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Revealed: the full scale of Mexico's 'disappearances'
The disappearance of 43 students from the town of Iguala in September caught the world's attention – but a greater number of Mexicans go missing every week as cartels wage their bloody battles and corruption takes its toll.
Protests erupt over British decision to open military base in Bahrain
Human rights groups say Britain is being rewarded by the Gulf state's monarchy for its silence over political jailings
Britain’s decision to open a major naval base in Bahrain despite concerns over the country’s human rights record has been met with protests by opposition groups and human rights activists.
Hundreds of protesters were filmed marching through the town of Sitra, a Shia opposition stronghold, calling for the removal of the British ambassador, Iain Lindsay, after the decision was announced.
Activists said Bahrain’s decision to largely fund the base was a “reward” for Britain’s recent silence over the jailing of opponents to the Sunni monarchy.......
Bahrain policeman killed in bomb attack
Authorities accuse Lebanese group Hezbollah of providing bomb for attack that kills on-duty policeman.
Bahraini authorities said a policeman has been killed in a "terrorist" attack using a bombing provided by Hezbollah.......
Britain reopens Bahrain navy base after 40 yrs – to fight ISIS
The UK is returning to its naval base in Bahrain, a former British protectorate, after more than 40 years. The base will serve as the main British hub for operations in the Persian Gulf.
Under an agreement with Bahrain, the Royal Navy will be able to deploy ships of larger deadweight and in greater numbers.
The base will become the Royal Navy's largest center of operations outside the UK.
“This new base is a permanent expansion of the Royal Navy's footprint and will enable Britain to send more and larger ships to reinforce stability in the Gulf,” British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said.
“We will now be based again in the Gulf for the long term," he said. .........
Israel has once again conducted air strikes against the Syrian government and its people, in yet another act of unprovoked aggression and international criminality. The New York Times would report in their article, “Syria Reports New Strikes From Israel Near Capital,” that:
Israeli warplanes struck at least two areas near Damascus on Sunday, the Syrian Armed Forces General Command said in a statement, apparently ending a months long hiatus in strikes attributed to Israel against sophisticated weaponry destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Israeli officials refused to confirm or deny the latest reports from Syria, maintaining a policy of ambiguity that is meant to allow the other side to save face and to stave off retaliation.
Strikes hit government facilities in the capital as well as Damascus International Airport. One must wonder why Israel attacks what it has called “regional threats” in Damascus when it allows terrorist groups including Al Qaeda’s Al Nusra Front to park tanks along its borders.
Israel Strikes At Only Viable Nation Fighting ISIS in Region
At this current juncture in the Syrian crisis the illusion of “moderate rebels” has so utterly evaporated that even groups the US supposedly “vetted” and armed with sophisticated anti-tank weapons are now openly aligned with the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). The implications of this are, and as the Syrian government has said since 2011, that the Syrian government is fighting a battle not against its own people or “pro-democracy” forces, but heavily armed sectarian extremists either flying the flag of Al Qaeda, or openly having pledged allegiance to it.....
Taliban attack on US base in Afghanistan kills two foreigners
At least two foreigners have been killed in Afghanistan in a fresh rocket attack on the US-controlled Bagram air base, near the capital, Kabul.
Local officials confirmed that Bagram air base, located next to the ancient city of Bagram in eastern Parwan Province, came under attack on Monday morning.
The identity and nationality of the victims have not been revealed yet.
The Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the assault....
Six Taliban Commanders Killed In NATO Air Raid
12 armed Taliban insurgents including six commanders of them were killed in NATO air raid in Nooristan province last night.
Press in charge of Selab 201 army crops stationed in Nooristan province said BNA, the attack took place in Wantwaigal district of Nooristan province in which 12 insurgents were killed.
According to the source, six senior commanders of Taliban were among the dead.
At least 13 killed in failed U.S. bid to rescue hostages in Yemen
A woman, a 10-year-old boy and a local al Qaeda leader were among at least 11 people killed alongside two Western hostages when U.S.-led forces fought Islamist militants in a failed rescue mission in Yemen, residents said on Sunday.
U.S. special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province, a militant stronghold in southern Yemen, shortly after midnight on Saturday, killing several members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
American journalist Luke Somers, 33, and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, 56, were shot and killed by their captors during the raid intended to free them, U.S. officials said....
Car bomb kills 9 in Tikrit as millions of Shia pilgrims head to Karbala
A suicide car bomb killed nine pro-government fighters in an attack near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday. The attack comes in the light of an announcement by the autonomous Kurdish region saying that more than 700 peshmerga fighters have been killed in the country since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) began an offensive in June.
The suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a gathering of the fighters around 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Tikrit, northwest of Baghdad.......
Fighting in Libya's Benghazi kills 50 in past 10 days - medics
Almost 50 people have been killed in the past 10 days in fighting between Libyan pro-government forces and Islamist groups in the second-largest city, Benghazi, medical personnel said on Wednesday.
That brings the death toll to around 450 since army special forces and troops led by former general Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Islamists in Benghazi, expelling them from the airport area and from several camps the army had lost during the summer.......
At least seven Yemeni soldiers were killed and nine others wounded after suicide car bomb attacks on a military base in the city of Seyoun in southern Yemen on Tuesday.
Two car bombs detonated at the military headquarters in Hadramout province in the northeast of the country, Yemeni intelligence officials told CNN.
Ansar al Sharia, an al Qaeda affiliate, claimed responsibility for the attack.
2 Female Suicide Bombers Kill 4 in North Nigeria
Four people were killed when two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives on Wednesday in the northern city of Kano, said Nigerian police.
State Police commissioner Aderenle Shinaba said the explosions happened in the busy Kantin Kwari textile market located in the center of Kano, Nigeria's second largest city. The casualty figure does not include the suicide bombers. Seven people were injured, said Shinaba.
Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram is suspected of carrying out the bombings......