Yemen May Be War Crime: UN Chief

Reports indicate that the Saudi-led coalition is using cluster bombs in residential and civilian areas in Yemen

Hilary Clinton. Click to enlarge

Bill Clinton rape accuser: Hillary ‘tried to silence’ me

This is the same Hillary Clinton who said in a recent campaign speech: “women who are victims of sexual assaults, should be believed until disproved”.

80 Years Ago Edgar Cayce Predicted Putin's Role in Stopping World War III

80 Years Ago Edgar Cayce Predicted Putin’s Role in Stopping World War III

Did Edgar Cayce foresee the role Russia was to play as a force of right in the global turmoil that we see unfolding before us today?

Saudi King Salman. Click to enlarge

The Quiet Crisis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Power in Saudi Arabia has now consolidated power into a single line of the House of Saud. With the war in Yemen and recent beheadings a result

North Korea carries out fourth nuclear test in ‘self-defence against US’

Speculation that N. Korea tested first hydrogen bomb after seismologists said they had detected a “manmade” earthquake in the country.

Poles hint at deal on PM’s benefit curb

Poland reported to be ready to accept British demands for curbs on migrants benefits. In return for beefed up military support and permanent NATO bases

Someone tried to kill Nigel Farage by loosening wheels of his car

This probably was an assassination attempt as Farage represents a genuine threat to the political establishment in Britain. Nor is this the first time this has happened

Law and Justice leader Jarosław Kaczyński (right) and Prime Minister Beata Szydło

Poland Part of Zionist Ukraine Gambit

Poland’s new nationalist government’s hostility to Russia may have disastrous consequences

Call to remove gender from UK passports and driving licences

As the correspondent who sent this in noted: “this is better than Monty Python”. Indeed, or it would be if it were not part of a more sinister agenda

Smoke rises as Iranian protesters angry over the killing of Nimr al-Nimr set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Click to enlarge

Saudi executions: Iran’s leader vows ‘divine vengeance’ over cleric’s killing

Protesters storm the Saudi embassy in Tehran following cleric’s execution

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