Israel carries out deadly strikes in Gaza as Egypt readies new talks

Deadliest air strike levels home in Al-Zawayda in central Gaza, killing couple, their sons aged three and four, and 45-year-old aunt.
 

‘Scottish shouldn’t fear independence’

Coming out as a yes voter in the forthcoming Scottish referendum has provoked a flurry of interest from my friends. The most common question I’ve been asked in the past couple of weeks has been a variation on the theme of “Given Alex Salmond’s lacklustre performance in the debate with Alistair Darling, are you not having second thoughts?” My answer is an unequivocal “no”.
 

Iraq seeks to ease sectarian tensions after Sunni mosque massacre

Sunni parliament speaker calls for political unity and says
 

US considers broad military action against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – report

As the US has acknowledged that the Islamic State group is a greater threat than Al-Qaeda, the White House is reportedly seeking domestic legal justification at home to use unlimited military force against the Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria.
 

White House: US will bomb ISIL in Syria

The White House says the United States is considering taking the fight against the ISIL militants into Syria after targeting the terrorist group in Iraq.
 

Rouhani due in Russia late September

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to Russia to attend the upcoming summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states.
 

Combat Cam: US airstrikes destroy ISIS armed trucks

US Central Command has released footage which it says shows two recent airstrikes on militants in Iraq. It said on Friday that it conducted three airstrikes ...
 

UK schools see rise in rape reports

Schools in Britain have witnessed a 40 percent rise in sex-crime reports over the past three years, recent figures show.
 

PM Netanyahu: 'Show Me the Science!' ـ

Can PM Netanyahu cite any scientific research published in reputable peer-reviewed journals showing that bombardment will create full security and quiet? Asks Dr. David Leffler
 

Saudis hold fresh anti-regime protest

A fresh anti-regime protest has been staged in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province despite the ongoing crackdown on rallies.
 

Ebola outbreak unprecedented: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alarm about the Ebola outbreak in the West African countries, warning of the epidemic’s “unprecedented” extent and speed.
 

A Lesson Israel and Hamas Should Remember ـ

Ideally the solution will have to be based on the establishment of a long-term ceasefire that will provide the basis for the demilitarization of Gaza and ending the blockade over time and in phases, writes Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
 

A Symbolic Symmetry Amidst Military Futility ـ

Can diplomacy allow Palestinians and Israelis simultaneously to live without being attacked by the other, but also in freedom to move, trade, fish, build and travel? Asks Rami G. Khouri
 

Potato Invasion: US says military motive in Russian aid, empty trucks return home

The White House has issued a statement saying Russia's humanitarian convoy, which delivered aid to Ukraine, had a military motive, without anything to back i...
 

Nigerians urge action on abducted girls

Members of the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign have held a demonstration in the Nigerian capital, calling on the government to take action to rescue over two hundred schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Takfiris over four months ago, Press TV reports.
 

‘No Drones LA’ campaign kicks off

Community groups and privacy advocates in the Unites States are upset that the Los Angeles Police Department plans to start using drones as part of its law enforcement, Press TV reports.
 

No spy drones in LA, activists say

Community groups and privacy advocates in the Unites States are upset that the Los Angeles Police Department plans to start using drones as part of its law enforcement, Press TV reports.
 

‘Gaza war costs Israel $2.5 bn’

Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip has reportedly cost Tel Aviv USD 2.5 billion over the past 41 days, creating a colossal budget deficit for the regime.
 

UN slams ISIL beheading of journalist

The UN Security Council has condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIL Takfiri militants in Syria.
 

Cop suspended over Facebook post branding Ferguson protesters ‘rabid dogs’

​A police officer in a St. Louis suburb has been suspended over a series of Facebook posts, insulting Ferguson protesters, who have been rallying in condemnation of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.