Thursday, May 25, 2017

CIA gave us al-Qaada, al-Nusra, al-Baghdadi, Pinochet, the Shah and Saudi — Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has described the CIA as “dangerously incompetent,” in response to the US agency branding him a “friend of terrorists.” The war of words started after RT asked the CIA to comment on reports of its hacking exploits. CIA is world’s most...

4 million kids orphaned in Congo

More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence. And more than 26 million orphans live in West and Central Africa, where Congo is located — the second...

Venezuelan security officials accused of crimes against humanity

Venezuela's armed forces and the National Guard are responsible for the violence against anti-government demonstrations in the country. This is stated in the statement of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro on the situation in the Bolivarian Republic. ...

17-year-old boy and two men died in Venezuela bringing death toll climb to 42

A 17-year-old boy and two men died in Venezuela after being shot during anti-government protests, prosecutors said Tuesday, bringing to 42 the number of people killed in six weeks of unrest. The latest deaths made the recent wave of clashes almost as deadly as the...

Russia sent 5 tons of humanitarian aid to 1400 Syrian civilians, in 24 hours

Russian servicemen delivered nearly 5 tons of humanitarian aid to more than 1400 Syrian civilians in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday. "Within last 24 hours, the Russian Center for reconciliation of opposing sides has held 10 humanitarian actions... Total weight...

North Korea-linked Lazarus Group behind the global cyber attack — reports

Cyber security firms Symantec Corp and Kaspersky are looking into clues suggesting North Korea-linked Lazarus Group may be behind the global cyber attack, according to reports. Around 300,000 computers across 150 countries were targeted as part of the attack. One in five NHS trusts were hit...

Yemen: 7.6 million people live in areas at high risk of cholera — UN warns

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that an estimated 7.6 million people live in areas at high risk of cholera transmission in Yemen, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Monday. "Inadequate sanitation infrastructure, coupled with displacement, overcrowded shelters and...

Mars has metal in its atmosphere

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter has spotted iron, magnesium and sodium ions — electrically charged atoms — high up in the Red Planet's atmosphere over the past two years, a new study reports. "MAVEN has made the first direct detection of the...

Bin Laden’s son to become Al Qaeda leader — He vows revenge for dad’s death

Usama bin Laden’s son reportedly seeks to avenge his father’s death and is poised to become the new leader of Al Qaeda. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on continuing his father's legacy, Ali...

North Korea test-fired a KN-17 medium-range ballistic missile — first successful test in four attempts

The U.S. military believes North Korea test-fired a KN-17 medium-range ballistic missile Sunday — the first successful test in four attempts for the Pyongyang regime, officials told Fox News Sunday. North Korea made three attempts last month to launch the KN-17, but failed each...

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