Middle East

Fierce battles rage in Yemen’s Abyan to grab strategic city

Yemenis walk amidst the rubble of a house in Yemen’s Huthi rebel-held capital Sanaa on August 11, 2016, after it was reportedly hit by a Saudi-led coalition air strike. (AFP/Xinhua) 2016-08-14 Yemeni army on Sunday stormed a key city in southern province of Abyan near Aden from different directions, following intense battles against al-Qaida terrorist…

Military

Turkey Plans to Introduce Pentagon Civil Management Model for Defense Ministry

August 14, 2016 Turkey is planning to introduce a new civil management model for the country’s Defense Ministry based on the US Pentagon, which will be composed of 60 percent civil and 40 percent military personnel, local media reported on Sunday citing ministerial sources. According to the July 31 state of emergency decree law, issued…

Ukrainian President Orders Forces On Border With Crimea And Eastern Ukraine On Highest Alert
Europe

Ukrainian President Orders Forces On Border With Crimea And Eastern Ukraine On Highest Alert

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed all military units near Crimea and the eastern Ukrainian Donbass region to be at the highest level of combat readiness. Poroshenko announced the order after a military meeting on Thursday. The Ukrainian security forces at the border with Crimea are ready “for any turn of events,” the aide to…

Confirmed: Draw Mohammed Contest Attackers Were Managed by FBI
Politics

Confirmed: Draw Mohammed Contest Attackers Were Managed by FBI

To some the 2015 shooting in Garland Texas at a “Draw Mohammed” contest organized by state-sponsored agitators seemed all too convenient. The protest was meant to prove Muslims were irrational and violent, and amid the protest two armed men did indeed attack, both killed by police who were already on the scene. The event was…