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Throughout the year, the Middle East has remained engulfed in conflict as well as intense...

Moscow Trying Every Middle Eastern Door

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 159
September 4, 2015 05:38 PM Age: 14 min
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with Vladimir Putin (Source: AP)
Throughout the year, the Middle East has remained engulfed in conflict as well as intense international diplomatic negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. And just as the United States and other powers are grappling with the threats posed by the violence in the Middle East, so too is Russia. In fact, Russia has been trying to engage every possible and actual conflict in the region to obtain not only necessary economic benefits—such as, for example, the Saudi agreement to cut energy production so that global oil prices could rise (Oilprice.com, July 1)—but also to seek a solution to the civil war in Syria. At the same time, Moscow’s propaganda mouthpiece Sputnikclaims that Russia has “serious influence” as a mediator in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians (Sputnik News, August 13). And in the wake of the 5 + 1 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, Moscow has stepped up its efforts to regenerate the old deal for S-300 anti-aircraft missiles. Discussions on broader weapons sales to Iran are also in the works—including the Su-30 fighter (Fars, August 26)
The above examples underscore the scope of Moscow’s efforts to supplant the US in the Middle East and gain acceptance there as a partner on par with Washington. This goal has been a key objective of Russian diplomacy since Yevgeny Primakov’s tenure as foreign minister (1996–1999) and is no less crucial for Russia today. Indeed, as the region continues to be gripped by terrorism and war, Moscow has tried to insert itself into every local conflict and peace process in the hopes of being seen as indispensable for achieving a resolution to all of them. Thus both Foreign Minister Lavrov and Director of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev have called the Islamic State Russia’s greatest threat or enemy (Al-arabiya.com, April 22), which purportedly drives Russia’s urgent efforts—described by Patrushev—to form an international coalition against this extremist militant group (RT, March 5). Yet, at the same time, Patrushev admitted that Russia cannot stop the flow of its jihadist fighters to the Islamic State (The Guardian, July 15). And subsequently it has been revealed that Moscow is actually facilitating the movement of terrorists from its territory to Syria so that the Russian authorities will not have to deal with them domestically (see EDM, August 3).
Syria, due to its civil war, is at the center of Russia’s proposals for the Middle East. Despite the fact that Moscow contributes to the flow of fighters to Syria, it still publicly stands unreservedly behind Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and insists on his staying in power. In turn, al-Assad professes full confidence in Iran and Russia’s backing (Sputnik NewsBBC News, August 26). This confidence in both Moscow and Tehran suggests the other side of Russia’s Syrian gambit, namely supporting Syria’s main patron in the Middle East—Iran. Already in 2014, some analysts regarded Iran as Russia’s “most reliable partner” in the region (Vestnik Kavkaza, September 14, 2014); and the new multi-party nuclear agreement with Iran removes all barriers to enhanced cooperation. President Vladimir Putin’s recent proposal to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt to collaborate with Russia in the fight against Islamic State (Jordantimes.com, July 13) complicates such calculations, however. Specifically, it calls on Sunnis to fight other Sunnis for the benefit of Shiite-majority Iran’s Shiite client, al-Assad and to take out one of Iran’s number one rivals in the Muslim world—the Islamic State. Viewed in this light, it is not likely that the Kremlin’s proposal will enjoy much success, as it is too transparent a move against Sunni, and especially Saudi and Turkish interests. But it underscores Moscow’s efforts to play all sides against the middle in the region.
Nonetheless, in August–September 2015, Moscow’s anxiety about the Islamic State has apparently reached beyond these political gambits. Israeli and Western sources now report that Russian instructors are giving combat training to al-Assad’s forces using Russian armored personnel carriers; that a new Russian “expeditionary force” has arrived in Damascus; and that a Syrian air force facility has been converted into a forward operating base for Russian forces to fly combat missions in Syria. Photos suggest that Russian forces are flying MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-29 fighters, and operating the Pchela-1T drone in Syria. Il-76s have also flown to and from Damascus. Unconfirmed reports circulate as well of Russian militias in Salfana in Latakia; of Russia building a second base at Jableh, 25 kilometers north of Latakia; and of Russia allegedly providing satellite imagery to al-Assad’s forces and preparing to launch, either under United Nations or Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) auspices, a separate Russian operation, possibly using airborne forces (Ynetnews.com, August 31; Washington PostBBC NewsThe Daily BeastThe Aviationist, September 2).
Moscow has denied all these stories (Sputnik News, September 2). But if true, cumulatively they suggest a combined arms or a series of operations meant to rescue President al-Assad and essentially partition Syria between the contending forces to keep him in power. Indeed, if there is any credibility to these reports, this would mark a giant step forward in Russia’s determination to project military power beyond its borders—and particularly outside the former Soviet space.

At the same time, outside of Syria, Russia may be trying to again forge Palestinian unity in league with itself by inviting Hamas leader Khaled Mashal to Moscow. But Russia may also be trying to forge unity with Egypt, which is categorically opposed to Hamas’ support of Egyptian jihadists (Al-monitor.com, August 6). While a Middle Eastern coalition birthed and led by Moscow could possibly emerge, it is an unlikely prospect and it would only mean more regional war. Whereas strengthening Iran—which continues to support anti-Israeli and anti-Sunni terrorism and will, over time, be free to rebuild many of its capabilities with Western and Russian help—is hardly a blueprint for Middle Eastern peace. But then is that really Moscow’s goal?

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» US defends seizure, interrogation on Navy ship at sea of Benghazi suspect
04/09/15 14:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The Justice Department has rebutted defense claims that the arrest of Ahmed Abu Khattala in a U.S. military raid south of Benghazi and his interrogation for 13 days aboard a U.S. Navy sh...
» National Guard chief visits Washington fire camps to thank troops
04/09/15 14:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. This summer's sprawling Western wildfires may go down in history as a disaster that spurred one of the longest-ever call-ups of National Guard members for firefighting, the commander of ...
» US promising help to keep Iran in check in Middle East
04/09/15 14:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is greeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia with assurances that a nuclear deal with Iran also comes with the necessary res...
» Donald Trump: Radio host Hugh Hewitt asked 'gotcha' foreign affairs questions
04/09/15 14:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump labeled as "gotcha" questions some posed to him by radio host Hugh Hewitt on foreign affairs, saying that when the ...
» Donald Trump on Iran nuclear deal: 'We have a horrible contract, but we do have a contract'
04/09/15 14:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that he'd try to work with what he called a "disastrous" nuclear deal with Iran to turn it around and t...
» Obama Welcomes Saudi King to White House - YouTube
04/09/15 13:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Published on Sep 4, 2015 President Barack Obama welcomed King Salman of Saudi Arabia to the White House Friday, outlining a broad range of discussion they will have on the Middle East, including the Iran nucl...
» States use hackers to do cyber dirty work
04/09/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World News. Western defence officials warn of rise of online privateers
» These Are the 5 Big Foreign Policy Stories for the Fall
04/09/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. Didn’t follow the international news this summer? That’s all right. These are the facts that tell the stories you need to know going into what’s going to be a very busy autumn: 1. I...
» New Orleans Mayor Faces Possible House Arrest
04/09/15 13:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. New Orleans mayor faces possible house arrest after ruling in firefighters' lawsuit
» Lesbos mayor calls for help after migrant ferry riot
04/09/15 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. 1,000 people, mostly Afghans, attempted to rush onto a ferry heading to the port of Piraeus, near Athens
» Actor Gérard Depardieu to 'sell everything' in France
04/09/15 13:20 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Actor and tax exile Gérard Depardieu pledges to sell all his properties in France, including a chateau, several restaurants and a fishmongers, in latest diatribe against his native country
» China snubs North Korea in favour of South at Beijing event
04/09/15 13:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Kim Jong-un's personal representative denied a meeting with Xi Jinping, while the South Korean president is welcomed in Beijing
» On the hidden frontline of the refugee crisis: Hungary's razor wire fence
04/09/15 13:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Hungary has become the hidden frontline of Europe's migration crisis. To tackle the issue, the country has erected a 110-mile long, 4ft-high razor wire fence along its border. But who is it kee...
