Istanbul, Turkey, November 5 — Turkish police forces have clashed with estimated 1000 people who marched on the headquarters of the Cumhuriyet daily newspaper (translated “The Republic”, via Wikipedia). Earlier the government investigators arrested nine people at the newspaper alleging “terrorism” with connection to PKK which is outlawed in Turkey,…

Ankara, Turkey, November 3 — Hurriyet Daily News reports 36 Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) fighters have been killed in heavy fighting on November 2 in northern Syria. US Department of Defense news branch reported some of the strikes near Abu Kamal attacked ISIL supply route. Near Raqqah two strikes (drones)…

Moscow, Russia, November 3 — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree awarding citizenship to US actor Steven Seagal on Thursday. “I always felt that USA and Russia should be best friends and allies. Despite the unfortunate propaganda going on I remain fully committed to work tirelessly towards…

Syria, October 6 — Syrian ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad confirmed the deployment of the S-300 surface-to-air system in Syria, citing required [air defense] protection for Russian troops. In addition Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov reaffirmed “let me repeat: both the S-300 and the S-400 are purely defensive armaments, which do…

Syria, September 12 — Official ceasefire is now in effect in Syria. The ceasefire agreement was brokered by US and Russia. According to SOHR (a Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights) “calm is prevailing”, reports Deutsche Welle. Read full article at DW.

US, September 9 — Volkswagen engineer James Liang has pleaded guilty to US federal charges to conspiracy. Allegedly Mr. Liang helped develop the emissions defeat device for the Jetta cars in 2006 while working at VW’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, reports Deutsche Welle (DW).   Read the full article…

Syria, Semptember 8 — Syrian rebel group Fateh al-Sham Front (Al-Nusra Front) reported earlier the chief Abu Omar Sarakeb was killed in Aleppo province. Appears the death was the result of an airstrike but is unclear from which nation. Al-Nusra Front is a terrorist organization under US State Department’s…

Kubinka, Russia, September 8 — Russia’s military technology bureau Almaz-Antey Concern has begun work on the fifth-generation medium range surface to air missile system. The new system will have smaller missiles with more efficient propulsion system enabling better endurance capability. Report also explains the capacity for the launch platform…

Ankara, September 06 — Deutsche Welle (DW.com) conducted an interview earlier with Turkey’s Youth and Sports Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic. DW asked many questions that were allegedly agreed upon in advance. Upon completion of the interview Turkish representatives detained the DW interviewing crew until they surrendered the interview footage. Reasons for confiscation…

Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 02 — Last Wednesday former president Dilma Rousseff was impeached by Brazilian senate. Interestingly the former president will retain political rights including right hold public office, reports Rio Times.   Read full article at TheRioTimes.