ROFL John #Kerry among top contender for Nobel Peace Prize  

, Norway — Europe’s record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday, but a Saudi blogger, a pope who reveres the Earth and its poorest people and the key players in the Iranian nuclear deal were also generating buzz. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has given no clues but those bringing relief to the hundreds of thousands of desperate people arriving in Europe have attracted interest from gamblers and pundits. Here are some names being mentioned in the annual Peace Prize guessing game: Source: Kerry, Zarif said among top contenders for Nobel Peace … Continue reading ROFL John #Kerry among top contender for Nobel Peace Prize  

#Breaking #Russian Missiles Fall Short, They Hit #Iran

Four Russian cruise missiles aimed at targets in Syria instead crashed in Iran, a US official said Thursday, declining to comment on whether there were any casualties.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the missiles landed in Iran on Wednesday, but did not provide details about where they might have landed. The official was confirming a story first reported by CNN. Russia conducted its first airstrikes in Syria last week, and on Wednesday Moscow ramped up its war by unleashing cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea. Source: Russian Missiles Fall Short of Syria, Hit Iran – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva Continue reading #Breaking #Russian Missiles Fall Short, They Hit #Iran

#Russian jets ‘intercept’ US predator drones over #Syria

Russian fighter jets shadowed U.S. predator drones on at least three separate occasions high above Syria since the start of Russia’s air campaign last week, according to two U.S. officials briefed on this latest intelligence from the region. Meanwhile, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters a U.S. aircraft flying over Syria had to be rerouted to avoid a Russian fighter jet at least once. “We have taken action to maintain safe separation,” Davis said. He did not disclose which type of U.S. aircraft was involved. U.S. officials tell Fox News the drone encounters took place over ISIS-controlled Syria, including its … Continue reading #Russian jets ‘intercept’ US predator drones over #Syria

#Syrian Rebels Unite against #Russian Occupation

In an unprecedented show of unity, more than 40 Syrian rebel factions issued a joint statement condemning Russia’s intervention in the ongoing civil war and vowing to fight Russian “occupiers. “Russia claims it launched its massive air campaign last week to target the jihadists ISIS terror group, as well as Al Qaeda’s Syrian franchise, Al Nusra Front. However, while Russian jets have struck ISIS positions in their northern stronghold of Al-Bab – which the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says resulted in “a large number” of casualties – the vast majority of strikes have been directed against other rebel groups seeking to topple … Continue reading #Syrian Rebels Unite against #Russian Occupation

#Russia says it hit 12 #ISIS group targets in latest #Syria strikes

Russian jets carried out air strikes on 12 Islamic State (IS) group sites in Syria on Tuesday, the defence ministry in Moscow said. The Russian warplanes hit the region around the eastern city of Deir Ezzor and in the provinces … Continue reading #Russia says it hit 12 #ISIS group targets in latest #Syria strikes

#IslamicJihad Claims #Israel Attack: “Intifada 3 Has Begun?” 

  The Islamic Jihad terrorist group has claimed responsibility for sending the 19-year-old Arab terrorist who murdered two Israelis and wounded two others in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night.The terrorist was named as Mohannad Shafik Halabi, a resident of Al-Bireh located adjacent to Ramallah in Samaria.”Mohannad Shafik Halabi, 19, is a member of Islamic Jihad,” a senior member of the Gaza-based terror group told AFP on condition of anonymity, after the group issued a statement hailing the attack and saying it was in response to Israeli “terrorist crimes” against Palestinian Arabs.Just days before the attack, Halabi posted on … Continue reading #IslamicJihad Claims #Israel Attack: “Intifada 3 Has Begun?” 

#Netanyahu Asked #Kerry: Where’s #Abbas’s Condemnation Thursday’s terror attack?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday met in New York with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and expressed his dismay over the fact that Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has not condemned Thursday’s terror attack in Samaria in which Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin were murdered in front of their children.At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu stressed that Israel plans to respond to the cruel murder.”I wish to extend my condolences to the family. This murder will not pass without a response,” he said, adding, “We’ve increased the presence of our forces on the ground, we are … Continue reading #Netanyahu Asked #Kerry: Where’s #Abbas’s Condemnation Thursday’s terror attack?

