Japan and Jordan ‘Agree Prisoner-Swap’ With ISIS
Jan28

Japan and Jordan ‘Agree Prisoner-Swap’ With ISIS

A prisoner swap has reportedly been agreed between Japan, Jordan and the Islamic State, which could see an exchange happen within hours. ISIS are demanding the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who took part in a 2005 bombing in Jordan which killed 57 – she survived after her suicide belt failed to detonate....

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Cartoon: Tango Argentina
Jan26

Cartoon: Tango Argentina

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Japan working to gain ISIS hostage’s release, analyzing video
Jan26

Japan working to gain ISIS hostage’s release, analyzing video

Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. Protesters holding placards chant “Save Kenji” during a demonstration in front of the Prime Minister’s Official residence in Tokyo, January 25, 2015.[Photo/Agencies] TOKYO – Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with...

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Obama and India’s Modi: a new start
Jan26

Obama and India’s Modi: a new start

Barack Obama’s presence at India’s Republic Day ceremonies today, the first for a US President, could be the start of something new and big enough to build a legacy for him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s invitation to Obama as chief guest was a bold political gesture aimed at his opponents in India. Previous governments have avoided inviting American Presidents because of hostility from the left wing, which loudly steered...

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Attack On Ukraine Civilians Condemned By John Kerry
Jan25

Attack On Ukraine Civilians Condemned By John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned an attack by pro-Russian rebels on civilian neighborhoods in eastern Ukraine that killed at least 30 people Saturday. “I join my European counterparts in condemning in the strongest terms today’s horrific assault by Russian-backed separatists on civilian neighborhoods in Mariupol,” Kerry said in the statement, threatening increased international...

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Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when
Jan24

Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when

Netanyahu, Obama: Who said what and when by Donald Harrison SAN DIEGO (SDONA) – The rumors and “not for attribution” comments are far outdistancing what U.S. officials have put on the record concerning President Barack Obama’s alleged anger with Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for agreeing to speak before a Joint Session of Congress, now planned March 3. So let’s go back to Wednesday, Jan 21, the day after President Barack...

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Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other
Jan24

Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other

Report: ISIS Executes One Japanese Hostage, Offers Prisoner Swap for Other A new video was circulating Saturday that purported to show the murder of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese men held captive by the Islamic State (ISIS). The video was reviewed by the SITE Intel Group, a watchdog of extremist groups. The men’s lives were first threatened early Tuesday morning, when ISIS released a video...

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Doubts about Loyalty of Saudi Forces Trigger U.S. Reassessment (Le Figaro, France)
Jan23

Doubts about Loyalty of Saudi Forces Trigger U.S. Reassessment (Le Figaro, France)

Le Figaro correspondent Laure Mandeville, quoting an anonymous source close the the U.S. intelligence services, writes that alarming questions about the loyalty of Saudi military forces and the relentless spread of Saudi Wahhabism in the form of ISIL has prompted U.S. officials to question America’s longstanding relationship with the Saudi Kingdom. This may be why, according to Mandeville, that the illness and now death of King...

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Leftist Surge in Greece?
Jan23

Leftist Surge in Greece?

On Sunday, Greece will vote on their government and leadership, which shall determine the course of the nation for years to come. Antonio Samaras, leader of the center-right New Democracy political party and Prime Minister since 2012, has carried out austerity measures, accepting bailouts and making severe budget cuts. While Greece’s economy may be in a better situation today, albeit only slightly, people are still receiving the...

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Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu In March
Jan23

Obama Won’t Meet With Netanyahu In March

President Barack Obama will not meet with Benjamin Netanyahu when the Israeli prime minister travels to the United States to visit with Congress in March. A White House spokesperson cited “longstanding policy and principal” against meeting with world leaders who face upcoming elections as the onus behind the decision. “Accordingly, the president will not be...

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Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup in Investigating Iran Found Dead
Jan19

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup in Investigating Iran Found Dead

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Terror Coverup Found Dead (Reuters) – The Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of orchestrating a coverup in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center has been found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment, authorities said on Monday. Alberto Nisman, who had been investigating into the blast at the city’s...

