Tag: Iraq

  • 20 Lies About the Iraq War: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary

    20 Lies About the Iraq War: Reflections on the 20th Anniversary

    It is now widely accepted that there was no cooperation between Iraq and al-Qaeda in the 9/11 attacks. The commission’s September 11 report confirmed that there was no evidence of collusion between the two. Another lie was that Iraq was an immediate threat to the United States and that it had weapons of mass destruction. […]

  • 20 years since the Iraq war, the transformation of the world economy and the prosecution of Trump

    20 years since the Iraq war, the transformation of the world economy and the prosecution of Trump

    Hour 1: What is happening to the world economy? Demand for help for the most affected in Sweden Massive protests from the left in France The deadly attack on Malmö Latin has further made Swedish schools think about security Columnist Göran Rosenberg The panel Hour 1: 20 years since the invasion of Iraq – reportage […]

  • New report: Denmark’s air quality worst in the Nordics

    Not bad in comparison, thoughTo be fair, only six countries in the world – Australia, Estonia, Finland, Grenada, Iceland and New Zealand – have air quality that meets WHO standards. The silver lining is that Denmark is in 11th place in Europe and in the top 25 in the world, so it scores better than […]

  • Erdogan portrait lit up in NATO-bound country media

    Erdogan portrait lit up in NATO-bound country media

    The demonstration in Helsinki was organized by pro-Kurdish ?anti-authoritarian? activists A group of protesters burned a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in front of their nation’s embassy in Helsinki over the weekend, Finnish media reported on Wednesday. Four people ended up being arrested during what turned out to be a chaotic incident, the […]

  • Portrait of Erdogan burned in Finland in front of NATO voice media

    Portrait of Erdogan burned in Finland in front of NATO voice media

    The demonstration in Helsinki was organized by pro-Kurdish ?anti-authoritarian? activists A group of protesters burned a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in front of their nation’s embassy in Helsinki over the weekend, Finnish media have reported. The episode occurred amid tensions ahead of Wednesday’s vote on NATO membership. A majority of MPs passed […]

  • Putin warns against expanding the operation in Ukraine and suspends the nuclear agreement with the United States

    Putin warns against expanding the operation in Ukraine and suspends the nuclear agreement with the United States

    Western countries, including the United States and Britain, have already supplied Ukraine with heavy weapons, including US-made HIMARS rocket launchers and M777 howitzers. Putin also announced that Moscow would temporarily withdraw from the last remaining nuclear deal between Russia and the United States, the New START Treaty. He stated that the agreement was originally drawn […]

  • The US lies about Nord Stream exposing Moscow

    The US lies about Nord Stream exposing Moscow

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has reminded the State Department of its own history of misleading claims Attempts by the US State Department to brush off Seymour Hersh’s article on sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines as “nonsense” are blatant lies that show a shocking ignorance of American history, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told […]

  • Huge Paris rally calls for EU terror listing for Iran’s guards

    Huge Paris rally calls for EU terror listing for Iran’s guards

    Paris – Thousands of Europe-based Iranians – including relatives of victims of repression in the Islamic Republic, lawmakers and activists – called on Saturday at a rally in Paris for the European Union to list Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group. Speakers at the demonstration in Place Vauban in the heart of the French […]

  • Icelandic earthquake experts will fly to Turkey

    Icelandic earthquake experts will fly to Turkey

    Iceland’s ICE-SAR rescue teams will send a group of experts to Turkey to help with the earthquakes that hit the country yesterday morning. Two quakes reached magnitude 7. The effects of the earthquakes affected Turkey and several other countries. The death toll has already exceeded 5,100. Syria, Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, […] The article Icelandic […]

  • New: Saddam Hussein, the Iraq War and the pursuit of weapons of mass destruction

    New: Saddam Hussein, the Iraq War and the pursuit of weapons of mass destruction

    The UN wants to see evidence to field an international force. In the US, pressure is mounting on President George W Bush to go to war regardless of what the UN says. It will be a dramatic time with major changes in the Middle East, which will affect the entire world. Cast: Hans Blix, head […]

  • F-16 deal dependent on Turkey’s support for NATO expansion, Syria

    F-16 deal dependent on Turkey’s support for NATO expansion, Syria

    Washington – Turkey’s request for F-16 fighter jets from the US and the possibility of another Turkish military operation in northern Syria are expected to top the agenda during talks in Washington when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets with Foreign Minister Antony Blinken on Wednesday. Analysts say any F-16 deal would be tied to […]

  • A Danish passport still opens more doors than most

    A Danish passport still opens more doors than most

    War-torn survivorsOther notables included Great Britain (187), Norway and the United States (186), Canada and Australia (185), Brazil and Argentina (170), Mexico (159), Ukraine (144), Russia (118), South Africa (106), China (80), Indonesia (71) and India (59). “A stronger passport isn’t just about greater freedom of movement: it’s about greater economic freedoms in terms of […]

