U.S.-backed Syrian rebels surrender American arms to Al Qaeda

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels surrender American arms to Al Qaeda

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon U.S. defense officials have confirmed that military equipment issued by the United States to Syrian rebel fighters has been funneled to an al Qaeda offshoot, raising new questions about the ways in which the Obama administration is safeguarding U.S. arms in the war-torn Middle Eastern country. A commander […]

Vladimir Putin’s plans for Russian military in Syria has U.N., Obama on edge

Vladimir Putin’s plans for Russian military in Syria has U.N., Obama on edge

Vladimir Putin’s speech Monday is shaping up to be biggest of this year’s U.N. General Assembly, as Obama administration officials brace for the Russian leader to lambaste their failed Syria policy and call on the world to get behind his plan for saving the war-torn Middle East from the clutches of the Islamic State. While […]

John Kerry hails Colombia’s peace deal with FARC rebel group

John Kerry hails Colombia’s peace deal with FARC rebel group

The mood will be one of optimism when Secretary of State John F. Kerry meets on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly next week with Colombia’s president, who just announced a major breakthrough toward a deal to end the nation’s decades-old war with the leftist FARC rebel group. Mr. Kerry offered guarded praise for […]

Iran on Israel: ‘We are going to destroy them’

Iran on Israel: ‘We are going to destroy them’

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon The commander of Iran’s army said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic would destroy Israel at all costs despite the recent nuclear deal aimed at reining in the country’s rogue behavior, according to comments by these officials. Ataollah Salehi, commander of Iran’s army, said that no matter how […]

Time to dismantle the UN Human Rights Council

Time to dismantle the UN Human Rights Council

By Jagdish N. Singh / Gatestone Institute What makes the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) ignore such rights violations? The answer is simple: most of the member states of the Council are themselves the worst violators of rights of their own citizens, and they are trying to save each other through a conspiracy of corruption. […]

Europe’s great migration crisis

Europe’s great migration crisis

In April of this year, 140 illegal migrants landed on the Greek island of Gavdos (population 152). By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute More than 715,000 people have applied for asylum in the EU during the past twelve months. In 2014, Hungary received more refugees per capita than any other EU country apart from Sweden. […]

Congo leader seeks creative ploys to hold onto power

Congo leader seeks creative ploys to hold onto power

By Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon One year before the Democratic Republic of Congo’s scheduled presidential election, its president has been trying to quietly implement a series of policies that could allow him to overstep the Congo constitution and hold onto power, prompting concerns from Africa observers and human rights advocates. President Joseph Kabila’s […]

Turkey finds China too big to bite

Turkey finds China too big to bite

Istanbul’s “Happy China” restaurant, after its window was smashed by an anti-Chinese mob. By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute The self-declared “caliph” of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, put China at the top of his list of countries that violate Muslim rights. The owner of the (no longer) “Happy China” restaurant, almost in […]

Proposal to screw European taxpayers

Proposal to screw European taxpayers

By Mike Shedlock You never know who’s reading your blog, until you receive emails. I received a pair of them this week from Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., Founder and Editor of Ignatius Press. While I am quite certain we disagree on many issues, Father Fessio is dead on accurate in his analysis of the New […]

Chinese economics

Chinese economics

From the guy who pegged Greece all along. – ED. By Mike Shedlock Nosedive Panic The crash in Chinese equities continues amid regulators’ talk of panic and irrational selling. Ironically, China has banned the use of terms like ‘equity disaster’ and ‘rescue the market’ in analyst’s reports on the stock market. Over Half of Companies […]