US-led airstrike kills at least 20 civilians:
A human rights monitor said Wednesday that an American airstrike has killed at least 20 civilians in Al-Heisha. The attack hit near Raqqa, the de facto capital of the so called « Islamic State. »
http://www.dw.com/en/us-led-airstrike-kills-at-least-20-civilians-near-islamic-state-capital-city/a-36326760Russian source says US airstrikes in Syria, Iraq killed thousands, not 64:
Washington belittles the number of civilians killed in the US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, a source in Russia’s defense ministry said on Thursday, commenting on the recent statement of US Central Command spokesman John Thomas.
Terrorists Lost Last Line of Defense Astonished by Syrian Army Attack in Aleppo:
The video shows the precise moment that Jaysh Al-Fateh abandoned the last buildings inside the 1070 Housing Project and retreated to the nearby Hikmah School, where they built their last line of defense.
Iraq: Peshmerga say killed 16 ISIS fighters in Bashiqa:
A source within the militia told Alsumaria News that the ISIS elements were hiding inside the town and attempted to flee it after Peshmerga forces took over last Monday, adding that the forces continue to search the town.
Amnesty says Iraqi police tortured, killed civilians south of Mosul:
Amnesty International said on Thursday that Iraqi government forces tortured and killed villagers south of Mosul, the first such report of alleged rights abuse in a U.S.-backed campaign to retake the city from Islamic State.
Crucifixions and vice patrols show Islamic State maintains Mosul grip:
Islamic State militants fighting to hold on to their Mosul stronghold have killed at least 20 people in the last two days for passing information to « the enemy » and are back on the city streets policing the length of men’s beards, residents say.
Yemeni govt troops kill 30 al Qaeda suspects in south Yemen:
Four soldiers were also killed in the operation on Tuesday at a farm west of Mukalla, the port city and capital of the province of Hadramout, the military said on its Facebook page.
Medvedev visits Jerusalem’s Western Wall on official visit:
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Israel on Wednesday for a scheduled visit aimed at advancing stalled peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Palestinian president says he knows who killed Arafat:
« A commission of inquiry is digging into that, but you’ll find out at the earliest opportunity and be amazed when you know who did it. »
Israel’s ban on the Muslim call to prayer in Jerusalem is the tip of the iceberg ; News Analysis:
The state which is built upon the ethnic cleansing of the majority of the indigenous Palestinian people is inching its way towards banning the call for prayer
Fact or propaganda?
Libya’s Hatfar forces control 70% of country’s territories:
Spokesman for the Libyan National Army said on Wednesday that his forces have controlled 70 percent of the country’s territories.
US airstrike kill 11 ISIS loyalists in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan:
The provincial police commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out by the US forces based in Afghanistan, using an unmanned aerial vehicle to target the loyalists of the terror group.
7 civilians killed in S. Afghan explosion: official:
« A running sedan touched off an improvised explosive device along a road near a village in Mano locality, Shah Wali Kot district roughly at 5:30 p.m. Local time. The blast caused all the seven people aboard the vehicle killed, »
Three Indian troops killed in Kashmir border firing: army:
The Indian army on Wednesday said that three of its soldiers have been killed in cross border firing with Pakistan in disputed Kashmir, the latest skirmish between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Norway, Britain sign deal on increased defense cooperation:
NATO allies Britain and Norway agreed on Thursday to beef up their defense cooperation, including maritime surveillance and joint exercises on Norwegian soil, amid concerns about a more assertive Russia in northern Europe.
Obama’s Final Arms-Export Tally More than Doubles Bush’s:
The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday.
Trump calls Obama ‘a very good man’ after historic White House meeting:
Obama told reporters that if Trump succeeds, America succeeds at a White House meeting that encapsulated the stunning political events of the last few days since the President-elect’s remarkable election victory.
Donald Trump’s unexpected win ignites massive protests across the US :
Anti-Trump activists launched impromptu protests criticizing the racism, sexism and xenophobia that they say the president-elect has made mainstream.
Protesters block entrance to Trump Tower, stop traffic on Lake Shore Drive:
Thousands of protesters angry over Donald Trump’s election victory massed outside Trump Tower in Chicago on Wednesday evening before taking to downtown streets in an angry show of opposition to the president-elect.
Demonstrators gather outside White House to protest Donald Trump:
A crowd of more than 1,000 people showed up in front of the White House – in the early hours of Wednesday morning . Some demonstrators reportedly began chanting « F— Donald Trump. »
Anti-Trump protests erupt in major US cities :
#Calexit: California want to leave the US after Donald Trump’s election win:
Since Donald Trump’s electoral victory was first announced, #Calexit has been trending on Twitter, with distraught Californians looking to form their own state.
Giuliani cites ‘deep and disturbing issues’ in Clinton pardon:
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says President Obama should not pardon Hillary Clinton for any crimes she may have committed before he leaves office.
Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition;
Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign.
Defense Industry Stocks Surge Following Donald Trump Victory:
The defense stocks surging is a sign that investors believe that Trump will be significantly more supportive of their priorities than he may have let on.
U.S. Stock Rally Falters Near Records as Trump Platform Assessed:
The rally in U.S. stocks faltered after the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to an all-time high, as investors speculated gains sparked by assumptions for pro-business policies under Donald Trump went too far too quickly.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-10/u-s-index-futures-signal-more-stock-gains-on-trump-policy-betsInvestors exuberant as Trump signals shift from austerity era:
European stocks rose on Thursday following extraordinary gains in Asia and the United States, as exuberance shot through markets and reversed initial dives in reaction to Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential victory.
Panicked EU chiefs hurriedly invite Trump to discuss trade negotiations:
Fears America’s new president would rather deal with BRITAIN
Philippines’ Duterte says to stop quarrels with U.S. after Trump win:
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated Donald Trump on his election win and said on Wednesday he now wishes to stop quarrelling with the United States, recalling his anger at the Obama administration for criticising him
Trump pledges commitment to defend South Korea, Yonhap says:
Trump had said during the election campaign he would be willing to withdraw U.S. military stationed in South Korea unless Seoul paid a greater share of the cost of the deployment.
Taliban call on Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan:
« Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations. Most importantly they should withdraw all their troops from Afghanistan, »
Donald Trump’s US election victory ‘could put future of Nato AT RISK’:
DONALD Trump’s shock election puts the future of Nato at risk just when Russia is becoming more aggressive, experts have warned.
Trump impact: How will Amazon fare?:
President-elect Donald Trump seems to have no love for Amazon.com’s CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, a newspaper that aggressively investigated the candidate during a no-holds barred campaign.
Donald Trump will have to work with China or risk a « disaster. »:
That’s the view of Jack Ma, the founder and CEO of Alibaba (BABA, Tech30) and one of China’s richest men.
U.S. Stocks Surge as Banks, Drugmakers Rally Amid Trump Victory:
U.S. stocks rose in heavy trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly eclipsing its all-time closing high, as shares of banks to heavy equipment manufacturers rallied amid speculation Donald Trump will pursue business-friendly policies.
General Motors to lay off 2,000 workers in Ohio and Michigan:
The plants affected by the layoffs build cars for Chevrolet and Cadillac, Fortune reported.