» Saakashvili, Yatsenyuk Spar Over Ukrainian Reforms
04/09/15 13:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A war of words has erupted between Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now governor of Ukraine's Odesa region, o...
» Putin urges investors to invest in Russia's Far East
04/09/15 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russia is interested in both foreign and domestic investment, especially in the country's Far East region, President Vladimir Putin told the Eastern Eco...
» Russia's Putin calls for international coalition on extremism
04/09/15 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday to establish an international coalition on extremism, saying he had talked with U.S. President Barack ...
» After troop cuts, China military warns reforms will be hard
04/09/15 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military reforms will be difficult and risky as they require a fundamental change in thinking and could affect special interest groups, the armed forces off...
» Saudi king to meet with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal
04/09/15 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to...
» Losses from Chinese port explosions seen at up to $3.3 billion
04/09/15 13:18 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. HONG KONG (Reuters) - Explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin last month could generate insurance losses of up to $3.3 billion, reinsurance specialist Guy Carpenter & Company said in...
» Islamic State militants blow up Palmyra's ancient tower tombs: Syria's antiquities chief
04/09/15 13:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Islamic State has blown up three ancient tower tombs in Palmyra built between the years 44 and 103 AD, Syria's antiquities chief said on Friday, having also destro...
» China's Xi lauds Czechs, only Western leader at war parade
04/09/15 13:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday lauded the contribution of the Czech people during World War Two in a meeting with the country's head of state, the only West...
» G20 reforms important in light of low growth: Canada
04/09/15 13:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANKARA (Reuters) - Structural reforms being planned by the world's major economies have taken on increased importance because global growth has fallen behind forecasts, Canadian Financ...
» Greek leftists put on brave face as poll shows conservatives pulling ahead
04/09/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party said on Thursday it remained confident of winning an outright victory in a Sept. 20 election despit...
» Turkish policeman killed in PKK attack on police station
04/09/15 13:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - A policeman was killed and another wounded in an attack by Kurdish militants on a police station in the eastern Turkish city of Tunceli, security sources...
» Bahrain says five soldiers killed at Saudi borders: BNA
04/09/15 13:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. DUBAI (Reuters) - Five Bahraini soldiers were killed while they were on duty protecting the southern borders of neighboring Saudi Arabia, state news agency BNA reported on Friday.
» Eight policemen killed in Tajikistan, U.S. embassy shut
04/09/15 13:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Eight policemen were killed in Tajikistan on Friday after armed gunmen attacked state security buildings in the Central Asian nation, the country's interior ministry...
» Exclusive: U.S. pressed Guatemala's Perez to back corruption probes that toppled him
04/09/15 13:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - In a series of meetings that began early this year, the U.S. government pressured Guatemala's then-President Otto Perez to rid his administration of corrupt ...
» Syrian refugees tell of perilous journey to Hungary: 'We've lost everything' – audio
04/09/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. A Syrian woman describes her family’s journey from war-torn Homs, through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary in the hope of reaching Germany. Hamza, an Engli...
» David Cameron: Britain will take thousands more Syrian refugees – video
04/09/15 13:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. David Cameron on Friday says the UK will accept thousands more Syrian people fleeing conflict. Speaking in Lisbon, the prime minister says Britain would take in people fr...
» IS Militants Destroy 3 Ancient Tombs in Palmyra
04/09/15 13:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Syria's antiquities chief says Islamic State militants have destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra, continuing efforts to demolish a World Heritage Site. Maamo...
» Suspect In Imam's Shooting In Sweden Linked To Uzbek Soccer Club
04/09/15 13:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. A Swedish prosecutor says an Uzbek suspect in the 2012 assassination attempt on an outspoken emigre cleric was allowed into the European Union on the basis of a letter of...
» Russians Observe 11th Anniversary of Beslan School Attack
04/09/15 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:07 This week, Russians have been observing the 11th anniversary of the attack by Islamic militants on a school in Russia's North Caucasus region t...
» Drowned Migrant Toddler Photo Triggers European Outrage
04/09/15 12:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:33 The harrowing picture of a drowned three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach appears to have galvanized Europe’s leaders into doin...
» Migrant crisis: Chaos as trains are stopped in Hungary
04/09/15 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 02:01 Trains packed with Syrian refugees were stopped at a station outside the Hungarian capital, Budapest, migrants refused to leave. Report by Jennif...
» Fire at German refugee shelter, possible arson attack
04/09/15 12:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:23 Five people have been injured, one seriously, in a possible arson attack at a refugee shelter in Germany. Report by Jennifer Cordingley.
» Russia, Venezuela Discuss Ways To Prop Up Oil Prices
04/09/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro discussed ways to try to stabilize world oil prices September 3 but did not propose specifi...
» Putin Leaves China Without Financing For Some Big Projects
04/09/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to China produced a batch of new deals September 3, but failed to secure financing for some major infrastructure and energy proje...
» Aftermath Of Deadly Attack In Tajik Capital
04/09/15 12:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Tajik police cordoned off a suburb near the airport in Dushanbe and conducted a house-to-house search after attackers killed two members of the Interior Ministry special ...
» Militants 'Blow Up’ Palmyra Ancient Tower Tombs
04/09/15 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Syria's antiquities chief says Islamic State (IS) militants have blown up three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra.
» The 'Chinafication' Of Siberia
04/09/15 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. With Russia's economy suffering, President Vladimir Putin is hoping foreign investment from China can ease his country's financial woes. Chinese companies, Putin says, ar...
» Podcast: Thunder On The Right
04/09/15 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. This week's violence in front of Ukraine's parliament has raised questions about whether nationalist groups are out of control and risk becoming a mortal threat to the co...
» Refugees In Belgrade Scramble For Aid
04/09/15 12:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The refugees camping outside the Serbian capital's main bus station in Belgrade get humanitarian aid.
» Storytellers Keep Ancient Tales Alive
04/09/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Storytellers gather for the World Festival of Epics in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek to preserve and promote rare nomadic traditions.
» Australia Hopes to Join India-US-Japan Naval Drills
04/09/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Australia wants to join India, the United States and Japan in joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, widening participation in multilateral drills as China's influence in the region g...
» Thais Unveil Restored Statue at Bomb Site
04/09/15 12:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to boost confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks a...
» Thailand, Muslim Malay Separatists Enter Negotiations
04/09/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Thai government talks with separatist groups in Southern Thailand have been broadly welcomed in a bid to end a decade of violence that has claimed thousands of lives. Rights activists see...
» India Hopes to Benefit From Slowdown in China
04/09/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. India has not been spared the ripple effects of the economic slowdown in China as its stock markets have tanked and its currency has lost value. Still, there is optimism that as China’s e...
» UN Official Calls for 'Mass Relocation Program' for Migrants
04/09/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has called on the European Union to admit up to 200,000 refugees for a "mass relocation program" to ease the flood of migrants appearing ...
» Pakistan Renews Commitment to Facilitate Afghan Peace Talks
04/09/15 12:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman says Islamabad is still ready to facilitate the revival of stalled peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The spokesman, Qazi Kha...
» Ukraine's Right-wing Party Leader Questioned in Kyiv
04/09/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The leader of a right-wing party has been questioned in connection with Monday's clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament on Kiev. Three National Guard officers died from injuries suffere...
» On IS Frontline, Kurdish Fighters Ready for Offensive
04/09/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Finger on the trigger, the Kurdish Peshmerga soldier stared across the dust at a village taken over by Islamic State extremists. The Kurdistan’s Khazir frontline, just 45 minutes from the...
» Analysts: Beijing Parade a 'Bazaar' of Stolen Technology
04/09/15 12:46 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The massive military parade in Beijing this week showcased China’s latest weapons, unveiling many to the public for the first time. But weapons experts say the systems on display showed h...
» Migrant Crisis in Europe, Sept. 4, 2015
04/09/15 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. The Europe migrant crisis in Europe In Pictures. pictures
» Obama Reassures Saudi King on Iran
04/09/15 12:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed welcomes Saudi King Salman to the White House Friday for the Arab leader’s first visit to the United States since ascending the throne in January, fol...
