TEHRAN (FNA)- The distressing images of desperate Syrian refugees still making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans to escape the war show how complicated the preconditions to achieve social harmony and peace in that shattered country are. This humanitarian crisis is the result of years of freewheeling War-on-Terror campaign with no […]
Syrian minister: a possible confrontation with Turkey … and Saudi Arabia is seeking land to intervene
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian National Reconciliation Minister Ali Heidar strongly criticized Turkish army’s invasion of his country’s territory and underlined that the top political and military brass in Damascus are to make a decision about confronting the Turkish aggression. Ali Heidar blasted Turkey for their interference and invasion of parts of Northern Syria, saying Ankara is […]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Asa’eb al-Haq Movement affiliated to Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi said that the US forces have been trying hard to evacuate ISIL commanders from the besieged city of Tal Afar West of Mosul. After photos surfaced in the media displaying US forces assisting ISIL terrorists, Javad al-Talaybawi said that the Americans […]
US President Donald Trump decided to boost profits for private prisons by rescinding an order that limited the construction and use of such facilities, Senator Bernie Sanders said in a press release. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “Trump just opened the floodgates for private prisons to make huge profits by building more prisons and keeping even more Americans in jail,” the release […]
Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore test and operational systems in Poland. Much of China Could Be Targeted by US Aegis Ashore in S Korea – Russian General Staff WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Lockheed Martin has been awarded additional funding to provide equipment and technical support for Aegis Ashore […]
The chemical used in the high-profile killing of the stepbrother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been identified as the Vx nerve agent, Malaysian police reported. Vx is a highly toxic substance used for chemical warfare and is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the UN. Malaysian authorities say Kim was […]
Military vehicles, bulldozers and riot-geared police have moved into the Oceti Sakowin camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, intended to clear out the remaining protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
US new President Donald Trump confused the Swedes and Pakistanis in particular and the people of other countries of the world in general by confusing the terror attack in Pakistan’s town of Sehwan with Sweden.
Sputnik/Moscow: The new BBC television drama, “SS-GB,” tells the fictional story of the Nazi occupation of Britain during the Second World War. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Len Deighton, the story ponders the dilemma faced by British police detective, Douglas Archer (played by Sam Riley), in working for his country’s […]
Sputnik/Moscow: This week Russian civil and defense concern Roselektronika premiered Polyana-D4M1, an automated command and control system for air defense, at the IDEX-2017 defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Sputnik gets into the details of what exactly the system is capable of. Speaking to Expert Online, a representative of Rostec, the state holding company which Roselektronika is part […]
RT/Moscow: The newly-discovered ‘exoplanets’ could have life-supporting liquid water under the right atmospheric conditions, according to the space agency, but the chances of finding water in its liquid state are highest with the three in their star’s ‘habitable zone’. NASA revealed the new findings about the exoplanets, meaning planets outside our solar system, at […]
The UK Ministry of Defense has been accused of downplaying the real dangers stemming from the UK nuclear deterrent after the report by a safety watchdog put the number of accidents, involving British nukes, at 110, four times higher the official count. Unveiled on Wednesday by the Nuclear Information Service (NIS), an independent nuclear […]
Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) made a secret trip to a Kurdish-held region in northern Syria last weekend to speak with US military officials, rebel fighters, and leaders in the region. On Wednesday, Julie Tarallo, a spokeswoman for McCain, confirmed that he’d made the trip, calling it a “valuable opportunity to assess dynamic conditions on the […]
A man, blindfolded and handcuffed, kneels between two members of the Iraqi security forces after being detained and accused of having links to the Islamic State in November. (Alice Martins/For The Washington Post) – …by Loveday Morris (submitted to VT by WaPo) – RAMADI, Iraq — The Islamic State is nearing defeat on the battlefield, […]
Editor’s note: The Bush White House hired counter-terrorism consultants who then went to black market gangs in the Middle East and in Italy, sub-contracted with the Mafia. Most names of suspects were pulled out of a hat, or made up after the innocent idiots were pulled off the plane, the CIA had no clue who […]
A jury in Dallas has sentenced a neurosurgeon to life in prison after hearing about several cases where he maimed, paralyzed or killed his patients.
Washington, DC, February 20, 2017. © Saul Loeb / AFP Activists opposed to President Donald Trump gathered across the US for protests dubbed “Not my President’s Day” on a federal holiday commemorating the birthday of George Washington. Monday protests were scheduled to happen in 29 cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. NotMyPresidentsDay […]
The owner of a company which provided security for Donald Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf business has been found guilty of a £400,000 VAT fraud. Kevin McKay’s trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard his firm IPPS provided security for Mr Trump’s Menie golf development between 2008 and 2009. A jury found McKay, 46, guilty of being concerned […]
Pakistan’s Armed Forces have broken the backbone of the foreign-backed terrorists by the successful military operation Zarb-e-Azb, which has also been extended to other provinces of the country.
Donald Trump appeared to invent a terrorist attack in Sweden during a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday, inviting questions that he may have confused the Scandinavian country with a city in Pakistan. With thousands of supporters gathered in an aircraft hangar in Melbourne, Florida, Trump used his speech to talk about migration in Europe […]
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned Turkey’s “repeated crimes and attacks” on the Syrian people as well as violations of Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity, in two letters to the UN, Syria’s SANA news agency reports.
Trump Fail: ‘Vicious circle’: Moscow warns NATO Black Sea buildup & increased spending may lead to new Cold War
Moscow will take “all necessary measures” to protect its national interests in the Black Sea, Russia’s envoy to NATO has said, warning the alliance risks ushering in a vicious new Cold War with its significant spending and military build up in the region. Wrapping up NATO Defense Minister’s two-day meeting in Brussels, Secretary General […]
Even as the Trump administration attempts to contain an escalating crisis over its surreptitious ties to Russia, another spying crisis is threatening to haul the deputy CIA director into court to expose her role in post-9/11 torture. In a court filing on Tuesday, attorneys for two CIA contract psychologists who helped design the agency’s brutal […]
Editor’s note: The Sputnik/Moscow article below shows how some in Russia just don’t get it. Every move Trump is making is against Russia, flanking them at every turn while telling Putin; “We’re just kidding…holding off the Russia haters in Congress.” In reality, Trump, reality TV buffoon, is frontman for the Fascist Bannon presidency, run […]
By Thomas J. Mattingly – 15 February 2017 Why the U.S. did not remove Saddam Hussein from Iraq during the First Gulf War has affected all U.S.-Mideast policy since 1990. U.S. President GHW Bush brought a broad coalition of Muslim/Mideast, European and other militaries to Iraq – the largest in history assembled for a single […]
Self-Determination? Trump Asks for Return of Crimea, Will the US Acknowledge the Far-Right Operating in Ukraine, Post-Coup?
By Ann Diener With all of the fears surrounding Russia and espionage of Russia, are we blowing this whole issue out of proportion to ignore the real elephant in the room, fascism and a Far-Right agenda operating in Ukraine and elsewhere? Today “President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government […]
DAVID AXE Editor’s note: VT’s “on the ground” experience in the region tells a very different story of Blackwater’s presence, in support of broad organized crime efforts to destabilize African government through the support of terrorist groups. Targeted are Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. A mercenary air force that became a symbol of the […]
Furor peaked Saturday when the new president took a phone call about a North Korean missile test while sitting in full view of guests at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Two top National Football League players pulled out of publicity trip to Israel, saying they felt “used” by the government.
By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today At least 13 people were killed and 85 injured on February 13, this year when a suicide bomber struck outside the Punjab Assembly on the Mall Road in […]