#Russia carries out new airstrikes in #Syria 

  (CNN)Russia’s airstrikes in Syria “do not go beyond ISIL (ISIS), al Nusra or other terrorist groups recognized by the United Nations Security Council or Russian law,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday. Pushed to define “other terrorist groups,” … Continue reading #Russia carries out new airstrikes in #Syria 

Couple Murdered By #Islam #Terrorists in Terror Road Shooting #Israel

  A shooting attack took place just after 9 p.m. on Thursday night, with initial reports indicating two people in their 30s were killed in the gunfire. MDA volunteers said that the victims were a man and a woman and that they were dead when the volunteers arrived on the scene. They had suffered wounds in the upper body. Four children were in the vehicle. The children are aged four months, four years, 7 and 9. They were unhurt and did not require evacuation to hospital. Source: Couple Murdered in Terror Road Shooting – Defense/Security – News – Arutz Sheva Continue reading Couple Murdered By #Islam #Terrorists in Terror Road Shooting #Israel

#Iraq PM open Door to #Russian airstrikes on #IslamicState militants

Lavrov said that Russia would not go if they were not invited, looks like the invitations are in the mail…   Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE24 in an exclusive interview on Thursday that he is open to allowing … Continue reading #Iraq PM open Door to #Russian airstrikes on #IslamicState militants

#Assad allies, including #Iranians, prepare ground attack in #Syria

  Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. … Continue reading #Assad allies, including #Iranians, prepare ground attack in #Syria

Breaking! #Russian Airstrikes Hit US-Trained Rebels

  Russian jets have hit a training camp operated by a rebel group trained by American CIA agents, it has been claimed. The strikes were among 30 conducted by Russian planes in Syria, since Vladimir Putin entered the military fray … Continue reading Breaking! #Russian Airstrikes Hit US-Trained Rebels

8 #ISIS targets hit during 20 combat flights in #Syria – #Russianmilitary

Russia has struck eight Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) targets in Syria, the country’s Defense Ministry said, adding that civilian infrastructure was avoided during the operations.“Today, Russian aerospace force jets delivered pinpoint strikes on eight ISIS terror group targets in Syria. In total, 20 flights were made,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, said. “As a result, arms and fuel depots and military equipment were hit. ISIS coordination centers in the mountains were totally Source: 8 ISIS targets hit during 20 combat flights in Syria – Russian military — RT News Continue reading 8 #ISIS targets hit during 20 combat flights in #Syria – #Russianmilitary

#ISIS militants in #Iraq, #Syria have WMD components, #Lavrov warns UN Security Council 

  Islamic State militants are in possession of weapons of mass destruction components, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister has warned the UN Security Council meeting, urging for the IS to be included on an anti-terrorist sanction list as a separate subject. Source: ISIS militants in Iraq, Syria have WMD components, Lavrov warns UN Security Council — RT News Continue reading #ISIS militants in #Iraq, #Syria have WMD components, #Lavrov warns UN Security Council 

#UN Speakers call for end to #Syria #barrelbombs

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Deadly barrel bombs dropped by Syrian army helicopters on opposition-held neighborhoods of Syria are the main driver behind the refugee crisis that has overwhelmed neighboring countries and now Europe, speakers at a panel held at the United Nations said Monday. Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, urged the international community to put an end to President Bashar Assad’s indiscriminate use of the bombs, saying the tactic also undermines the war against the Islamic State group. Source: News from The Associated Press Continue reading #UN Speakers call for end to #Syria #barrelbombs

#ISIS cracks down on school playgrounds to enforce gender separation of parents  

The terrorist group Islamic State has shut down playgrounds in a Syrian city, because unrelated men and women bringing their children to play there could mingle, a monitoring group has reported. The Islamic State morality police Hesbah targeted playgrounds in the city of Mayadin in the eastern Deir ez-Zor province, local sources told the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Several men and women were arrested by ISIS gunmen “for not abiding by Islamic rules on dress.”A similar crackdown on playgrounds was reported in the ISIS Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, where three women were arrested for not being accompanied by … Continue reading #ISIS cracks down on school playgrounds to enforce gender separation of parents  

#Putin, #Obama meet on #UNGA70 sidelines

The leaders of Russia and the United States are holding a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, shortly after they both addressed the international community on urgent topics, varying from global terrorism to … Continue reading #Putin, #Obama meet on #UNGA70 sidelines

#Russia, #Iran, Iraq & #Syria setting up ‘joint information center’ to coordinate anti-#ISIS operations

  Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria have agreed to establish a joint information center in Baghdad to coordinate their operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) militants, according to sources. “The main goal of the center will be gathering, processing … Continue reading #Russia, #Iran, Iraq & #Syria setting up ‘joint information center’ to coordinate anti-#ISIS operations