Pulitzer Prize finalist photo journalist Mary Calvert is revered for putting a spotlight on humanitarian issues that are often ignored, and her latest assignment exposes the widespread sexual harrassment of women in the American military that is going unreported.
Syria's foreign minister said his country is willing to cooperate with the international coalition provided any military action inside Syrian territory must be coordinated with the government and respect the country’s sovereignty.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group
Since Israel disengaged from Gaza in 2005, Hamas has dragged us into three rounds of major assaults, and more than 14,800 rockets have been fired into Israel by the group or its proxies.In recent years, the sheikhs of Doha, Qatar's capital, have funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Gaza. Every one of Hamas's tunnels and rockets might as well have had a sign that read 'Made possible through a kind donation from the emir of Qatar,' petroleum kingdom determined to buy its way to regional hegemony which has used proxies to leverage influence and destabilize rivals. Qatar's proxies of choice have been radical regimes and extremist groups.... The emirate has also used the Arabic service of Al Jazeera news network to spread radical messages that have inflamed sectarian divides.To bring about a sustained calm, the message to Qatar should be clear: Stop financing Hamas.
Calling Hillary Clinton "a war hawk," Senator Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the US involved in another Middle East war. Paul is a leading anti-interventionist in the GOP and is considering running for president. Last year he opposed President Obama's call for military action in Syria. In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press, Paul predicted a "transformational election" if the Democrats nominate "a war hawk like Hillary Clinton."
The puppet Kiev government's punitive attack on its own citizens is failing according to reports from the Donbass region. This comes as the Ukraine economy enters free fall and Ukrainians question Kiev's military draft.
U.K. and U.S. "very close" to identifying terrorist who beheaded journalist James Foley on camera last week • ISIS seizes Syrian air force base in al-Raqqah • U.S. officials: Syrian operation could expose intelligence, military preparedness gaps.
With the Obama White House left reeling from the "savage" slaughter of an American journalist held hostage by ISIS terrorists, military options are being considered against an adversary who officials say is growing in strength and is much more capable than the one faced when the group was called "al...
Friends, I am including a series of voices and analysts from beyond our U.S. mainstream media––they may be hard to consider since we hear only one point of view from our media––which in itself is a dangerous situation. Below is...
"The United States cannot go it alone in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the extremist group known as ISIS whose ruthlessness and killing has dumbfounded and horrified the civilized world. The prospects of defeating ISIS would be greatly improved if other Muslim nations could see ISIS for the threat it is. But, like Iraq, they are mired in petty competitions and Sunni-Shiite religious divisions and many have their own relations with extremists of one kind or another. ISIS has received financing from donors in Kuwait and Qatar. Saudi Arabia funneled weapons to Syrian rebels and didn't care if they went to ISIS. Turkey allowed ISIS fighters and weapons to flow across porous borders. All of that has to stop; extremists will never be defeated if Muslims themselves don't make it a priority. To their credit, some leaders are speaking out...
resident Francois Hollande is weighing his options after dissolving the government on Monday over open feuding in the Cabinet about how much cutting -- or spending -- will revive the country's stagnant economy. Hollande is to announce a new government on Tuesday. The debate among French Socialists mirrors one taking place across Europe on whether to pursue a German-led model of fiscal austerity or use more government spending to spur growth.
There seems to be an astounding "disconnect" with the American people. Oh they're connected alright w/ their cell phones, IPODS & whatever new electronic gadgetry that emerges from the tech industry. But the question is connected to what beyond friends, family, music, games? They seem to be disengaged from what's happening around them; much less what's happening in America & the world.