International Politics

Iran releases VIDEO of US drone shoot-down

Video footage of Iran’s air defenses shooting down a high-altitude US Navy surveillance drone has been posted on social media by the Iranian military. It shows the missile launch and an explosion at the moment of interception. The brief clip, filmed early Thursday morning and set to rousing music, shows[…]

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Morsi’s death symbolic of democracy in Egypt

The first democratically elected, former president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi’s death should be regarded as state-orchestrated murder, according to Khalid Hilal from the international movement of Students Against the Coup. Hilal says that Morsi’s death has been the culmination of years of neglect and symbolises the death of an era[…]

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Russian Su-27 fighter jets intercept US nuclear-capable B-52 bombers above Baltic & Black Seas – MoD

Russian fighters were scrambled twice to intercept American B-52H bombers, active on the eastern and southern borders. The close encounters between Russian and US planes occurred both above the Baltic and Black seas. The US strategic bombers were intercepted twice on Monday, Russian Defense Ministry has said, without providing exact[…]

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Idlib: Surviving under the olive groves of Atmeh

Idlib, Syria- The blue tents of Syria‘s refugees near the tiny border town of Atmeh stretch as far as the eye can see. Considered the largest congregation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria, Atmeh hosts several clusters of tent cities at only a 20-minute drive from the Bab al-Hawa crossing[…]

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