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Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels

Washington, 27 June-2014(Reuters): President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers for greater U.S. backing for Syria’s opposition, on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress approve $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels …

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Two-thirds of Russians want Putin to remain president after 2018

26 June-2014, RT: Sixty-six percent of Russian citizens want Vladimir Putin to continue at his presidential post for the next term, the latest opinion poll shows. The respondents especially praised his efforts in foreign policy and in strengthening Russian military. Two-thirds of Russians want Putin to remain president after 2018 …

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Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala diagnosed with lung cancer

26 June-2014, BBC: Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer. He is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in New York, where doctors have recommended he undergo a course of radiotherapy. Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala diagnosed with lung cancer Mr Koirala, 75, smoked heavily until …

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Why America favors religious extremists in Middle East and South Asia

New York City, 26 June-2014,Tim King(AFP): Touting its commitment to religious freedom like a broken record, US politicians and administrations continue supporting murderous, “religious” fanatics. Why America favors religious extremists in Middle East and South Asia World order is contingent upon freedom, a concept the American government has claimed to …

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Suicide bombing in Beirut hotel, 11 injured

Beirut, 26 June-2014, IANS: A suicide bomber blew himself up in his hotel room in Beirut’s Raouche area Wednesday, leaving 11 people injured, including an associate and three Lebanese security personnel, the media reported. Suicide bombing in Beirut hotel, 11 injured The explosion took place when a security force searching …

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Jewish state Israeli forces arrest 17 Palestinians in West Bank

Jerusalem, 25 June-2014(IANS): Israeli security forces arrested 17 Palestinian suspects, mostly Hamas members, in raids across the West Bank as part of a massive operation to find three missing Israeli teenagers. Jewish state Israeli forces arrest 17 Palestinians in West Bank A military spokesman told Xinhua that among the detainees …

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