  • Danish News Round: New chairman of the Danish Parliament’s Immigration Committee is strongly biased towards applicants from Islamic countries

    Danish News Round: New chairman of the Danish Parliament’s Immigration Committee is strongly biased towards applicants from Islamic countries

    New Citizen Member of Parliament Mikkel Bjørn has given a clear indication of the likely direction for his chairmanship of the Immigration Committee, the Norwegian Parliament’s Immigration Committee, over the next four years: an increased bias towards applicants from Islamic countries. As of February 2022, Islamic countries made up four of the seven countries with […]

  • The Kurds hold a mourning march after the shooting in Paris 3

    The Kurds hold a mourning march after the shooting in Paris 3

    Members of France’s Kurdish community and others held a silent march Monday to honor three people killed in a shooting at a Kurdish cultural center in Paris that prosecutors said was motivated by racism. Turkey summoned France’s ambassador on Monday over what it called “black propaganda” by Kurdish activists after the shooting. Some have marched […]

  • Calling politicians ‘clowns’ is a disservice to clowns – yes, really

    Calling politicians ‘clowns’ is a disservice to clowns – yes, really

    A The Labor Party’s latest campaign mocked short-lived Prime Minister Liz Truss and current Chancellor Jeremy Hunt as clowns, complete with photoshopped red noses, colorful wigs and oversized bow ties. This ad echoed years of similar criticism of former prime ministers Boris Johnson and former President of the United States Donald Trump. These are decidedly […]

  • Hussein Hussein has returned to Iceland

    Hussein Hussein has returned to Iceland

    Hussein Hussein, an Iraqi asylum seeker, and his family have returned to Iceland. The Reykjavík District Court declared their deportation from Iceland to Greece illegal. Albert Björn Lúðvíksson, a lawyer at Claudia & Partners, confirmed that the family had arrived in Iceland. “The grounds for deportation were not lawful. According to the Immigration Appeals Committee, […]

  • The US expects Sweden and Finland to join NATO soon

    The US administration is convinced that Sweden and Finland’s formal accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will soon be completed, Foreign Minister Antony Blinken said at a joint press conference after talks with Finnish and Swedish counterparts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. . “Finland and Sweden are ready to become NATO allies. […]

  • Turkish attacks on America’s Kurdish allies echo the Ukraine war

    Turkish attacks on America’s Kurdish allies echo the Ukraine war

    Bucharest, Romania – US President Joe Biden’s administration is toughening its language toward NATO ally Turkey as it tries to dissuade Turkish President Recep Erdogan from launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against US-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. Since November 20, after six people died in a bomb attack in Istanbul a week […]

  • Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Syria risks reviving the IS group

    Turkey’s operation against Kurds in Syria risks reviving the IS group

    Turkey is threatening to send group troops into northeastern Syria in retaliation for a deadly bomb in Istanbul on November 13 that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attributed to the Syrian Kurdish YPG (Kurdish People’s Protection Unit). The group has firmly denied responsibility for the attack. But Erdogan now plans to escalate the offensive in the […]

  • Therefore, Erdoğan wants to invade northern Syria

    Therefore, Erdoğan wants to invade northern Syria

    On November 13, a bomb detonated on Istanbul’s main pedestrian street Istiklal and several people were killed. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blames the Kurdish YPG militia, which he considers to be an offshoot of the terror-labeled PKK guerrillas. But the Kurdish groups deny any involvement. After the deed, Turkey has begun bombing targets in […]

  • America’s bravado hides a deeply damaged democracy

    America’s bravado hides a deeply damaged democracy

    America is a nation in decline and exceptionalism has blinded us to a dangerous allegiance, writes Bilal Cleland. What is democracy? Abraham Lincolnin Gettysburg AddressNovember 19, 1863, gave one of the most frequently quoted statements about democracy. He described it as “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. It was a state […]

  • Fossil fuel projects increase despite warnings from scientists

    Fossil fuel projects increase despite warnings from scientists

    Although scientists continue to insist that the planet must move away from its reliance on oil, gas and coal to effectively combat climate change, hydrocarbon development projects continue to emerge. Several countries, cities and NGOs are calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. Within the next few years, multinational companies such as Qatar Energy, Gazprom, […]

  • Multinational companies open new gas plants, despite climate change warnings

    Multinational companies open new gas plants, despite climate change warnings

    Although scientists continue to insist that the planet must move away from its reliance on oil, gas and coal to effectively combat climate change, hydrocarbon development projects continue to emerge. Several countries, cities and NGOs are calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. Within the next few years, multinational companies such as Qatar Energy, Gazprom, […]

