Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Middle East

Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War

Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, “Mekorot”, decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit, and many villages…

U.S. to give Afghan forces $3 billion a year from 2018-2020
Miscellaneous

U.S. to give Afghan forces $3 billion a year from 2018-2020

The United States plans to provide more than $3 billion a year in support for the Afghan national security forces from 2018 through 2020, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson said on Tuesday.Speaking at a think tank, Olson also said the United States planned to ask Congress for about $1 billion a…

No Secrets: Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites
Science

No Secrets: Russia to Publish Catalog Disclosing US Military Satellites

Russia is planning to release to public its catalog of near-Earth objects, including US military satellites, a Russian official said. Russia will publicly release its own database of Earth orbiting satellites, Viktor Shilin, head of the Russian delegation at the 59th session of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, told the Russian newspaper Izvestia. © Flickr/ NNSANews/United…

Europe

Putin: Russia will respond to ‘aggressive NATO rhetoric’

U.S. M1 Abrams tanks fire during the “Saber Strike” NATO military exercise in Adazi, Latvia, June 11, 2016. © Ints Kalnins / Reuters Russia will take adequate measures to counter NATO’s increasingly “aggressive rhetoric,” President Vladimir Putin told MPs at the closing session of the State Duma. He called to create an international security system…