RUTHLESS despot Bashar al-Assad has killed nearly 100,000 of his own people and driven millions more out of Syria. However, despite mounting atrocities and international sanctions Vladimir Putin has put on a united front with the troubled tyrant. How did Russia and Putin get involved in Syria? The Soviet Union first gained influence in Syria during the 1970s by supplying aid and arms. In 2000, Vladimir Putin became president of Russia while Bashar al-Assad became president of Syria. For a decade the two countries had a fairly solid relationship but Moscow was always a lot closer to Libya. However, Russian support in Syria increased dramatically following the Arab Spring uprisings which began in 2011. When Gaddafi was overthrown in Libya, Russia saw the move as an attack on its influence in the middle east. Russia was particularly worried the US would soon start wielding more influence in the region. Putin had a long-term relationship with Gaddafi and had several billion dollars' … [Read more...] about Why does Russia support Syria and Bashar al-Assad and who else is involved in the Syrian Civil War?
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ISIS sickos are circulating a chilling online poster warning of deadly knife attacks at pop and rock concerts across Europe. In the shocking image - credited to Remah Media Production- a suited man is seen holding a huge knife behind his as he lurks near a crowd of cheering music fans. The caption to the photo - which has been posted on Twitter - reads: "Wait for our surprises" and it is signed "Islamic State", reports PJ Media. The threat comes in the wake of high-profile terror attacks at concerts in the UK and in France - which left dozens dead and many more injured. Earlier this year we revealed how pro-ISIS fanatics also issued a chilling terror threat to the city of Manchester just one year after 22 were murdered at an Ariana Grande concert. They posted a picture of a jihadi lurking on the city's streets. It was sent out by one of the Islamist death cult's propaganda wings. Emergency services rushed to the scene after the bomb blast in Manchester The … [Read more...] about Chilling new ISIS threat warns of jihadi knife attacks on Europe pop concerts
BASTILLE Day is one of the most important dates in the French calendar and is celebrated with parades, parties and plenty of food – and it's TOMORROW. Its origins hark back centuries - so what's the significance and why is it marked every year? Here's all you need to know... When is Bastille Day 2018? Bastille Day is being celebrated across France tomorrow (Saturday July 14). Many people attend large public events, including parades, performances and firework displays. In Paris, there is a big military parade called the the Fete de la Federation held along the Champs-Elysee, where personnel march, ride and drive while military aircraft fly over the route. It's the oldest military parade in the world and thousands of people line the streets to watch. The event is usually opened by the French president, who addresses the troops, and attended by world leaders. People also mark the occasion with communal meals filled with traditional French dishes and street parties. The words … [Read more...] about When is Bastille Day, what does it mark and why is it such a huge celebration in France?
World Sam Brownback Religious Freedom China Uighur Xinjiang Syria ISIS The U.S. ambassador for religious freedom has reportedly pushed for sanctions against China over accusations that the country has repressed a mostly Muslim ethnic minority. Sam Brownback, the former Kansas governor who was appointed to oversee global religious freedom by President Donald Trump in February, has held private conversations with Republican lawmakers aimed at instituting U.S. sanctions against China over strict policies toward Uighur Muslims, a majority-Muslim community concentrated in the northwest Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The State Department previously targeted China's alleged "repression of the freedoms of speech, religion, movement, association, and assembly" of Uighurs in April's annual Human Rights Report. Brownback's reported initiative, however, would be the first of its kind aimed at China, which routinely denies any form of … [Read more...] about Does China Have a Problem with Muslims? U.S. Considers Taking Action and ISIS Stays Quiet
President Trump on Monday went after Harley-Davidson in the wake of reports that the company is moving some production out of the United States due to the recently announced retaliatory tariffs by the European Union.“Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient! #MAGA.”Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag. I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse - be patient! #MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2018“Harley’s announcement came as an unintended consequence of the Trump administration’s … [Read more...] about Trump attacks Harley-Davidson for waving the ‘white flag’ on trade