  • Mexico names forward Jimenez in World Cup squad

    MEXICO CITY, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) — Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez has been named in Mexico’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar despite uncertainty over his fitness. The 31-year-old has been limited to just four games this season for the Premier League club due to knee and groin injuries. As expected, the 26-man squad […]

  • Martino optimistic about Mexico’s World Cup chances

    MEXICO CITY, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — Mexico head coach Gerardo Martino said his team will enter the FIFA World Cup in Qatar full of optimism as Tri seeks to advance beyond the round of 16 for the first time since 1986. Martino’s squad is currently in Girona, Spain, for a two-week training camp designed to […]

  • More non-Western foreigners find work

    More non-Western foreigners find work

    Thai women get stuck in!There is also a significant difference when comparing the employment rates of non-Western foreigners and their origins. For example, immigrants from Thailand (80.8 percent), India (75.0), and China (72.7) had significantly higher employment rates than immigrants from Lebanon (45.3 percent), Iraq (50.3), and Syria (52 ,1). But Syrian immigrants impressed with […]

  • Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Latvia: refugees and migrants arbitrarily detained, tortured and forced to “voluntarily” return to their countries

    Many faced beatings and electric shocks with tasers, including on the genitals. Some were illegally forced to “voluntarily” return to their homeland. “Latvia has set a cruel ultimatum to refugees and migrants: agree to return “voluntarily” to their countries, or be stuck at the border facing arrest, illegal return and torture. In some cases, their […]

  • Assange tests positive for Covid-19 in prison

    Assange tests positive for Covid-19 in prison

    The WikiLeaks publisher has been put under 24-hour lockdown in Belmarsh, his wife reports WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has tested positive for Covid-19 and is being held in total isolation at Belmarsh prison as he continues to fight extradition to the US, his wife Stella told the media on Monday. “The next few days will […]

  • EU foreign policy chief is a ‘spineless coward’: EU lawmaker who cut off her hair in support of Iranian women

    EU foreign policy chief is a ‘spineless coward’: EU lawmaker who cut off her hair in support of Iranian women

    By RohitNew Delhi [India]October 5 (ANI): European lawmaker Abir Al Sahlani, who cut off her hair in solidarity with the ongoing protests in Iran, said she wanted to show the women of Iran that they have been heard and have a voice in the European Parliament . The death of 22-year-old girl Mahsa Amini in […]

  • American prisoners begged for death on brutal journey from Ukraine

    American prisoners begged for death on brutal journey from Ukraine

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Even after three months of captivity that included threats of execution, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation, it was the journey to freedom that nearly broke Alex Drueke, a U.S. military veteran who was released last week along with nine other prisoners who went to help Ukraine fight Russian invaders. His […]

  • Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including guard chief

    Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including guard chief

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a paramilitary Revolutionary Guard commander, had been killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not immediately clear whether the attack, which took place earlier in the […]

  • Forbidden love with life at stake in the Middle East

    Forbidden love with life at stake in the Middle East

    In a number of countries in the Middle East, homosexuality is punishable and in several countries in the region homosexuality can even be punished with death. At the same time that LGBTQ people in the Middle East fight for recognition and increased rights, the authorities respond with punishment and threats. In Egypt, for example, two […]

  • Xinhua World News Brief at 0030 GMT, 5 September

    OTTAWA – Canadian police said Sunday that 10 people died and at least 15 were sent to hospital after stabbings at several locations in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said at a news conference that they are looking for two suspects. Alerts issued for the suspects in the random stabbings have been extended […]

  • Correspondent Agneta Ramberg in the Iran of the revolution

    Correspondent Agneta Ramberg in the Iran of the revolution

    1979 is a revolutionary year in Iran. The Shah is overthrown and flees, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns in triumph from exile in Paris, and eventually the occupation of the American Embassy also occurs. The following year, the long war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq begins. The consequences of these events are felt in world politics even […]

  • A growing number of victims of abuse turned to the system for helping victims of human trafficking

    A growing number of victims of abuse turned to the system for helping victims of human trafficking

    This information is included the latest semi-annual report about the system for helping victims of human trafficking. “Non-governmental organizations in particular identify people who have become victims of human trafficking in Finland,” says Terhi Tafarisenior adviser of the system for helping victims of human trafficking. Some of the new customers, 63 adults and three minors, […]

  • Xinhua World News Summary at 0030 GMT, July 21

    STOCKHOLM – Europe is engulfed by a new covid-19 wave as the number of new infections has tripled in six weeks, the Stockholm-based European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday. The wave is mainly driven by the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, which account for 80 percent of the total infections […]

  • EU Commissioner: Ukraine’s arms trade fuels violence in criminal networks in the European Union

    EU Commissioner: Ukraine’s arms trade fuels violence in criminal networks in the European Union

