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
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
In Yekaterinburg, well-known photographer Dmitry Loshagin, who allegedly killed his wife, Yulia Prokopyeva, a photo model, was acquitted of the charges. The collected evidence was insufficient to convict the man of murder. Prokopyeva was a famous model in Russia's Urals. The 28-year-old woman disappeared immediately after a VIP party
For Pakistan it has been a long slow descent into hell. The brutal, mindless mass murder of 133 children at a school in Peshawar on 16 December confirms that we have arrived. Much has been written and said about the depravity and inhumanity of the attackers. But no net of words can capture just how far these people have fallen from the human norm
Brutal and bloody provocations are a tool of choice of USA's politics. US intelligence greyhounds have taken a hand in white powder from Iraq, in September 11 attacks and torture. Hitler's reason for war - a casus belli - was the only one Gleiwitz. The American elite has dozens of such Gleiwitzes. The worst of them was the 9/11 attacks
The logic that torture is a "stain" on US history is the heart of the problem, since it blocks an honest reading of whatever "values" Washington actually stands for. Of course, aging accused war criminals like former Vice President, Dick Cheney were quick to dismiss the report and its detailed brutal interrogation tactics as "full of crap"
On November 5th, the Ukrainian artillery in the southeast of Ukraine violated ceasefire regime 18 times, the press center of the militia forces said. As a result of the shelling, two teenagers were killed and four others were wounded in Donetsk. The children were playing football in the school yard, when Ukrainian shells exploded there
While many countries in the world are trying to handle the danger of Ebola fever, Russia is suffering from mass poisonings caused by a new kind of "spice" - a drug from the category of smoking blends. An EMERCOM employee, a fire brigade driver, stabbed himself several times after smoking "spice". The man was found in his own apartment
A Crimean journalist, who was released from Ukrainian captivity, said that Ukrainian military men beat and tortured civilians. "I saw that with my own eyes. During the whole time, we were staying in a basement chamber. Closer to the end, a civilian was thrown to us, who was never a militia. They just made him testify against himself..."
Dozens of residents of the People's Republic of Donetsk, as well as militia fighters, returned home as a result of the ongoing exchange of prisoners of war between militia forces and Ukrainian troops. Some of them said that the soldiers of National Guard of Ukraine brutally tortured and abused prisoners
On the outskirts of Donetsk, militia fighters discovered new mass graves of civilians. There were three burials of civilians found - about 40 dead bodies of civilians, prisoners of war and Ukrainian militia soldiers. The victims lacked internal organs. It remains unclear whether the organs had been harvested at the time when the victims were alive
Militia fighters smelled the strong smell of decay near the mine. According to journalists, two shallow pits were found, the bodies dressed in civilian clothes were found in both pits. The hands of the victims were tied behind their backs; the people were killed by shots in the head. At least one of the victims was said to be a young woman
Russian photographer Andrey Stenin, who went to Ukraine at the editorial assignment of news agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), was killed. Genetic analysis confirmed that the remains of the body that militia found on August 21 near the town of Snezhnoye, the Donetsk region, belonged to Stenin. Stenin disappeared on August 5