Category: News

As Tensions Boil, G7 Throws Fresh Sanctions at Russia

Group of Seven nations on Saturday vowed to impose ‘swift’ new sanctions on Russia due to the country’s alleged backing of separatists in eastern Ukraine—ratcheting up tensions and drawing more countries into the war of rhetoric. The announcement by the G7—which represents some of the world’s biggest economic superpowers—came the day after European military observers…

By JohnValbyNation October 15, 2020 0

Martial Law Declared in Thailand

The Thailand military, led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has declared martial law on Tuesday in what it claims is “not a coup” but an attempt to bring “peace and order” back to the southeast Asian country amid deep political divisions. Troops have taken to the streets of Bangkok, shut down key television and radio stations,…

By JohnValbyNation October 15, 2020 0

Four-Year-Old Israeli Child, 76 Palestinians Among Recently Killed as Conflict Continues

A four-year-old Israeli child was reportedly killed by mortar fire in southern Israel near the Gaza border on Friday afternoon, the latest casualty of renewed violence between Israel and Hamas that has disproportionately claimed Palestinian lives. Since hostilities resumed Tuesday, 76 Palestinians have been killed, according to Ashraf el-Qedra, spokesman for the Ministry of Health…

By JohnValbyNation October 15, 2020 0

Israeli Bombs Kill At Least Nine Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza overnight have left at least nine Palestinians dead, according to Hamas officials. Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for the Hamas government, told the Ma’an news agency that six of its fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes on a tunnel in Rafah overnight. Zuhri characterized the missile strikes as an “escalation” of…

By JohnValbyNation October 14, 2020 0

Investigation Demanded for Plane Shot Down over Ukraine

Questions remain and an international investigation is being demanded nearly twenty-four hours after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people on board. Traveling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lapur, the downing of Flight MH17 has been met with shared mourning around the world as well as highly-pitched…

By JohnValbyNation October 14, 2020 0

Banking Behemoth Closes Muslim Organizations' Accounts

Muslim community leaders in the UK are calling banking giant HSBC ‘Islamaphobic’ after they received letters telling them that their banking services will be terminated in September. Three organizations—The Cordoba Foundation, the Ummah Welfare Trust (UWT), and the Finsbury Park Mosque—have all received nearly identical letters (pdf) from the bank, and two of them believe…

By JohnValbyNation October 14, 2020 0

Rail CEOs to Investors: 'Bomb Trains' Safe At Almost Any Speed

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trains in Devil’s Lake, N.D. to 60 MPH from 30 MPH, despite opposition from local officials.  BNSF’s announcement came merely a week after the Obama Administration announced its proposed regulations for trains carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) from North…

By JohnValbyNation October 14, 2020 0

NATO Claims Satellite Images Show Russian Units in Ukraine

NATO officials on Thursday released satellite images they claim show mobile Russian artillery units and supporting vehicles “engaged in military operations inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine.” The newly presented evidence comes as Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko declared from Kiev on Thursday that “Russian forces have actually entered Ukraine.” According to the Guardian: Click Here:…

By JohnValbyNation October 14, 2020 0