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The War On Terror Moves Into French Cyberspace
Jan18

The War On Terror Moves Into French Cyberspace

PARIS — France has declared what some are calling a war on terror in the wake of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and Hyper Cacher market, and a number of the battles are expected to be waged online. France announced policies to prevent both cyberterrorism attacks by Islamist hacking groups and online recruitment...

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ISIS Aims to Occupy Mecca
Jan18

ISIS Aims to Occupy Mecca

ISIS Aims to Occupy Mecca The recent early morning clash between a Saudi border patrol and extremists trying to enter Saudi Arabia from Iraq appears to be the latest indicator of the Islamic State’s (ISIS) intent to expand its influence and control from its stronghold in Syria and Iraq south into Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the rest of the Arab...

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Questioning Charlie Hebdo or Being Algerian is not Terrorism! (Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria)
Jan17

Questioning Charlie Hebdo or Being Algerian is not Terrorism! (Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria)

Are the French and the West reflexively lumping simple critics of Charlie Hebdo’s editorial decisions and Western policy together with the terrorists who struck Paris? For Algeria’s Le Quotidien d’Oran, columnist M. Saadoune comments on the way people loyal to France, Algerians and others, who oppose both cartoons showing the Prophet Muhammed and the horrifying acts of violence perpetrated in his name – are...

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Is ‘Je suis Charlie’ an Accurate Slogan?
Jan15

Is ‘Je suis Charlie’ an Accurate Slogan?

In the wake of the terrorist massacre in Paris, the new battle cry throughout the civilized world is “Je suis Charlie,” meaning “I am Charlie.” The phrase expresses solidarity for the four cartoonists and 13 others butchered by Islamic terrorists who attacked the satirical newspaper and a kosher market. But, actually, it’s clear now that the slogan for this century should be another one: “We are...

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Dominique de Villepin: Let France ‘Resist the Spirit of War’ (Le Monde, France)
Jan12

Dominique de Villepin: Let France ‘Resist the Spirit of War’ (Le Monde, France)

Dominique de Villepin, a foreign minister of France best known in the United States for his U.N. Security Council opposition to the 2003 Iraq invasion, has written this impassioned plea to the French people not to embrace a mindset of war in the struggle against Islamist terrorism, and not to renounce the country’s democratic values amid concerns for security. In the pages of Le Monde, he calls into question a slew of recent...

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‘Je Suis Charlie,’ the Last Word
Jan12

‘Je Suis Charlie,’ the Last Word

Courtesy of Free Speech, my last word on this issue and my dollar. ©Copyright 2015 Marian Kemensky – All Rights...

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Photos: Paris Unites for Victims of Terrorist Attacks; Said Largest Demonstration in French History
Jan12

Photos: Paris Unites for Victims of Terrorist Attacks; Said Largest Demonstration in French History

Photos: Paris Unites for Victims of Terrorist Attacks; Said Largest Demonstration in French History Officials have said that over three million people, including dozens of world leaders, marched in solidarity following last week’s terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine and at a Kosher deli that left 17 dead and a nation wounded. Wielding “Je Suis Charlie Hebdo” signs, activists and residents marched through the streets of Paris...

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You’re Either With Free Speech, or Against It?
Jan11

You’re Either With Free Speech, or Against It?

Four years ago I riled against a group that routinely exercised — grossly abused, I felt — their, our, sacred First Amendment rights. They regularly appeared at funerals of our troops and vilely — through their shameful signs and tactics — desecrated the funerals and the memories of our fallen heroes. They also staged protests at Jewish temples, at the World War II memorial and at Washington-area schools,...

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JeSuisCharlie Rally Draws A Million To Paris Streets [LIVE STREAM]
Jan11

JeSuisCharlie Rally Draws A Million To Paris Streets [LIVE STREAM]

JeSuisCharlie Rally Draws A Million To Paris Streets [LIVE STREAM] As many as 1 million people and 50 world leaders have taken to the streets of France’s capital city Sunday to exercise their freedom of speech in the wake of three deadly terrorist attacks that claimed 17 victims last week, France 24 English reported. Appearing below is the television channel’s live stream of the current...

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