Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies
Los Angeles: Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Argentina accuses UK of deploying nuclear weapons near Falkland Islands
Row escalates as Argentinian foreign minister lodges formal protest with UN, but Britain insists militarising claim is ‘absurd’
Will.i.am: Obama isn’t a ‘magic man’
Will.i.am said he hoped to raise $1 million for his charity that benefits needy students at a concert Thursday night. Instead, he raised $5 million.
Saadi Gaddafi warns of uprising in Libya: TV
Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi warned on Friday of an imminent uprising in Libya, saying he was in regular contact with people in the country who were unhappy with the authorities put in place after the ousting and killing of his father.
Chemical Weapons and Iranian Invasions: Syria Hysteria Turns to Wild Rumors
In past examples (notably Iraq) the clearest indication of a forthcoming war have been when the reports on the ground turned from exaggerations to hysteria to downright absurdity. Having quickly reached the Syria hysteria moment, we are starting to see the absurdities beginning.
How To Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents
The following article by Richard Sanders published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents.
Syria as Tonkin Gulf for Attack on Iran?
Michael Lofgren, an old friend who recently retired after a long career analyzing House and Senate national security budgets, has an excellent piece in the Huffington Post, in which he admits that after dismissing the decades of scare reports on Iran by the warmongers he is suddenly a bit more worried about a possible attack on Iran.
Crimes in Syria committed by terrorists backed by Western and Arab countries
The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent last night a message to the United Nations, the Islamic Cooperation Organisation and the Arab League, concerning the terror acts in Aleppo.
Russia urges AL to verify reports about foreign troops in Syria
Russia on Friday called on the Arab League (AL)’s monitoring mission in Syria to check on reports alleging that foreign troops were deployed in the Middle East country.
‘Foreign military presence in Syria raises ghost of Libya’
Russian lawmakers declared their unanimous support for Moscow’s official position on Syria, which one Duma member says may have been infiltrated by foreign military.
Russia Says Syrian Opposition Bears ‘Responsibility’ For Ending Crisis
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s assurance to Russian officials that he will hold a constitutional referendum means that the Syrian opposition now “bears full responsibility” for ending the violence there.
Jihadists, weapons ‘moving from Iraq to Syria’
Jihadists are moving from Iraq to Syria and arms are also sent across the border to opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Iraq’s deputy interior minister said in an interview with AFP on Saturday.
Syria unrest: Aleppo bomb attacks ‘kill 28′
At least 28 people have been killed and 235 wounded in two bombs targeting security compounds in Syria’s second city of Aleppo, state media report.
Report: Free Syria Army claims Halab blasts
French television reported Friday that the Free Syria Army had claimed responsibility for the twin car-bomb explosions that killed 25 people and left 175 wounded. (Roi Kais)
Free Syrian Army blames Assad for Aleppo bombing
After an apparent admission on FRANCE 24 by a senior member of the Free Syrian Army, the organisation’s overall commander has denied his group had set off twin blasts that claimed some 25 lives in the city of Aleppo.
Gunmen kill senior Syrian official
Gunmen shot dead a senior Syrian military doctor outside his home in northern Damascus, the state news agency SANA said.
US Congress Pulsates With War Fever
The war of words between the US, Israel, and Iran intensifies by the day.
Activists Report Death of Second Protester in Saudi Arabia
The police in Saudi Arabia killed a protester Friday for the second time in two days during demonstrations in the oil-rich eastern province of Qatif, where a majority Shiite population has long complained of discrimination by the Sunni Muslim majority, according to activists and a state news report.
‘Israel funds MKO; MKO funds US politicians’
A senior political analyst says numerous prominent US political figures are receiving “substantial fees” from the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) that is in turn funded by Israel.
US Implausibly Denies Role in Israeli Terror Squads
US funds, shelters, arms, and trains MEK terrorists for years, now attempting to pawn full responsibility off on complicit Israeli government.
Karzai condemns NATO airstrike that killed eight Afghan children
Afghan President Hamid Karzai “strongly condemned” a NATO airstrike that killed at least eight children in eastern Afghanistan, a palace statement said Thursday, DPA reported.