EU court takes Hamas off terrorist list

eu-court-takes-hamas-off-terrorist-list-4769-articles.html by crescent-online

December, 2014

While a legal victory of sorts for Hamas, the European Union top court's ruling removing the resistance group from the list of terrorist organizations will have little practical impact. Hamas officials have welcomed the ruling; the Zionists are furious despite the court saying a freeze on Hamas funds would continue.

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TTP terrorists kill at least 146 in Peshawar School attack

ttp-terrorists-kill-at-least-146-in-peshawar-school-attack-4768-articles.html by crescent-online

December, 2014

In an attack on a school in Peshawar, capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province bordering Afghanistan, the Pakistani Taliban killed at least 146 people, most of them children. Their spokesman said it was to avenge the military operation against them in North Waziristan. The attack lasted several hours and ended only when the seven terrorists were killed. The army is sweeping the area looking for more terrorists.

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Interpol issues arrest warrant for Sheikh al-Qaradawi at Sisi's behest!

interpol-issues-arrest-warrant-for-sheikh-al-qaradawi-at-sisis-behest-4767-articles.html by crescent-online

December, 2014

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an internationally renowned scholar. He is also head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. Yet at the behest of the Egyptian dictator, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Interpol on December 5 issued an arrest warrant against the Sheikh. Will Interpol act on it and if so, what ramifications will it have?

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America’s "khalifah", al-Baghdadi trained at Camp Bucca

americas-khalifah-al-baghdadi-trained-at-camp-bucca-4766-articles.html by crescent-online.net

December, 2014

America's pretense about fighting the takfiri terrorists is gradually being unmasked. In a new expose, Martin Chulov of the Guardian reveals, based on his conversations with a former detainee at Camp Bucca where the terrorist leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was also held in 2004, that he was given wide access to other groups as well as promoted as a "mediator" whenever disputes arose between the Camp's inmates.

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Bush and associates to the Criminal Court in the Hague

bush-and-associates-to-the-criminal-court-in-the-hague-4765-articles.html by crescent-online.net

December, 2014

International Criminal Court complaint filed against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Tenet, Rice and Gonzales. In the wake of the US Senate report into CIA torture, the complaint by respected International Law Professor Francis Boyle against former US officials assumes greater urgency and significance

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US Senate report condemns torture of detainees by CIA

us-senate-report-condemns-torture-of-detainees-by-cia-4764-articles.html by Bradley Klapper, Ken Dilanian, Associated Press

December, 2014

Report says CIA misled the public and policymakers about interrogation program. American doctors (psychologists) were also inducted into the program and even participated in the torture of detainees although the Senate report continues to use the expression “interrogation program.” Two doctors set up a company and collected $80 million for torturing detainees! President Obama says we want to put this behind us.

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Convening for Palestine

convening-for-palestine-4762-articles.html by Eva Bartlett

December, 2014

Peace and anti-war activists from around the world gathered in Beirut to highlight Zionist crimes and consider ways and means to help the Palestinians end the brutal Zionist occupation.

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Chinese economy surpasses that of the US, says IMF

chinese-economy-surpasses-that-of-the-us-says-imf-4761-articles.html by crescent-online.net

December, 2014

The US economy has taken a tumble faster than anticipated. This was confirmed by the International Monetary Fund when it released figures on December 4 showing that China has surpassed the US as the world's largest economy. America had been the world's dominant economic power since 1872. No more.

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Nigeria: It is just a matter of time

nigeria-it-is-just-a-matter-of-time-4760-articles.html by Abba Mahmood

December, 2014

The most populous Muslim country in Africa, Nigeria, is gripped by endless crises. The incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan appears disinterested in addressing these pressing problems. His only concern seems to be to reward his co-religionists in the south ignoring the rest of the country and its traumatized people.

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Counter-terrorism Conference in Syria

counter-terrorism-conference-in-syria-4759-articles.html by Jim Dean

December, 2014

Exactly a week after an International Conference on Takfirism and Extremism in the Islamic World was held in Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran (November 23-24), a similar conference was held in Damascus. Jim Dean who attended the conference filed this report from Damascus. It was published in Press TV.

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Iran envoy’s residence in Yemen target of terrorist attack

iran-envoys-residence-in-yemen-target-of-terrorist-attack-4758-articles.html by crescent-online.net

December, 2014

Saudi-backed al Qaeda terrorists targeted the residence of Iran's envoy to Yemen today. Three people were reported killed in the car bombing and several injured but according to Iran's Foreign Ministry spoekswoman Marzieh Afkham, Iranian diplomats were safe. Ambassador Hossein Niknam was not at his residence at the time of the blast.

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French Assembly joins long list of EU States supporting Palestinian statehood

french-assembly-joins-long-list-of-eu-states-supporting-palestinian-statehood-4757-articles.html by crescent-online.net

December, 2014

The French National Assembly became the latest elected body calling for the recognition of a Palestinian State. The French follow Britain, Ireland, Sweden and Spain in support of Palestine. The ball was set rolling by a vote in the UN General Assembly in November 2012 upgrading Palestine's status to a non-member state.

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