Military

Armata v. Tow, Will Russia’s New Tank Survive?

Russia’s new T-14 Armata tank July 31, 2016 Russia’s new “super tank,” the T-14 Armata, appears to be well-protected against one of the most commonly used anti-tank missiles in the world, the “stalwart” US-made BGM-71 TOW, defense analyst Sebastien Roblin wrote for the National Interest, but there is a twist. The expert compared Armata’s defensive…

Media

Alleged ISIS video threatens Putin, Russia with attacks

A newly-released video attributed to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) urges jihadists to stage attacks in Russia. The threat comes amid Russia’s repeated warnings that IS terrorism in Syria and Iraq could soon spread to other parts of the world. While its authenticity could not be confirmed, Reuters reported that the video is thought to…

How the West Extends its Control Over Journalism Worldwide
Media

How the West Extends its Control Over Journalism Worldwide

Political developments are often emotionally charged, and even journalists who are expected to maintain an objective approach to reporting can find themselves swept away by sensational headlines and the temptation to wade into controversy without fully analysing background information that might significantly alter established narratives. Because of this, some journalists find themselves playing the role…

Middle East

Russian helicopter on Aleppo aid mission shot down, all 5 aboard dead

Men inspect the wreckage of a Russian helicopter that had been shot down in the north of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, Syria August 1, 2016. © Ammar Abdullah / Reuters Published time: 1 Aug, 2016 09:52Edited time: 1 Aug, 2016 13:16 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRNK-o8_oT8] A Russian Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down by ground fire in…

Middle East

Samantha Power Is Outraged Syria Wants to Save Civilians in Aleppo

August 1, 2016 She condemns the letter from Damascus which expresses a desire to save those dying due to her government’s savage terrorist friends. Fresh on the heals of her shameful UN security council performance, US ambassador Samantha Power is embarrassing herself and the United States with her comments on Syria yet again. The Syrian…

Saudi Arabia Throws Down The Gauntlet To Iran In Battle For Asian Oil Market
Opinion

Saudi Arabia Throws Down The Gauntlet To Iran In Battle For Asian Oil Market

Riyadh has cut oil prices to Asia by $1.60 per barrel, the most in 10 months, signaling mounting competition with fellow OPEC member Iran. Saudi Arabia is ramping up exports to regain market share. State-run Saudi Aramco plans to sell Arab Light crude at $1.10 per barrel below the Asian regional benchmark, starting September. Experts…