    Such smuggling “fuels violence in criminal networks in the European Union”, Johansson said, adding that the center will be a “one-stop shop” that will allow the EU’s border agency Frontex to support local border agencies and enable Europol. to share information. An EU official highlighted the differences in the arms trade process: “It’s hard to […]

  • Ex-Iranian official imprisoned in Sweden for executions

    Ex-Iranian official imprisoned in Sweden for executions

    The Stockholm District Court on Thursday sentenced a former Iranian official to life in prison for war crimes and the murder of political prisoners during the war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. At the time of the killings, Hamid Noury ​​was a 27-year-old assistant to the deputy prosecutor at the Gohardasht prison in […]

  • Disinformation campaigns target Finnish speakers of foreign languages, NATO fears

    Disinformation campaigns target Finnish speakers of foreign languages, NATO fears

    Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many news outlets – including BBC and Caretaker – have reported that targeted disinformation campaigns and rumors have flooded online spaces. In response, platforms like TikTok and Twitter have enhanced efforts to counter the Russian disinformation that has spread on their sites. At the same time, research by Ylen’s […]

  • The President of Mexico promises to demolish the Statue of Liberty

    The President of Mexico promises to demolish the Statue of Liberty

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will press the US to drop the charges against Julian Assange Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the symbol of American freedom could lose its significance if Washington refuses to drop charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who risks 175 years in prison. “If they take him to […]

  • The trial of the terrorist attack in Paris: All the accused were found guilty, including Salah Abdeslam

    The trial of the terrorist attack in Paris: All the accused were found guilty, including Salah Abdeslam

    Paris [France]June 30 (ANI): A French court on Wednesday (local time) found all defendants in the 2015 terrorist attack in Paris guilty, including Salah Abdeslam, who organized and carried out the attack on the Bataclan Theater in Paris. In addition to Abdeslam, 19 other men accused of playing crucial roles in the country’s worst peacetime […]

  • The story of the Islamic revolution in Iran

    The story of the Islamic revolution in Iran

    1979 was a year of dramatic events, partly the Islamic Revolution in Iran, but also the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan and the occupation of the Great Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia. These events had enormous geopolitical consequences for the entire Middle East. In Iran, a Shiite clergy took over the government and overthrew […]

  • Danish news Round-Up: The Danish government no longer recommends vaccines for children

    Danish news Round-Up: The Danish government no longer recommends vaccines for children

    Søren Brostrøm, head of the National Board of Health, explained at a press conference on Wednesday that the COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be recommended for children. Instead, only the particularly vulnerable and Danes over the age of 50 will be recommended a vaccine for the autumn. The Prime Minister defends the decisionAccording to Brostrøm, […]

  • NATO chief can not guarantee membership for Finland and Sweden

    Getting the two Nordic nations into the military alliance is still the goal, says Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said it is uncertain whether the military alliance will be able to overcome Turkey’s opposition to membership for Finland and Sweden. The two Nordic countries applied to join the US-led bloc in May, […]

  • NATO chief “can not guarantee” membership for Finland and Sweden

    NATO chief “can not guarantee” membership for Finland and Sweden

    Getting the two Nordic nations into the military alliance is still the goal, says Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said it is uncertain whether the military alliance will be able to overcome Turkey’s opposition to membership for Finland and Sweden. The two Nordic countries applied to join the US-led bloc in May, […]

  • 6 reasons why everyone should fight for Assange’s freedom

    6 reasons why everyone should fight for Assange’s freedom

    The justice system has failed to defend the principles it should protect in the case of WikiLeak founder Julian Assange, so the public must wake up to the need for peaceful global protests to run parallel to Assange’s legal battle, writes Sara Chessa. The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said recently that she had it […]

  • 6 reasons why everyone should fight for Assange’s freedom

    6 reasons why everyone should fight for Assange’s freedom

    The justice system has failed to defend the principles it should protect in the case of WikiLeak founder Julian Assange, so the public must wake up to the need for peaceful global protests to run parallel to Assange’s legal battle, writes Sara Chessa. The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel said recently that she had it […]

  • The terror trial will probably begin at Holbæk Court in August

    The terror trial will probably begin at Holbæk Court in August

    Two men aged 34 and 36, who are believed to be brothers from Syria, and one of their wives, 31, who have dual Danish-Iraqi citizenship, have been charged with planning a terrorist attack – an unknown place, either in Denmark or abroad. According to TV2, the investigators could have an idea of ​​what the case […]

  • Julian Assange has no prayer for the Empire of Lies

    Julian Assange has no prayer for the Empire of Lies

    Wikileaks co-founder is on his way to a screening trial of politicians desperate for votes After several years on the run from various governments, Wikileaks editor Julian Assange now seems to be on his way to the United States, where he can expect to face a show trial during the election year built on a […]

