Day: October 1, 2015

Russia in Syria: CIA-backed ‘moderate’ rebels struck by fresh air strikes as Iranian troops ‘pour into conflict’

Middle East Russia in Syria: CIA-backed ‘moderate’ rebels struck by fresh air strikes as Iranian troops ‘pour into conflict’ Russian Foreign Minister insists Moscow sees ‘eye-to-eye’ with US-led coalition in wanting to combat Isis militants David usborne US Editor Thursday 1 October 2015 20:29 BST 73 comments In this image made from video provided by […]

Swiss brace for refugee trickle to turn into flood

Refugees in Italy: most are avoiding Switzerland — for now. Photo: AFP Swiss brace for refugee trickle to turn into flood Published: 23 Sep 2015 10:15 GMT+02:00 SOURCE: http://www.thelocal.ch/20150923/swiss-brace-for-refugee-trickle-to-turn-into-flood Border guards in crisp blue uniforms rush onto the train as it grinds to a halt, quickly rounding up around a dozen […]

What drives terrorism?

Sep 30,2015 – JORDAN TIMES   The Iraqi delegation to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights that arrived in Geneva Tuesday for the consideration of Iraq’s fourth periodic report on the extent of the country’s adherence to the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights took […]

Niqab row: Canada’s government challenges ruling Zunera Ishaq can wear veil while taking oath of citizenship

Americas Niqab row: Canada’s government challenges ruling Zunera Ishaq can wear veil while taking oath of citizenship Stephen Harper’s ruling Conservative party, prone to linking all things Islamic to ‘security’ fears, is going to the Supreme Court to stop the Pakistani-born teacher keeping her niqab on while receiving citizenship. Robert Fisk reports on a […]