The Iraqi Air Force kills 33 alledged members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) :
The source added the Iraqi Air Force managed to kill a key leader within ISIL ranks, Abdul Qader Hmaat, who was an army Colonel of the former Saddam Hussein regime
Bombings kill eight in Iraq:
Bombings north of Baghdad killed eight people Tuesday, police and a doctor said, as Iraq struggles to regain ground overrun in a major jihadist-led offensive.
Child killed in Iraqi government air strike: Video –
An Iraqi man whose 12-year-old relative was killed by a military air strike in Tuz Khurmato calls on Baghdad to ”have some shame.” Deborah Gembara reports.
U.N.: Islamic State executed imam of mosque where Baghdadi preached:
The Islamic State’s executions of 13 Sunni Muslim clerics last month in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, were a move by the radical Sunni movement to silence moderate voices among Iraq’s Sunnis, and they deserve greater attention than they’ve received, the top United Nations expert on religious freedom said.
Islamic State rounds up ex-Baathists to eliminate potential rivals in Iraq’s Mosul:
One night last week, Islamic State militants in an SUV with tinted windows pulled up at the home of a former Iraqi army officer, one of the men they see as an obstacle to their goal of establishing a caliphate from Iraq to the Mediterranean.
Two ‘abandoned’ cylinders seized in Syria contained sarin – U.N.:
Two cylinders reportedly seized by Syrian government troops in an area controlled by armed opposition groups contained deadly sarin, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council published on Monday.
Death toll reaches 17 as Israel targets northern Gaza:
Israeli airstrikes on the northern Gaza Strip killed six Palestinians on Tuesday evening, bringing the total death toll in Israel’s latest assault on the besieged enclave to 17.
Seven Gazans reported killed by Israeli attack on Hamas member’s homes, including two children:
Israel approves call-up fo 40,000 reserves troops
Israel kills 5 Gaza resistance fighters entering by sea:
Israeli forces on Tuesday killed a number of armed militants who came from Gaza by sea, an Israeli security source told AFP.
Gaza hospitals struggle to treat wounded:
Palestinian health officials face a shortage of medicine and supplies, as Israeli air strikes on Gaza continue.
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Rockets hit north of Tel Aviv as Hamas dramatically ups range:
No initial reports of injuries or damage after massive barrage across country;
“Israel’s rocket problem” versus #Gaza’s “rocket problem”, illustrated:
Abbas demands Israel halt Gaza raids ‘immediately’:
He also asked the international community “to immediately intervene to halt this dangerous escalation which would lead the region to more destruction and instability.”
WATCH: Exclusive interview with Mahmoud Abbas:
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave Akiva Eldar an exclusive interview, in which he insisted that if Israel accepts the Arab Peace Initiative, the Arab-Israeli conflict will end.
Top Obama official blasts Israel for denying Palestinians sovereignty, security, dignity:
‘How can Israel have peace if it’s unwilling to delineate a border, end the occupation?’ asks White House Mideast chief, Phillip Gordon, in blistering Tel Aviv speech
Corker blocks Rand Paul’s bill to end aid to Palestinian Authority:
Paul tried to get unanimous consent Monday to pass S. 2265, the Stand with Israel Act. His bill would stop all U.S. financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it recognizes the state of Israel and purges its government of all ties to terrorists, including Hamas, which is joining the PA unity government.
Shiite rebels seize city near Yemen capital:
Yemeni Shiite rebels seized control of the northern city of Amran, near the capital Saana, after three days of fierce fighting estimated to have uprooted some 10,000 families.
Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave country:
Washington is “deeply concerned” by kingdom’s demand that US official leave after he met with Shia opposition group.
At least 16 killed in Afghan suicide blast:
10 civilians, four NATO soldiers and two policemen killed in suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan.
Kiwi soldier killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan:
A Kiwi sniper fighting in Afghanistan was killed by friendly fire after a US fighter pilot failed to enter attack co-ordinates into his onboard computer, an inquest has heard.
Afghan presidential candidate rejects election ‘coup’ and ‘plans parallel government’:
Country in crisis as Abdullah Abdullah’s team declares disputed election result to be a coup against the Afghan people, prompting John Kerry to warn against any illegal power grab.
13 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes:
War planes targeted seven suspected hideouts used by militants in the North Waziristan tribal district near the Afghan border, an Army statement said, as the offensive continued into a fourth week.
Central African Republic Conflict: ‘Many’ Civilians Killed as Militants Storm Cathedral:
Dozens of refugees who took shelter in a cathedral in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari have been killed by Muslim fighters in a revenge attack, according to the Catholic Church.
Nine attackers killed in assault on Somalia presidential palace:
An attack by Shebab rebels against Somalia’s presidential palace has ended with at least nine of the attackers killed, a security official told AFP.
Ukraine rejects truce talks until rebels disarm:
Ukraine on Tuesday brushed off strong European pressure and rejected talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt a bloody insurgency convulsing the ex-Soviet nation until they lay down their arms.
Ukraine Threatens Rebels With ‘Nasty Surprise’ in New Push:
Ukraine’s government kept up military pressure against pro-Russian rebels on Tuesday, threatening them with a “nasty surprise,” while the militants said they were preparing to fight back after losing their main stronghold.
Apologist for war criminals
‘Kiev has right to use airstrikes to defend sovereignty’ – Psaki : Video –
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday that the Ukrainian government using airstrikes that kill civilians to defend its own territory
Is there a second NSA leaker after Snowden?:
Glenn Greenwald, the journalist most closely associated to Snowden, said he suspects someone else has been involved in leaking out new documents, and other experts have backed up the claim.
US ‘kidnaps’ Russian MP’s son to ‘exchange him for Snowden’:
Roman Seleznyov, 30, was arrested at Male international airport as he was about to board a flight to Moscow. He was forced by US secret service agents to board a private plane to Guam and was later arrested. The Russian ministry slammed his detention as “a de-facto kidnapping.”
Democracy Now! Goes Inside Assange’s Embassy Refuge to Talk WikiLeaks, Snowden and Winning Freedom:
Video and Transcript – The question as to how I’m doing. I would say that when someone’s in this position, what you are most concerned about is the interruption in your family relationships. So, because of the security situation, that’s made it very hard for my children and my parents.
How The Silk Road Case Affects Us All : Video –
“And for those who think sitting on the sidelines in Ulbricht is a popcorn opportunity, this is still the birth of the future of law as applied to our digital future. Watch it as a spectator at your peril.”
Nobel Peace Laureates Slam Human Rights Watch’s Refusal to Cut Ties to U.S. Government:
Human Rights Watch’s affiliation with ex-CIA and NATO officials generates perverse incentives and undermine its reputation for independence.
Currency Wars – Europe Seeks Alternative To ‘Dollar Imperialism’:
Today in Brussels the French Finance Minister, Michel Sapin, will start a debate with his EU counterparts on how the European Union can reduce its dependency on the U.S. dollar.
El Salvador leader turns palace into museum:
President Sanchez Ceren gives up official residence, turning into a museum and arts centre to reflect national identity. The former rebel commander has decided to live in his family home in a middle-class area of the city.
Nicaragua canal route: Atlantic-Pacific link unveiled:
Engineers for the Hong Kong-based HKND Group said the canal would be between 230m and 520m wide and 27.6m deep.