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Dec 01 12:18

ISIL Media People Killed in Syria

The ISIL terrorist group confirmed on Tuesday that tens of its media experts were killed in Syria on Tuesday. Abu Hamza al-Qolami, Abu Turab al-Maqrabi, Abu Jafar al-A'lami and Abu Dajanah al-Maqrabi and several others were killed in the battles, the ISIL said.
Some 172 wanted militants turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities in Homs as the army continues to inflict heavy losses on the terrorists and advances in several fronts in the province. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940910001089

Dec 01 12:16

Gov't Forces Win Back New Territories North of Syria's Lattakia Province

The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) continued their advance against the militant groups in Lattakia and seized full control over four more strategic villages after hours of fierce clashes with the militants on Tuesday. The pro-government forces pushed back the militants from the villages of Arafat al-Tahta and Arafat al-Fawqa in the Jub al-Ahmar of the Prophet Jonah Mountains and restored full security to the village and its surroundings.
The Russian strikers have been pounding the defense lines of the ISIL terrorist group around Palmyra (Tadmur) since Tuesday morning in preparation for a large-scale attack to take back the ancient city. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940910000535

Dec 01 12:14

ISIL Uses Poisonous Gases against Iraqi Soldiers in Ramadi Front

"The ISIL has used toxic gases in its attacks against the Iraqi forces in Western Iraq, specially Ramadi, on November 23," the Arabic-language service of Sputnik news agency quoted an unnamed Iraqi security source as saying on Tuesday. This is not the first time the Takfiri terrorists use poisonous gases, including mustard gas, against the Iraqi soldiers in Ramadi city. In August, an Iraqi official disclosed that the ISIL used the poisonous mustard gas during withdrawal from Al-Anbar University. "The Iraqi troops were exposed to mustard gas in the munitions fired by the ISIL as they were winning back the Anbar University," Samir al-Shavili, a media advisor of Iraq's Counter-Terrorism, told FNA. He said after a thorough physical examination of the Iraqi soldiers who had taken part in Anbar university operation it came to be known that the ISIL had used mustard gas against the Iraqi forces.

Dec 01 11:53

A Tweet From Jim Rickard's On China's Gold

Dec 01 11:52

French Farmer-Activist José Bové on Paris Protest Ban: “We Are in Prison in Our Own Home”

Among those who took to the streets of Paris in protest Sunday was the French farmer, activist and politician José Bové, one of the world’s leading critics of corporate globalization and genetically modified organisms.

Dec 01 11:37

FSA Says Has Proof of ISIL's Oil Deal with Turkey

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced that it has corroborative evidence to prove Turkish crude purchase from ISIL based on contracts. A senior FSA member responsible for information affairs told the Russian media that the group has received images of the contracts signed by Turkey to purchase Iraq and Syria's oil resources from the ISIL.

Dec 01 11:34

Qatar's Arms Aid Found in Terrorists' Positions in Syria's Lattakia

Pro-government troops in Syria discovered weapons, munitions and food parcels in recently-captured territories in Lattakia province that have been supplied by Qatar to the terrorist groups. Syrian army sources said that a large volume of ammunition, including tens of mortar shells, that had been supplied by Qatar to the terrorist groups in the region were founded in the positions of the militant groups after the Syrian army pushed them back from their strongholds in the Northern part of Lattakia province.

Dec 01 11:17

Don’t Trust Government Guidelines

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutritional deficiencies are rampant in over-fed/undernourished America. Just a sampling from the USDA list of essential nutrients that are not consumed in sufficient amounts by a percentage of the population includes vitamin E (86.4%), folic acid (40.3%), magnesium (57%), potassium (92.4%), vitamin C (42%), zinc (29.2%). [Knowledge of Health]

Dec 01 11:00

UK's Snooper's Charter Hands Over Access To User Data To Several Non-Law Enforcement Agencies

Despite the parade of child-murdering, drug-dealing, criminal-masterminding horrors that serve as slightly-less-dry interludes to the bill's text, access to "all" retained data will be provided to a long list of mundane regulatory agencies, presumably for the sake of the children.

  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland
  • A fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Gambling Commission
  • Gangmasters Licensing Authority
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • National Health Service Business Services Authority
  • Duty Manager of Ambulance Trust Control Rooms
  • Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust
  • Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board
  • Dec 01 10:59

    The Top Six Republican Candidates Take Economic Policy Into the Wilderness

    Fact: too many Republican candidates are clogging the political scene. Perhaps what’s needed is an American Hunger Games to cut the field to size. Each candidate could enter the wilderness with one weapon and one undocumented worker and see who wins. Unlike in the fictional Hunger Games for which contestants were plucked from 13 struggling, drab districts in the dystopian country of Panem, in the GOP version, everyone already lives in the Capitol. (Okay, Marco Rubio lives just outside it but is about to enter, and Donald Trump like some gilded President Snow inhabits a universe all his own with accommodations and ego to match.)

