“Any attack on Syria would burn down Israel,” said Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces. Syria’s Prime Minister Wael Al-Halqi also warned that any Western military intervention would turn Syria into “a graveyard of any invader,”. Asked in New York whether Syria would strike Israel in retaliation for any attack, […]

Originally posted on Qifa Nabki:
As the United States prepares for a likely military strike on Syria, speculation about the timing and extent of the operation is the topic de jour. Lucky for you, the political team here at The Qnion has received the transcript of a closed-door press briefing attended by White House Press…

Children as young as eight-years-old are working in Tanzanian small-scale gold mines, with grave risks to their health and even their lives, Human Rights Watch said in a report. The Tanzanian government should curb child labor in small-scale mining, and the World Bank and donor countries should support these efforts.

With this post I’m participating in a forum on the topic of “opinions” and how the factors surrounding their formation may or may not differ according to country, nationality, or culture promoted by blogger aopinionatedman in his blog Harsh Reality at http://aopinionatedman.com

What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. It defies any code of morality. Let me be clear: The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard it is inexcusable, and despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable.

Hagel: U.S. ready to strike Syria immediately if Obama orders action

Palestinian negotiators have cancelled a planned round of peace talks with Israel in protest against a raid on a refugee camp in which Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, including a UN worker. US State Department said they have no information about that cancellation and that “is essential for the negotiations to go forward”.