INTERNATIONAL

Another U.S. Proxy Force Defeated By Islamic State in Syria – Incompetent Training or Intent?

Moon of Alabama - The military has again failed in one of the training programs it runs in support of fighting the Islamic State in Syria. Earlier training missions had failed to create competent and willing forces. Supplies for supported forces ended on the black markets or directly in the…
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Terror Attacks Target Brussels Airport, Metro Near European Union, 15 Dead, Almost 100 Wounded

ZERO HEDGE Just four months after the tragic attacks in Paris, Europe was once again the epicenter of a terrorist mass murder, when several deadly explosions this morning rocked Brussels, first hitting the international airport and then a metro station near the European Union institutions, resulting in dozens of casualties…
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Spain Seized 20,000 Islamic State Uniforms Smuggled to Syria, Iraq Marked as Humanitarian Aid

WTF NEWS - Spain's Policía Nacional announced that officials had seized approximately 20,000 military uniforms being smuggled to Syria and Iraq for the Islamic State, in a statement posted to the agency's website on Friday. The camouflage fatigues were discovered inside boxes marked as humanitarian aid during inspections by customs…
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Turkey Bombs Reporters in Syria and 7 Other Times Press Targeted for Investigating Islamic State

WTF NEWS - Another incident has been reported in Turkey's campaign to stop journalists from reporting on the proxy war in Syria. 1. Feb 29 2016: Journalists come under attack near Syria-Turkey border region Earlier this week, a team of foreign journalists was wounded by artillery fire while reporting on…
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Turkey: Court Says Reporters Wrongly Arrested For Exposing Spy Agency Weapons Shipments to Syria

WTF NEWS - The top court in Turkey has decided that the government violated the rights of two popular newspaper editors who were arrested on terrorism charges for reporting on a weapons shipment to Syria by Turkey's MIT spy agency. Cumhuriyet Daily Editors Can Dundar and Erdem Gul were arrested…
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US Now Controlling Airfield in Kurdish Syria – Reports

AL MASDAR A spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has told Al-Jazeera that US troops have taken control of the Rmeilan airfield in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah. This is supposedly to assist the mostly Kurdish SDF in their fight against ISIS. The airfield would become the first US-controlled…
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Protesters In Iran Set Fire To Saudi Embassy After Execution of Shia Cleric Al-Nimr

ZERO HEDGE Earlier today, Saudi Arabia announced it had staged its largest mass execution in 25 ; 43 al-Qaeda conspirators were killed along with 4 Shiites accused of shooting policemen in the anti-government protests which broke out during the Arab Spring. Among the Shiites killed: prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr. His…
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Nadine, the world’s most human-like robot – VIDEO

TELEGRAPH The world's most human-like robot has begun work as a university receptionist as scientists predict the new technology will eventually provide childcare and offer friendship to lonely elderly people. With her soft skin and flowing brunette hair, Nadine does not only meet and greet visitors, smile, make eye contact…
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Over 9 Million Bags of Nuclear Waste Piled Up Across Fukushima Prefecture – VIDEO

THE MAINICHI The number of bags of waste from decontamination efforts around the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant reached a little under million as of the end of September according to Fukushima Prefecture and the Environment Ministry. The 1-cubic-meter bags are found at some 114,700 interim storage or decontamination…
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Turkey Refuses To Withdraw Troops From Iraq, Threatens Sanctions On Russia

ZERO HEDGE Last Friday, Turkey invaded Iraq. That sounds more dramatic than it actually was. Turkey sent around 150 soldiers and two dozens tanks to Bashiqa, just northeast of Mosul in what Ankara described as an effort to replace an existing contingent of around 90 troops that have supposedly been…
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Russian Navy Sailor Seen Armed With Rocket Launcher After Turkey Stops Cargo Ships In Black Sea

ZERO HEDGE Exactly a week ago, we warned that Turkey does have one trump card when it comes to dealing with an angry Russian bear that’s hell bent on making life miserable for Ankara in the wake of Erdogan’s brazen move to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian…
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PBS Uses Video of Russian Airstrikes on Islamic State Oil Trucks To Claim U.S. Airstrike Success