» Joe Biden: I would not hesitate to run for president if I can find emotional energy
04/09/15 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. US vice president keeps option of challenging Hillary Clinton open as he says he has yet to decide on whether to seek Democratic nomination
» Isil jihadists blow up tower tombs at Syria's Palmyra
04/09/15 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Three of the best preserved and most beautiful tower tombs are latest Islamic State targets for demolition in Syria's ancient desert city of Palmyra
» Remember Ebola? That's one problem we no longer have to worry about
04/09/15 12:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. We may be struggling to cope with migrants, Middle East meltdown, and Vladimir Putin, but our response to Ebola is one thing to be proud of
» Improved security at Calais Eurostar station as police fear migrants will continue going onto tracks
04/09/15 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. SNCF Réseau, France's national rail infrastructure operator, started cutting down trees and shrubs to stop migrants hiding and seeking to stop and climb onto Eurostar trains
» The power of photography: Images that changed world opinions
04/09/15 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. In pics: Images that changed world opinions
» Japan has invented a 'Google Maps'-style street view for cats
04/09/15 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Tourism bosses in Japan have come up with an idea to get cat-lovers to visit the city Onomichi, which is famous for its 150,000 felines
» Polish soldiers seal off 'Nazi gold train' location as finders reveal their 'clear evidence'
04/09/15 12:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news. Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter appear before cameras in Poland with radar image showing "clear evidence" of the so-called gold train
» Inside Israel's Bid to Derail Iran Pact
04/09/15 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has undertaken a high-stakes campaign to persuade Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement, leaving the White House infuriated and many Democrats...
» Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters
04/09/15 12:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Pentagon officials said for the first time that five Chinese navy ships operating off Alaska came within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast, entering U.S. territorial waters, but they...
» Putin Pitches for Foreign Investment in Russia's Far East
04/09/15 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a pitch for greater investment in his country’s resource-rich Far East region, despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy that has shaken globa...
» ISIS Destroys Ancient Tombs in Palmyra
04/09/15 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Islamic State demolished three ancient tower tombs in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, days after it destroyed neighboring temples that were two of the Middle East’s oldest and mos...
» The American Veterans Who Fight ISIS
04/09/15 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. A former Army Ranger and a decorated Marine are among U.S. veterans volunteering to join Kurdish fighters against Islamic State in Syria.
» U.A.E. Loses 22 Military Personnel
04/09/15 12:28 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. The United Arab Emirates has lost 22 military personnel since it joined a Saudi Arabia-led coalition to defeat Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, military officials said.
» Indian Muslim Leaders Condemn Islamic State
04/09/15 12:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Muslim scholars and religious leaders jointly condemn Islamic State in an effort to counter the militant group.
» Refugees Find a Mostly Smooth Welcome in Germany
04/09/15 12:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. Refugees meet a well-oiled system that gets them off the street and into emergency shelters fast, but some say it is already under strain and is struggling to offer newcomers long-term...
» Chinese Tourists Continue to Spend Despite Turmoil
04/09/15 12:27 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WSJ.com: World News. While there are some signs that China’s economic turmoil may be damping Chinese tourists spending slightly in the region, tourism-related businesses in such destinations as Japan, Thai...
» Private Government Report: Iran Spending Billions to Pay Terrorist Salaries
04/09/15 11:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Iran has been spending billions of dollars to fund the salaries of terrorist fighters across the Middle East, including in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, and the Gaza Strip, according to a ...
» More details due on helicopter landing that killed 1 Marine
04/09/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. Marine who died and 11 comrades who sustained injuries were taking part in a helicopter ropes exercise that's described as "high-risk"...
» Photos of China's parade commemorating WWII shows off its full military force - Gizmodo
04/09/15 11:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Cyber Warfare - Google News. Gizmodo Photos of China's parade commemorating WWII shows off its full military force Gizmodo No country likes flexing its numbers in intimidatingly perfect choreographed coord...
» Ash Carter: Iran deal strengthens U.S. military strategy
04/09/15 11:38 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. Nuclear agreement bolsters and will not deter American and allied military response.             
» Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies
04/09/15 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting. Title:                      Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies Author:                 Robert Dover Dover, Robert (2014), Michael S. Goodman, and Claudia Hille...
» Jonathan Lewis, Marine killed in helicopter training accident, identified
04/09/15 11:36 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday identified the Marine killed in a helicopter training accident this week as 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis. U.S. Marines co...
» Defense Issues Dominate Congress' Return to DC
04/09/15 11:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. The Iran deal, budget uncertainty and NDAA negotiations all face lawmakers as they return from summer recess.             
» At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves
04/09/15 11:34 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The Iranian refugee bends his head as the priest pours water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds? Will you break away from Islam?" the German pastor a...
» Copter was taking part in ropes exercise when it landed hard, killing Marine
04/09/15 10:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. A U.S. Marine who died and 11 comrades who sustained injuries were taking part in a helicopter ropes exercise that's described as "high-risk" in a training manual that underscores the da...
» Copter was taking part in ropes exercise when it landed hard, killing Marine - U.S.
04/09/15 10:19 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes U.S.. RALEIGH, N.C. — A U.S. Marine who died and 11 comrades who sustained injuries were taking part in a helicopter ropes exercise that's described as "high-risk" in a training man...
» Between Iraq and a Hawk Base
04/09/15 10:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . T he first sign that the Republican Party’s 17 presidential candidates might have trouble explaining what a conservative foreign policy should look like — beyond simply saying that it should not l...
» Foiling the Islamic State - NYTimes.com
04/09/15 10:15 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . To the Editor: Re “ The Crimes of Palmyra ” (editorial, Aug. 26): I agree that the Islamic State, or ISIS, can and must be stopped, and that military and economic pressures from the West must be a...
» Pentagon discloses new problems in widening anthrax investigation
04/09/15 10:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . The U.S. military disclosed new problems in its handling of dangerous pathogens, such as anthrax, on Thursday, including contamination in a laboratory in Utah from which live anthrax samples were sent across ...
» Emerging Cyber Security Threats | WTNH Connecticut News
04/09/15 10:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from WTNH Connecticut News. NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — “It’s a rite of passage. Usually these personal types of devices that are connected to the internet are the first stages for an attacker t...
» Friendship Between Putin and Xi Becomes Strained as Economies Falter
04/09/15 09:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . BEIJING — They have met more than a dozen times and stood shoulder to shoulder during Thursday’s military parade here. But the once-vaunted relationship between the Chinese president, Xi Jinping ,...
» Новые санкции США против компаний из России: кто под ударом?
04/09/15 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Минторг США объявил об очередном р...
» Цены на нефть в среду продолжили снижение после рекордного роста
04/09/15 09:09 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Цены на нефть продолжили снижение ...
» Путин: экономика РФ уже приспособилась к новым ценам на нефть
04/09/15 09:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Российская экономика уже практич&#...
» Russia says Syria's Assad ready to share power
04/09/15 09:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . By Denis Dyomkin VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is ready to hold snap parliamentary elections and could share power with ...
» Putin says he wants to create an international coalition on extremism with Obama and other leaders
04/09/15 08:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Business Insider. Thomson Reuters Russia's President Putin is seen on the Tiananmen Gate, at the beginning of the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing VLADIV...
» Putin Talks Up Anti-Extremist Coalition, But Says Russia Not Ready To Fight IS
04/09/15 08:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. R ussian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated his call for an international coalition to fight extremism and said he has discussed the idea with U.S. President Barack ...
» Владимир Путин предложил объединить усилия в борьбе с терроризмом — Кира Латухина — Российская газета
04/09/15 08:37 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Российская Газета. Владимир Путин принял участие ...
» Путин отказался выйти на ринг со Стивеном Сигалом :: Политика :: РБК
04/09/15 08:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from РБК - Все материалы. Президент России Владимир Пут...
» Putin's China Energy Deals May Hide Paper Tigers as Growth Slows
04/09/15 08:26 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Vladimir Putin’s long-heralded visit to Beijing this week yielded five framework energy deals that bolster Russian hopes of strengthening ties with China as relations sour with the U.S. and Europe. Yet ...
» Assad could share power with opposition: Putin
04/09/15 08:25 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Gulf News, News in Gulf, Latest Middle East News, Daily News | World News - Times of India. VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is ready to...
» New Federal Requirements on Cellphone Surveillance
04/09/15 08:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Technology. Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department ...
