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NATO Supports Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Warplane

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NATO Supports Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Warplane

By Rakesh Raman “As we have repeatedly made clear, we stand in solidarity with Turkey and support the territorial integrity of our NATO Ally, Turkey,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday. Stoltenberg was speaking after the shooting down of a Russian military aircraft by Turkey on the border of Syria. “The North Atlantic Council [...]

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Aircraft Near Syria

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Turkey Shoots Down Russian Aircraft Near Syria

By Rakesh Raman Russian President Vladimir Putin was quick to react Tuesday accusing Turkey which shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border of Syria. Putin called the Turkish action a “stab in the back,” adding that the attack was perpetrated by the forces that support terrorists. Putin’s statement holds significance, as the U.S.-led [...]

Vladimir Putin to Visit Iran as ISIS Renews Threat

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Vladimir Putin to Visit Iran as ISIS Renews Threat

By Rakesh Raman Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit Iran on Monday – Nov. 23 – to take part in the third summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum. According to the Kremlin, Putin will hold talks in Teheran with Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. “Bilateral [...]

Islamic State Will Continue to Target Russia: Dabiq

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Islamic State Will Continue to Target Russia: Dabiq

Dabiq explains that Russia followed the path of its Western brethren after its own disasters in Afghanistan and Chechnya. By Rakesh Raman After bombing down a Russian airplane a few weeks ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has declared that it will continue to strike Russia. In the 12th issue of its [...]

David Beckham: Sexiest Man Alive

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David Beckham: Sexiest Man Alive

According to Time Inc.’s People, David Beckham is confident bending it like you-know-who, rocking a bespoke suit, even posing practically shirtless at a People photo shoot. But at heart, he’s a self-effacing East London boy, who can’t believe he scored People’s 30th anniversary Sexy Man crown. “I never feel I’m sexy,” the soccer icon told [...]

Top Nations of the World: 1. USA 2. Germany 3. UK

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Top Nations of the World: 1. USA 2. Germany 3. UK

After being pushed off the number one position last year by Germany, the USA has this year taken back its position at the top of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index (NBI). UK, in 3rd place, edges closer to the top and is followed by France. Further down the ranking, Ukraine and Russia achieve large [...]

Turkey at Top Among G20 Countries: Report

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Turkey at Top Among G20 Countries: Report

The tenth annual G20 Leaders Summit, a platform which brings together the 20 developed and developing countries of the world and the European Union, is being held in Antalya between 15-16 November 2015. “G2O in Turkey”, one of the the official publications of the summit covering the events, has begun to reach readers from five [...]

Paris Attacks: Minute of Silence at NATO HQ

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Paris Attacks: Minute of Silence at NATO HQ

Today, 16 November 2015, at 12.00, there will be a minute of silence at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris and in solidarity with France. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has condemned terrorist attacks in Paris. “I am deeply shocked [...]

UN Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Paris

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UN Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the “despicable” terrorist attacks carried out Friday in various locations in and around Paris. Mr. Ban has demanded the immediate release of the numerous individuals reportedly being held hostage in the Bataclan theatre. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General condemned the [...]

American Fighter Jets to Protect Turkish Airspace

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American Fighter Jets to Protect Turkish Airspace

The first six of 12 U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle jet fighters arrived on Incirlik Air Base in Turkey Nov. 6, to conduct combat air patrols in Turkish airspace at the request of its government, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters Tuesday. The United States agreed last month to the Turkish government’s request for [...]

NATO Tests Telemedicine at Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

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NATO Tests Telemedicine at Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

The 28-nation treaty organization is developing a telemedicine system to improve access to healthcare during emergency situations. Working with Avera Health’s telemedicine center in South Dakota, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) officials saw a demonstration of the Transportable Exam Station (TES). They chose to use the TES during the Ukraine field test that involved more [...]

Nobel Prize in Literature for Svetlana Alexievich

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Nobel Prize in Literature for Svetlana Alexievich

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 has been awarded to Svetlana Alexievich “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”. In literature, polyphony is supposed to be a form of narrative, which includes different opinions. Born in the Soviet Union town of Stanislav to a Belarusian father and a Ukrainian [...]