Hamas leader’s daughter received medical treatment in Israel: sources
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.
Savage women warriors terrifying the jihadis who believe if they’re killed by a female they won’t go to heaven
(London Daily Mail) - You wouldn’t know it from her sweet smile, but the reason why Nesrin Abdi carries a rifle is in case she needs to shoot herself dead.
Nigerian politicians said to be sponsoring Boko Haram
(Politics Web) - London - Britain and the Commonwealth should help provide Nigeria with military assistance to tackle the brutal forces of Boko Haram, say a coalition of former government ministers and senior military personnel.
Obama on ISIS: Expect ‘long-term campaign’
Washington (CNN)—Emerging from a closed meeting with the heads of foreign militaries, President Obama told reporters the effort to dismantle the terror group ISIS “is going to be a long-term campaign. “
Feds warn of possible ISIS-inspired attacks on police, government officials, media
(Fox News) - WASHINGTON – Federal officials are warning U.S. law enforcement about the threat of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks against police officers, government workers and “media figures” in the U.S.
Survivors of Kobane massacre reveal the brutality of ISIS rampage in Syrian border town
(UK Daily Mail) - Thirteen-year-old Dillyar cannot get the image of his cousin being beheaded out of his mind. The pair were fleeing Kobane and running down a street when Islamic State fighters blocked their exit.
Photographs of Kurdish fighters’ bodies suggest chemical weapons use by ISIS
(Jerusalem Post) - Photographs obtained by the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA Journal) which were published on Sunday appear to support claims that the Islamic State used chemical weapons against Kurdish fighters in the Kobani enclave on at least one occasion in the past.
Report: Drug-crazed ISIS monsters rape, slaughter and behead children in Kobane.
(Daily Record) - HORRIFIC reality described by Kurds who have managed to flee into Turkey from Syrian border town where Islamist fanatics hold sway.
ISIS magazine justifies rape, enslavement of non-Muslim women
(Examiner) - On Sunday, author, columnist and broadcaster Tarek Fatah said a glossy propaganda magazine published by ISIS justifies the enslavement and rape of nun-Muslim women. The magazine, named “Dabiq,” also says such acts follow Islamic tradition.
ISIS closes in on Kurdish town of Kobani
Refugees speak of hundreds trapped near border
What Will Happen When ISIS Takes the Baghdad Airport?
(Lubbock Journal) - ISIS will soon take the town of Kobani, Syria, because the Kurds defending Kobani are severely outgunned. Obama has abandoned the Kurds of Kobani and has sent only a few airstrikes each day.
Experts fear ISIS jihadists may infect themselves to spread virus in West
(Daily Mail) - Terrorist group Isis may be considering using Ebola as a suicide bio-weapon against the West, according to a military expert.
Is latest Islamic State propaganda star Canadian?
(LF Press)- SEATTLE — The FBI is asking Canadians to look at photos of a gun-toting ISIS terrorist featured in a recently released propaganda video, suggesting people who’ve heard the man’s accent suspect he might be from there.
Canadian authorities uncovered ISIS-inspired public attack plot: Report
(LF Press) - Authorities recently uncovered an ISIS-inspired plot to carry out a “knife and gun” attack at a “public place” in Canada, NBC News reports.
Latest American News
Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.
Florida man revives sick dog with ‘mouth-to-snout’ CPR
(Fox News) - A dog named Shadow who fell into a canal after swallowing a toxic toad and going into shock is getting a new leash on life after a “mouth-to-snout” resuscitation.
Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce new voter ID law for November election
(Fox News) - WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.
Woman Sent To Jail For Overgrown Yard
Lenoir City, Tenn. (CBS ATLANTA) – An East Tennessee woman who fell behind in her yard work was sent to jail for not complying with city regulations regarding the maintenance of her overgrown lawn.
Latest News on Ebola and Infectious Diseases
Military preps team for Ebola response in US
(CNN)—The U.S. military is forming a 30-person “quick strike team” equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN’s Barbara Starr on Sunday.
FDA halts Dallas hospital from using Ebola-screening device
(The Washington Times) - The Dallas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan had a version of the Ebola-screening device used by the U.S. military in West Africa sitting on a shelf, but FDA guidelines prohibited staff from using it on the patient.
General: US Troops Who Contract Ebola Will Be Quarantined in Liberia
(Breitbart) - If any American soldiers in Liberia contract the deadly Ebola virus, they will be quarantined, stabilized, and evacuated to a medical facility for treatment, said the Ebola mission commander, adding that the U.S. military hospitals that will admit potentially infected troops have not yet been identified.
Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO
(USA Today) - OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government said it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.
Latest World News
Coast guard tethers to disabled Russian cargo ship off B.C. coast
(Winnipeg Free Press) - OLD MASSETT, B.C. - Members of British Columbia’s Haida Nation are breathing a little easier, hoping they have avoided an environmental “catastrophe,” now that a Russian cargo ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel is under tow.
The British Government Has Essentially Legalized Assisted Suicide
(Life News) - In an astounding about face for the Crown Prosecution Service, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders (pictured), has today rewritten her prosecution policy so that doctors can now be involved in assisting suicide without fear of prosecution, provided they don’t have a professional relationship with those they ‘help’ (See Daily Mail here and here, Daily Telegraph, Yahoo, Premier, CT, ES).
Grace Mugabe under fire in Zim’s big race
(Mail and Guardian) - Zimbabwe may be moving slowly towards a political dynasty if the events that have unfolded in the past month are anything to go by. The indications are that the first lady, Grace Mugabe, who only recently entered politics, is going all out for the position of the first vice-president, a post occupied by Joice Mujuru, although her ultimate goal is likely to be the presidency when her husband Robert, who is 90, leaves office.
Hong Kong protests: Echoes of Tiananmen
(BBC) - The Hong Kong protests are being seen as China’s biggest political challenge since the Tiananmen democracy movement of 1989. Tim Luard, who reported for the BBC on the seven weeks of Beijing demonstrations and on the military assault that ended them, says although there are many parallels between the two protests, they will not necessarily be resolved the same way.
Avalanche and blizzard in Nepal kill 12 people, including 4 Canadians
(City News) - An avalanche and a blizzard in Nepal’s mountainous north killed at least 12 people, including four Canadians, officials said Wednesday.
Latest News on China
Brazen Chinese company tried to beat the NSA at its own game…by hacking into the spy agency
(Washington Times) - Chinese telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies sought to gain access to National Security Agency computer networks this year in a failed cyberespionage attack, U.S. officials said.
Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?
(BBC) - The US prefers to talk about engaging with China, but it is clear its navy is now also practising for a potential conflict, reports the BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
Chinese Communist Gov’t ‘Many Times More Dangerous’ Than ISIS, Says Blind Rights Activist Chen Guangcheng
(Christian Post) - WASHINGTON – The Chinese Communist Party, which has maintained its rule over the people of China for over 60 years, is more dangerous than terrorist groups such as ISIS, well-known blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng implied on Thursday.
China Military Buildup Shifts Balance of Power in Asia in Beijing’s Favor
(Washington Free Beacon) - China’s decades-long buildup of strategic and conventional military forces is shifting the balance of power in Asia in Beijing’s favor and increasing the risk of a conflict, according to a forthcoming report by a congressional China commission.
China’s Gendercide: When Women are Strapped to Tables and Forced to Have Abortions
(Life News) - Few issues divide more sharply than abortion. Longstanding friendships and family relationships can rupture over the pro-choice/pro-life debate. But on the International Day of the Girl Child, we should agree to bury the hatchet on two issues: the ending of gendercide through sex-selective abortion, abandonment, deadly neglect, and murder of females because of their sex; and the ending of forced abortion, which is not a choice.
Latest Military News
New pictures of J-10B revealed
(IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly) - A new batch of mass-produced Chengdu J-10B fighters are undergoing flight and taxi tests, Chinese media has reported saying that the aircraft will enter service “soon”
AUSA 2014: US Army preps Apaches for sea-basing
(IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly) - The US Army is preparing its Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters for combat in a maritime environment as the US continues its ‘pivot to Asia’, a top army official said on 13 October at the Association of the US Army’s annual conference in Washington.
US approves JASSM sale to Poland
(IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly) - The US Congress approved a possible sale to Poland for 40 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSMs) and Polish Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft upgrades on 2 October.
Satellite imagery shows Parchin explosion aftermath
(IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly) - Satellite imagery indicates that there was an explosion at Iran’s Parchin military research, development, and production facility on 5 October, raising fears about safety precautions at a site where nuclear weapons research allegedly has been carried out.
Latest News on Israel and Hamas
Palestinian unity cabinet to meet in Gaza this week
(Israel Hayom) - Cabinet to convene Thursday, says Deputy PM Mohammed Mustafa, three days before international pledging conference • Some 3,000 troops loyal to Abbas will take up positions in Gaza soon, Mustafa says.
Israel lets hundreds of Palestinians leave Gaza to mark Muslim holiday at Jerusalem’s holiest mosque
(National Post) - Hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip prayed Sunday at Jerusalem’s most important mosque, the first time Israel has allowed such visits from the coastal enclave since the Hamas militant group overran the area in 2007.
Jihadist slaughters expose deep hypocrisy over Israel
HOMEGROWN jihadists parading the severed heads of their fellow Muslim conquests in Syria and Iraq should have triggered robust public condemnation from the Grand Mufti and other Muslim community leaders in Australia. Instead, we have heard little until now, when proposed new anti-terror laws have prompted loud objections from Muslim leaders. This is deeply disappointing for a nation eager to tackle terrorism at the same time it fosters an open and tolerant approach to national unity. The double standards at play in this domestic terror debate and the reactions to the Middle East conflict need to be confronted.
Gaza: Ban condemns latest deadly attack near UN school as ‘moral outrage and criminal act’
Amidst an ‘appalling’ escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip since the collapse of a brief 1 August ceasefire, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the killing today of at least 10 Palestinian civilians in shelling outside of a United Nations school in Rafah which had been sheltering thousands of civilians.
Latest News on Border Crisis and Immigration
Can We End the Crazy Diversity Visa Lottery Yet?
(CNSNews.com)The Diversity Visa lottery program is a public health hazard and a national security risk that leave…