» Hillary Clinton’s Puerto Rican play for Florida
04/09/15 08:24 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Hillary Clinton’s going to Puerto Rico, and it’s not because she’s chasing the island’s delegates. The Democratic front-runner flies to San Juan on Friday with an eye firmly trained on...
» 3,452,1013,452,1012015-09-03War on police Update: Police wait for Obama support as rhetoric
03/09/15 22:53 from Mike Nova - Google+
3,452,101 3,452,101 2015-09-03 War on police Update: Police wait for Obama support as rhetoric turns against blue lines - Washington Times War on Police - 9.3.15 Police wait for Obama support as rhetoric turns against blue lines - Washin...
» Police Rush to Outfit Officers With Body Cameras
03/09/15 22:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Recent sales have more than doubled for the largest manufacturer.
» China to cut 300,000 troops from massive army
03/09/15 22:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Home - CBSNews.com. Against backdrop of parade celebrating 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II, President Xi announced the reduction and pledged peace
» Angry Polar Bears Trap Russian Weather Team on Remote Island
03/09/15 22:05 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. A Russian weather team became trapped in a remote station when a group of polar bears settled outside their camp. The two meteorologists and an engineer are stuck on Vaygach Island, CBS reports , una...
» NATO Opens Military Center in Lithuania Amid Ukraine Crisis
03/09/15 22:04 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia's military presence. NATO...
» The Latest: 1 Marine Killed, 11 Hurt in Helicopter Incident
03/09/15 22:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. The Latest: 1 Marine killed, 11 injured in hard landing of helicopter during training exercise
» Europe Migrant Crisis (Sept. 3, 3015)
03/09/15 22:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Europe migrant crisis in pictures.
» Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.89 Percent
03/09/15 22:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.89 percent; 15-year loan up to 3.09 percent
» Trump to sign GOP pledge, commit to back party nominee - Washington Post
03/09/15 22:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Newsweek Trump to sign GOP pledge, commit to back party nominee Washington Post Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will sign a pledge Thursday to support the GOP n...
» Nordic, Baltic Countries Call For Release Of Kohver, Sentsov
03/09/15 21:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Foreign ministers from Nordic and Baltic countries have called for the immediate release of an Estonian security officer recently sentenced in Russia to 15 years in jail.
» A Soft Annexation In Donbas
03/09/15 21:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russia appears to be laying the groundwork for a soft annexation in the Donbas. And this is a sure sign that they've lost the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
» Why An Uzbek Militant Commander Got His Son Killed Fighting In Syria
03/09/15 21:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Islamic State (IS) group is notorious for recruiting, training, and exploiting children on the battlefield, as are other militant groups in Syria. This would seem to ...
» EU draws up emergency plan to relocate 160,000 stranded refugees
03/09/15 21:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from News | Mail Online. Under the new scheme, migrants stranded in Italy, Greece and Hungary will be transferred to countries across the EU based on their population and economic wealth (pictured).
» Russia's Navalny Calls For Fresh Anti-Putin Street Protest In Moscow
03/09/15 21:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has called for a street demonstration in Moscow later this month to protest the four-year anniversary of Russian President Vladi...
» Why Jeb Bush might want to campaign in Spanish - Washington Post
03/09/15 21:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Why Jeb Bush might want to campaign in Spanish Washington Post Donald Trump famously called Jeb Bush "a very low-energy kind of guy." The New York Times headlined a sto...
» Obama’s fish photo-op gets messy: ‘Something's got on my shoes!’ – video
03/09/15 21:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World news + Video | The Guardian. A fish photo-op goes awry for Barack President Obama, when the salmon he was holding begins to spawn onto his shoes. ‘Did you see that? Something’s got on my shoes!’ the ...
» What Lie Ahead for Iranian Oil Opportunities
03/09/15 21:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. The P5+1 agreement with Iran on Iran’s nuclear program has generated (sometimes fevered) anticipation of an Iranian oil bonanza at the end of the nuclear agreement rainbow, both in terms of the...
» North Dakota Frat Probed in Alleged Assault, Anti-Gay Taunts
03/09/15 21:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Police investigating allegations that North Dakota fraternity assaulted, taunted gay man
» 'Steadfast' Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest reigning monarch
03/09/15 21:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AFP's YouTube Videos. From: AFP Duration: 01:23 She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post...
» IS Extremists Again Accused of Using Poison Gas
03/09/15 21:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Kurdish commanders in eastern Syria say Islamic State militants used poison gas Wednesday to attack Kurdish fighters. The accusation came as civilians in the northern Syrian town of Marea...
» 3 California Correctional Deputies Arrested in Inmate Death
03/09/15 21:49 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. 3 California correctional deputies arrested on suspicion of murder in jail inmate's death
» Nato's Europe command units launched
03/09/15 21:48 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurates one of the alliance's new command units opening in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia.
» Lions rescued from circuses in Latin America head to Africa
03/09/15 21:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from itnnews's YouTube Videos. From: itnnews Duration: 01:15 33 lions rescued by Animal Defenders International from ten circuses in Peru and Colombia are going home to their native Africa. Report by Asana ...
» NYC Landlords to Face New Limitations on Buying out Tenants
03/09/15 21:47 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. NYC landlords to face new limitations on buying out tenants; city says some offers harass
» 5th Person Arrested in Florida Teen Machete Slaying
03/09/15 21:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. 5th person arrested in Florida teen's machete slaying alleged by own classmates
» The Guardian view on China’s display of military muscle: to what end? | Editorial
03/09/15 21:45 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Network Front | The Guardian. President Xi Jinping’s announcement about troop reductions is welcome. But the huge show of military force in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war with J...
» China's President Xi Jinping dedicates himself to peace as astonishing demonstration of military might marks 70th anniversary of end of WWII
03/09/15 21:44 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from - World RSS Feed. It was the kind of contradiction that seems to come naturally in China: expressions of peace as thousands of doves were let loose into the skies amidst an astonishing demonstration of mil...
» Russia's PM Halts Ban on Medical Imports
03/09/15 21:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. Russia's Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, announced a halt to a proposed ban on state-funding of imported medical goods. Medvedev told Russian journalists a suggested bill to restrict imp...
» Study: US College Students Prefer Marijuana to Tobacco
03/09/15 21:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. American college students are using marijuana more than tobacco for the first time.   Surveys on marijuana use among college students show that 5.9 percent use it nearly every day, or at ...
» Hard-Pressed Kurdistan Can't Pay Security Forces Battling IS
03/09/15 21:42 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Voice of America. He said his name was "Freedom." Left hand on the wheel of his sand-colored taxi, he reached up with his right to open the compartment above the rear-view mirror while driving through the ...
» Israel Bans Journalists From Voicing Opinions in Newscasts
03/09/15 21:41 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Israeli parliament bans journalists from voicing opinions in newscasts, causing stir
» Gen. Dempsey Calls Migrant Flow Into Europe a 'Real Crisis'
03/09/15 21:40 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. U.S and NATO officials recognize it's developing into a "real crisis," he said.
» Remember that Donald Trump's loyalty pledge means almost nothing - Washington Post
03/09/15 21:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Fox News New York Times Remember that Donald Trump's loyalty pledge means almost nothing Washington Post GOP front-runner Donald Trump signed a formal pledge crafted by the Repub...
» Trump-Bush Rivalry Heats up in 2016 Presidential Race
03/09/15 21:39 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from VOAvideo's YouTube Videos. From: VOAvideo Duration: 02:54 Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential field in the latest national and state polls. But former Florida governor Jeb Bush i...
» Army Suspends Operations at 9 Labs Due to Anthrax Probe
03/09/15 21:35 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Top Stories. Army suspends operations at 9 labs, directs full safety review due to Anthrax investigation
» Turkey extends mandate to send troops to Syria if needed
03/09/15 21:17 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament voted late on Thursday to extend by a year a mandate authorizing the deployment of troops to Syria and Iraq, weeks after it stepped up its role i...
» Guatemalans celebrate president's resignation
03/09/15 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from AFP's YouTube Videos. From: AFP Duration: 00:48 Guatemala's Congress is expected to convene an emergency session to swear in a new president after embattled conservative leader Otto Perez resigned in t...
