S-400 battery, here deployed in Syria to protect Russian military assets.

Moscow suspends Russia – US “de-confliction channel” in Syria after downing of Syrian SU-22

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russia announced that it suspended the Russia – US de-confliction channel in Syria and considers any More...

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US changes disposition of Coalition aircraft in Syria, wants to restore de-confliction hotline

nsnbc : The U.S.’ Department of Defense responded to Russia’s suspension of the de-confliction cooperation after a U.S. More...

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Belgium extends Air Force mission in Syria

nsnbc : Speaking during his visit to Canada, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed that Belgium has extended the Belgian More...

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Netanyahu not welcome to Greece: KOE

nsnbc : A number of left-wing, anti-war and anti-imperialist organizations, including the Communist Organization of Greece, have responded More...

Boeing F-15 Silent Eagle

Qatar to buy F-15 fighter jets worth $12 billion from the United States

nsnbc : Amidst calls for the isolation of “terrorism sponsor Qatar”, the Pentagon revealed that Doha is set to buy F-15 More...

Tragedy. Andy Rain/EPA

Grenfell Tower fire tragedy reveals ugly flaws of regeneration agenda

Joseph Downing (TC) : I grew up in social housing. It provided a stable and secure (albeit overcrowded and cold) home for my family, More...

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Authorities ignored warnings about high-rise fire hazards in London’s 21st century slums

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : After confirming that 12 were found dead, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said  a yet unknown number More...

KAR parliament in first session after 2013 elections (archives)

Gorran and Komal turn down “conditional” reactivation of Kurdistan’s parliament

nsnbc : Gorran (Change Movement) and Komal (Islamic League) refused to join an initiative aimed to reopen the parliament of Iraq’s More...

Barzani and al-Nujaifi discussed future of post-ISIS Iraq and Sunni autonomy

Osama al-Nujaifi, Iraqi Vice President and head of the newly-founded United for Iraq Sunni party [L] and Kurdish president Masoud Barzani discuss the future of Iraq on June 5, 2017 . Photo courtesy KAR Presidency.

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Masoud Barzani, the President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region, and Osama al-Nujaifi, the vice president and head of the United Iraq or Mutahidun More...

Norwegian special forces in Syria for “Self Defense”: Defense Ministry

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Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : After being contacted about the presence of Norwegian special forces in Southern Syria last week, the Norwegian Defense Ministry stated that it cannot More...

China & Philippines launched dialog over South China Sea controversies

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : China and the Philippines, on Friday, launched what was described as candid but friendly discussions about their territorial dispute in the South China More...

Javier Duarte, former governor of the Mexican state Veracruz, after his arrest. EPA/Esteban Biba

Mexico’s corruption problems are still among the world’s deepest

Constantino Grasso (TC) : Mexico has struggled with corruption for a long, long time, but recent events indicate that the situation is now at a truly intolerable pitch. Javier More...

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died: The misrepresented German-European

nsnbc : Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died at his home in Ludwigshaven, on Friday, at the age of 87. Kohl will mainly be remembered for the accession of East Germany More...

Britain – EU launch Brexit talks

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nsnbc : Representatives from Britain and the European Union are meeting Monday in Brussels to begin the process of negotiating More...

500,000 Ukrainians traveled to EU countries visa-free: SBS

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nsnbc : Ukraine’s State Borders Service (SBS) reported that more than 500,000 Ukrainian citizens have arrived More...

Siemens_Logo Siemens delivers 46 transformer substations to Bangladesh

nsnbc : Germany’s global energy and engineering powerhouse Siemens received an order from the stare-run energy...

Solar energy in Mozambique (archives) EAIF backs largest sub-Saharan solar power plant outside South Africa in Mozambique

nsnbc : The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development...

Photo courtesy Rudaw news agency. “$112 billion in Iraq missing”: Ahmed Haji Rashid, head of parliament’s finance committee

nsnbc : Ahmed Haji Rashid, head of the finance committee in the Iraqi parliament, said Iraq’s...

US changes disposition of Coalition aircraft in Syria, wants to restore de-confliction hotline

Incirlik Airbase_Turkey_US F-16 at Incirlik_(archives)

nsnbc : The U.S.’ Department of Defense responded to Russia’s suspension of the de-confliction cooperation More...

Dear Mr. President, Be Careful What You Wish for: Higher Interest Rates Will Kill the Recovery

Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : Higher interest rates will triple the interest on the federal debt to $830 billion annually by..

Fired FBI Director Comey testifies about talks with Trump and “this Russia thing”

nsnbc : Fired FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday, before the Senate’s Intelligence Committee, telling U.S. lawmakers that President Donald..

KDP official on Tehran’s comments on Kurdish referendum in Iraq: The Ayatollah should mind his own business

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Ali Awni, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council told reporters More...

2 killed and 27 injured by “security forces” during Kabul sit-in: Resurrection for Change

nsnbc : Members of the “Resurrection for Change” movement reported that two were killed and another 27 were injured in clashes with “security..

US-led coalition downs Syrian jet in “de-confliction zone” near Raqqa: Pilot reported missing

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The US-led coalition confirmed that it shot down a Syrian jet in Raqqa, claiming self-defense because the..
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan skips rope with students at the School of Peace at a internally displaced peoples site in the Lake Region, Chad. She visited the conflict-affected region in April 2017. UNICEF/Sokhin

UNICEF appoints 19 year-old Syrian refugee and education activist as Goodwill Ambassador

nsnbc : The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed the 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating girl’s right to..
Belgium's plagued Tihange NPP

Seventy “new cracks” discovered at Belgium’s ageing Tihange nuclear power plant

nsnbc : Experts discovered new, additional cracks in reactor 2 at the Tihange nuclear power plant, located near the city of..
A recipe for an eyesalve from ‘Bald’s Leechbook.’ © The British Library Board (Royal MS 12 D xvii)

Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

Erin Conelly (TC) : For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred..