Saturday, February 20, 2016


Officials Fear Nuclear Material Stolen by ISIS From Iraq, Could Be Used For Dirty Bomb  A recent report stated fears that nuclear material that had gone missing in Iraq might end up in the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) and could easily be used to make a 'dirty bomb'. 

* 'Russia a major military': President Obama backtracks on Moscow's defense capabilities  Russia's military campaign in Syria seems to have changed President Barack Obama's opinion of its armed forces. 

Russia to initiate UN Security Council meeting over Turkey's plans to invade Syria  A UN Security Council meeting is to be called at Russia's request on Friday to discuss Ankara's plans for a ground operation in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said. 

5,000 ISIS militants trained in Syria & Iraq walk free in Europe - Europol  Between 3,000 and 5,000 so-called 'foreign fighters' - EU citizens trained in Islamic state terror camps - have returned to Europe and pose a 'completely new challenge,' according the continent's top police chief. 

Russia and Assad heading to a crisis?  After Assad vows to retake all of Syria, Moscow tells him to tone it down, warning he may find himself in 'a very difficult situation.' 

Extreme finger pointing over potential ISIS 'dirty bomb'  Swiss and American inspections groups scramble to exonerate themselves following report that radioactive material was stolen. 

Iran prayer leaders urge voters to pick anti-US candidates  Cleric in Mashhad calls on the faithful to elect lawmakers with 'Death to America' written 'on their foreheads'. 

Iran wants Russia to build its army  Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan visited Moscow to present the offer to Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Debkafile. 

UN envoy: Israeli 'settlements' are an impediment to peace  UN's Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov singles out Israel while ignoring a request to condemn Hezbollah. 

EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote  The UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU on Thursday 23 June, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.