» Donald Trump just won. Again. - Washington Post
03/09/15 21:16 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Top Stories - Google News. Newsweek Donald Trump just won. Again. Washington Post Donald Trump is an absolute PR wizard. He proved that again Thursday with a carefully orchestrated news conference at Trump...
» US army orders new toxins crackdown
03/09/15 21:14 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The US military orders a new crackdown on laboratories producing biological toxins, after another anthrax contamination scare.
» US tightens mobile tracking rules
03/09/15 21:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. The US justice department says federal agencies will have to get search warrants to use technology that tracks mobile phones under new guidance.
» Man Who Pretended Dirty Socks Were Marijuana Sentenced to Prison
03/09/15 21:13 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (ADRIAN, Mich.) — A man who tried to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana has been sentenced to at least one year in a Michigan prison. Michael Suarez was sentenced Thursday for committi...
» The rise of people power in Guatemala
03/09/15 21:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. Is a Central American Spring on the cards?
» How Guatemalans began daring to say what they think - BBC News
03/09/15 21:12 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from World - Google News. BBC News How Guatemalans began daring to say what they think BBC News Before tucking into her dinner last week, six-year-old Paula Menchu made sure she said her prayers. She asked God ...
» Frosty relations over future of the Arctic
03/09/15 21:11 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from BBC News - World. US and Russia at odds over Arctic territory
» Special Report: Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time
03/09/15 21:10 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BANGKOK (Reuters) - Just minutes after being locked up for 30 years for insulting Thailand’s monarchy, Pongsak Sriboonpeng described what he thought was the cause of his capture: a poo...
» Azerbaijani Troops Kill Armenian Soldier In Border Clash
03/09/15 21:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. Azerbaijani troops have killed an Armenian soldier in the latest border clash between the arch-foes, Armenia said September 3.
» Guatemala’s Former President Detained After New President is Sworn In
03/09/15 21:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from TIME. (GUATEMALA CITY) — Guatemala’s newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following ...
» White House 'Monitoring' Reports Of Russian Military In Syria
03/09/15 21:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The White House said it is closely monitoring reports that Russia is carrying out military operations in Syria and warned such operations could be "destabilizing and coun...
» Cruz Blames Obama for Climate of Violence Against Police
03/09/15 18:43 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from ABC News: Politics. Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long ...
» Why police departments are struggling with recruiting | Fox News Video
03/09/15 17:58 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . Popout chat → ← Shrink player powered by Live Why police departments are struggling with recruiting Sep. 03, 2015 - 3:24 - Serious consequences from the war on cops
» What’s New About Bill Bratton’s N.Y.P.D.?
03/09/15 17:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story . On a bitterly cold night in February, William Bratton, New York City’s police commissioner, joined several hundred uniformed officers for an informal memorial service at the corner of 107th Avenue and I...
» Russia risks Japanese ire with Far East war commemoration
03/09/15 17:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia staged a military parade on Wednesday to commemorate seizing a group of Pacific islands from Japan at the end of World War Two, a move likely to inflame tensi...
» Russia says will respond in kind to new U.S. sanctions over Ukraine
03/09/15 17:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow said on Wednesday it would react in kind to United States' widening of sanctions imposed on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, criticizing the move as straini...
» Saudi Arabia, U.S. near deal for two Lockheed warships: sources
03/09/15 17:08 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is in advanced discussions with the U.S. government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for t...
» Nordic, Baltic foreign ministers call on Russia to release Estonian, Ukrainians
03/09/15 17:07 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Nordic and Baltic foreign ministers, meeting in Copenhagen on Thursday, called on Russia to immediately release an Estonian policeman who they say was "abducted"...
» Putin's China visit fails to snag major project financing
03/09/15 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. BEIJING/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to China produced a clutch of new deals on Thursday, but failed to secure funding for vital infrastructure projects,...
» U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport
03/09/15 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has imposed sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies, including Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport, for violating a U.S. law r...
» U.S. to offer families option of leaving Turkey base, consulate
03/09/15 17:06 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Reuters: World News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will give families of American personnel at a military base and consulate in Turkey the option of relocating now that the base has become centr...
» Iran Promises to ‘Set Fire’ to U.S. Interests
03/09/15 17:03 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. A senior Iranian military official has vowed to “set fire” to all U.S. interests in the region and maintained that the Islamic Republic welcomes war with America, according to regio...
» Hungary blasts EU on migration amid chaos at train station
03/09/15 17:02 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Hungary's leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe's migrant crisis as chaos reigned b...
» The Latest: Poland, Czech Republic halt trains to Budapest
03/09/15 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. The latest Thursday on the European migrant crisis (all times GMT): ___ All international trains from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland are no longer travel...
» US: Military, diplomatic families can leave Turkey base area
03/09/15 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country, U.S. off...
» Ads on Match.com can let hackers hold computers for ransom: report
03/09/15 17:01 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from www.washingtontimes.com stories: Security. Members of Match.com in search of companionship are being warned by researchers to expect something else. Security experts said Thursday that the British version ...
» Beleaguered Ukrainian Forces Press United States for New Warships
03/09/15 17:00 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Washington Free Beacon. Ukraine is requesting new warships for its navy after it lost about two-thirds of its fleet from the Russian seizure of Crimea last year, Defense One reports. Ukrainian forces have ...
» Families of US military, diplomats near Incirlik given offer to depart Turkey
03/09/15 16:59 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Hundreds U.S. officials say hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country, U.S. officials said Th...
» Militant cells are carrying out more brazen attacks across Egypt
03/09/15 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. A recent string of militant attacks on high-profile targets across Egypt has underscored a growing threat: the fragmented jihadist groups now competing for influence over this country's ...
» Iran deal at risk if sanctions are only suspended, Khamenei says
03/09/15 16:57 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said there would be "no deal" if July's nuclear agreement with global powers does not result in the complete removal of economic sanctions, a...
» Saudi arms resupply readied by US as king to visit White House
03/09/15 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Stars and Stripes. The Obama administration has notified Congress informally that it wants to resupply Saudi Arabia with thousands of precision-guided munitions, according to two people familiar with the p...
» ‘(T)error’ Focuses on Informant and Piques F.B.I.’s Interest
03/09/15 16:56 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from NYT > Federal Bureau of Investigation. Two documentarians have drawn government and critical attention for their film’s informant’s-eye view of terrorism.
» New Encryption Technology Policy Opposed By Tech Companies - Technology News Extra
03/09/15 16:55 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from james b. comey - Google News. Technology News Extra New Encryption Technology Policy Opposed By Tech Companies Technology News Extra The most vocal critic of tougher encryption has been James B . Comey , t...
» China Shows off Rising Power in Marking WWII Defeat of Japan
03/09/15 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, bu...
» 36 Human Smugglers arrested in US, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico
03/09/15 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and law enforcement authorities in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico arrested 36 alleged human smugg...
» AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run
03/09/15 16:54 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from In Homeland Security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to avert a 2016 disaster, the Republican National Committee on Wednesday challenged every GOP presidential candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a thir...
» DOJ cracks down on cell-duping Stingrays - WPTZ The Champlain Valley
03/09/15 16:53 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi aclu report - Google News. New York Times DOJ cracks down on cell-duping Stingrays WPTZ The Champlain Valley And a judge in March detailed a deal between the FBI and local sheriff's office to drop case...
» Imprisoned former FBI informant sentenced to another six years for fraud - cleveland.com
03/09/15 16:52 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from fbi - Google News. cleveland.com Imprisoned former FBI informant sentenced to another six years for fraud cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — A former FBI informant already serving prison time for a mortgage-f...
» China’s Parade Puts US Navy on Notice
03/09/15 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. China showcased a growing capability of denying the US Navy access to the East China and South China Seas             
» UAE Confirms Interest in Mistral Ship
03/09/15 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from Defense News - Home. A United Arab Emirates government official has confirmed to Defense News the government's interest in acquiring one of two French Mistral-class amphibious assault ships originally orde...
» Tomahawk cruise missiles strike ISIS Syrian HQ
03/09/15 16:51 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. September 3, 2015, 7:35 PM (IDT) DEBKAfle reports that at least five US-made long-range Tomahawk missiles Thursday struck ISIS headquarters in the North Syrian town of Raqqa. They were fired fro...
