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King Tut’s parents were brother and sister claims virtual autopsy

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The boy king’s face as revealed by the ‘virtual autopsy’. With strong features cast in burnished gold, Tutankhamun’s burial mask projects an image of majestic beauty and royal power. But in the flesh, King Tut had buck teeth, a club foot and girlish hips, according to the most detailed examination ever of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh’s remains. And rather than being a boy king... 

Egyptian warplanes ‘bomb Libya’s Islamists’

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Egyptian warplanes have reportedly begun bombing Benghazi targets in an attempt to pry Islamist militants away from strongholds in eastern Libya, AP reports, citing unnamed officials. It comes amid reports of a chemical storage tank bombed in the area. The strikes, which reportedly took place in Benghazi on Wednesday, have not been officially verified. However, they were confirmed by two unnamed Egyptian... 

Israel blocks entry of construction materials to Gaza

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Israel has prevented dozens of trucks loaded with building materials from entering the besieged Gaza Strip, despite earlier promises to allow such a move. “We were notified by the Palestinian National Company that Israel has indefinitely delayed the entry of the 60 trucks into the Gaza Strip,” the official Anadolu Agency quoted Mounir al-Ghalban from Gaza’s border authority, as saying on Tuesday. The... 

Most recent ISIS munitions US-made during Iraq occupation

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US 5.56 x 45 mm ammunition manufactured in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Independence, Missouri, US. An analysis of cartridges used by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria shows that their newest ammunition is of American origin. China and the Soviet Union were identified as the biggest sources of munitions, but with bullets made 25 years ago. The Conflict... 

Joe Biden blames US allies in Middle East for rise of ISIS

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US Vice-President Joe Biden has accused America’s key allies in the Middle East of allowing the rise of the Islamic State (IS), saying they supported extremists with money and weapons in their eagerness to oust the Assad regime in Syria. America’s “biggest problem” in Syria is its regional allies, Biden told students at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard... 

US rabbi: Zionist Jews rebelled against God

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The Zionist regime of Israel is a “false identity” who’s existence is totally contrary to the teachings of the Torah and God’s commandments, an American rabbi in New York says. Zionist Jews have “rebelled against God” and are opposed to the true Jewish laws, said Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, who is also an activist and spokesman for the anti-Zionist Haredi Jews. “Jews are forbidden, according... 

Ex-US Attorney General slams Israel’s crimes against Palestinians

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Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark has roundly condemned the atrocities carried out by Israel against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip. Clark made the remarks during a gathering organized by Tunisia’s Center for Strategic Studies for North Africa. The gathering was attended by international lawyers, politicians and activists, Press TV reported Wednesday. “Now we have seen... 

Palestinians favor attacking Israel if siege continues

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A new poll shows that 80 percent of Gazans favor the resumption of rocket attacks on Israel if the Tel Aviv regime does not end siege on the Gaza Strip. As many as 12,000 Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank participated in the survey which was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. The poll comes a month after Israel’s 50-day devastating... 

Photo-wielding Netanyahu puts Iran over ISIS, slams Hamas

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Bigger than the Islamic State threat, Iran and its nuclear program yet again haunted Benjamin Netanyahu’s address at the UN General Assembly. The Israeli PM also has photo-proof with him of Hamas using Palestinian civilians as human shields. “Make no mistake, ISIS (Islamic State) must be defeated. But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the... 

Obama wants to topple Syrian president so he can ‘stabilize Syria’

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As a US-led coalition continues to strike ISIL strongholds inside Syria, President Barack Obama says “we are not going to stabilize” the country under President Bashar al-Assad. In an interview aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes” program, Obama acknowledged the contradictory nature of his Syria strategy.”I recognize the contradiction in a contradictory land and a contradictory circumstance.” The... 

HRW urges probe into Syrian civilian deaths after US strikes

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for an investigation into the killing of seven civilians by US airstrikes in northwestern Syria as part of an alleged military campaign against ISIL Takfiris. “The reported killing of at least seven civilians in strikes in which there may have been no legitimate military target nearby raises concerns that the strikes were unlawful under the laws of war and... 

US jets bomb grain silos in Syria, ‘civilians killed’

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A U.S Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels an F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft prior to strike operations in Syria, Sept. 26, 2014. These aircraft were part of a strike package that was engaging ISIL targets in Syria. US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according... 

US seeks to target Syrian government

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This US Navy photo shows the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it launches a Tomahawk cruise missile in the Persian Gulf, September 23, 2014. US-led strikes against ISIL terrorists in the crisis-hit Syria are aimed at “eventually” targeting the Syrian government’s positions, an American investigative journalist says. David Lindorff made the remarks in a phone interview with... 

US justifies strikes without ‘direct request’ from Syria

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A still image captured from U.S. Navy video footage shows a Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile (TLAM) is launched against ISIL targets from the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea in the Arabian Gulf, September 23, 2014. The UN chief is “aware” that the Syrian government did not directly “request” airstrikes on terrorist targets on their soil and urged all parties involved in the US-led anti-ISIS... 

Russia slams US airstrikes on ISIL in Syria

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Russia has condemned the US-led airstrikes targeting ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Syria, calling the move a violation of international law. “Russia would like to emphasize that such actions can only be undertaken within the framework of the international law,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Tuesday. The law “prescribes to have a prior and clear consent of the... 
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