US Gen. stripped of rank over sex issue

Army Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison was stripped of his rank and will be forced to retire due to his handling of a sexual assault complaint, the Army announced Wednesday.
 

‘British police failing to probe crimes’

Britain’s police watchdog has warned that police forces across the country are failing to investigate crimes, with more than a fifth of crimes are not being recorded.
 

‘20.3% of crimes not recorded in UK’

Britain’s police watchdog has warned that police forces across the country are failing to investigate crimes, with more than a fifth of crimes not being recorded.
 

Iraq Kurdish forces recapture 7 villages

Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured seven villages from the grip of ISIL Takfiri militants near a strategic dam in the northern city of Mosul.
 

Kiev must enter talks with pro-Russians

Russia has urged Kiev to hold “substantial” talks with pro-Russians in eastern Ukraine following a dramatic deterioration of the conflict in the region.
 

‘Russia violating Ukraine sovereignty’

NATO has accused Russia of “blatant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty” by engaging in direct military operations inside Ukraine.
 

China hosts largest-ever military drills

China hosts the final day of the largest-ever joint military drills as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) “Peace Mission 2014.”
 

Bans won’t stop Iran N-program: Zarif

Iranian foreign minister says Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program has not stopped in the face of unilateral sanctions and will never be halted.
 

Massive anti-govt. rallies held in Yemen

A series of fresh protest rallies have been held across Yemen, where the government is under increasing pressure to step down.
 

Iran completes indigenous missile

Iran has finished manufacturing a homegrown missile defense system, which is as powerful as the S-300 system that Russia refused to deliver to the Islamic Republic.
 

Pro-independence rally held in Scotland

A pro-independence protest has been held in Scotland following attempts by British Prime Minister David Cameron to urge the Scottish people and businesses to reject independence in next month’s referendum.
 

‘Oklahoma inmate died from injection’

The results of an official autopsy into the death of Clayton Lockett, whose botched execution by Oklahoma sparked a debate on capital punishment in the US, have revealed that the death row inmate succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack.
 

Doctor urges removal of Gaza blockade

A Norwegian doctor who served Palestinians during the recent Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip has urged the removal of the Israeli blockade on the coastal enclave.
 

‘Gaza blockade end not to stop resistance’

Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal says resistance against Israel will not end with the lifting of the regime’s blockade on the Gaza Strip.
 

‘Gaza siege end not to stop resistance’

Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal says resistance against Israel will not end with the lifting of the regime’s blockade on the Gaza Strip.
 

US Ebola vaccine to be trialed on humans

An experimental US Ebola vaccine is to be trialed on humans at the country’s National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s campus in Bethesda, Maryland next week.
 

US may bar suit against anti-Iran group

In a rare intervention in a private lawsuit, the US government is reportedly considering invoking a powerful national security law to block a defamation lawsuit against an anti-Iran group.
 

ISIL and the crisis of meaning

News of the horrific violence perpetrated by members of the group ISIL, or IS, on Muslims, Christians, and other minorities continues to shock the world. Within the past weeks, ISIL has beheaded the journalist James Foley, brutally attacked Christians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq using rape as a weapon of terror, and slaughtered occupants of a Syrian military base. In each of these instances, ISIL has used social media to post gruesome photos of its violence to increase the reach of their terror campaign.
 

ISIS and the crisis of meaning

News of the horrific violence perpetrated by members of the group ISIS, or IS, on Muslims, Christians, and other minorities continues to shock the world. Within the past weeks, ISIS has beheaded the journalist James Foley, brutally attacked Christians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq using rape as a weapon of terror, and slaughtered occupants of a Syrian military base. In each of these instances, ISIS has used social media to post gruesome photos of its violence to increase the reach of their terror campaign.
 

West ‘nobbles’ ICC over Gaza genocide