» Saudi King Salman Offers US Share in Mega-Development Projects
03/09/15 16:50 from Mike Nova's Shared Newslinks
mikenova shared this story from DEBKAFile. September 3, 2015, 8:38 PM (IDT) Salman and Obama put their Iranian gas deal quarrel behind them to discuss oil prices, the Syrian and Yemen wars, and US contractors taking over mega-development...


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» Between Iraq and a Hawk Base
06/09/15 00:00 from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
G.O.P. presidential candidates struggle to craft a foreign policy that can please the gung-ho and win in 2016 — without overpromising military force.
» Exodus of Syrians Highlights Political Failure of the West
05/09/15 00:00 from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
Little was done in Western capitals to stop or mitigate the slow-motion disaster that was befalling Syrian civilians and sending them on the run.
» Germany and Sweden Are Said to Help Make Afghan ‘Kill Decisions’
05/09/15 00:00 from NYT > United States Defense and Military Forces
Direct participation by U.S. allies in helping to target insurgents in Afghanistan would be a violation of the rules of the Western presence there.
» Freedom of Movement Tests Continental Unity
04/09/15 20:40 from NYT > Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
Tensions are growing from the influx of Syrians and other migrants seeking entry to the European Union, even as some Muslims in the bloc flee in the opposite direction, to Syria itself.
» Carter Reaffirms U.S.-Saudi Strategic Relationship’s Importance
04/09/15 18:14 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
Defense Secretary Ash Carter reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Saudi Arabia strategic relationship during a meeting here with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Co...
» Fiat Chrysler Recalls 7800 SUVs Over Hacking Concerns - NBCNews.com
04/09/15 18:07 from Cyberwar - Google News
NBCNews.com Fiat Chrysler Recalls 7800 SUVs Over Hacking Concerns NBCNews.com ... radios to prevent hacking . The announcement by FCA US LLC, formerly Chrysler Group LLC, comes more than a month after the company recalled about 1.4 milli...
» Wall Street caps off tough week with a steep loss
04/09/15 17:43 from Search Results
Wall Street caps off tough week with a steep loss Muddled jobs report leaves Fed in a 'jam' watching markets Global concerns may shrink Wall Street's third-quarter estimates Drowned refugee boys buried in Syria; crackdown crumbles in Hun...
» Belarus: End of the Prisoners’ Dilemma
04/09/15 17:42 from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation
In mid-August 2015, two major events took center stage in media coverage of Belarus: the trip to...
» Several North Caucasus Human Rights Organizations Labeled ‘Foreign Agents’
04/09/15 17:40 from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation
After the scandal following the labeling of the Russian human rights organizations like Memorial,...
» Moscow Trying Every Middle Eastern Door
04/09/15 17:38 from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation
Throughout the year, the Middle East has remained engulfed in conflict as well as intense...
» Russia Spurns Ukrainian Offer of Constitutional Status for Donetsk-Luhansk
04/09/15 17:31 from Eurasia Daily Monitor - The Jamestown Foundation
Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected Ukraine’s offer of constitutional status for the...
» Empowering Afghan Citizens to Counter IED Threats
04/09/15 17:23 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
In the first six months of 2015, 22 percent of Afghan civilian casualties were caused by improvised explosive devices, according to a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
» FBI releases surveillance picture after Warrensburg bank robbed - KMBC Kansas City
04/09/15 17:03 from fbi - Google News
KMBC Kansas City FBI releases surveillance picture after Warrensburg bank robbed KMBC Kansas City ... he did not show a weapon. The bank robber was described as being about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a heavy build. He was dressed in black...
» At least 20 die in Druze clashes with Syrian troops after Druze cleric slain
04/09/15 16:31 from DEBKAFile
September 4, 2015, 11:31 PM (IDT) Deadly clashes erupted Friday on Djebel Druze between minority members and Syrian government troops after two bomb cars went off in the southern town of Suweida in the Druze strongholdm, killing She...
» Obama Admin Gives More Than $1 Mil In Grants To Planned Parenthood
04/09/15 16:23 from Washington Free Beacon
The Obama administration has awarded more than $1 million in grants to Planned Parenthood with the intent of helping sign people up for Obamacare, Matt Vespa of Townhall reports. The post Obama Admin Gives More Than $1 Mil In Grants To P...
» At least 10 die in blasts that killed prominent anti-Assad Druze cleric
04/09/15 16:22 from DEBKAFile
September 4, 2015, 11:22 PM (IDT) Two rare explosions went off Friday near a hospital in a Druze province in southern Syria, killing a prominent anti-government cleric and at least 10 others. Sheikh Wahid Balous was one of the strongest ...
» Marine Special Operations to honor slain dog handler
04/09/15 16:17 from National Security: National Security, Pentagon & Defense Department News - The Washington Post
This coming Monday the Marine Corps will honor, Cpl. David Sonka when Marine Special Operations Command posthumously dedicates its Multi-Purpose Canine kennel in his honor at Stone Bay aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
» 'Mr. Robot' Rewind: Hacking the world to pieces in the Season 1 finale - GeekWire
04/09/15 16:11 from Cyberwar - Google News
GeekWire 'Mr. Robot' Rewind: Hacking the world to pieces in the Season 1 finale GeekWire Despite having Elliot's name, the police have no real evidence of Elliot's hacking , which they'd need in order to prosecute him...
» Rebel Houthi missile kills 45 UAE troops in Yemen
04/09/15 15:54 from DEBKAFile
September 4, 2015, 10:54 PM (IDT) The UAE troops were struck by a Soviet-era Tochka missile while taking part in a Saudi-led operation against the Yemeni Houthi rebels. The missile hit an ammunition depot in the province of Marib, some 1...
» 11-Year-Old Kid Shoots Person Breaking into Home in Missouri
04/09/15 15:41 from Washington Free Beacon
An 11-year-old child shot and killed an individual breaking into a home in St. Louis Thursday afternoon. The post 11-Year-Old Kid Shoots Person Breaking into Home in Missouri appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Sinai bomb blasts injure 4 US troops, 2 MFO peace keepers
04/09/15 15:39 from DEBKAFile
September 4, 2015, 10:39 PM (IDT) Four American and two international peacekeepers from Fiji were wounded in two bomb blasts in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula Thursday night, US defense officials said. All six belonged to the Mu...
» Paper: Democracy Alliance Member Crafted Seattle Wage Law
04/09/15 15:38 from Washington Free Beacon
A Democracy Alliance member helped craft Seattle’s $15 minimum wage with the hope of breaking the franchise model. The post Paper: Democracy Alliance Member Crafted Seattle Wage Law appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» There’s Still Room for Mischief After Iran Deal Vote
04/09/15 15:37 from Just Security
Andy Wright It became clear this week that opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement will not have the votes in Congress necessary to retract the President’s sanctions waiver authority by means of H.J. Res. 64 , a resolution of disapproval...
» Feds Spend $236,517 for Cellphone Game to Teach 11-Year-Old Kenyans How to Use Condoms
04/09/15 15:35 from Washington Free Beacon
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 to create a mobile game that will teach young teens in Kenya to use condoms. The post Feds Spend $236,517 for Cellphone Game to Teach 11-Year-Old Kenyans How to Use Condom...
» General: Turkey’s Help Extends Inherent Resolve’s Reach
04/09/15 15:34 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
Turkey’s help in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has broadened the reach of the coalition, Marine Corps Brig. Gen Kevin J. Killea, chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, said.
» Chinese naval ships came within 12 nautical miles of American soil
04/09/15 15:28 from National Security: National Security, Pentagon & Defense Department News - The Washington Post
The vessels passed through U.S. territorial waters, but the response from the Pentagon has been muted.
» Family pleads for release of American held for months in Yemen
04/09/15 15:15 from National Security: National Security, Pentagon & Defense Department News - The Washington Post
Case of Scott Darden and two other hostages is a test for the Obama administration.
» Number of veterans getting federal jobs is at a 5-year high
04/09/15 15:14 from News - Stripes
Number of veterans getting federal jobs is at a 5-year high In government, 1 worker in 3 is now a veteran, proof that the White House's six-year push to give those who served in the military a leg up for federal jobs is working. The Arab...
