The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia escalated on Thursday leaving several military dead. Different figures were produced by each side, ranging from at least three, up to 20 people in the disputed enclave in the South Caucasus.
President Poroshenko’s government is far more corrupt and less efficient than the previous one, according to Martin Sieff, columnist for the Baltimore Post-Examiner. It’s like a black hole, the more money you pour in the less you will have, he added.
An Israeli tourism brochure depicting the Old City of Jerusalem has been banned by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for presenting a “misleading” image, which suggests the Palestinian enclave is Israeli.
Colonel Gaddafi’s cousin predicts a “9/11 in Europe within two years,” as Islamic State militants join thousands of migrants beating a path to Europe. His warning comes as Home Secretary Theresa May says Britain’s terror threat is “grave and growing.”
Heavy weapons and artillery systems are being withdrawn from the demarcation line in eastern Ukraine, according to a report issued by monitoring mission of the OSCE, which observed at least four eastern militias’ convoys over the past days.
Catalonia is preparing its own tax system, and creating a network of foreign missions as it prepares for a snap regional vote on independence. Recently Spain’s top court ruled that the region’s symbolic referendum vote in November was unconstitutional.
Reconstructing Gaza could take an entire century, if Israel doesn’t stop the siege, leading charity Oxfam warned. And that’s just the time frame for essential projects. The NGO’s regional director calls the situation “deplorable.”
Following the identification of the British extremist formerly known as Jihadi John, thought responsible for the execution of a number of ISIS held hostages, a charity has blamed the UK government for his radicalization.
The political wing of Hamas should be proscribed as a terrorist organization like its military wing, a Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) official has said. His comments come as charities criticized the UK government’s Gaza aid policy.
The OSCE monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine has finally arrived in the town of Debaltsevo, after a local militia provided guarantees of security. At the same time Kiev and rebels in Lugansk gave independent reports of prisoner swaps.
Ukraine is now further from national sovereignty than it was a year ago, with the IMF running its finances and an American-born Ukrainian, Natalie Jaresko, heading the Finance Ministry, Roger Annis, Editor, Newcoldwar.org told RT’s In the Now show.
The Kiev leadership, at least PM Arseny Yatsenyuk, is resisting the only solution which can end the Ukraine conflict - full autonomy for the Donbass region, Anatol Lieven, of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, told RT’s In the Now.