MOON OF ALABAMA media can no agree with itself if Russia is giving ISIS an airforce or if Russia pounds ISIS with the biggest bomber raid in decades. Such confusion occurs when propaganda fantasies collide with the observable reality. To bridge such divide requires some fudging. So when the claims…
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Heavy Gunfire During Manhunt For ISIS Paris Attacks Mastermind (VIDEO)

ZERO HEDGE Initially, officials assumed the alleged “mastermind” behind last Friday’s attacks in Paris was already back in ; After all, Abdelhamid Abaaoud had already alluded authorities once this year when, in the wake of the January raid in Verviers, Belgium that killed two of his operatives, the 27-year old…
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Suitcase, Ambulance Bomb Threats Cancel Germany-Netherlands Football Match With Fans in Stadium

ZERO HEDGE Update: AP is now reporting that second stadium in Hanover has been evacuated. From The Telegraph:  Two stadiums in Hannover have been evacuated amid bomb scares at a football match which Angela Merkel was due to attend.   The Germany v Netherlands football match has been cancelled and…
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Putin Confirms Egypt Plane Crash Due To Bomb, Offers $50 Million Reward For Info On Terrorists

ZERO HEDGE The world may have moved on from the tragic terrorist attack that took place just three weeks ago above Egypt's Sinai peninsula, which killed all 224, but for some inexplicable reason Russia refused to admit what was obvious to most from the first minutes since ISIS released a…
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Currency

IMF Allows Addition Of China’s Yuan Currency To SDR Basket Amid Paris Terror Attacks

ZERO HEDGE While the world was following the tragic events unfolding on Friday night in France where hundreds of innocent civilians were killed or injured, an important economic development took place at the IMF, whose staff and head Christine Lagarde, officially greenlighted the acceptance of China's currency - the Renminbi,…
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‘Russia Today’ Creator, Putin Aide Found Dead In Washington DC Hotel

WTF News Mikhail Lesin, a prominent Russian political figure and mass media expert who helped create the English-language news service Russia Today, has been found dead in a Washington DC hotel room. Russia's RIA Novosti reports “Mikhail Lesin died from a heart stroke” according to family members. A spokesperson for…
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INTERNATIONAL

White House, Media Silent One Year After Murder of US Reporter Who Exposed Western Links to ISIS

WTF NEWS One year ago, October 19, American reporter Serena Shim was killed in Turkey while reporting on the heavy battles in the Syrian border city of Kobani. Serena Shim was investigating the thousands of foreign fighters that have crossed the Turkish border to fight in the Syrian proxy war…
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MH17 Report Confirms Missile Damage Despite Missing Key Pieces of Debris, Launch Site Still Unknown

WTF NEWS The Dutch Safety Board has released the results of its investigation into the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which was likely shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. The report concludes that the plane broke up in mid-air after a BUK M1 surface-to-air missile exploded…
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Russian jets strike 27 terrorist facilities in Syria overnight – Video

Russian warplanes hit 27 terrorist targets in the course of 22 sorties carried out in Syria overnight, the Defense Ministry said Thursday, adding that terrorist strongpoints and training camps were destroyed. "The bombers… targeted eight militant strongholds in the province of Homs. The militant fortifications were completely destroyed by the…
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Russian Warships Launch Missile Attack On Syrian Targets, Preps For Iran Ground Invasion

ZERO HEDGE In case it wasn’t clear enough what was set to happen soon after the Russian air force had spent a few days softening up anti-regime positions on the ground, allow us to spell it out: with the opposition on the run thanks to five days of aerial bombardment,…
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Syria Trolls Israel, US-Backed Terrorists With Leaflets Warning of Ground War, Russia Airstrikes

WTF NEWS The proxy war in Syria has intensified with the bombing campaign launched by Russia last week. Rumors have recently surfaced of a wider ground war campaign by re-grouped Syrian troops working with Russian Spetsnaz special forces under the watch of Russian airstrikes. Sunday, video from Russian outlet Komsomolskaya…
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Russian jets hit 12 ISIS targets in Syria Tuesday – Russia Defense Ministry

