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

#Syrian official says ‘wide-scale offensive’ launched

(CNN) The Syrian regime, which had appeared earlier this year to be on the ropes, has “launched a wide-scale offensive,” a senior military official said Thursday. The aim is “eliminating the terrorist groups and liberating the areas and towns that have suffered from terrorism and its crime,” Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, the Syrian army chief of staff, said on state media, Source: Syrian official says ‘wide-scale offensive’ launched – CNN.com Continue reading #Syrian official says ‘wide-scale offensive’ launched

Ten suspected #Isis recruiters held after raids in #Spain and #Morocco #refugeecrisis

Police have arrested 10 people in Spain and Morocco for allegedly recruiting and indoctrinating fighters for the Islamic State (Isis) group, the Spanish interior ministry announced on Sunday. The suspects were part of a “network of recruitment, indoctrination and sending … Continue reading Ten suspected #Isis recruiters held after raids in #Spain and #Morocco #refugeecrisis

#Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says ‘fellow #Christians’ should arm themselves #1A #2A

  Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey responded to the mass shooting at an Oregon community college in a Facebook post Friday saying that “fellow Christians” should consider getting a handgun carry permit to protect themselves. In his Facebook posting, Ramsey, … Continue reading #Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says ‘fellow #Christians’ should arm themselves #1A #2A

#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?

#German city to seize empty commercial space for #refugees

  BERLIN (AFP) – The northern German city of Hamburg has passed a law allowing it to requisition empty commercial properties to house asylum seekers, authorities said Friday.”The parliament of the city of Hamburg adopted the law yesterday,” said city spokesman Ulfert Kaphengst.Private apartments are not affected. Like the rest of the country, Germany’s second city Hamburg has been struggling to find lodgings for the record influx of migrants.As favoured destination for many of those arriving in Europe, Germany is expecting up to a million migrants this year. Some local authorities have been forced to put up tent cities to host the … Continue reading #German city to seize empty commercial space for #refugees

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

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 

#Afghan forces preparing for push against #Taliban fighters in #Kunduz

KABUL, Afghanistan — Backed by at least one American airstrike, Afghan forces gathered Tuesday to begin a push to clear Taliban fighters who seized much of the northern city of Kunduz in a surprise assault on Monday. Source: Afghan forces … Continue reading #Afghan forces preparing for push against #Taliban fighters in #Kunduz

#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  

#Breaking! Obama adds More than 30,000 new #UN #peacekeepers  by 50 countries 

More than 30,000 new troops from over 50 nations will be added to the UN’s peacekeeping mission, US President Barack Obama announced on Monday.Obama stressed that for the UN to keep its peacekeeping mission from bending under “unprecedented strains,” more nations will need to commit troops.“Our collective security depends on it,” he said.Obama said the US itself will expand its support for peacekeeping missions, promising additional resources, more military officers, logistical support and construction projects. Source: More than 30,000 new UN peacekeepers to be added by 50 countries – Obama — RT USA Continue reading #Breaking! Obama adds More than 30,000 new #UN #peacekeepers  by 50 countries 

Breaking! Nine dead in attack at Afghan sports match; #IS fighters target police (AFP)

KABUL (AFP) – At least nine people were killed and 33 wounded Sunday in a bomb attack at a sports match in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, on the same day that Islamic State fighters launched coordinated attacks on the country’s police forces. … Continue reading Breaking! Nine dead in attack at Afghan sports match; #IS fighters target police (AFP)

#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

#DOD Admits US-trained #Syrian fighter gave weapons to #Nusra

  WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — In another embarrassing setback for one of President Barack Obama’s centerpiece strategies for defeating the Islamic State, the Pentagon said Friday that the commander of U.S.-trained Syrians appears to have turned over his pickup … Continue reading #DOD Admits US-trained #Syrian fighter gave weapons to #Nusra