» Dem Strategist: Clinton Sounded Too Lawyerly in Her Interview
04/09/15 15:12 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Dem Strategist: Clinton Sounded Too Lawyerly in Her Interview appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Dem Sen. Cardin Opposes Iran Deal that Would Endorse ‘Industrial-Scale Nuclear Program’
04/09/15 14:59 from Washington Free Beacon
Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal Friday. The post Dem Sen. Cardin Opposes Iran Deal that Would Endorse ‘Industrial-Scale Nuclear ...
» In Syria, ‘Containment' Has Produced A Predictable Deluge of Refugees
04/09/15 14:57 from Defense One - All Content
The West’s governments saw this coming more than two years ago, and have done little to prevent it.
» Mitchell: Clinton Never Answered Why She Had a Private Email Server
04/09/15 14:54 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Mitchell: Clinton Never Answered Why She Had a Private Email Server appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Hacktivist TV hit Mr. Robot reflects real world, says Christian Slater - CBC.ca
04/09/15 14:39 from Cyberwar - Google News
CBC.ca Hacktivist TV hit Mr. Robot reflects real world, says Christian Slater CBC.ca Mr. Robot, the new TV thriller delving into the fascinating and morally complex world of hacking , is premiering at the perfect time, as data breaches a...
» Putin Says Assad Ready to Hold Early Elections
04/09/15 14:36 from ThereAreNoSunglasses
Putin Says Assad Ready to Hold Early Elections Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) addresses delegates of oil producers as part of the Far East Economic Forum, on Russkiy island outside Vladivostok, Primorskiy area, Russia, September 04...
» Hacker stole 'security-sensitive' data from Mozilla to target Firefox users - The Next Web
04/09/15 14:07 from Cyberwar - Google News
The Next Web Hacker stole 'security-sensitive' data from Mozilla to target Firefox users The Next Web Mozilla says that the hacker managed to access Bugzilla's “security-sensitive” information, which unlike the rest of the re...
» Cybersecurity company on what businesses can learn from Ashley Madison hack - Albany Business Review
04/09/15 14:06 from cybersecurity - Google News
Albany Business Review Cybersecurity company on what businesses can learn from Ashley Madison hack Albany Business Review " Cybersecurity has moved toward those last two. Preventing cyber crime is not possible. You can spend a lot o...
» Changed histories - Calcutta Telegraph
04/09/15 13:52 from anti-Americanism - Google News
Calcutta Telegraph Changed histories Calcutta Telegraph The historian, Jacques Portes, observed that that since World War II anti-Americanism has become "a defining criterion of French political and intellectual life". Hazarees...
» Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
04/09/15 13:52 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
» Dem Donor Philip Falcone Attempts Comeback Amid Financial Ban
04/09/15 13:49 from Washington Free Beacon
Philip Falcone, a Democratic donor who is currently banned by U.S. regulators from participating in the securities industry, is attempting to make a financial comeback by going around the ban and purchasing entire companies, according to...
» U.S. labor market shows some muscle despite slower job growth
04/09/15 13:38 from Search Results
U.S. labor market shows some muscle despite slower job growth Wall St. falls as jobs report fuels rate hike anxiety Muddled U.S. jobs report leaves Fed in a 'jam' watching markets Stocks slide as jobs data makes Fed move unclear Janus's ...
» Pentagon: Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters for First Time
04/09/15 12:57 from Washington Free Beacon
The five Chinese Navy ships spotted operating in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska steered within 12 nautical miles of the U.S. coast and passed through U.S. territorial waters, the Pentagon said. The post Pentagon: Chinese Navy Shi...
» Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating Plummets to Lowest Level Since 2001 Pardon Controversy
04/09/15 12:52 from Washington Free Beacon
Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating has dropped to its lowest level since March 2001 as the Democratic presidential candidate battles controversy surrounding her use of a personal email account at the State Department. The post Hillary Cl...
» Clinton Disagrees With Self Over Private Email
04/09/15 12:49 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Clinton Disagrees With Self Over Private Email appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Planning for cyber war in South Dakota - FCW.com
04/09/15 12:45 from cyber warfare - Google News
FCW.com Planning for cyber war in South Dakota FCW.com Sen. John Thune held a committee hearing at Dakota State University that focused on cybersecurity training. With the Great Plains as an unlikely setting, cybersecurity experts gather...
» 24,914,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed While Native-Born Lose Jobs
04/09/15 12:45 from Washington Free Beacon
While the number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs increased in August, the number of employed native-born workers declined, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The post 24,914,000 Foreign-Bo...
» Clinton: ‘I Was Not Thinking A Lot’
04/09/15 12:30 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Clinton: ‘I Was Not Thinking A Lot’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Record High: Americans Not in Labor Force Exceed 94 Million For First Time
04/09/15 12:25 from Washington Free Beacon
A record 94,031,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in August, and the labor force participation rate remained at 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to data released Friday from the Bureau of Lab...
» The nuclear chess game begins: Iran plays for sanctions relief before compliance with deal
04/09/15 12:19 from DEBKAFile
September 4, 2015, 7:19 PM (IDT) The crowing over Barack Obama’s success in gaining congressional support for his Iranian nuclear deal against Binyamin Netanyahu’s defeat is premature. The Vienna nuclear deal of June 14 was t...
» TSA's ‘Airport of the Future’ Will Use Biometrics, Risk-Based Screening
04/09/15 12:19 from Defense One - All Content
The airport security agency releases its ambitious strategy to upgrade its technology, connect more dots, and search fewer people.
» Clinton Twice Refuses to Apologize for Private Email Scandal
04/09/15 12:18 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Clinton Twice Refuses to Apologize for Private Email Scandal appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» JHU cybersecurity conference to explore 'quandary' of info sharing, data privacy - Technical.ly
04/09/15 11:46 from cybersecurity - Google News
Technical.ly JHU cybersecurity conference to explore 'quandary' of info sharing, data privacy Technical.ly The daylong event, which is being held at Charles Commons on the university's Homewood Campus, will look at “The Quand...
» Hacker Allegedly Behind One of Most Destructive Viruses in History Due in Court - ABC News
04/09/15 11:43 from Cyberwar - Google News
ABC News Hacker Allegedly Behind One of Most Destructive Viruses in History Due in Court ABC News The malicious code, described as "one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history," was first discovered by A...
» Man Behind Virus That Stole Millions, Infected NASA Computers Reaches Deal - ABC News
04/09/15 11:43 from Cyberwar - Google News
WBAL Radio Man Behind Virus That Stole Millions, Infected NASA Computers Reaches Deal ABC News A hacker who played a key role in developing a computer virus that stole millions of dollars from victims and even managed to infiltrate some ...
» Hacking Scandal Swept Aside, Defiant Murdoch's Back On The Attack - Newsweek
04/09/15 11:43 from Cyberwar - Google News
Newsweek Hacking Scandal Swept Aside, Defiant Murdoch's Back On The Attack Newsweek So the impact of the phone hacking scandal of 2011 was a genuinely shocking thing to behold. Robert Peston's BBC Panorama documentary was a remin...
» Researcher Scoffs at Stonewalled CIA Request - Courthouse News Service
04/09/15 11:30 from cia - Google News
Researcher Scoffs at Stonewalled CIA Request Courthouse News Service WASHINGTON (CN) - A researcher seeking budget records for intelligence support the CIA gave Israel told a federal judge that the agency is improperly claiming ignorance...
» The Last Flight of Matt Duke - MyPalmBeachPost
04/09/15 11:29 from anti-Americanism - Google News
MyPalmBeachPost The Last Flight of Matt Duke MyPalmBeachPost The news dispatches reported that Havana was “seething with anti-Americanism .” Diplomats told reporters Fidel Castro originally had appeared ready to continue decades of frien...
» Major Dem Fundraiser Admits Clinton Campaign ‘On a Serious Downward Trajectory’
04/09/15 11:25 from Washington Free Beacon
As aides to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign forecast “headwinds” and “bumpy” rides as the commotion surrounding her private email wages on, one major Democratic fundraiser is expressing growing concern regarding the former secret...
