Crisis

San Bernardino shooting: Search for suspects underway, 14 killed, 17 injured

San Bernardino shooting: Search for suspects underway, 14 killed, 17 injured

At least 14 people have been killed and 17 more wounded in San Bernardino, California where up to 3 attackers went on a shooting spree at a regional center that aids people with disabilities. Police are still extracting people from the location. Police are not treating the incident as a terrorist attack so far. San Bernardino […]

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes

Islamic State’s daring and impudent oil smuggling into Turkey should become a high-priority target in order to cripple the terrorist group, President Putin said, backed by French President Francois Hollande. Both agree that the source of terrorist financing must be hit first and foremost. Commercial-scale oil smuggling from Islamic State controlled territory into Turkey must […]

‘ISIS branch’ seeking to produce chemical weapons – Iraq and US intel

‘ISIS branch’ seeking to produce chemical weapons – Iraq and US intel

Islamic State has a branch devoted to creating chemical weapons, AP reports, citing Iraqi and US officials. Earlier, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also warned that Islamic State could potentially use chemical or biological weapons in its attacks. A special branch has been set up by Islamic State to develop chemical weapon for the terrorist […]

Suspected mastermind of Paris carnage killed in Saint-Denis police raid – report

Suspected mastermind of Paris carnage killed in Saint-Denis police raid – report

The alleged sponsor and mastermind of the November 13 massacre in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was killed in a Wednesday raid by French forces in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis, a media report suggests. Abaaoud, who was the primary target of the special operation was killed, the Washington Post reported, citing two senior European intelligence officials. According […]

Koreas ‘on brink of war’: Pyongyang marshals troops after exchange of fire

Koreas ‘on brink of war’: Pyongyang marshals troops after exchange of fire

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has placed the country’s troops on high alert, threatening “indiscriminate strikes” if South Korea doesn’t stop its propaganda broadcasts over the border by Saturday evening. During an emergency meeting of the North Korean central military commission, Kin Jong-un reportedly ordered the North’s army to be “fully operational and ready […]

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

Marines killed in Chattanooga attack identified as authorities search for motive

Condolences are streaming in from across the US after the four Marines killed in Thursday’s shooting in Chattanooga were identified. Authorities are still guessing at the motives of the attacker, who they say had no known links to international terrorism. Officials and families have confirmed the names of the four Marines gunned down in the […]

E-pocalypse now: Airline, stock exchange hit by computer glitches

E-pocalypse now: Airline, stock exchange hit by computer glitches

United Airlines was writing boarding passes by hand before stopping all flights for three hours. Then the New York Stock Exchange halted all trades, citing a mysterious “technical glitch.” It wasn’t a cyberattack, US officials said – but what was it? The airline blamed its woes on a problem with a router. After first trying […]

‘Profits over public health’: Secret TPP Healthcare Annex published by WikiLeaks

‘Profits over public health’: Secret TPP Healthcare Annex published by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks published more secret documents from the controversial TPP agreement on Wednesday. The leaked drafts concerning healthcare in the US have activists worried the agreement might play into the hands of big pharmaceutical companies. The secret Trans-Pacific Paternship (TPP) negotiations showed that the Healthcare Annex has been seeking to regulate state schemes for medicines and […]

Iran nuclear talks venues hit by $10mn ‘state-sponsored’ virus – Kaspersky to RT

Iran nuclear talks venues hit by $10mn ‘state-sponsored’ virus – Kaspersky to RT

The venues of Iranian nuclear talks were targeted by sophisticated spyware, which costs “at least $10 million” and was likely “state-sponsored,” the CEO Kaspersky Lab exclusively told RT. He said his company came under threat as well. Among the hacks primary targets were hotels and conference halls where P5+1 powers (US, UK, France, China, Russia […]

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