More than 290 people were killed in the military coup attempt in Turkey, spokespeople for the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. More than 100 of the victims are participants of the coup, RBC reports. More than 1,400 others were injured in violent clashes. Earlier reports indicated 265 deaths, including 104 coup members
"If this is how France struggles against terrorism under the condition of a state of emergency, one may only shudder at the thought of how this miserable struggle would be conducted under the conditions of normal life when the state of emergency is lifted. Here, we deal with a perverse form of tolerance
Five policemen were killed and six were seriously injured as a result of the sniper attack in Dallas that occurred as local residents were protesting against police violence. Some Americans are calling for war, while others urge everyone for unity. The latest events in the United States look very much like the "revolution of dignity" in Ukraine
US authorities took no adequate measures in connection with the attack on the CIA base, a US diplomatic mission. President Obama knew about the plans to attack the embassy in Benghazi. Obama was informed about the need to conduct the rescue operation, but the president decided not to hold it for unknown reasons
The news about the tragic death of 14 children that occurred during a boat on Syamozero Lake in Russia's Karelia Republic, came as a shock to the nation. Who is guilty of what happened in Karelia? Was it the camp administration, who agreed for a boat trip under dangerous weather conditions?
A unit of French special forces stopped a bus with Russian football fans aboard. The bus was traveling to Lille, for Russia-Slovakia match that is going to take place in the city as part of the Euro-2016 tournament on June 15. The Russians refused to leave the bus and asked for an interpreter and explanations
The war in Syria continues for the sixth year already. It all started as protests against the Syrian regime. The protests evolved into the struggle against one of the three world evils - international terrorism. Despite all attempts to achieve truce in Syria, the offensive on the forces of the Syrian government and allies continues
As the USA has been losing dominating positions in the Middle East, Turkey and the United Kingdom demonstrate determination to fill in the vacuum. It appears that Ankara and London aim to retrieve the once lost legacy of the Ottoman and British empires. Turkey announced its intention to establish a multipurpose military base in Qatar
On Tuesday 3 February, it was said that William Schabas, a Canadian academic, will resign after Israeli allegations of bias due to consultancy work he did for the Palestine Liberation Organisation. Schabas's fate is of no great surprise to many who have monitored previous attempts to make Israel responsible for the killing of thousands in Gaza
OSCE experts noted in their investigation report that on January 27 residential quarters of the city of Luhansk were shelled from Smerch volley fire systems. The Ukrainian troops shelled the city of Donetsk and suburbs at least 25 times in 24 hours. A Smerch munition contains about half a million of strike elements
ISIS' move to provoke Japan doesn't seem very clever since Tokyo's government hasn't taken any active role in the offensive against the Islamic State and has only contributed with humanitarian aid for refugees in Northern Iraq. Russia is an interesting case when dealing with ISIS and other jihadist organizations
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg rebutted the recent statement from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said that the Ukrainian army was based on a foreign NATO legion. Stoltenberg called Putin's statement "nonsensical." However, facts speak of the opposite. The purpose of NATO is to exacerbate the crisis in Ukraine
"Some Syrians mock commenting: How, who says al-Qaeda has an air force? It does not have an air force (...) Actually they do have an air force (...) it's the Israeli air force," said Al-Assad in an interview published Sunday in the journal 'Foreign Affairs'.