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Istanbul Nightclub Shooting: Statements, Allegations, and Lack of Verifiable Evidence

With Turkey’s media having largely been reduced to State propaganda machines, journalists too intimidated to speak on the record, officials to even speak off the record to journalists, all that there remains is to summarize the statements and allegations floated by “official” sources, while underpinning the fact that no independently verifiable evidence about the shooting…

Netanyahu Calls for Pardoning Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter

nsnbc : Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, one day after a military tribunal convicted IDF soldier Elor Azaria of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of the 21-year-old Palestinian Abdul Fattah al-Sharif in March 2016, called for pardoning Azaria. (archives) Netanyahu posten on his Facebook page “This is a difficult and painful day for all of…

65 – 70 % of Eastern Mosul Liberated from ISIL: Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati

nsnbc : Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati, the head of Iraq’s counter-terrorism service (CTS) said Iraqi forces seized around 70 percent of eastern Mosul ISIL militants. He also praised the cooperation of residents who are aiding the forces in the advances. The operation to liberate ISIL from the city of Mosul is now in its 12th week. A renewed…

Governor Cuomo Proposes Free Tuition to New Yorkers Making Up to $125,000 Per Year

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his first signature proposal of his 2017 agenda, making college tuition-free for New York’s middle class families at all SUNY and CUNY two-and-four-year colleges. Cuomo made his announcement accompanied by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at LaGuardia Community College. The First-in-the-Nation-Program aims at providing free tuition to New Yorkers making up…

Colombian Government & ELN To Launch Official Peace Talks on January 10

One week before the scheduled, and very delayed launch of talks between the Colombian government and the leftist ELN, President Santos reiterated that the ELN has to release all “hostages”. The ELN, for its part, reiterated its demand that the public be involved in the peace talks. Official peace talks should have been launched in…

State of Emergency in Turkey Extended Amidst “Istanbul Shooting” Hysteria

Amidst assurances that Turkey was certain who was responsible for the shooting at a nightclub in Istanbul, New year’s night, the government, on January 3, extended the state of emergency in the country for another three months. Following a Cabinet meeting on January 3, 2016, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtelmus announced that the Cabinet…