    Dec 01 10:53

    Saudi Protesters Slam Death Sentences Given to Political Detainees [PHOTOS]

    Saudi people took to the streets in the town of Awamiyah in the kingdom's Eastern province in protest against the death sentences handed down to tens of political detainees and the country's ongoing crackdown on dissent.

    Iranian Supreme Leader's Top Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati deplored Saudi Arabia for handing down death sentence to prominent Shiite cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940910001205

    Dec 01 10:52

    Israeli Forces Shoot Dead Palestinian Woman in West Bank

    Israeli military forces shot and killed another Palestinian in the West Bank as tensions continue unabated between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters in the occupied territories. On Tuesday, Israeli troopers opened fire at a young Palestinian woman after she allegedly sought to stab a soldier at the Innab checkpoint East of the West Bank city of Tulkarem, the Arabic-language Safa news agency reported. Witnesses said Israeli forces prevented Palestinian medics from reaching the woman until she succumbed to her injuries. An Israeli ambulance later ferried the body to an unknown location. The report came only hours after Israeli forces shot a Palestinian to death in the Southern part of West Bank over what they called an attempted stabbing attack on Israeli settlers...

    Dec 01 10:50

    Iranian Travel Agencies May Boycott Turkish Airline over Excessive Demands

    Iran tourism and travel agencies are mulling to boycott Turkish Airline after the Turkish national carrier asked them to increase their guarantee bonds.

    Dec 01 10:47

    Ben Carson and the ‘War on Christmas’

    An absurd but popular complaint on America’s Christian Right is that Christmas is under attack – despite the nation’s extraordinary month-long birthday party for Jesus. But, ironically, one Christian Right favorite, Ben Carson, may oppose this celebration of Christmas, as Nat Parry notes.

    Dec 01 10:44

    Protesters of Moldova’s unification with Romania hold rally in Chisinau

    Some 100 people took part in a rally supporting the Moldova’s sovereignty in the Republic’s capital Chisinau, the organizers said on Tuesday. The rally took place near the Romanian Embassy on the day when Romania celebrates the Unity Day in order to demonstrate the unwillingness of the Moldovans majority to unite with neighboring Romania. "We made contact in social networks and created the 'I want to live in Moldova' initiative group, uniting people with similar points of view," activist Tatiana Gogu said. "They consider Moldova is sovereign country that does not need unification with Romania." According to her, some politicians suppose Moldova is unable to overcome current crisis without the help of Romania, which recently entered the European Union. According to numerous public opinion polls, not more than 10-15% of Moldovans support the idea of their country’s unification with Romania whereas this project enjoys support from about 68% of Romanians.

    Dec 01 10:42

    French air force struck a new air strikes on ISIS militant positions in Iraq

    The air force of France on the night of Tuesday struck new strikes on the positions of militants of so-called "Islamic state" in Iraq, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the channel BFMTV. According to the channel, there were about 15 airplanes of the French air force, including Mirage fighters. The warehouse in which were gathered and stored subversive device was destroyed.

    Dec 01 10:41

    FBI can demand web history, phone location data without a warrant

    The FBI can use national security letters (NSLs) to force companies to turn over sensitive user data without a warrant, according to filings.

    Dec 01 10:36

    Russian ship-Turkish submarine encounter purely casual — source

    Reports claiming that a Turkish submarine appeared near a Russian ship in the Dardanelles Strait on Tuesday on purpose are far-fetched, because shipping in this area is very busy and the submarine’s encounter with a Russian naval ship was purely accidental, a military-diplomatic source told TASS. "This is an absolutely far-fetched speculation. The strait is a two-way street. It was sheer coincidence that a submarine sailed past a Russian transport ship. Naval ships and ships of other fleets pass through the strait in either direction, too. According to the law of the sea any submarines are obliged to move in the surface position. And it is only natural that various civilian ships may be coming their way," the source said. The ships move past each other in accordance with the international convention regarding the regime of the straits (the Montreux Convention). In such complex situations for navigation submarines will never accompany other ships.

    Dec 01 10:33

    Suspicious Luggage was exploded at Sofia airport

    Suspicious Luggage at the international airport of Sofia was destroyed. The suspicious Luggage was discovered in the van with Belgian plates. The first terminal of the Bulgarian capital airport was evacuated. Bulgarian police found that the owner of the minibus is an alien who flew from Sofia the night of 30 November, reports RIA Novosti. Several extracted from the bus voluminous bags are destroyed through a controlled explosion. The first terminal where suspicious vehicle was parked to be closed until midnight, said airport Director Hristo Shterionov. In this case all flights have been transferred to the second terminal. The name of the car owner and his nationality were not disclosed. Luggage check service dog confirmed the possibility of the presence of explosives in the van. The territory of the first terminal of the Sofia airport cordoned off.

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