Military

Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden left in poverty with no pension, healthcare or protection

Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden left in poverty with no pension, healthcare or protection

The US Navy SEAL who personally shot to death former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden says he has been neglected by the US government. The poverty-stricken ex-commando is now struggling to feed his family and pay for healthcare. Despite killing America’s most wanted man, the US Navy SEAL referred to only as “the Shooter” has […]

Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

Iranian Oops: US may have broken own sanctions by buying Tehran’s oil

There is a high probability that US sanctions against Iran have been violated by its own army. Part of the $1.55 billion in fuel the US bought from Turkmenistan for the Afghan army in the last five years may have originated in Iran. A report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) suggested […]

Al-Qaeda threatens US and Europe, promises ‘earth-shattering’ attack

Al-Qaeda threatens US and Europe, promises ‘earth-shattering’ attack

A message posted on a jihadist website on Sunday promised that “terrible” attacks will soon strike the US, France, Denmark and other European countries. “Where will the next strike by Al-Qaeda be?” a message on the Ansar al-Mujahidin network read, followed by: “The house of disbelief: America, France, Denmark and other countries in Europe, and in […]

Rupert Murdoch on Zero Dark Thirty drama: ‘Could inflame the Arab world’

Rupert Murdoch on Zero Dark Thirty drama: ‘Could inflame the Arab world’

The News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has warned his followers on Twitter that the US Oscar contender focusing on the decade-long manhunt for Osama bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty, “could inflame the Arab world.” The media mogul tweeted that he “just saw Zero Dark Thirty” directed by James Cameron’s ex- wife, the Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow. The film […]

US deploying troops to 35 African countries

US deploying troops to 35 African countries

The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year. Soldiers based out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will begin training in March 2013 in order to prepare for a project that will send troops to as many as 35 African nations, the Associated […]

N. Korea develops missiles capable of reaching US – Seoul

N. Korea develops missiles capable of reaching US – Seoul

Pyongyang is developing missiles capable of reaching the US, South Korean officials have claimed. The allegations came as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called for the development of more powerful rockets after the successful launch of a satellite. The North’s launch of a three-stage Unha-3 rocket on December 12 prompted numerous allegations that the event […]

Open declaration of war? US recognizes Syrian opposition body

US President Barack Obama has recognized the main Syrian opposition group as “the legitimate representative” of the Syrian people. This brings the US in line with its allies, including Britain, France and several Arab states. “We’ve made a decision that the Syrian Opposition Coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the […]

Anti-Morsi protesters break through wired fences of presidential palace, injuries reported

Anti-Morsi protesters break through wired fences of presidential palace, injuries reported

Several guards have been injured after protesters broke through barbed wire around the presidential palace in Cairo. Tens of thousands have come to the palace to slam Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s bid for absolute power. Friday again saw thousands marching towards the presidential palace in Cairo, while hundreds others rallied in the iconic Tahrir Square. […]

Ehud Barak to step down as Israeli Defense Minister, retire from politics

Ehud Barak to step down as Israeli Defense Minister, retire from politics

Hawkish Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has announced that he will retire from politics after the next election. The news comes as surveys suggested his party was headed for defeat in the upcoming parliamentary polls. Barak, a former prime minister of Israel, enjoyed a surge in popularity following Operation Pillar of Defense earlier this month. […]