‘59% of Britons live in areas where diesel pollution threatens health’

‘59% of Britons live in areas where diesel pollution threatens health’

  This file photo taken on February 17, 2017 shows trraffic queuing in central London on February 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Sixty percent of Britain’s population lives in areas where air pollution levels are life-threatening. According to a study published in The Guardian, 59% of Britons are living in towns and cities where nitrogen […]

Netanyahu’s “Poodle,” Mattis in Israel to Take Instructions

Netanyahu’s “Poodle,” Mattis in Israel to Take Instructions

  The Israeli minister for military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman (R) welcomes US Defense Secretary James Mattis US Defense Secretary General James Mattis has arrived in Israel for talks expected to focus on Iran and Syria as well the strategic relations between Tel Aviv and Washington. Mattis arrived in Tel Aviv Thursday afternoon from Cairo on […]

Iran successfully tests S-300 missile system

Iran has successfully tested the Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system, which the Islamic Republic has purchased from Russia and integrated into the defense system of the country. The Iranian Fars news agency reported on Sunday that the missile system successfully detected, tracked, and intercepted a ballistic missile during the test launch. The test-firing was […]

US keeps stealing Iraq’s oil despite Mattis comments: Analyst

Despite remarks by Defense Secretary James Mattis, US presence in Iraq is aimed at “stealing oil,” an analyst says. Gordon Duff, senior editor at Veterans Today, made the statement while commenting on Monday remarks by Mattis ahead of an unannounced visit to the war-ravaged country. In an apparent attempt to distance himself from recent remarks by […]

UN envoy to Syria questions US role in resolving Syria crisis

UN envoy to Syria questions US role in resolving Syria crisis

  UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura  United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has questioned the role of the United States and its so-called military engagement against terrorist groups in the Middle Eastern country, saying Washington’s new administration is still working on its conflicting priorities in tackling the six-year-long crisis. De […]

Pakistan angered by US delay in issuing visa for lawmaker

Pakistan angered by US delay in issuing visa for lawmaker

  Raza Rabbani, the chairman of the Pakistani Senate (photo by AP) A delay by US authorities to issue a visa for a Pakistani parliament member has angered Pakistan’s Senate, prompting it to order a boycott of the inter-parliamentary event in the US that the lawmaker was supposed to take part in. Chairman of the […]

Germany elects anti-Trump former FM as president

Germany elects anti-Trump former FM as president

Newly-elected German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2nd R) is congratulated by German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the presidential election at the Bundesversammlung federal assembly Bundestag (lower house of parliament)on February 12, 2017 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) Former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, known for his fierce opposition to US President Donald […]

Mattis Goes “Bad Dog” on Iran

Mattis Goes “Bad Dog” on Iran

Iran is the world’s “biggest state sponsor of terrorism,” US Defense Secretary James Mattis stated, warning that Tehran’s actions are known to Washington and being watched closely.

The Waffler: Trump Now Criticizes Israeli Settlements Trump Fully Backs

The Waffler: Trump Now Criticizes Israeli Settlements Trump Fully Backs

  US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, February 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) US President Donald Trump has struck a tougher line with Israel, warning that building new settlements or expanding existing ones “may not be helpful” to efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “While we don’t believe […]

It Begins: Trump Condemns Russia on Ukraine, Follows Hillary Fictional Tune

It Begins: Trump Condemns Russia on Ukraine, Follows Hillary Fictional Tune

Newly appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley makes a statement upon her arrival at UN headquarters in New York City on January 27, 2017.  The new US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has strongly condemned Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine even as the administration of US President Donald Trump seeks […]

UK foreign secretary signals shift in policy on Syrian president

UK foreign secretary signals shift in policy on Syrian president

Britain has accepted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to run for re-election in the event of a peace deal in Syria, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said, a major shift in British policy which London had pursued since the beginning of the conflict that Assad must go. Speaking in the UK Parliament […]

Trump in violation of US Constitution over his DC hotel: Watchdog

Trump in violation of US Constitution over his DC hotel: Watchdog

  US President Donald Trump speaks during the Armed Services Ball January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) An ethics watchdog has lodged a formal complaint with the federal government against US President Donald Trump over a lease on his Washington, DC hotel. The Trump International Hotel in Washington is located on federal property […]

Trump Goes “Full Buffoon Plus” During Speech at Langley

Trump Goes “Full Buffoon Plus” During Speech at Langley

US President Donald Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on January 21, 2017. (Photos by AFP) US President Donald Trump should be “ashamed of himself,” over his speech at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, says the former spy agency’s chief, John Brennan. The new president appeared in front of the […]

500,000 march on Washington to protest Trump presidency

500,000 march on Washington to protest Trump presidency

  Hundreds of thousands of people from across the United States descend on Washington to voice their anger and anxiety over Donald Trump’s presidency a day after he took the oath of office. The Women’s March on Washington, which organizers said attracted half a million people on Saturday, seeks to raise awareness of women’s rights and other civil […]

Iraq urges full inquiry into 2003 US-led ‘occupation’

Iraq urges full inquiry into 2003 US-led ‘occupation’

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for a full investigation into the 2003 US-led invasion of his country that was assessed as unjust by the UK’s Iraq War inquiry last year. Reports on Wednesday quoted Abadi as saying at a press conference on Tuesday that he would like to see a “thorough investigation” of America’s decision-making […]

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