Lethal weapons won’t be allowed to be transported through Nato supplies: FO
Pakistan has said that decision to reopen Nato supply routes has been taken in the national interest and “new arrangement” have been made in this regard.
Straight Talking: The Syrian Cauldron
Ankara – Tension between Turkey and Syria along their border is edging closer to flashpoint. Last week a Turkish air force jet was shot down after violating Syrian air space. The Syrian government said the plane was hit while inside Syrian air space. Turkey says it had already left Syrian air space and was hit in international air space.
Russia rejects ‘joke’ of hosting Assad in exile
Russia on Thursday confirmed receiving requests from its Western partners to help end the conflict in Syria by offering President Bashar al-Assad asylum, but said it had dismissed the idea as a joke.
Iraq says al-Qaida fighters flowing into Syria
Iraq’s top diplomat on Thursday said he had “solid information” that al-Qaida militants were crossing from Iraq to Syria to carry out attacks, warning of a violent spillover that could shake the Middle East.
Turkey supports terrorists killing Syrians: President Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Turkey supports terrorists who commit atrocities against the people in Syria, urging Ankara to stop meddling in his country’s internal affairs.
Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling Ring
On June 27, 2012, the FBI partially declassified and released seven additional pages [.pdf] from a 1985–2002 investigation into how a network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.
The Oil Sanctions Against Iran
There are cynics among us who would argue that the European Union’s oil sanctions against Iran, which went into full effect on 1 July, are a double triumph for Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
We’ll put your boats to the bottom of the Gulf, America warns Tehran
The United States has embarked on a significant build-up of its military assets in the Gulf to counter repeated Iranian threats to disrupt the world’s oil supply by sealing the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran submarine plan may fuel Western nuclear worries
Iran’s announcement that it plans to build its first nuclear-powered submarine is stoking speculation it could serve as a pretext for the Islamic state to produce highly enriched uranium and move closer to potential atom bomb material.
What Killed Arafat?
Arafat’s widow calls for body to be exhumed
A nine-month investigation suggests that the late Palestinian leader may have been poisoned with polonium.
Palestinian Authority agrees to exhume Arafat’s body over new poison claims
Move comes after new allegations that Arafat was poisoned with the radioactive element polonium-210 in 2004.
61 insurgents killed within 24 hours in Afghanistan
KABUL: Up to 61 Taliban insurgents have been killed in military operations carried out by the Afghan forces and the NATO-led coalition troops within the past 24 hours, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday morning.”
U.S. Troops Become American Citizens … In Kandahar
Forty-four soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan are celebrating this Fourth of July as American citizens for the first time after their naturalization ceremony at Kandahar Air Field.
Assange charges are hilarious, says Ecuador
Ecuador’s foreign minister has said that rape and sexual assault cases lodged in Sweden against Julian Assange are laughable, but no ruling has yet been made on the WikiLeaks founder’s asylum application.
Evidence of a US judicial vendetta against WikiLeaks activists mounts
Iceland’s government warns me not to visit the US, which tried to hack my Twitter account: Julian Assange has legitimate fears
Julian Assange: The Anti-Empire Report
I’m sure most Americans are mighty proud of the fact that Julian Assange is so frightened of falling into the custody of the United States that he had to seek sanctuary in the embassy of Ecuador, a tiny and poor Third World country, without any way of knowing how it would turn out.