Russian jets hit 12 Islamic State targets in the course of nearly 20 combat flights carried out in Syria on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said. Command centers and training camps were destroyed in the attacks which threw the extremists into panic. "Su-34, Su-24M and Su-25 have launched air strikes on…
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Syria: Islamic State cancels Friday prayers in Raqqa, IS capital, because of Russian airstrikes

WTF NEWS Reports out of Syria are confirming that the Islamic State cancelled Friday prayers at multiple locations in Raqqa, the Islamic State capital, because of the danger from Russian airstrikes. The news began to spread Friday morning as more airstrikes targeted the Islamic State, as confirmed by Russian authorities.…
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INTERNATIONAL

Russia destroys ISIS command center, training camp in airstrikes against Islamic State (VIDEO)

On Thursday, Russian warplanes stationed in Syria attacked a terrorist training camp and a command center, taking it out with a precision strike launched form an altitude of over 5,000 meters, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The airstrike was one of a dozen conducted by Russia in Syria on Thursday…
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Syria War Propaganda? Aid Groups Use Same Photo to Blame Wounded Child on Assad Then Russia

WTF NEWS The propaganda around the Syria proxy war has intensified since Russia has officially entered the crisis with yesterday's airstrikes. It took less than a day for "news" propaganda to spin the events and condemn the Russians as liars for striking targets not associated with Islamic State. Civilian casualties…
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Propaganda War Begins: Russia’s Syria Strikes Targeted US-Backed “Moderate” Rebels, West Says

ZERO HEDGE With the US having officially lost control of the narrative in Syria now that The Kremlin has called Washington’s bluff on the battle to eradicate ISIS and eliminate the Sunni extremist elements that threaten to wrest control of Syria from President Bashar al-Assad, the only remaining question after…
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UK Labour Leader Corbyn: 9/11 Attacks ‘Manipulated’ for War, 1990 Iraq War for New World Order

WTF NEWS Jeremy Corbyn, newly elected leader of the UK's Labour Party, is under scrutiny for claims made in 2003 that the United States government manipulated the investigation of the September 11 attacks. Corbyn, like many other critics, wrote in a 2003 Morning Star article that the 9/11 attacks were…
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Rebels fire hundreds of rockets at Syrian Shi’ite villages

REUTERS Insurgents fired nearly 400 rockets at two Shi'ite villages in northwestern Syria on Friday and detonated at least seven car bombs, a monitor said, in a new assault on besieged government-held areas. An alliance of insurgent groups, including al-Qaeda's al-Nusra Front, attacked al-Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province, an…
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INTERNATIONAL

SCO Special Forces Boost Fight Against ISIL in Syria, Ready to Team Up With Others

SPUTNIK The Special Forces of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization have boosted their joint fight against the Islamic State terrorist organization, the first deputy director from Russia’s Federal Security Service said Friday. The SCO is an international alliance comprising Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. “This work has been going…
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GMO

Russia: Government decides to ban GMO food production

A senior Russian government member told reporters the cabinet decided that any food production in the country will completely exclude any genetically-modified organisms or parts thereof. “As far as genetically-modified organisms are concerned, we have made decision not to use any GMO in food productions,” Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich said…
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Syria: Goverment carries out rare attacks on ISIS capital

NEW YORK POST Syrian warplanes carried out a wave of airstrikes in the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa, activists said, in rare attacks that coincided with a visit by a UN envoy to Damascus on Thursday. In the country’s south, helicopters dropped barrel bombs that struck a busy marketplace, killing…
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Russia positioning tanks at Syria airfield: U.S. officials claim

REUTERS Russia has positioned about a half dozen tanks at a Syrian airfield where it has been steadily building up defenses, two officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter. One of the officials said seven Russian T-90 tanks were seen at the airfield…
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Palestinian flag to fly at UN Headquarters after 119 nations vote ‘yes’

UN General Assembly has passed a Palestinian resolution to allow its flag fly in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York, angering Israel and giving hope to Palestinians seeking to gain full UN membership. The resolution stated that flags of non-member observer states like Palestine “shall be raised…
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Syria: Israel Conducts Airstrikes Against Syrian Army Artillery Near Damascus

