Politics

Wildfire Jumps Highway Vehicles Catch Fire

A wind-whipped wildfire swept over a California freeway Friday, torching nearly two dozen vehicles and sending motorists running for safety. No major injuries were reported. The fire was sparked below the elevated lanes of Interstate 15. Pushed by 40 mph winds, it raced up a hill and onto the traffic-clogged freeway, trapping hundreds of people amid a cauldron of smoke, ... Read More »

Six popular politicians on twitter

Even though most of the social media sites are blocked in the country still most politicians have setup a presence in Twitter Facebook and Instagram. One reason is to reach the EU and North American population. Still people inside the country have been active, following and leaving comments for the politicians, using proxies to access the site. 6) Followers: 4,658: ... Read More »

Female Kurd filmed blasting a tank’s cannon at ISIS

A Kurdish pop star who received death threats from ISIS has filmed defiant video where she blasts a tank’s cannon at jihadi fighters in Iraq. Gutsy Helen Abdulla shot the video for her new single, Revolution, in an abandoned village near Mosul, where the Kurdish militia are currently fighting IS just 1.5 miles away.  The music video,  posted on this page ... Read More »

The Most Powerful Militaries In The World

For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in its respective arsenal, as well as access to natural resources. 10- Japan Japan increased its defense spending for the first time in ... Read More »

Kerry addresses Muslim community in Djibouti

John Kerry, paid a working visit to Djibouti the first by a US Secretary of State to the country. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech last Friday at Salman Mosque in Djibouti’s capital following a meeting with local and religious leaders. Kerry began his speech by greeting the crowd with “assalamu alaikum”, an Islamic greeting that means ‘peace ... Read More »

Defence minister executed by anti-aircraft

North Korea has executed its defence chief on treason charges. Hyon Yong Chol, who heads the isolated country’s military, was purged and then executed by antiaircraft gun, watched by hundreds of people. Hyon, who spoke at a security conference in Moscow in April, was said to have shown disrespect to Kim by dozing off at a military event. In 2013, ... Read More »

Vladimir Putin Russia’s Leader

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin born 7 October 1952 has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. These Photos Of Young Vladimir Putin Give A Rarely Seen Look At Russia’s Leader. As one of the ... Read More »

Living off the landfill

Dark clouds of flies hover over decaying vegetables, cloth rags, mattresses, plastics, broken tables, medical x-rays and greasy car parts. All around scavengers are loading their baskets with aluminum tins, glass bottles and plastics of every variety. Scavenging is not optimal because 40% of the recycling is still not recyclable, it’s too dirty to be processed. It’s also not a ... Read More »

Drone footage reveals extent of damage in Gaza

BBC News: Drone footage reveals the extent of damage to Gaza City caused by the recent conflict with Israeli that lasted 50 days, until a ceasefire was brokered. Between 8 July and 27 August, more than 2,100 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip, along with 66 Israeli soldiers and seven civilians in Israel. Recently Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz ... Read More »

Israeli diplomats to learn Farsi

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to give Persian lessons to its diplomats in 2015. The Israeli news channel i24news, which airs its programs in Arabic, English and French, announced the news on December 26. ynetnews reorted that the Foreign Ministry officials were not sure if the workers would be interesting in learning Persian, considering that at most they would ... Read More »