The UN-security Council? Photo/Rick Bajornas

UN Security Council might vote on amended draft resolution on ceasefire in Syria during Friday’s session

nsnbc : The Un Security Council (UNSC) will vote on Friday on a revised draft resolution proposing a 30-day ceasefire to allow deliveries More...

Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, archives, 2018

Pakistan’s PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to visit Afghanistan and Turkmenistan for TAPI gas pipeline inauguration

nsnbc : Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is due to visit Afghanistan for the inauguration of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, More...

The Parliament of the Kurdistan Region on February 20, 2018. Photo courtesy Rudaw TV

Iraqi-Kurdish MP’s divided on Damascus-Afrin agreement

nsnbc : Politicians in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) stand divided on the arrival of pro-Syrian-government forces More...

Cyril Ramphosa, South Africa, Feb 2018

South Africa’s opposition blasts President Ramaphosa’s maiden speech

nsnbc : South Africa’s opposition blasted new President Cyril Ramaphosa over his first State of the Nation Address, questioning More...

Felipe Nyusi and Alfonso Dhlakama, Mozambique, Feb 2018

Nyusi and Dhlakama meet again to discuss disarmament of Renamo

nsnbc : Mozambican President Felipe Nyusi, yesterday, held a meeting with Renamo leader Alfonso Dhlakama to discuss the disarmament, More...

James Mattis, US Secretary of Defense, President Petro Poroshenko, Munich Security Conference, Germany, Feb 2018, on Ukraine

Poroshenko thanks U.S. for support of Ukraine

nsnbc : Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. More...

Taliban chief Mawlavi Akhundzada.

Taliban’s open letter to Trump deconstructed

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Taliban a.k.a. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, published an open letter to U.S. President Donald More...

FARC leader Molina assassinated in August 2017.

One year of peace and Colombia has seen 27% increase in attacks on civilians: OCHA

nsnbc : 14 months after the signing of the peace accord between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army More...

Russia to deploy warplanes to disputed Northern Japanese Territories a.k.a. South Kuril Islands

Kirill Voloshin / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the deployment of Russian warplanes to the disputed Northern Japanese Territories a.k.a. South More...

Kurdistan, Iraq, and Iran’s interest in Saddam’s prime real estate for SCUD missile launches

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Nechirvan Barzani, prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) has met with Iraqi federal prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in the More...

Is Iran aiming to control the Yazidi Mount Shingal in Iraq? Ali Qarkarani spotted in Sinjar

Iranian commander Ali Qakarani (right) in civilian clothes accompanied by Iranian forces including some 30 or more bodyguards on October 18, 2017 in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, northwest Iraq.

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The presence of Iranian commander Ali Qakarani accompanied by Iranian forces including some 30 or more bodyguards in the Yazidi town of Sinjar, northwest More...

Abdullah Öcalan (archives)

Öcalan’s lawyers request visit on anniversary of his arrest

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Lawyers of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan have again appealed to Turkish authorities for permission to visit him in jail. Öcalan has’t been More...

Taliban’s open letter to Trump deconstructed

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Taliban a.k.a. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, published an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, dated February 15, 2018. Purporting More...

Six, including former Russian Embassy official arrested in cocaine scandal

Argentine, Buenos Aires, Russian Embassy, In this photo taken on Dec. 14, 2016, and released on Feb. 22, 2018 by the Argentine Security Ministry_2_,

nsnbc : Six people including a former Russian embassy official and an Argentinian police officer have been arrested following More...

Dutch parliament overwhelmingly recognized Armenian genocide, government weasels out

The netherlands, Dutch Parliament, Tweede Kamer, Feb 2018

nsnbc : The lower house (Tweede Kamer) of the Dutch Parliament has approved a motion on Thursday, officially recognizing More...

Ramzan Kadyrov_HBO interview_Jul 2017 Chechen leader Kadyrov to ask Islamic scholars if using Bitcoin is permissible

nsnbc : Ramzan Kadyrov, controversial Islamist President of the Russian Federation’s Chechen Republic, is asking Islamic...

Sulaymaniyah Airport. Photo from October 2017 Airports in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region generated over $40 million in 2017

nsnbc : The Ministry of Transport and Communications in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KRG) said the...

Oil pump near al-Hawl, currently in YPG / SDF controlled area of Raqqa province. (archives) Crude oil prices peak to 3-year high

nsnbc : Crude oil prices peaked to a three-year-high on Thursday due to multiple factors including...

UN Security Council might vote on amended draft resolution on ceasefire in Syria during Friday’s session

The UN-security Council? Photo/Rick Bajornas

nsnbc : The Un Security Council (UNSC) will vote on Friday on a revised draft resolution proposing a 30-day More...

Alleged troll factory mastermind and 12 other Russians charged with US election meddling

nsnbc : Delivering on his initial mandate by the Justice Department, U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed the details of what..

U.S. Defense Department requests $1.4bn for Iraq, Syria train and equip program in 2019

nsnbc : The United States’ Department of Defense (DoD) has requested $1.4 billion for its train and equip programs in Iraq..

Forces loyal to Syrian government raised their flag in Aleppo neighborhoods under PYD – YPG control

Pro-Syrian-government fighters entering Afrin with YPG fighters greeting them welcome. Photo courtesy AFP

nsnbc : Forces loyal to the Syrian government and its allies have raised their flag on Thursday in a pocket More...

Pakistan’s PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to visit Afghanistan and Turkmenistan for TAPI gas pipeline inauguration

nsnbc : Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is due to visit Afghanistan for the inauguration of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India..

Iraq returned 27 children and 4 women linked to Islamic State to Russia

nsnbc : The Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub announced that 27 children and four women who belonged to the self-proclaimed Islamic..
Photo courtesy Archiv der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

Condemn Them to ’Non-Createdness’! A Vignette to Gottfried von Einem’s 100th Anniversary

Christoph Schlüren (nsnbc) : On this very day, on 24 January 2018, Vienna celebrates the 100th birthday of the distinguished composer..
Courtesy Taiwan Power Company.

Taiwan Power Company reveals shortlist of proposals for eco-power plant in Kaohsiung

nsnbc : Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), on Saturday, announced a shortlist of design proposals for its new ecological power plant in..
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Opioid epidemic causing rise in hepatitis C infections and other serious illnesses

Thomas J. Stopka (TC) : Many Americans now know that, over the past decade, opioid addiction and deaths from opioid overdose..