Posts Tagged ‘Security’

President: Iran seeking stability, security in Afghanistan

Speaking in a meeting with Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah which was held on the sidelines of the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Rouhani said there are many opportunities for developing bilateral and regional economic relations namely transit of goods which should be put on […]

Iran ready to draft bilateral, multilateral political, security mechanisms – Addressing the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) on Saturday in Dushanbe, President Hassan Rouhani said, “Within the same framework, the Islamic Republic of Iran considers cooperation with regional countries and using the mechanism of multilateral dialogues within the framework of CICA summits very effective, fruitful and essential”. The full […]

Food Security: Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming

GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network and I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. What some are calling the largest animal disease outbreak in history is currently ravaging pig farms in China and in other Asian countries. The disease is known as African Swine Fever and has a similar effect on pigs as Ebola […]

US Wipes Out Afghan Security Forces Unit in Major Friendly Fire Incident

For the second time in less than a month, US forces carried out airstrikes “in self defense” in Afghanistan, only to discover that they were actually attacking Afghan security forces. The Wednesday strike ended up wiping out an entire unit, though officials have yet to disclose the exact number of deaths, beyond it apparently being […]

Bohemian Grove: Secretive Men’s-Only Retreat Gets $151K Security Contract With Sonoma County Despite Criticism

A secretive men’s-only retreat hosted by an elite club that has included former U.S. presidents and business leaders will pay for security protection from a Northern California county after a majority of women on the board of supervisors on Tuesday reluctantly approved a $151,000 contract. The three women and two men on […]

A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table

This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the “threat to its security” in the Levant. Well-informed sources believe the meeting will bring nothing new, […]

Palestinian leaders call Friedman a ‘threat to regional security’ after he justifies West Bank annexation

Palestinian officials are up in arms once again over controversial comments made by a US official. This time, it’s US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. In an interview with the New York Times, published over the weekend, Friedman said that he believed Israel had the right to annex portions of the West Bank — a […]

Security forces neutralize ‘wanted’ PKK terrorist in southeastern Turkey

Turkish security forces have killed a prominent member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group during a counter-terrorism operation in the country’s Kurdish-populated southeastern province of Diyarbakir. The Turkish Interior Ministry, in a post published on its official Twitter page, announced that Yusuf Kayran, better known by the nom de guerre Zinar Akro, was “neutralized” […]

Protesters At Drone Base And Nevada National Security Site Cross The Line For Peace

Protesters At Drone Base And Nevada National Security Site Cross The Line For Peace Above Photo: Headline photo of the author at the Nevada National Security Site by Sherri Bauer. We came for the annual Nevada Desert Experience Sacred Peace Walk. But this year, it is different. This year, eight of us will leave the Walk in […]

Sudanese security forces launch deadly raid on camping protesters, at least 13 killed – reports

Sudan has been ruled by the Transitional Military Council since the ousting of authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir in April. The crackdown comes as participants in a long-running sit-in outside the army’s HQ have been demanding democratic reforms and for generals to hand over power. On Monday, security forces started an operation to clear protesters from […]

Iran’s Air Defense makes security plans for Imam Khomeini demise anniversary

Tasnim – Commander of the newly established Air Defense Force of the Iranian Army said special plans have been devised to ensure security of the annual commemorative services marking the anniversary of demise of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic. Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard on Sunday said the Army’s Air Defense carries […]

Top security official: US call for talks malevolent

FNA – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined that Tehran has come to the conclusion that Washington is after talks not for the sake of conflict resolution, but for exerting more pressure, adding that the US does not deserve to be joined at a negotiating table. Shamkhani said, on Thursday […]

Russian new ‘quantum phone’ promises ‘unmatched’ security using photon shared key

   Russian scientists have taken secure communication to the next level after presenting Russia’s first phone with quantum protection of connection. The price per set bites but the innovative gadget promises perfect security. The IP phone demonstrated at the presentation on Tuesday looked like an ordinary landline machine, but it employs quantum encryption protocols which […]

Deep State Brennan STILL Has Security Clearance, Despite Trump Revoking It

Former CIA head John Brennan still has his security clearance even though Commander-in-chief President Trump revoked it last summer. Last July White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced that the Trump administration was reviewing the process to revoke the security clearances of several Deep State operatives for abusing and monetizing their post-government retention of security […]

Border security? Islamist fanatic boasts of sneaking into Canada to KILL ‘blasphemer’ Asia Bibi who fled Pakistan

   Asia Bibi spent nine years on death row in a Pakistani prison after being falsely accused of blasphemy – a grave crime in the South Asian country. In 2018, she was finally acquitted and released to the great displeasure of many in a conservative region of the Islamic country. An unidentified Islamist has published […]

Riyadh submits letter to UN Security Council denouncing Iran and Houthis

Saudi Arabia submitted on Wednesday a letter to the United Nations Security Council, in which it held Iran and the Yemeni Houthi group responsible for targeting their oil facilities on Tuesday. The letter was handed over by the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, according to Saudi […]

Victory! EFF Wins National Security Letter Transparency Lawsuit

A federal district court in San Francisco has ruled strongly in favor of our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking records of how and when the FBI lifts gag orders issued with National Security Letters (NSLs). These records will provide a window into the FBI’s use of a highly secretive investigative tool that has been […]

Netherlands joins Germany in halting Iraq mission due to security threat

The Netherlands decided to halt the mission which provided assistance to the Iraqi authorities because of a security threat, the Dutch ANP news agency said. The Dutch Defense Ministry confirmed the suspension of the mission to the media. The ministry’s spokesperson told ANP that withdrawal of Dutch forces from the area is “currently not discussed.” […]

Boondoggle, Inc.: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam […]

Rouhani: Europe security tied to US return to JCPOA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today pointed to certain facts on the ground when he detailed the necessary conditions meant to secure a win-win result regarding the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal — known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — between Iran and world powers. The facts are significant as they are likely […]

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