May 17, 2013
Activists demanding the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison have marked the 100th day of a hunger strike there by submitting a petition to the White House containing some 370,000 signatures.
A group of activists wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods like those used on detainees at Guantanamo Bay gathered outside the White House on Friday to call for the immediate closure of the controversial jail.
“Immoral, illegal, ineffective,” [...]
The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association, the largest gun lobby in the US, has told supporters they’re at the front line of a ‘culture war’, fighting for the right to bear arms. The association’s annual convention is in it’s second day in the southern state of Texas. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Houston, where gun control advocates aren’t giving up.
Two people were killed and 20 others were injured in northwestern Syrian province of Idlib Tuesday after warplanes dropped bags containing “strange substances,” Al-Jazeera reported, saying the suspicious material was apparently chemical weapons.
Videos uploaded by the Qatari news network show casualties having difficulties breathing treated in makeshift hospitals. One video showed a healthcare professional drawing attention to the white foam coming out of an injured man’s mouth.
According to the report, [...]
HuffPost: Countless Gulf residents with symptoms as if from sci-fi horror film — Bleeding from ears, anus, breasts
In April 2012, Louisiana State University’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences was finding lesions and grotesque deformities in sea life—including millions of shrimp with no eyes and crabs without eyes or claws—possibly linked to oil and dispersants. [...]
What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the 2010 Gulf Spill
“It’s as safe as Dawn dishwashing [...]
Under the deal, savers will be forced to hand over up to ten percent of their money in a one-off levy.
Al Jazeera’s Gerald Tan reports.
Think it won’t happen here? Think again!
Lines formed at ATMs as people scrambled to pull their money out
Word spread that rescue package included a one-off levy on deposits
Restrictions stopping people emptying accounts or moving money abroad
Up to 3,000 British service personnel are based on the bankrupt [...]
Syrian planes have bombed a Lebanese border town in eastern Bekaa Valley, the first such attack during the country’s ongoing crisis, according to a Lebanese army source.
Syria Live Blog
Lebanese army tells Al Jazeera Syria planes bombed Lebanese border town for the first time
For the first time, Russia is intervening directly to try to end the two-year war in Syria.
Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela reports from Moscow.
A sniper has shot dead Al Jazeera freelance reporter Mohamed Al-Massalma in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, the Qatar-based media network has said.
“The Syrian journalist, 33, used the pseudonym of Mohamed Al-Horani. He was shot with three bullets, during covering the fights at the front lines in the town of Busra Al-Harir in the countryside of Deraa.” the news channel said in a press release on Friday.
An Al Jazeera [...]
Just coming in.
Will Post Updates
Al Jazeera Arabic is reporting it:
Update: FSA say they attack the Iranian- Russian convoy based on info they bought from Alawite Generals in the Presidential Palace
1455 GMT: RUMOR OF THE DAY. Usually we don’t post unsubstantiated rumors, but this one is so hot that it could be extremely significant. According to activists, there was a coordinated assassination of several Iranian and Russian Generals as they left [...]
Jan 8, 2013
This is an update on Al Qaeda (Al CIAda in Syria), its connection to Al Jazeera, the CIA, as well as Matt Van Dyke. Featuring a new video of Syrian Rebels praising Osama Bin Laden.
In 2008, Al Gore, US Vice-President under Bill Clinton and climate change crusader, posed a question during a speech at an energy conference in Washington. Referring to renewable energy sources such as solar power, he asked: “What if we could use fuels that are not expensive, don’t cause pollution and are abundantly available right here at home?”
One answer, in light of Mr Gore’s decision to sell his Current TV channel [...]
So smoothly does the transition of a liberal propaganda cable news network that no one watched proceed to an Islamist propaganda cable news network that no one watches.
Al Jazeera is finalizing a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business partners seven years ago.
If the deal is completed, Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has [...]
Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab news giant, has long tried to convince Americans that it is a legitimate news organization, not a parrot of Middle Eastern propaganda or something more sinister.
It just bought itself 40 million more chances to make its case.
Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven [...]
Just hours after Syrian forces bombed a line of starving residents waiting for bread, reports came out that the government used chemical weapons on the city of Homs, a rebel-held city in Western Syria.
There has been no official confirmation yet, but if these reports are true, it may force the U.S. to intervene.