  • Turkey reveals position on NATO’s expansion ahead of summit

    Turkey reveals position on NATO’s expansion ahead of summit

    President Erdogan will tell NATO leaders that he will not compromise on Sweden’s and Finland’s membership applications Ankara maintains its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said on Monday, a position he is expected to repeat for NATO leaders at their forthcoming summit in Spain. Erdogan will say […]

  • Turkey reveals its position on NATO’s expansion ahead of the forthcoming key summit

    Turkey reveals its position on NATO’s expansion ahead of the forthcoming key summit

    President Erdogan will tell NATO colleagues in Madrid that his country will not compromise on Sweden and Finland’s membership Ankara maintains its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office said on Monday. The president is expected to reiterate the position of the leaders of the NATO states at an […]

  • NATO Chief: "I am sure that Finland will become a member"

    Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that Finland would become a member of the Western Defense League, although Turkey opposed the offers of Finland and Sweden. He commented on the timeline for Finland’s accession to NATO at Kultaranta Talks, hosted by the President Sauli Niinistöon Sunday. The Alliance’s summit in Madrid at the end […]

  • NATO chief: Turkey has “legitimate concerns” about terrorism

    NATO chief: Turkey has “legitimate concerns” about terrorism

    HELSINKI – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that Turkey has “legitimate concerns” about terrorism and other issues that need to be taken seriously. Turkey has accused Finland and Sweden of supporting Kurdish militants and says they will not support the two Nordic nations that join NATO until they change their policy. At […]

  • Turkey issues a strong warning to Germany and France

    Turkey issues a strong warning to Germany and France

    Ambassadors from the two European countries were called to Ankara due to Kurdistan Workers’ Party meetings Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned ambassadors from Germany and France to issue a protest note over the unhindered activity of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in their countries. Ankara warned all NATO members, and especially Finland and Sweden, who […]

  • Sweden strikes back against Turkey

    Sweden strikes back against Turkey

    Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s statement comes when Turkey has hindered Swedish membership in NATO Sweden does not finance terrorists, the country’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson claimed on Wednesday in response to Turkish accusations. Ankara has accused Stockholm of arming and supporting Kurdish militias they consider to be terrorists. This issue is one of the main […]

  • Sweden strikes back at Turkey’s accusation

    Sweden strikes back at Turkey’s accusation

    Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s statement comes when Turkey has hindered Swedish membership in NATO Sweden does not finance terrorists, the country’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson claimed on Wednesday in response to Turkey’s accusations. Ankara has accused Stockholm of arming and supporting Kurdish militias considered terrorists by Turkey. This position is one of the main reasons […]

  • Sweden strikes back at Turkey’s accusation

    Sweden strikes back at Turkey’s accusation

    Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s statement comes when Turkey has hindered Swedish membership in NATO Sweden does not finance terrorists, the country’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson claimed on Wednesday in response to Turkey’s accusations. Ankara has accused Stockholm of arming and supporting Kurdish militias considered terrorists by Turkey. This position is one of the main reasons […]

  • NATO seekers arm terrorists – Turkey

    NATO seekers arm terrorists – Turkey

    President Erdogan wants Sweden and Finland to strike at the Kurds before he will support their NATO application Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Sweden of arming Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers terrorists. Reports in the Turkish media indicate that Swedish weapons have been used against Turkish troops and that Ankara is seeking a […]

  • Turkey announces new military offensive

    Turkey announces new military offensive

    Ankara says they want a 30-kilometer safe zone? along the entire Syrian border Turkey will soon launch a new military operation in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Although he did not provide any details, the intrusion is likely to target areas held by US-backed Kurdish militias, as Turkey has already done […]

  • Erdogan calls on Sweden and Finland to address Turkey’s security problems

    Erdogan calls on Sweden and Finland to address Turkey’s security problems

    Istanbul [Turkey]May 21 (ANI / Xinhua): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with leaders of Sweden and Finland on Saturday, urging the two NATO candidate countries to address Turkey’s security concerns. Erdogan told Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in a telephone conversation that the Nordic country should stop providing political, economic and weapons support to […]

  • NATO-seeking terrorists arm Turkey

    NATO-seeking terrorists arm Turkey

    President Erdogan wants Sweden and Finland to defeat the Kurds before he will support their NATO application Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Sweden of arming Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers terrorists. Reports in the Turkish media indicate that Swedish weapons have been used against Turkish troops and that Ankara is seeking a major […]

  • Ukraine’s summary: why Turkey wants to block Sweden and Finland from joining NATO

    Ukraine’s summary: why Turkey wants to block Sweden and Finland from joining NATO

    During the past week, further details emerged about Finland’s and Sweden’s intention to join NATO, until the nations formally submitted the paperwork on Tuesday. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called it “a historic moment” and it really marks a significant transition from neutrality for these two countries. One implication of the war in Ukraine is […]