» Bombs and Explosives
04/09/15 11:22 from United States Defense and Military Forces - News - Times Topics - The New York Times
Bombs and Explosives Multinational Force and Observers , Israel This post has been generated by Page2RSS
» Four U.S. servicemembers and two other peacekeepers with the Multinational
04/09/15 11:10 from News - Stripes
Four U.S. servicemembers and two other peacekeepers with the Multinational Force and Observers mission in Northeast Sinai in Egypt were injured by two improvised explosives Thursday, the Defense Department confirmed. At a Berlin church, ...
» Tesla engineer investigated by FBI for illegal computer intrusion, faces ... - San Jose Mercury News
04/09/15 10:58 from fbi - Google News
CIO Tesla engineer investigated by FBI for illegal computer intrusion, faces ... San Jose Mercury News 3 of last year. Less than two weeks later, FBI investigations determined that Kalbasi had obtained his former manager's email acco...
» WFB’s Bill McMorris Joins Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends
04/09/15 10:52 from Washington Free Beacon
The post WFB’s Bill McMorris Joins Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» NATO releases the Resource Policy and Planning Board's 2014 Annual Report - NATO HQ (press release)
04/09/15 10:43 from nato - Google News
NATO releases the Resource Policy and Planning Board's 2014 Annual Report NATO HQ (press release) NATO's Resource Body and Planning Board's (RPPB) 2014 Annual Report was published on Friday (4 September 2015). The RPPB is a s...
» State Department Wants to Compile Cybersecurity Playbook - Defense One
04/09/15 10:42 from cybersecurity - Google News
Defense One State Department Wants to Compile Cybersecurity Playbook Defense One Aliya Sternstein reports on cybersecurity and homeland security systems. She's covered technology for more than a decade at such publications as Nationa...
» State Department Wants to Compile Cybersecurity Playbook
04/09/15 10:42 from Defense One - All Content
Agency turns to industry for expert advice on both offensive and defensive approaches.
» The Popular Baby Monitors That Are Vulnerable to Hacking - Yahoo Parenting
04/09/15 10:23 from Cyberwar - Google News
Yahoo Parenting The Popular Baby Monitors That Are Vulnerable to Hacking Yahoo Parenting NEW YORK (AP) — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most b...
» Ted Cruz Blasts Jailing of Christian Kentucky Clerk as Un-American
04/09/15 10:13 from Washington Free Beacon
Ted Cruz slammed the decision by a federal judge to order a Kentucky county clerk to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on the basis of her Christian faith, labeling it un-American. The post Ted Cruz Blasts ...
» 6 Growth-Hacking Tips to Boost Your Website's Traffic - Entrepreneur
04/09/15 10:08 from Cyberwar - Google News
Entrepreneur 6 Growth- Hacking Tips to Boost Your Website's Traffic Entrepreneur Think of growth hacks as cheat sheets for your startup. These tactics can resolve issues in five categories: acquisition, activation, retention, referra...
» US State Department plans cyber security playbook - ComputerWeekly.com
04/09/15 10:08 from Cyberwarfare - Google News
US State Department plans cyber security playbook ComputerWeekly.com The US State Department is asking for input from information security industry experts on putting together a set of cyber security guides for a playbook to support its ...
» The Daily Startup: Trident Capital Sharpens Cybersecurity Focus - Wall Street Journal (blog)
04/09/15 10:01 from Cyberwar - Google News
The Daily Startup: Trident Capital Sharpens Cybersecurity Focus Wall Street Journal (blog) Venture investment in cybersecurity startups is soaring amid high-profile hacks and data breaches, and Trident Capital is sharpening its focus on ...
» Will U.S.-Iran Diplomacy Go Beyond the Nuclear Deal?
04/09/15 09:57 from Defense One - All Content
A conversation about the shifting diplomatic landscape with James Dobbins, former assistant Secretary of State for Europe.
» Will US-Iran Diplomacy Go Beyond the Nuclear Deal?
04/09/15 09:57 from Defense One - All Content
A conversation about the shifting diplomatic landscape with James Dobbins, former assistant Secretary of State for Europe.
» Pentagon’s mine hunting system that’s 16 years in the making still doesn’t work
04/09/15 09:54 from National Security: National Security, Pentagon & Defense Department News - The Washington Post
The failed program, detailed in a new report released by the Senate Armed Service Committee Thursday, started in the late 90s and has yielded only half the number of planned systems wtih the cost per unit doubling since the program began.
» Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies
04/09/15 09:24 from Intelligence Analysis and Reporting
Title:                      Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies Author:                 Robert Dover Dover, Robert (2014), Michael S. Goodman, and Claudia Hillebrand, eds. Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies. Milton Park,...
» U.S. job growth slows, unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent
04/09/15 09:22 from Search Results
U.S. job growth slows, unemployment rate falls to 5.1 percent Wall St. set to open lower after jobs data Stocks slide, dollar flat after unconvincing jobs data Fed's Lacker argues Fed should raise rates soon Credit flow for growth still ...
» Morning Joe Reacts With Shock, Outrage to News of 307,000 Veterans Dying While Waiting on VA Benefits
04/09/15 09:12 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Morning Joe Reacts With Shock, Outrage to News of 307,000 Veterans Dying While Waiting on VA Benefits appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Face of Defense: Air Force Pilot Chases Olympic Dreams
04/09/15 09:10 from American Forces Press Service News Feed
Air Force Capt. Daniel Castle, a 349th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, is one of five airmen selected from throughout the Air Force to participate in the World Class Athlete Program, which allows service members of all branches to train as...
» New NATO Outpost Opens in Lithuania - Transitions Online
04/09/15 08:43 from nato - Google News
Novinite.com New NATO Outpost Opens in Lithuania Transitions Online New NATO Outpost Opens in Lithuania. Plus, Czech Republic set for cyber security stardom and Georgian lawmakers override president's veto of banking law. 4 September...
» Study of CEOs Reveals Alarming CyberSecurity Trends - Inc.com
04/09/15 08:30 from cybersecurity - Google News
Inc.com Study of CEOs Reveals Alarming CyberSecurity Trends Inc.com A study of CEOs recently released by KPMG revealed some alarming trends about cybersecurity preparedness. The report, entitled, Global CEO Outlook 2015, included informa...
» Todd on Clinton Aide Pleading Fifth: ‘You Cannot Come Up With a Politically Worse Outcome’
04/09/15 08:17 from Washington Free Beacon
The post Todd on Clinton Aide Pleading Fifth: ‘You Cannot Come Up With a Politically Worse Outcome’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
» Boothbay man invented spy gadgets during 20-year CIA career - Boothbay Register
04/09/15 08:08 from cia - Google News
Boothbay Register Boothbay man invented spy gadgets during 20-year CIA career Boothbay Register Henry Rowe began his CIA career in 1963. He worked as an electronics engineer, diplomat and a site manager. His work took him to 43 countries...
» News Roundup and Notes: September 4, 2015
04/09/15 08:00 from Just Security
Nadia O'Mara Before the start of business,  Just Security  provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news. IRAQ and SYRIA The US-led coalition is facing allegations that its airstrikes...
» Obama’s Presumed Innocence In Projecting Middle Eastern Refugees To Pressure Europe
04/09/15 07:40 from ThereAreNoSunglasses
[Putin is not the only one, nor is he the first, to grasp the obvious fact that wars of aggression inevitably drive entire populations to the roadways, forcing sane families to do the insane, in order to increase their odds for survival....
» Trident heightens cyber security focus with dedicated fund, brings on managing ... - Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
04/09/15 07:38 from Cyberwarfare - Google News
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release) Trident heightens cyber security focus with dedicated fund, brings on managing ... Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release) Trident Capital is heightening its focus on cyber security with a new early-...
» Fort Custer in 'very, very strong position' to land missile defense site ... - MLive.com
04/09/15 07:35 from missile defense - Google News
MLive.com Fort Custer in 'very, very strong position' to land missile defense site ... MLive.com Congressman Dan Benishek, Congressman Fred Upton, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Major General Gregory Vadnais, Governor Rick Snyder and C...
» Russia Slams New NATO Hubs - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
04/09/15 07:21 from nato - Google News
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Russia Slams New NATO Hubs RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Russia's envoy to NATO , Aleksandr Grushko, said in Brussels on September 4 that the opening this month of the small NATO centers reaffirms that &qu...