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New Militant Group Khorasan Creates Mystery and Fear
Offbeat  (tags: militant group, Pentagon, conflict, USA )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US has fired missiles at what officials have described as a new militant group, Khorasan, in Syria. The Pentagon says its strikes were successful, though the attacks may have inadvertently added to the militants' power.
NYPD Officer Caught on Camera Violently Tackling Pregnant Woman Onto Her Stomach (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
A New York Police Department officer was caught on video tackling a visibly pregnant woman, and then remaining on top of her while she was facedown on the ground. Doctors do not know if her baby was harmed during the altercation.
Iraq and Afghanistan: Human Cost of War for British Servicemen and Women
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iraq, Afghanistan, British Forces, MOD, UK )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From January 2001 to March 2014, 220,560 individuals were deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, the MoD says, To date, 453 UK servicemen and woman have lost their lives there.
Amidst Chaos in Gaza, Ramsey Nijem Stands Up as a Proud Palestinian
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, sports, UFC, athletes, Palestine, conflict, Middle East, Israel )

Robert
- 54 days ago - foxsports.com
For UFC lightweight Ramsey Nijem, the conflict between Israel and Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip, which has killed more than 1,800 Palestinians since the violence erupted several weeks ago, hits close to home.
'US Allies Begin to Question Value of Relationships With Washington'
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Conflict, Economy, Europe, Finance, Germany, Human rights, Intelligence, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 80 days ago - rt.com
The alliance of countries that have lock-stepped and marched behind the US for so long is falling apart now, and the situation with US spying on Germany only confirms this trend, Caleb Maupin from International Action Center told RT.
Red Cross Says How It Used Hurricane Sandy Funds Is 'Trade Secret'
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Finance, Law, Mass media, Natural disasters, USA )

Ray
- 93 days ago - rt.com
American Red Cross has been reluctant to make public details over how it raised and spent over $300 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds. The charity's lawyers say the disclosure would inflict "competitive harm" on the group.
Was Iraq War Worth the Cost? 75% of Americans Say No - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Iraq, Military, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 97 days ago - rt.com
As the insurgency in Iraq threatens the stability of the Shiite-led government there, only 18 percent of Americans think the Iraq War was worth the costs, according to a new poll.
Disgraced American Apparel CEO Dances Naked in Front of Employees (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!)
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Global economy, Human rights, Scandal, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 100 days ago - rt.com
Following the unexpected firing of American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, video of the executive dancing naked in front of what could be two employees has gone viral on the internet.
'Blair Has Finally Gone Mad': London Mayor Ridicules Ex-PM Over Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, EU, Iraq, Middle East, Opposition, Politics, Religion, Terrorism, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 105 days ago - rt.com
Tony Blair's essay on how the Middle East should blame its own religious dynamics for its troubles - instead of Western attempts at intervention - has seen London Mayor Boris Johnson launch a scathing attack on the "unhinged" former PM.
ISIS Militants Claim Mass Executions of Iraqi Soldiers, Post Gruesome Pictures (GRAPHIC)
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Iraq, Law, Military, Security, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 106 days ago - rt.com
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in northwest Iraq claimed on Twitter that they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers. The radicals posted graphic photos as evidence.
NYC Pays Largest Occupy-Related Settlement to Protesters for Wrongful Arrest
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Protest, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 111 days ago - rt.com
New York City has reached the largest Occupy Wall Street-related settlement to date with 14 protesters, agreeing to pay up almost $600,000 to resolve allegations that police illegally arrested them back in 2012.
US Pressures El Salvador to Buy Monsanto's GMO Seeds
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Conflict, Ecology, Food, GMO, Global economy, Globalization, Health, Human rights, Law, Monsanto, Politics, Scandal, Science, Security, USA )

Ray
- 112 days ago - rt.com
As one of the preconditions to authorizing close to $300 million in aid, the United States is pressuring El Salvador to purchase genetically modified seeds from Monsanto instead of non-GM seeds from local farmers.
US Veterans Waited 115 Days for Care
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Medicine, Military, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 124 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Employees at an Arizona veterans affairs medical centre minimised the reported wait times for veterans to receive care, a new report found. Military veterans at an Arizona hospital waited an average of 115 days for a first appointment,
Greenpeace Activists Detained for Blocking Gazprom Oil Rig in Dutch Port
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Ecology, Human rights, Politics, Protest, Security )

Ray
- 125 days ago - rt.com
Police have detained Greenpeace activists who seized a Gazprom oil rig platform in the Dutch port of Ijmuiden. The group was trying to prevent the Saturn rig from being deployed in the Artic, claiming it will damage the environment.
Shale Gas and Politics: Are Western Energy Giants' Interests Behind Ukraine Violence?
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Conflict, Fracking, Gayane Chichakyan, Military, Natural resources, Opposition, Politics, Protest, Security, Shale, Ukraine )

Ray
- 135 days ago - rt.com
Economic interests, such as untapped shale gas resources, already sliced and diced by Western energy giants, are behind the Kiev government's 'anti-terrorist' operation against the pro-federalist regions, foreign policy expert Nebojsa Malic tells RT.
 

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