The UN Congo Offensive: A Continent Betrayed

Christopher Black (NEO) : On January 5, 2015 the United Nations announced that offensive operations by its forces, known as MONUSCO, along with Congolese army elements, are being prepared against the Democratic Forces For the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) based in the east of the Republic of Congo (DRC). This follows a Security Council statement…

Myanmar government backs oppression against Muslims

Myanmar’s government has been behind the ongoing atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in the country, a human rights activist tells. “I do have a strong feeling that there is support behind the scenes by the government,” said Myra Dahgaypaw, the coordinator of the US Campaign for Burma, in a Friday interview. The commentator also pointed out…

Dear #UN ~ Federal Prosecutors Declare Mass Incarceration is Fine Will Continue; Obama & Holder Pretend Not to Notice

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon While the Attorney General grants interviews promising significant action on mass incarceration, federal prosecutors openly declare that there’s nothing wrong with mass incarceration or the prison state. The Obama administration does nothing, and why should it? Who needs to roll back the prison state when you’ve got black…

Possible Implications of Faulty US Technical Intelligence in the Damascus Nerve Agent Attack of August 21, 2013

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 18 JANUARY 2014  FRANÇAIS  ESPAÑOL Richard Lloyd, a former UN weapons inspector, and Theodore Postol, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), published a report which challenges the ballistic data used by U.S. intelligence services in connection with the 21 August 2013 massacre in Ghouta, a Damascus suburb. The authors show that…

Kurdish National Movement: Emphasis on combating terrorism necessary for success of Geneva 2

Damascus, (SANA) – The Kurdish National Movement for Peaceful Change affirmed that in order for the international conference on Syria “Geneva 2” to be successful, it must emphasize combating terrorism and affirm Syria’s territorial and social integrity. In a letter directed to the UN Secretary-General, Russia and the US as the sponsors of Geneva 2 and…

Neo-Nazis attack anti-racism protesters in Sweden

Source Swedish police have arrested 28 people after dozens of far-right extremists attacked protesters during an anti-racism demonstration in the capital Stockholm. Police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said some 200 anti-racism demonstrators participated in the peaceful march on Sunday in the suburb of Karrtorp when they were attacked by about 40 neo-Nazis. The far-right extremists threw…

Ad selling Syrian virgins in Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (MNA) – Saudi support for terrorists in Syria has even brought to Saudi streets ads selling Syrian virgin girls. #UNHRW Mehr News reported that even a phone number of an individual called ‘family counselor’ appears in ads. Mehr quoted news website Al-Marsad who pointed to a report in Saudi daily Al-Watan that…

MSF Withdraws From Somalia

MSF Withdraws From Somalia Women in Somalia have been forced to bear the brunt of the drought now taking place in the Horn of Africa region. The United Nations has delcared famine in two areas in the south of the country., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. MSF withdraws from Somalia, accuses government…

Israel Approves another 942 Settlement Units

Israel Approves another 942 Settlement Units TEHRAN (FNA)- Jerusalem’s municipality has approved 942 new settlement units for occupied East Jerusalem, a local official said Tuesday, on the eve of the scheduled resumption of the so-called peace talks with the Palestinians. The units are in addition to the more than 1,000 settlement homes approved by Israel…

US has no plan to close ‘The Second Guantanamo’

US has no plan to close ‘The Second Guantanamo’ US officials say they have no strategy to close Bagram, an American prison in Afghanistan nicknamed “The Second Guantanamo.” The United States holds 67 non-Afghan prisoners in Bagram air base outside Kabul but it has not yet come up with a plan about their future. The…

Moscow welcomes outcomes of UN delegation’s visit to Syria

  Moscow, (SANA)- Russia has welcomed the outcomes of the UN delegation’s visit to Syria , according to a Russian Foreign Ministry statement issued Monday, sayign they pave the way for conducting a probe into the incident of chemical weapons use in Khan al-Assal in Aleppo. “Moscow welcomes the constructive nature of the contacts underway…

New fire deliberately caused by Israeli occupation in Syrian Golan

Quneitra, (SANA)- The Israeli occupation authorities deliberately caused a huge fire Saturday afternoon on the terraces of Mount Hermon opposite to the occupied town of Majdal Shams and the agricultural lands of the liberated area of Ein al-Tineh. The fire, which came in the framework of Israel’s continued terrorist practices and violations in the occupied…

Russia: Moscow highly appreciates Damascus readiness to take part in UN chemical weapons probe

Moscow, (SANA)_Moscow highly appreciates the Syrian government’s readiness to cooperate with the UN expert team currently in Syria to pin down facts related to the alleged use of chemical weapons there. In a statement following a meeting between the Russian deputy foreign minister, Mikhail Bogdanov and the Syrian ambassador to Russia, Riad Haddad in Moscow,…

Somalia Famine Killed Nearly 260,000 People, Half Children

Somalia Famine Killed Nearly 260,000 People, Half Children Women in the Waberi District of Mogadishu, Somalia where they have re-located to receive drought relief from international humanitarian organizations. Despite the reports of famine fewer people are arriving in the capital., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Somalia famine killed nearly 260,000…

United States Troops Operating in Libya

United States Troops Operating in Libya     Commandant Gen. Jim Amos, visits the U.S. embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya, on June 16, 2013. He is speaking with a member of 4th Force Reconnaissance Company., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. U.S. Marines reach transition point in Libya mission JULY 12TH,…

Libyans Displaced Refuse to Leave Tunisia Camp

Libyans Displaced Refuse to Leave Tunisia Camp A refugee camp burned down in Tunisia that housed African migrant workers who have been forced to leave Libya due to the actions of counter-revolutionary rebels backed-up by the United States and NATO. Many refugees have been killed and injured., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos…

United Nations Peacekeepers Take Over Ahead of Mali Polls

United Nations Peacekeepers Take Over Ahead of Mali Polls French imperialism is bombing Mali and launching a ground invasion. The World Federation of Trade Unions have denounced the actions of Paris., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. UN peacekeepers take over ahead of Mali polls Published June 30, 2013 BAMAKO (AFP)…

19-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead by Saudi Forces in Qatif

19-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead by Saudi Forces in Qatif TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi forces shot dead a teenage boy during a raid on the houses of anti-regime activists in the restive Eastern Province. The incident took place in al-Tubi village of Qatif region on Friday when the Saudi troops shot the 19-year-old boy in the head…

UN transfers 71 MKO terrorists to Albania

UN transfers 71 MKO terrorists to Albania A UN official says 71 members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) have been transferred from Iraq to Albania following a rocket attack on Camp Liberty. The attack on Camp Liberty a week ago has “once again shown how important it is to relocate the residents to…

Everybody is looking at Taksim, but somebody is looking at Qusayr

Everybody is looking at Taksim, but somebody is looking at Qusayr Related posts: Video- From Tahrir Square to Taksim Square, Turkish Govern. face uncovered Al-Nusra Front leader killed in Al-Qusayr Photo- Qusayr overnight …. Syrian Army makes more gains against militants in al-Qusayr Al-Manar Camera in al-Qusayr Shoots Syrian Army Progress Why Al-Qusayr takeover by…

NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan’s Kunar Kills 10

NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan’s Kunar Kills 10 NATO Airstrike in Afghanistan’s Kunar Kills 10 TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 10 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in a NATO airstrike in Kunar province in Afghanistan, local officials said. The NATO-led ISAF force said it was aware of the reports of civilian deaths and was “looking…