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'.
The Geneva peace talks, meant to resolve the crisis in Libya where rival militias and their respective governments are at war over the control of the country, so far failed to be fruitful. It in fact is believed that the lame leading the blind would have yielded better results than the UN-brokered mediation, facilitated by a Bilderberg Group member...
Poroshenko started "restoring the Ukrainian heritage" with a provocation at the Donetsk airport. Afterwards, the Ukrainian military started killing civilians, blaming the militia forces for the killings of the people, who were traveling in a passenger bus or standing on a bus stop. Poroshenko ordered to open a heavy artillery fire on Donetsk
In Donetsk, a shell hit a public transport stop, killing 13 people and wounding dozens. The photos of the shelled trolleybus with bodies of the victims, mostly women, have surfaced on the Internet. At the moment of the attack, there were a lot of people at the bus stop; they were in a rush for work
The Paris attacks has heralded a great harvest time for political parties thriving on xenophobia, intelligence and security agencies and military-industrial complex across the Europe. It is only a matter of few short days before we would see passengers walking bare-feet and undergoing full-body scans at the European airports
In the past year alone, the Syrian civil war that started in 2011 claimed 76 thousand lives. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that half of these people were civilians and 3501 of them were children. According to the official reports, since the start of the war, 191 thousand people have lost their lives
The Paris Unity march was presented as a response to extremist attacks in France. What kind of a march was it? Heads of states gathered and walked hand in hand thus trying to demonstrate Europe's unity to the frightened Europeans. In fact, it was an attempt to create an illusion of unity when there is none
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Ukrainian security forces were going to conduct another military operation in eastern Ukraine. There are signs of this operation - the never-ending cannonade, the sounds of which can be heard not only in the suburbs, but also in central regions of Donetsk. The war eats people from within