SPUTNIK The Israeli Air Force has carried out airstrikes against an artillery position of the Syrian Army near the town of Zabadani, around 45 km (28 miles) from Syria's capital Damascus, a military source told Sputnik on Thursday. "Israeli Air Force planes carried out airstrikes at an artillery position belonging…
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ISIS Captures Last Syrian Oil Field Under Regime Control

REUTERS Islamic State fighters have seized the last major oilfield under Syrian government control during battles over a vast central desert zone, a group monitoring the conflict said on Monday. The Jazal field was now shut down and clashes were ongoing east of Homs, with casualties reported on both sides,…
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Russia sending submarine with ’20 ICBMs and 200 nuclear warheads’ to Syria – report

DEBKA The world’s largest submarine, the Dmitri Donskoy (TK-208), Nato-coded Typhoon, has set sail for the Mediterranean and is destined for the Syrian coast, debkafile reports exclusively from its military and intelligence sources. Aboard the sub are 20 Bulava (NATO-code SS-N-30) intercontinental ballistic missiles with an estimated up to 200…
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Syria: ISIS edges towards the ‘heart’ of Damascus

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants battled Syrian rebel forces in a Damascus neighbourhood on Monday, bringing the jihadists closer than ever to the centre of the capital, a monitoring group said. ISIS militants fought street battles against Islamist rebels in Asali, part of the capital’s southern Qadam…
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Russian Military, Jets Arrive In Syria, Set Forward Operating Base Near Damascus

While military direct intervention by US, Turkish, and Gulf forces over Syrian soil escalates with every passing day, even as Islamic State forces capture increasingly more sovereign territory, in the central part of the country, the Nusra Front dominant in the northwestern region province of Idlib and the official "rebel"…
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China

China Rocked By Another Massive Chemical Explosion – Reports

ZERO HEDGE Seriously, what the f##k is going on over there? *BLAST SEEN IN CHEM. IND. ZONE IN SHANDONG, CHINA: PEOPLES DAILY This is the second explosion in Shandong, which both follow the huge and deadly explosion in Tianjin. We'll await the details which we imagine will suggest that, as…
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Turkey Joins U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkey announced Saturday that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of the coalition against the Islamic State group in Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement said the jets began attacking IS targets late Friday across the border in Syria that were deemed to be…
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ISIS Seizes Territory Intended for US-Turkey ‘Safe Zone’ in Syria

ANTIWAR ISIS gains are mounting in the Aleppo Province of Syria, with reports of heavy fighting overnight in which they routed the Free Syrian Army (FSA), seizing several villages and approaching the strategically important town of Marea, which is now a key base for FSA forces. The capture is doubly…
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Economic Collapse

Stock markets continue falling in global financial panic after the ‘worst week in 4 years’

WTF NEWS The global financial panic that saw US stocks have their 'worst week in four years' has continued into the new week, sending Asian stock markets lower in early Monday trading. Losses of over 2 percent almost across Asia and declines of 4 percent have been seen on Japan's…
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Rebels in Ukraine’s Donetsk to hold referendum on joining Russia: media

Xinhua Leaders of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" are planning to hold a referendum on seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia, the Donetsk-based Ostrov news agency reported Wednesday. The referendum is scheduled to be held in two to four weeks after the Oct. 18 local elections, said the news agency.…
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ISIS executes Libyan militias after locals revolt, 200 dead

Islamic State jihadists in Libya have carried out a show execution of four fighters from a rival group that stirred up a revolt earlier this week aimed at toppling the militants’ regime in the city of Sirte. Earlier this week, Libya’s Islamic State affiliate suppressed an uprising staged by a…
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Russia Sends MiG-31 Jets to Syria – report

SPUTNIK Russian officials have not yet confirmed the information. Russia reportedly supplied Syria with supersonic MiG-31 fighter/interceptors, partly fulfilling the bilateral contract of 2007, reported. In 2007, Russia and Syria signed two agreements worth 1 billion dollars for the supply of MiG-29M and MiG-31. The deliveries of the MiG-29M’s are…
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