  • US President Biden welcomes Sweden’s and Finland’s applications to NATO

    US President Biden welcomes Sweden’s and Finland’s applications to NATO

    Washington [US]May 19 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed Sweden’s and Finland’s application to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and said it was a significant day and that his government is giving “full, total, full support” to the decisions of the Nordic countries. After talks with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson […]

  • Iran’s threat to execute sentenced the Swede Ahmadreza Djalali to death

    Iran’s threat to execute sentenced the Swede Ahmadreza Djalali to death

    Swedish researcher Ahmadreza Djalali was arrested in Iran in 2016 and has been sentenced to death accused of espionage. According to the Iranian news agency Isna, Iran has intended to execute him by May 21, but that date may now change, according to sources in Iran’s Foreign Ministry. Djalali has been imprisoned in the infamous […]

  • Sweden and Finland refuse to extradite terrorists to Turkish media

    Sweden and Finland refuse to extradite terrorists to Turkish media

    Ankara will not support the Nordic nations? NATO membership bids until they resolve their alleged support for terrorism Sweden and Finland have rejected Turkey’s request for the extradition of people linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Gulen movement (FETO), the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported on Monday. These groups are regarded by […]

  • NATO expansion root cause of the crisis in Ukraine: former senior French official

    NATO expansion root cause of the crisis in Ukraine: former senior French official

    © Provided by Xinhua Conesa said that a diplomatic modus vivendi could still be found to achieve peace in Ukraine, but for this to happen, Russia’s security problems must be taken into account. By Xu Chi and Xu Jiatong GENEVA, May 16 (Xinhua) – Attempts to extend membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) […]

  • A new era opens: President Niinistö

    A new era opens: President Niinistö

    After the meeting of the President and the Committee of Ministers, the President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and the Prime Minister Sanna Marin held a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace. “A lot has happened. This is a historic day. A new era is opening up. I want to pay special attention to […]

  • Turkey clarifies position on new NATO members

    Turkey clarifies position on new NATO members

    Ankara says it? Does not close the door? to the countries, but concerns about? terrorism? Must be addressed Turkey is not trying to directly shoot down Sweden’s and Finland’s accession to the US-led NATO bloc, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top adviser Ibrahim Kalin told Reuters on Saturday. Still, Ankara’s concerns about organizations it considers “terrorists” […]

  • Turkey clarifies position on Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO offer

    Turkey clarifies position on Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO offer

    Ankara “does not close the door” to the countries, but concerns about “terrorism” must be addressed, said the Turkish president’s aide Turkey is not directly trying to bring down Sweden’s and Finland’s accession to the US-led NATO alliance, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top adviser Ibrahim Kalin told Reuters in an exclusive interview on Saturday. Still, […]

  • Turkey clarifies position on Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO offer

    Turkey clarifies position on Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO offer

    Ankara does not close the door? to the countries, but concerns about? terrorism? must be addressed, said the Turkish president’s aide Turkey is not trying to directly push down Sweden’s and Finland’s accession to the US-led NATO alliance, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top adviser Ibrahim Kalin told Reuters in an exclusive interview on Saturday. Still, […]

  • Who is the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran

    Who is the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Vida Mehrania tries to save her husband’s life. Iran is scheduled to kill him within nine days – by May 21. For Iran, 50-year-old Ahmad Reza Jalali is a spy for Israel. To his colleagues, he is a respected doctor specializing in emergency medicine, a very demanding field. To Mehrunnia, […]

  • International Round-Up: Strong evidence for Russian cyber attack on eve of war, says Danish foreign minister

    International Round-Up: Strong evidence for Russian cyber attack on eve of war, says Danish foreign minister

    Russia has been accused of orchestrating a destructive cyber attack on satellite equipment used by US-owned satellite company Viasat on 24 February – the same date it invaded Ukraine. It is believed the attack had the aim of paralyzing the communication channels of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Certainly, tens of thousands of Europeans, including many […]

  • The protesters will gather in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere on Monday

    The protesters will gather in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere on Monday

    For the second day, marches were held in various Finnish cities, many of which joined the Russian war in Ukraine. Four separate demonstrations were held in front of the Russian Embassy in Helsinki on Monday. A demonstration was also held in the center of Helsinki in support of the ending municipal strike, as well as […]

  • Dane killed in Iraq

    Dane killed in Iraq

    According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Danish citizen has died in northern Iraq. While the ministry is unable to release further details due to confidentiality obligations, Kurdish media have reported that the tragedy involves a young man on a bike ride with his friend. Kurdistan 24 and Rudaw reported that the two men […]

