Lebanese Army Repels, Battles Militants in Arsal

Clashes broke out on Thursday between the army and terrorist gunmen in the northeastern border region of Arsal.
 

Egypt Probes Mursi on Data Transfer to Qatar

Egypt is probing reports that deposed President Mohamed Mursi allegedly provided national security-related documents to Qatar.
 

Russia: We Dont Want the Arctic to Become Arena of Conflict

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov attempted to dampen the escalating rhetoric around the Arctic, after his Canadian counterpart said his country was ready “to protect its sovereignty” in the resource-rich region.
 

Third Israeli Drone Crashes in Iraq

News sources confirmed on Wednesday that an Israeli Hermes drone has crashed in Baghdad, capital of Iraq
 

‘100 CIA agents help ISIL in Syria, Iraq’

An American political commentator says there are some 100 US troops or CIA agents with ISIL in Iraq and Syria to help the terrorist group.  
 

‘100 CIA agents working with ISIL’

An American political commentator says there are some 100 US troops or CIA agents with ISIL in Iraq and Syria to help the terrorist group.  
 

‘100s of CIA agents working with ISIL’

An American political commentator says there are hundreds of US troops or CIA agents with the ISIL in Iraq and Syria to help the terrorist group.  
 

Social media 'silence' after NSA leaks

A "spiral of silence" has arisen on US social media since government spying revelations emerged from Edward Snowden last year, according to a new study.
 

US checking death of national in Syria

The United States says it is investigating whether a second American terrorist has been killed in the infighting between Takfiri groups in Syria.
 

N-talks set to fulfill all Iran rights: Russia

Russia has expressed optimism about the prospects of Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks, saying the negotiations are close to fulfilling Iran's demand that all of its inalienable rights as a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) be safeguarded.
 

Suicides surge in UK mental facilities

Britain’s mental hospitals are reportedly experiencing a huge surge in the number of patients attempting to harm themselves or take their own lives, new figures reveal.
 

Australia’s Qantas reports record loss

Australia’s national carrier Qantas has posted an annual net loss of 2.6 billion dollars last year.
 

Iraqi Izadis remain stranded on Sinjar

New reports indicate that hundreds or possibly thousands of members of Iraq’s Kurdish Izadi minority escaping ISIL militants remain abandoned on top of Sinjar Mountain.
 

US exposed: Izadis stranded on Sinjar

New reports indicate that hundreds or possibly thousands of members of Iraq’s Kurdish Izadi minority escaping ISIL militants remain abandoned on top of Sinjar Mountain.
 

‘Gaza triumph, victory of resistance’

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Palestinians' triumph in their fight against the latest Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip is tantamount to the victory of the ideology of resistance.
 

Search for MH370 shifts further south

Australia says the focus of the search mission for a missing Malaysian airliner jet has now been shifted to the southern part of the current search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.
 

Israel must be tried for war crimes: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for the prosecution of the Israeli regime in international courts for committing war crimes against Palestinians.
 

‘Platini not to contest FIFA presidency’

UEFA President Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, Iceland football association president has said.
 

Surplus military in a deficit society

US President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police. Great. Now can we have a review of the distribution of military influence throughout US society?
 

US shooting sparks debate on gun laws

The accidental shooting death of a gun instructor in the US state of Arizona by a nine-year-old girl firing a fully automatic weapon has sparked fresh controversy over gun laws and gun-related deaths throughout country.