Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola virus

U.S. to spend up to $550 million on African rapid response forces

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola virus

The 3 big lies supporting Israel’s war in Gaza
The moral case for Operation Protective Edge is crumbling, exposing Benjamin Netanyahu’s true intentions

UN chief: Gaza deaths and destruction shame world
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to what he called the senseless cycle of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, telling the General Assembly that “the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world.”

As Palestinians Go to ICC, Human Rights Watch Alleges Israeli War Crimes for Shooting Fleeing Gazans

Israeli demand for demilitarization seen by Palestinians as red line
Israel says willing to extend cease-fire under current conditions, but Hamas say no such agreement yet reached; also says it will renew fire on Friday unless demands met.

Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson say Hamas needs to be recognised
Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza’s third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,800 Palestinian and 67 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the powerless certainty that more will die, that more are being killed every hour.

Hamas armed wing says ready to resume war unless truce demands met

What if the Children Dying in Gaza were Jews?

Senator David Cullinane confronts cowardly Foreign Affairs Minister on Gaza

Who Are The Yazidi? Iraq’s Obscure Religious Minority Is Another ISIS Target
Numbering about 700,000 worldwide, the Yazidi are a sect that combines elements of Islam and Zoroastrianism, the ancient Persian religion dating back to at least 600 B.C., according to the Theosophical Society of America.

Isis consolidates
As the attention of the world focused on Ukraine and Gaza, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) captured a third of Syria in addition to the quarter of Iraq it had seized in June.

Jets, explosions reported near Islamic State lines as Kurds beg for U.S. help

U.S. Drops Aid to Iraqis; Militants Are Hit
Kurdish and Iraqi officials said that airstrikes had begun Thursday night on towns in northern Iraq seized by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but Pentagon officials denied that American forces had begun a bombing campaign.

938 Killed As Maliki Continues His Obstinate Push To Remain Leader of Iraq

Iraqi government air strike on Islamic State court kills 60

Obama’s War Against Russia Backfire
U.S. President Barack Obama’s war against Russia isn’t only causing Russia to cooperate more strongly with the other BRIC countries to break the U.S. dollar’s reign as the global reserve currency, but it’s also causing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s job-approval rating in Russia to soar, and the confidence that the Russian people have in their own Government to soar likewise.

Anti-war protests sweep Ukraine
Women gather in the dozens to block major highways, carrying signs and banners reading “Save our boys” and “Stop the slaughter.” Protesters shout down politicians spouting pro-war rhetoric, telling them to “Go fight your own war.”

Russia calls for humanitarian mission to Ukraine as Poland sounds a warning

Russia bans food imports from West in response to sanctions

Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and vegetables in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

Brazil poultry exporters ready to replace US on Russian market
The Brazilian capacities allow supplying additional 150,000 tonnes of chicken to Russia to fully make up for the U.S. quota

Russia Sanctions Accelerate Risk to Dollar Dominance

Eighteen Ukrainian soldiers killed in latest separatist clashes – Kiev military

Russia, India to ink $40 bn gas deal: Reports

Afghan Civilians Killed in Airstrike by American-Led Coalition

Venezuela considers selling US oil company Citgo

Snowden receives three-year Russian residence permit – lawyer

The CIA Must Tell the Truth About My Rendition At 12 Years Old
This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee is fighting the White House and the CIA over pre-publication redactions made to a Congressional report on the agency’s use of torture and rendition. This debate is very personal for Khadija al-Saadi, who at 12 years old was rendered from Hong Kong to Libya in a joint CIA-MI6 operation in 2004.

Obama: Egypt should release Al-Jazeera journalists

Boko Haram Insurgents Kill 100, Seize Another Major Northeast Town

‘Dozens’ killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: locals

Sick of this market-driven world? You should be
The self-serving con of neoliberalism is that it has eroded the human values the market was supposed to emancipate

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