Al-Qaeda is not Islam, Islam is not Islamic State, but Al-Qaeda took one step closer to Islamic State on December 16, 2014 when operatives in Pakistan murdered over 130 children in the most blatant act of cowardice the world has witnessed since Beslan, when Chechen terrorists attacked a Russian school.
In April Senator Richard Black wrote a letter to Syrian President Assad to thank the Syrian Arab Army for its extraordinary gallantry and heroism demonstrated in conducting military operations in Qalamoun. These military operations have led to the rescue of the Christian community who was imprisoned for a lot of time by the Islamic extremists.
The terrifying ordeal of the hostages taken this morning in the Lindt Café in Martin Place, in Sydney's financial district, has come to an end after police commandos stormed the building. There are reports of up to five people injured in the operation, as well as the deaths of two hostages and the hostage-taker.
The Senate released only the first 500 pages, and the entire report is 6,000 pages. Americans are wary of the situation, they will not play with fire, but at the same time they cannot close this case completely, that's why they release bits of information. Obama is unable to do much in terms of law to make some fundamental changes
President Vladimir Putin is leaving for India for a business visit. There is a large Indian diaspora in the United States - over 2 million Indians who live there and take part in all areas of the American life. Indian top specialists work in the Silicon Valley, in US scientific and R&D centers. India communicates with whoever it wants to
Ever since the 1957 Treaty of Rome, European states have taken steps towards an ever-closer union. Decisions have been taken aimed at bringing the peoples of Europe closer together, not just in economic terms but also in the sociological sense, and these rules have been implemented with strict discipline
It is always commendable when a person or a country comes clean, owns up, admits it was wrong and promises never to do the same thing again. From this viewpoint, the USA should be congratulated. However, this is only valid if indeed there is change and with the Obama Presidency we see this is difficult. The question is, can pigs fly?
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director UN Women - As leaders from around the world gather in Lima, Peru this week to discuss global cooperation in addressing climate change, a woman in Guatemala will struggle to feed her family from a farm plot that produces less each season.
Russia's decision to cancel the South Stream project triggered strong reactions in Serbia and Bulgaria. The Serbian President accused Russia of betraying common interests. And the Bulgarian Prime Minister got offended that Russian Federation set him up. Grievance is a primitive way of education. And a completely different subject needs to be chosen
Western politicians voiced statements that contradict the official line of confrontation with Russia. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pfeiffer said that the Ukrainian government might lose support of the world if it continued to slow down reforms. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO did not need a Cold War with Russia
Despite close contacts and positive background of the Russian-Chinese relations, China cannot be called a Russian ally. Since China is always above the fray. It is obvious at the very least when we listen to China's statement in the United Nations Security Council or watch how actively PRC is cooperating with USA
It was obvious that South Stream could ensure reliable supplies of natural gas to Europe, but it was Europe, rather than Russia, that refused from the project. This is an erroneous strategy of inexperienced European bureaucrats. EU's recent opposition to South Stream was connected with Brussels' wish to support Kiev in its confrontation with Moscow
The US Department of Justice has reached a settlement regarding its civil forfeiture cases against assets in the US owned by Second Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. the second vice president, Teodoro Nguema Obiang, will sell his US assets including six life-sized statues of singer Michael Jackson