80 killed in Iran missile attacks on US bases in Iraq: reports

By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA | January 10, 2020 ILIGAN CITY, Philippines: Iran’s Press TV has reported that at least 80 people have been killed in Iran missile attacks on US bases in Iraq. But according to reports from India TV News Desk, the Press TV cannot independently verify the reports on the number of casualties.… Read More 80 killed in Iran missile attacks on US bases in Iraq: reports

Russia to consider S-300 delivery to Syria after West attack: Lavrov

The photo shows an inflatable full size model of S-300 missile system in the Russian town of Khotkovo, about 60 kilometers northeast Moscow on October 14, 2016. (AP photo)  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will consider delivering S-300 air defense systems to Damascus following the recent strikes against Syria by three Western powers. “Several years ago we… Read More Russia to consider S-300 delivery to Syria after West attack: Lavrov

At least six Palestinians killed since start of 2018

PALESTINE, Jnuary 31, 2018 — At least six people have been killed in the occupied Palestinian territories since the beginning of the year 2018, according to a rights organisation. On Tuesday, 16-year-old Laith Abu Naim succumbed to his wounds hours after being shot by Israeli forces in his village, on the outskirts of Ramallah in… Read More At least six Palestinians killed since start of 2018

Arab League chief says Lebanon should be ‘spared’

BEIRUT, November 20 — Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Monday Lebanon should be “spared” from spiralling regional tensions, during a visit to Beirut a day after Arab diplomats blasted Lebanese movement Hezbollah. “Arab countries understand and take into account the situation in Lebanon and want to spare it… from any dispute,” Abul… Read More Arab League chief says Lebanon should be ‘spared’

Marawi Siege, Hydropower Version of Middle East Oilfield Battle

“As Daesh allies, aren’t the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups used in the devastating Marawi Siege for total control of the Maranao lake hydropower just the way it is used for energy battle for future pipelines in the Middle East?” Portion of devastated Marawi. (File Photo) Masiding Noor Yahya Marawi City, Lanao del Sur October… Read More Marawi Siege, Hydropower Version of Middle East Oilfield Battle

Turkey faces risks in support of crisis-hit Qatar

ISTANBUL, June 15 — As the crisis between Qatar and some Muslim countries continues unabated amid efforts for a settlement, Turkey’s siding with Doha has been criticized for not serving the country’s interests while ruining its chance of mediation. “Ankara’s excessively one-sided intrusion in the crisis may lead to a loss of sympathy, respect and… Read More Turkey faces risks in support of crisis-hit Qatar

Turkey detains 1,682 for questioning over links to failed coup, militants

Turkish riot police detain protesters on November 5, 2016 during a demonstration in Istanbul. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of people have been detained for questioning by Turkish authorities in the course of last week over suspected links to opposition leader Fethullah Gulen as well as militant groups.Turkey’s Interior Ministry said 1,682 people had been detained… Read More Turkey detains 1,682 for questioning over links to failed coup, militants

2016 has gone to the dogs: Good riddance to a bad year

This is the year that added insult to injury, as disagreement translated into indecency, and arrogance bred incivility. The dogs of war have peed all over this year’s calendar. Every month. Every week. Every day. Helped by Russia, Iran and various militias, the Assad regime destroyed much of Syria under the pretex  of fighting terrorism,… Read More 2016 has gone to the dogs: Good riddance to a bad year