  • To burn the Koran – that’s why it’s so sensitive

    To burn the Koran – that’s why it’s so sensitive

    The American pastor Terry Jones tweeted in 2010 that he intended to hold a demonstration entitled “burn a Koran day” nine years after the terrorist attacks on September 11th. At the last moment, that action was canceled, but later the pastor burned a copy of the Koran, which led to protests in Afghanistan. The then […]

  • European contract organization for Europe

    European contract organization for Europe

    This is not new. In recent decades, European members of NATO have supported U.S. interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, often despite objections from their own people. Not to mention the impact on the people of these countries, the result for Europe was negative in all campaigns: unstable neighbors, loss of life, devastated economies, […]

  • Iran must execute Swedish-Iranian citizens by 21 May

    Iran must execute Swedish-Iranian citizens by 21 May

    Iran will later this month execute a Swedish-Iranian citizen whom they have imprisoned since 2016 and been convicted of spying for Israel, media reported. Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA released a report on Wednesday in which Iranian officials stated that Tehran will carry out the death penalty against Ahmad Reza Jalali by May 21. Jalali, […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Summary at 2200 GMT, May 2

    DUBAI – The Chinese Consulate General and Chinese expatriates in Dubai have made a record number of donations to the charity Ramadan this year, reflecting the strong support for the United Arab Emirates in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic and achieving economic recovery, a UAE official said. sa. Omar Al Muthanna, head of the […]

  • Not for Putin’s war in Ukraine, not for NATO

    Not for Putin’s war in Ukraine, not for NATO

    This includes the use of extreme violence against the left, as in the case of the far-right “Operation Gladio” terrorist networks. We are seeing this once again today, when the proud Western European socialist tradition of opposing militarism and defending peace, neutrality and non-alignment has been scandalously criticized as a Putin-friendly fifth column – an […]

  • Iraq shows restored art looted after the 2003 invasion

    Iraq shows restored art looted after the 2003 invasion

    BAGHDAD – lush landscapes, stylized portraits of peasant women, curved sculptures – an exhibition in Baghdad allows art lovers to rediscover the pioneers of contemporary Iraqi art. Around 100 objects are on display in the capital, returned and restored almost two decades after they were looted. Many of the works, including works by renowned artists […]

  • Australia says it will not challenge Assange’s extradition

    Australia says it will not challenge Assange’s extradition

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Australia will not challenge the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States and has confidence in the British legal system, a senior government official said on Thursday. – Other media news – A British court on Wednesday issued a formal decision to extradite the Australian citizen to the United […]

  • Why hurry to NATO now?

    Why hurry to NATO now?

    Perhaps we also need to consider why we have not sought NATO before. This is not the first time Russia has attacked a neighboring country recently. We could mention the invasion of Afghanistan, which led many Western countries to boycott the Moscow Olympics. But not Finland. Then there is the invasion of Georgia, the occupation […]

  • Swedish police arrest dozens after clashes at anti-immigrant meeting

    Swedish police arrest dozens after clashes at anti-immigrant meeting

    Swedish police arrested 26 people after the weekend clashes between police and protesters gathered against plans from a right-wing extremist group to burn copies of the Koran, police said on Monday. Eight people were arrested in the city of Norrköping and 18 people were arrested in the neighboring city of Linköping, the police state in […]

  • Several were injured in clashes at an anti-immigration meeting in Sweden

    Several were injured in clashes at an anti-immigration meeting in Sweden

    Swedish police said police injured three people on Sunday in the eastern city of Norrköping when protesters protested against plans by a right-wing extremist group to burn copies of the Koran. “The police fired several warning shots. Three people appear to have been hit by ricochets and are currently being treated in hospital,” police said […]

  • Ukrainians can apply for jobs in Finland, but can they find them?

    Ukrainians can apply for jobs in Finland, but can they find them?

    After Russia’s deadly invasion of Ukraine, tens of thousands of Ukrainians are expected to seek refuge in Finland, most of them seeking work. Julia Shevchenko is one of them. He arrived in Helsinki with his five-year-old son a month ago, while his ex-wife, mother-in-law and grandfather remained in their home country of Kiev to help […]

  • Sri Lanka closes embassies in Norway, Iraq, Consulate General in Australia from April 30 as economic crisis continues

    Colombo [Sri Lanka]April 5 (ANI): In the midst of the ongoing economic crisis in the country, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday decided to close its embassies in Norway and Iraq together with the Consulate General in Sydney, Australia with effect from April 30. “Following a recent decision by the Cabinet of […]

  • Shock doctrine – the crisis in Ukraine and Finland

    Shock doctrine – the crisis in Ukraine and Finland

    Finnish power elite. I have noticed how Finnish students want to apply class-specific analysis to other societies, but are reluctant to use the same frame of reference in Finnish assessment. But perhaps the power elite is not as blatant as in other societies. Research Niklas Jensen-Eriksen recognizes how the power structures behind closed doors enabled […]

  • National Round-Up: Denmark has already used up its annual allowance, and it’s still March!