The U.S. said in August that such a move by the Assad regime would constitute a “Red Line” [...]
November 4, 2012
The Institute for National Security Studies held a war game recently in which players representing regional actors simulated the first 48 hours after an IDF strike on the Islamic Republic.
The simulation was based on the scenario of a unilateral Israeli strike without US participation, after midnight on November 9.
The Tel Aviv University-based institute began the game with the following “announcement”: “Al Jazeera reported that Israeli planes [...]
Turkey has confirmed that it is deploying at least 25 additional F-16 fighter jets at its Diyarbakir air base close to the border with Syria. Al Jazeera reports that Erdogan, Turkey’s PM, noted that he does not want war but needs to prepare for anything and at the same time NATO’s secretary general has “all necessary plans in place to protect and defend Turkey if necessary.”
Via Al Jazeera:
Turkey has confirmed it is deploying more fighter [...]
Sept 29, 2012
We’ve previously noted that American journalists are an endangered species (click on the links for stunning details):
If they criticize those in power, they may be smeared by the government and targeted for arrest (and see this).
Indeed, because the core things which reporters do could be considered terrorism, in modern America, they could even targeted under counter-terrorism laws.
And an al-Jazeera journalist was held at Guantánamo for six years, partly in order to be interrogated about [...]
1 Israeli soldier and 3 militants killed in clashes along the Israel-Egypt border, Al Jazeera TV reports @BreakingNews
Sinai terrorists fire at IDF soldiers on Israel-Egypt border
IDF soldiers engaged in heavy clashes with terrorists from Sinai on the Israel-Egypt border on Friday.
According to initial reports, a terrorist cell approached the border from Sinai and opened fire toward IDF soldiers, who were stationed there to oversee construction work on the border fence. [...]
Tiny article on CNN…BBC and Al Jazeera have the details if you want it:
The US defence secretary has warned territorial disputes in East Asia have the potential to become wider conflicts if provocations are not reduced.
“A misjudgement on one side or the other could result in violence, and could result in conflict,” Leon Panetta said at the start of an Asian tour.
His comments came as anti-Japanese protests continue to [...]
BENGHAZI—The head of Libya’s new national congress has blamed al Qaeda-linked militants for planning Tuesday’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, raising further questions about the motive behind the mayhem that killed four Americans.
U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal on Friday that they are investigating indications that a local group of Libyan militants, Ansar al Sharia, held a series of conversations [...]
Just now on Al Jazeera, will find a link or live feed
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September 9, 2012
Swedes are among the technologically savvy people on the planet, based on their high rates of use of mobile phones and internet banking.
In fact, only three per cent of all financial transactions in the country are made using cash these days. Even public transport tickets can now be pre-paid using mobile phone technology, and most people use similar services to pay for everything from groceries to major [...]
September 8, 2012
The Thai government says it plans to offer free health care for children under six, including vaccinations that can cost more than $30.
The proposal applies to children of migrant workers, many of whom struggle to pay for doctors visits. But judging by similar policies in the past, the new health care law may take a long time to come into effect.
Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Mahachai, [...]
July 29, 2012
The Central Intelligence Agency’s involvement in drug trafficking is back in the media spotlight after a spokesman for the violence-plagued Mexican state of Chihuahua became the latest high-profile individual to accuse the CIA, which has been linked to narcotics trafficking for decades, of ongoing efforts to “manage the drug trade.” The infamous American spy agency refused to comment.
In a recent interview, Chihuahua state spokesman Guillermo Terrazas [...]
Another day, another ambassador.
Al-Jazeera: The Syrian ambassador to the UAE defected
Syrian amb to UAE Abdel Latif Al-Sabbagh is married to former Syrian charge d’affaires of Cyprus, Lamia Hariri who defected yesterday
Turkey to close border crossings with Syria: Turkish official
“This is an open-ended measure and the reopening depends on the developments on the ground,” the official said on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“We have taken such a measure for our [...]
Juarez, Mexico - The US Central Intelligence Agency and other international security forces “don’t fight drug traffickers”, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state government in northern Mexico has told Al Jazeera, instead “they try to manage the drug trade”.
Allegations about official complicity in the drug business are nothing new when they come from activists, professors, campaigners or even former officials. However, an official spokesman for the authorities in one of Mexico’s most violent [...]