Around 1,200 prisoners, including some Al-Qaeda suspects, managed to stage one of the biggest jailbreaks in years in Yemen’s south-eastern town of Taiz, after violence broke out and guards abandoned their posts, according to officials.
The NSA can reboot its bulk collection program, which expired on June 1, for a period of five more months. This was the decision of a federal spy court put in charge of reviewing the agency’s future petitions for records under the USA Freedom Act.
It’s D-Day in Vienna, and the parties sitting across the negotiating table still haven’t ironed out terms to settle a 12-year standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. Expect this deadline to be missed. And prepare for a lot of hot air to fill its space.
Islamic State militants have beheaded two civilian women in Syria for the first time, a monitor says, adding that the victims were accused of sorcery and witchcraft and were executed along with their husbands.
France’s leading administrative court says that border controls on the boundary with Italy are legal and do not violate the Schengen agreement. Rights groups had filed a complaint supporting hundreds of migrants who were looking to cross into France.
France and Germany seem to have a servile attitude towards the US and its foreign policy which has to do with their ‘anti-terrorism’ collection capabilities. They felt they had not to upset the collection arrangements says former CIA officer Ray McGovern.
Washington has been leading a policy of economic espionage against France for more than a decade by intercepting communications of the Finance minister and all corporate contracts valued at more than $200 million, according to a new WikiLeaks report.
A lawyer for a Palestinian held prisoner in Israel says he will be released in exchange for ending a 56-day hunger strike. Khader Adnan is set to be set free on July 12, after spending around a year in jail without being charged.
Additional demands on Iran at the nuclear talks put forward by France are basically impossible to fulfill; it’s unlikely that they were made without the full knowledge and approval of the US, says political commentator Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich.