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  • Baton Rouge killing: Black Lives Matter protest photo hailed as 'legendary'

    07/11/2016 8:37:18 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th July 2016 | BBC News
    Protests have continued in the United States, after violent incidents involving African American people and the police last week. On Sunday, dozens of protesters were arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a black man was killed by police last Tuesday. In an atmosphere of heightened racial tension, and amid growing debate over the seeming militarisation of American police, one photo has stood out. It was taken by Jonathan Bachman, a New Orleans-based photographer who has been working for Reuters in the past few days. The image shows a young woman in a dress standing calmly in front of two police...
  • Hamas announces calming of tensions along Gaza border

    05/04/2016 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Hamas announced on Wednesday night that it had reached understandings with Israel on calming the tensions along the Gaza border and stopping the fire towards southern Israel. One of the leaders of the organization said that in return, Israel had undertaken upon itself not to conduct operations inside Gaza. Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouk, commenting on Facebook on the understandings, said they had been reached with Egyptian mediation. “What happened on the Gaza border was a Zionist attempt to apply a new reality on the border. This required Hamas to rise up in order to prevent the tools of the...
  • Rising Tensions Between Jordan, Palestinian Authority

    06/22/2015 4:36:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 10/6/15 | B. Shanee
    Two recent events aggravated the existing political disputes and tensions between Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA). On May 22, 2015 worshippers disrupted a Friday sermon delivered at Al-Aqsa mosque by Jordanian chief qadi Ahmad Hulail, who was visiting the mosque at the head of a high-level Jordanian delegation. Also in late May, the Arab media reported that Jibril Rajoub, the president of the Palestinian Football Association, who holds dual Palestinian and Jordanian citizenship, refused to back the Jordanian candidate for the presidency of FIFA, King 'Abdallah's half-brother Prince 'Ali Bin Al-Hussein. These two incidents sparked furious reactions from the...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: Border Tensions So High Top US Law Enforcement Officials Afraid to Enter Mexico

    10/21/2014 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/14
    While trying to work on initiatives to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs flooding our border with Mexico, Arpaio said, "I'll tell you whats sad, all the top law enforcement officials told me don't go into Mexico." "Isn't that sad law enforcement is afraid to cross that border and go inside Mexico. I just cant believe it," he added. "I did talk to four federal officers, I had to stick my arm through the fence to shake their hands."
  • North Korea Just Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese Border, Rising Tensions

    08/20/2014 9:53:20 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 8-20-2014 | Bobby Yip
    North Korea Just Moved Some Of Its Most Advanced Weaponry To The Chinese Border In A Sign Of Rising Tensions Jeremy BenderAugust 20, 2014 In a sign of the continuing decline in relations between North Korea and China, Pyongyang moved a number of tanks and armored vehicles away from South Korea to the Chinese border, according to The Chosun Ilbo, citing an anonymous source. North Korea has reportedly deployed 80 tanks to Ryanggang Province, directly across the border from China. The tanks were reinforced with armored infantry units, multiple rocket launchers, and a sharpshooter brigade. According to Chosun Ilbo, this...
  • US sending extra combat unit to South Korea

    01/07/2014 6:09:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The U.S. is sending an additional Army combat force of 800 soldiers to South Korea with tanks and armored troop carriers. A brief Pentagon announcement said the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to two locations in South Korea on Feb. 1....
  • Tensions Raise Specter of Gas at $5 a Gallon

    02/29/2012 10:18:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/29/12 | Clifford Krauss
    Houston - Gasoline for $5 a gallon? The possibility is hardly far-fetched. With no clear end to tensions with Iran and Syria and rising demand from countries like China, gas prices are already at record highs for the winter months — averaging $4.32 in California and $3.73 a gallon nationally on Wednesday, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. As summer approaches, demand for gasoline rises, typically pushing prices up around 20 cents a gallon. And gas prices could rise another 50 cents a gallon or more, analysts say, if the diplomatic and economic standoff over Iran’s nuclear ambitions escalates
  • Tensions high at Occupy site after police take sink

    12/02/2011 12:20:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/1/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- Tensions were high at Dewey Square Thursday night when police took Occupy Boston protesters into custody. The confrontation started when a protester allegedly brought a sink into the Occupy Boston encampment. According to protesters at the scene, they demanded to know from police why they were blocking the sink from entering the site. 7News was told police took possession of the sink. People then formed a barricade around a police vehicle. A protester told 7News one person was injured, and police confirmed that three people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Earlier on Thursday, a judge upheld...
  • Obama U.N. agenda aims to lower Mideast tensions

    09/16/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9/16/11 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facing a U.N. showdown over Palestinian statehood, President Barack Obama plans talks with feuding Israeli and Turkish leaders and renewed efforts to revive Middle East peace talks in a diplomatic push next week to ease rising regional tensions. Obama will meet Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu separately on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, the White House said on Friday. The president will urge the two U.S. allies to heal a damaging diplomatic split over the 2010 killing of Turkish activists in a Gaza-bound aid convoy, a...
  • Vietnam: China’s War games in the East Sea

    08/14/2011 1:02:50 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 13 replies
    VietNamNet - China placed bricks that build the foundation for today’s disputes to seek control of the East Sea over 20 years ago. What will China think and do in the next 10, 20 or 40 years? It is not strange that after making threats of using forces against Vietnam on the Global Times on June 21 2011, a high-ranking meeting between China and Vietnam was held to confirm the both sides’ respect of the 16-golden words of good neighborhood. The two events are only four days from each other, with absolutely different signals from central agencies of China. The...
  • U.S. berates Bahrain, Gulf allies as tensions spread

    03/16/2011 8:16:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/16/11 | Lin Noueihed - Reuters
    MANAMA (Reuters) – The United States said Bahrain was on the "wrong track" in trying to crush Shi'ite protests in the Sunni-ruled island, rare criticism that highlighted concern the crackdown could ignite a wider regional conflict. Bahraini forces used tanks and helicopters on Wednesday to clear a protest camp set up by youths from the Shi'ite Muslim majority which complains of discrimination by the Sunni royal family. Three police and three protesters were killed. The unrest has brought an influx of troops to Bahrain from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbors Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, who fear the...
  • Tensions in Orange County Jewish Community EruptThe cause? A UC Irvine talk by the co-founder of

    12/04/2010 7:26:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 2+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 12/4/10 | Reut Cohen
    Tensions in the Orange County Jewish community are high following a UC Irvine talk by George S. Rishmawi, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). The talk triggered a barrage of letters from various divisions of the Jewish community, which in turn lead to the unusually high internal fractiousness. ISM is a well-organized anti-Israel movement purporting to be a non-violent initiative, despite demonstrated support for the late Yasser Arafat and ISM members’ assistance to known terrorists. Israel banned ISM foreign activists in April of 2003, following a terror attack perpetrated by British Muslims at a pub in Tel Aviv. Rishmawi,...
  • NKorea tensions spike at Asian security forum

    07/23/2010 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 4+ views
    yahoo ^ | 7/23/10 | JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press Writer
    HANOI, Vietnam – North Korea inflamed tensions over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship by threatening the United States and South Korea on Friday with a "physical response" if they carry out naval maneuvers this weekend. The U.S. refused to back down. The latest threat came four months after the sinking of a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors. The North has been blamed, but vehemently denies any involvement. In Vietnam for a Southeast Asian regional security forum, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a North Korean official traded barbs over the sinking, the four-day...
  • 'Scud reports add to tensions'

    07/02/2010 4:21:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 7/2/10 | staff
    UN report says it found no proof of allegations of Hizbullah Scuds. Israeli accusations that Syria provided Scud missiles to Hizbullah has increased tension in the region, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in a report on Friday quoted by Reuters. "Such tensions once again illustrate the importance of control by Lebanon over its borders and of the respect by all member states for the prohibition against transferring arms [in violation of Security Council resolution 1701]," said the report. Ban also wrote that the UN did not find any evidence that could verify the transfer of Scud missiles to Hizbullah.
  • US warns NKorea not to 'aggravate tensions'

    06/25/2010 1:50:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/25/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States warned North Korea Friday to refrain from "actions that aggravate tensions," amid concerns that Pyongyang may be preparing for a new round of missile tests. A State Department spokesman said Washington was aware of a North Korean notification that it was declaring a 9-day "no sail" zone off its western coast, which in the past has signalled the onset of missile tests. "North Korea should refrain from actions that aggravate tensions," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said. "We would hate to see North Korea go through another round of missile launches." The South Korea...
  • Tensions over Israel high on Canada campuses

    04/16/2010 3:43:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 371+ views
    haaretz ^ | 4/16/10 | James Martin
    Anti-Israel agitation has come to light in Canada following an alleged machete attack on pro-Israel students in Ottawa last week. The students, both well-known for their pro-Israel views, were reportedly assaulted after leaving local lounge in the early hours of the morning on April 5. The alleged assaulters included a large group of anti-Israel agitators, one of whom was wielding a machete. One of the alleged victims, who said he and his friend were subject to derogatory and anti-Semitic slurs during the assault, was a local organizer of B'nai Brith's recent Imagine With Us pro-Israel campus initiative - a movement...
  • Q+A - Is North Korea crisis cooling off or heating up?

    09/09/2009 4:12:05 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 742+ views
    Reuters India ^ | September 9, 2009 | Jon Herskovitz
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States moved on Tuesday to freeze the assets of two North Korean entities believed to be involved in atomic and missile programmes, raising pressure on Pyongyang to resume disarmament talks. Pyongyang has been sending out conflicting messages. In August, it made a series of conciliatory gestures, followed this month by more nuclear threats and then straining ties with Seoul by releasing water from a dam on a river flowing across the border, triggering a flash flood that killed six South Koreans. WHAT ARE NORTH KOREA'S LEADERS UP TO? Destitute North Korea wants cash and an...
  • Tensions soar between Israeli UN delegation, Al-Jazeera

    07/13/2009 3:54:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 278+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 7/13/09 | Shlomo Shamir, Haaretz Correspondent
    The ongoing tension between the Israeli delegation to the United Nations and the Al Jazeera bureau at the international organization headquarters has reached new heights recently. The Arab network's chief UN correspondent, Khaled Dawoud, has accused the Israeli delegation of discriminatory policies and harassment. The Israeli diplomats, for their part, have accused Dawoud of disruptive behavior and of exploiting press conferences and events with Israeli officials as a podium to bash Israel.
  • Ethnic clash in Chinese factory kills 2, hurts 118

    06/27/2009 2:19:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 469+ views
    BEIJING -- Ethnic tensions between workers at a toy factory in southern China sparked a brawl that left two dead and 118 injured, state media and a government spokesman said Saturday. The official China News Service said hundreds of workers at the Xuri Toy Factory in Shaoguan City fought for two hours before more than 400 police restored order early Friday morning. A spokesman from the Shaoguan City government said the brawl was due to tensions between Uighurs - Turkic-speaking Muslims - and Han Chinese, who make up most of China's population.
  • Mitchell seeks to ease tensions over settlements

    06/08/2009 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 387+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/8/09 | HERB KEINON
    US Mideast envoy George Mitchell's first endeavor upon landing in Israel Monday night was to try and lower the volume in the US dispute with Israel over settlement construction. Mitchell emphatically denied he had said, as was reported Sunday in the Hebrew press, that the days of Israel lying to the US over settlements were over.