Israeli border guards arrested for ‘stripping & sexually harassing’ Palestinian women
Sep24

Israeli border guards arrested for ‘stripping & sexually harassing’ Palestinian women

A military court has extended the detention of two Israeli soldiers accused of forcibly stripping and sexually harassing Palestinian women, and of stealing money, at a checkpoint in the West Bank. One combat soldier and one security observer from the Military Police’s Border Crossings Unit are accused of violating orders and sexually harassing women during their searches at the Qalandiya checkpoint next to Ramallah. According to the...

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‘We didn’t hide behind any aircraft’: Israel insists its jets not to blame for downing Russian Il-20
Sep24

‘We didn’t hide behind any aircraft’: Israel insists its jets not to blame for downing Russian Il-20

Israel says its jets were not to blame for the downing of the Russian Il-20 during an air raid in Syria, and that Moscow has been presented with “thorough” evidence. This conflicts with a Russian military timeline of the incident. “The IAF (Israeli Air Force) did not hide behind any aircraft and… the Israeli aircraft were in Israeli airspace at the time of the downing of the Russian plane,” the IDF tweeted on Sunday. The...

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OPEC snubs Trump’s demand to up production at meeting of major oil producers
Sep24

OPEC snubs Trump’s demand to up production at meeting of major oil producers

A possible boost in oil production was not discussed at a recent meeting between OPEC and other major oil producing nations, following earlier demands by US President Donald Trump that oil output be increased to bring prices down. Hosted in Algiers, Sunday’s meeting was a gathering of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of members from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil...

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Replacing Russian gas with American LNG would be ‘absolutely ridiculous’ – expert to RT
Sep24

Replacing Russian gas with American LNG would be ‘absolutely ridiculous’ – expert to RT

Washington is fiercely fighting for Germany’s energy market, trying to sell more of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the country, and to wrestle one of the biggest energy consumers away from Russian energy giant Gazprom. Germany currently gets around 60 of its natural gas imports from Russia. Berlin has been sharply criticized by US President Donald Trump for being a “captive to Russia.” In an attempt to push American LNG to German...

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Russian marines land on Syrian shores in massive Mediterranean drills (VIDEOS)
Sep10

Russian marines land on Syrian shores in massive Mediterranean drills (VIDEOS)

Russia has staged large-scale military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea near Syria, involving both its Navy and Air Force. The drills were held amid ongoing escalation around Idlib, and US threats to strike Syria. Footage released by Russia’s Defense Ministry shows Marine Special Forces equipped with state-of-the-art gear landing on the shores of Syria’s Latakia province. The Marines used helicopters, fast-attack craft and...

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