Aktuelles auf englisch (25) [der letzten 24 Stunden]
8:46 [The Intercept]
Troops in the West African nation of Cameroon have tortured prisoners at a remote military base that is also used by U.S. personnel and private contractors for drone surveillance and training missions. As the U.S. military has fortified the Cameroonian site, known as Salak, and supported the elite local troops based there, the outpost has become the scene of illegal imprisonment, brutal torture, and even killings.
14:45 [Moon of Alabama]
The U.S. supports the right-wing opposition in Venezuela against the socialist government of President Maduro.
Since April the opposition tries to dislodge the government by instigating a regime change by force. Its protests and street fights with the police are led by violent, militarized gangs
Welt - Naher Osten - arabische Halbinsel (4)
16:40 [Al Masdar News]
Back by pro-government tribal fighters, the SAA’s Tiger Forces dashed across eastern Raqqa and captured the neighboring towns of Dalha and Al-Aukarishi, thus reaching the Euphrates River in one of its largest single advances in 2017.
Hundreds of residents of Deir Hafer returned to their towns and villages in the eastern countryside of Aleppo after the Syrian army has completed clearance operations of landmines and explosive devices where the terrorist groups planted before they were expelled.
15:00 [Press TV]
The Syrian army and resistance fighters with Lebanon’s resistance movement have launched a joint operation against Takfiri militant groups in border areas between the two countries.
14:59 [Al Masdar News]
According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army secured the perimeter around the northeastern perimeter of the Al-Sonbol Station in the ‘Ayn Tarma Triangle, destroying two Faylaq Al-Rahman trenches in the area.
A wide range of American conglomerates, including oil, energy, banking, aerospace, auto and heavy manufacturing enterprises have jointly started a lobbying campaign against the new round of sanctions against Russia passed by the US Senate, CNN reports.
18:21 [Mint Press News]
Since its founding, the State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice has proven to be ineffective and guided only by political motivations, rather than humanitarian ones.
The board of trustees for a south Texas school district voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of reintroducing paddling as an appropriate disciplinary method in elementary schools.
15:07 [Press TV]
In an editorial, The New York Times has enumerated a number of flaws in US foreign policy, which could trigger a war with Iran, suggesting engagement in dialog with Tehran instead of resorting to force.
...Paul Craig Roberts writes a crucially important essay entitled “Trump Cannot Improve Relations With Russia When Trump’s Government and the US Media Oppose Improved Relations.” I don’t much like what he maintains, because, while there is not a false word in it, it is the counsel of despair.
8:49 [The Intercept]
President Trump and Republicans in Congress have broadcast their every intention to gut the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau). The president’s budget attempted to defund it and leading Republicans have called for its director to be fired and replaced with a more Wall Street-compliant regulator.
Welt - Russland und Zentralasien (1)
The Russian lower house has given a final nod to bills obliging companies that own internet messengers to verify the identity of every user and banning various services that allow users to visit prohibited internet sites.
15:02 [Press TV]
Thousands of people have rallied in Poland’s capital of Warsaw and other cities across the country to protest the ruling party’s contentious bid to restructure the judiciary.
Deutschland - Demokratie und Politik (1)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed media reports that Ankara provided Berlin with a ‘black list’ of German companies over terrorism-support suspicions, also condemning German officials who said that such actions would harm investment in Turkey.
Deutschland - Recht und Polizei (1)
The compensation claims brought by descendants of victims of German colonial crimes in the former German South West Africa are threatened to fail, because the authorities in Berlin are obstructing the transfer of court documents.
Themen - Bevölkerungskontrolle (1)
Three Palestinians have been fatally shot amid mass protests in Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Themen - Forschung und Technik (1)
It’s the first recorded occasion that any animal, including humans, have rapidly produced antibodies to neutralize the virus. Researchers now hope that cows may one day hold the key to the future creation of a HIV vaccine.
Themen - Geheimdienste und Terror (5)
A new report has revealed that the Islamic State central command in Syria has been steadily funding militants in the Philippines, helping them seize the city of Marawi, arranging funding and carrying out recruitment.
In a new breach of the Russian memorandum on de-escalation zones, the armed groups targeted al-Zara power plant in the southern countryside of Hama province with a number of rocket shells.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo has downplayed Russia’s role in the Syrian operation, saying there is only “the most minimal evidence” that Russia is pursuing a serious strategy there.
15:05 [Press TV]
So far, 15 civilians, including four children and a media activist, and 50 terrorists have been killed during the conflict.
15:03 [Press TV]
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has thwarted a terror attack on the country’s northwestern border, killing four terrorists and injuring three others in the operation.
14:43 [Asia Times/Pepe Escobar]
The secret is out: the ascension of Mohammad bin Salman, displacing CIA favorite Mohammad bin Nayef as Crown Prince, was in fact a white coup
Themen - Medien und Propaganda (1)
...Arango paints the U.S. as a noble, freedom-loving nation on a mission to improve the lives of average Iraqis, and Iran as a sinister imperial force working to expand its sphere of influence across the region.