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American Hostage Killed in U.S. Attack on al-Qa’ida

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American Hostage Killed in U.S. Attack on al-Qa’ida

A White House statement released today expressed U.S. Government’s regret over a counterterrorism operation in January that killed two innocent hostages held by al-Qa’ida. Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by al-Qa’ida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an al-Qa’ida hostage since 2012 were killed in the attack. Analysis [...]

Has the UN Lost Its Relevance… and Respect?

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Has the UN Lost Its Relevance… and Respect?

The UN (United Nations) believes that “respect for UN flag is disappearing” as its aid workers are increasingly being targeted by violent elements in different parts of the world. The “horrific” attack on the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) staff in Somalia is a reminder of the dangers many aid workers face on a daily [...]

Ethiopia Urged to Release Bloggers and Journalists

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Ethiopia Urged to Release Bloggers and Journalists

Ethiopian authorities should immediately release nine bloggers and journalists arrested a year ago who are being prosecuted on politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. The six bloggers, who belong to the Zone 9 blogging collective, and three journalists were arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, in a coordinated sweep in Ethiopia’s capital, [...]

Pope Francis Urges All People to Protect the Earth

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Pope Francis Urges All People to Protect the Earth

Pope Francis commemorated Earth Day with a speech of environmental stewardship Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the Pope’s remarks bring the message of the environmental movement to billions of people around the world. Over one billion people of all faiths observe Earth Day. In attendance [...]

UN Condemns Terrorist Attack on Spanish Embassy in Libya

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UN Condemns Terrorist Attack on Spanish Embassy in Libya

The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León has condemned the latest terrorist attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in which the Spanish Embassy was targeted. Reportedly, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had attacked the embassy on Monday. The attack didn’t result in any loss of [...]

Syrian Kurds Launch Fresh Offensive on ISIS

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Syrian Kurds Launch Fresh Offensive on ISIS

The People’s Defense Units (a.k.a. Yekîneyên Parastina Gel or YPG), which is the national army of Syrian Kurdistan, launched new military campaign Monday to liberate all the ISIS terrorist-occupied villages in Syria’s Kobanê countryside. Paving the way for new operations, this campaign on three fronts of Kobanê so far has been productively carried out, said [...]

Crowdfunding Campaign for Hillary’s Big Book of Lies

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Crowdfunding Campaign for Hillary’s Big Book of Lies

A group of Hillary Clinton’s opponents from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania are looking to a new coloring book to spread the word on what they consider the top 15 reasons that Hillary should not be elected the U.S. President in 2016. One of the authors, John Charles of New York, says “Research tells [...]

Obama: Climate Change Cannot Be Ignored

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Obama: Climate Change Cannot Be Ignored

President Obama said Saturday the effects of climate change can no longer be denied or ignored. Obama informed that 2014 was the planet’s warmest year recorded, and 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have happened this century. “Climate change poses risks to our national security, our economy, and our public health,” he said. [...]

Azerbaijan Urged to Release Activists and Journalists

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Azerbaijan Urged to Release Activists and Journalists

Azerbaijan’s international partners should insist on the release of wrongfully detained and imprisoned critics as the country prepares to host the first European Games, Human Rights Watch said today. The humanitarian organization also released a new video featuring prominent activists and journalists detained in the months leading up to the games. Azerbaijan will host the [...]

Security Talks to Deter North Korean Nuclear Threats

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Security Talks to Deter North Korean Nuclear Threats

The United States, South Korea, and Japan concluded Friday what a joint statement called a “productive and substantive” two-day security meeting in Washington. Officials said the meeting was held to enhance trilateral defense cooperation in light of the evolving security environment in the region. Yoo Jeh-seung, South Korea’s deputy minister for policy, led his country’s [...]

Video Shows Ethiopian Christians Beheaded by ISIS

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Video Shows Ethiopian Christians Beheaded by ISIS

Christianity is now the primary target for ISIS, as the terrorist outfit believes that it’s largely a fight between Christian crusaders and Muslims belonging to Islam. By Rakesh Raman A video believed to be released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists on Sunday, April 19, has shown mass beheading of ISIS [...]

Land Bill: Congress Launches Cyber Attack on BJP

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Land Bill: Congress Launches Cyber Attack on BJP

The nationwide political and civil society protests may prove to be a nail in the coffin of BJP, which has failed on almost all socio-economic fronts during the 11 months of its rule in the country. By Rakesh Raman The opposition Congress party has launched a multi-pronged attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [...]

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