    National Round-Up: Denmark has already used up its annual allowance, and it’s still March!

    From today, Denmark has used its supply of naturally produced resources until 2022, according to the think tank Global Footprint Network, which divides the world’s total production on its population to find out which countries are overconsuming. Denmark is the 15th country so far this year to reach overconsumption, and it’s not even April! Last […]

  • Assange marries in prison

    Assange marries in prison

    WikiLeaks co-founder, behind bars in Belmarsh, ties in with the mother of her children Julian Assange married Stella Moris inside London’s maximum guarded Belmarsh prison on Wednesday, in a long-awaited ceremony. The couple has two children. The imprisoned WikiLeaks co-founder is fighting against attempts to extradite him to the United States on espionage charges for […]

  • Ministry: Tens of thousands of Ukrainians arrive in Finland

    Ministry: Tens of thousands of Ukrainians arrive in Finland

    The Ministry of the Interior estimates that tens of thousands of displaced persons from Ukraine will arrive in Finland. The number of arrivals has accelerated this week, while those arriving are in poorer physical condition and more likely to be traumatized. At least 7,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Finland since the Russian invasion began on […]

  • Finland is preparing for hybrid attacks on the border

    Finland is preparing for hybrid attacks on the border

    The Ministry of the Interior is preparing a package of amendments to existing laws, which include allowing for the rapid processing of asylum applications at the country’s border. The measures are aimed at preventing similar hybrid attacks as during the border crisis between Belarus and the EU last year. In the summer of 2021, after […]

  • Britain denies Julian Assange’s appeal of extradition to WikiLeaks

    Britain denies Julian Assange’s appeal of extradition to WikiLeaks

    The court rejects WikiLeaks’ co-founder’s request to appeal extradition to the United States, the case has been referred to the Home Office On Monday, Britain’s Supreme Court rejected Julian Assange’s appeal of the decision to extradite him to the United States, where WikiLeaks co – founders are being prosecuted for espionage. It is now up […]

  • International Round-Up: New bill proposed to send deported criminals to serve time in Kosovo

    International Round-Up: New bill proposed to send deported criminals to serve time in Kosovo

    Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup has prepared a new bill for consultation, which will implement a new multi-year agreement for the criminal justice system – which was concluded in December 2021 – will give Denmark the opportunity to send deportation convicts to serve their sentences in Kosovo. The new agreement proposes to set aside around […]

  • Making Danish citizenship easier to achieve accelerates integration – study

    Making Danish citizenship easier to achieve accelerates integration – study

    For more than two decades, right-wing parties have been campaigning to make it more difficult to obtain Danish citizenship. But now a new study suggests that tightening the criteria may have a negative effect on integration. Extensive research conducted by the BUILD Institute at Aalborg University shows that immigrants from non-western countries who received Danish […]

  • Finland’s NATO madness

    Finland’s NATO madness

    Now I am surrounded by so-called experts who have been driven to TV studios to incite war over the events in Ukraine and how Finland is next in line. I see fear overshadowed by political decisions and Twitterat igniting fires demanding intervention and no-go zones. There seems to have been a collective collapse in mental […]

  • Opinion: Let us promise to restart a democratic Russia

    Opinion: Let us promise to restart a democratic Russia

    Once again, war in Europe has the potential to overthrow the existing world order; Naked Russian aggression has surprised most, if not all, Western leaders. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, we recognize that the signs were actually there, but we conveniently chose to ignore them, believing that we basically understood the rationale behind the […]

  • The Danes will vote in the referendum on 1 June on a ‘historic’ increase in military spending

    The Danes will vote in the referendum on 1 June on a ‘historic’ increase in military spending

    On 1 June, Danes will be invited to the polls to vote on the abolition of the Danish defense reserve – a referendum that, if approved, will increase Danish military spending and give Denmark the opportunity to join EU-led conflicts. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced the referendum on Sunday flanked by the party leaders from […]

  • Ericsson employees risk being kidnapped by IS militants

    Ericsson employees risk being kidnapped by IS militants

    LONDON, England: According to a leaked corporate report by BBC News Arabic, telecom giant Ericsson is putting entrepreneurs’ lives at risk by insisting that they continue to work in Islamic State-controlled territory [IS] group in Iraq, which resulted in them being kidnapped by IS militants. The latest revelations follow last week’s acknowledgment by Ericsson’s CEO […]

  • Ukraine: Do not expect peace from politicians

    Ukraine: Do not expect peace from politicians

    Every international conflict tests this belief: Is THIS war that will make me reconsider and decide “hey, THIS war, unlike anything else I’ve seen, is inevitable, necessary, and just?” Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not a war. Like all other wars in my life (I was born during a U.S. adventure in Vietnam), this is […]