US forms anti-terror deal with Qatar in the press to end ongoing dispute

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sealed a deal Tuesday to intensify Qatar’s counterterrorism efforts, handling a central issue. “Together, the United States and Qatar will do more to track down funding sources, will do more to collaborate and share information, and will do more to keep the region and our homeland safe,” he said following talks with 37-year-old Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Tillerson also gave besieged Qatar some political backing ahead of his talks in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. “I think Qatar has been quite clear in…

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Sarin Gas used as weapon in Syria, according to chemical weapons watchdog

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Investigations have uncovered today that Sarin nerve gas, was used in a deadly attack on April 4th, in a Syrian town. The attack took place on Khan Sheikhoun, which left more than 90 people dead, which included women and children. It sparked mass outrage around the world as photos and video surfaced around the internet. These videos included graphic content featuring children quivering to their death on camera. The atrocity is strongly condemned, and it also strongly goes against the Chemical Weapons Convention. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical…

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Syria and Russia make accusations that US is plotting ‘provocation’

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Syria and it’s allied nation Russia accused Washington of planning some sort of “provocation” in Syria. This would be accused of being the fault of President Bashar Assad’s government and use of chemical weapons to justify offensive action. A statement by the official news agency, Syria’s Foriegn Ministry said it denies the United States allegations of it’s involvement in chemical weapons. They were referred to as “misleading” and “completely baseless.” The objective stated behind these allegations was initiated to “justify a new aggresion on Syria under ill-founded pretexts.”  This is…

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Stock market interest bounces back after tech crashes.

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The Dow dropped more than 165 points Thursday and tech stocks were led the way down. The Nasdaq tumbled nearly 1.5%, with tech leaders Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), Google owner Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30), Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) all lower. Traders are letting their emotions get the best of them. According to CNN moneys fear and greed index, the market hit “fear” territory on Thursday. It later completed on “greed” on Wednesday. This system is defined as a measurement of why large amounts of stock moves…

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Army veteran beaten to death when trying to save two teenagers

James Farmer Jr. saved two teenagers from a brutal attack, and gave his own life in the process. The 62 year old veteran is now being hailed as a true hero. Farmer was asleep in his car in the Downtown area of Denver on June 16, when he heard the brutal attack. He stepped in to protect the two teens and the suspect, identified as DeJuan Stamps, 28, turned against him and savagely beat him to death. Farmer was a modest man, living out of his car whilst working to…

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China’s Naval fleet presents their latest generation destroyer

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China’s navy  and Naval fleet gets increasingly powerful, especially with it’s latest launch of their most advanced domestic produced destroyer this Wednesday. This is a supreme accomplishment especially in a time of competition with the United States, Japan, and India. This new type 055 battleship entered the waters in Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard this Wednesday, according to the Chinese Navy’s statement. The ship is equipped with the most modern air, missile, ship, and submarine defense systems. China is suspected of having plans to build four more of these ships for their…

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Cyber Attack hits Ukraine then spreads International!

Much alike the recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines world-wide, computer systems from the Ukraine to the United States were struck Tuesday in an international cyber attack. During the attack, in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine,  around 80 miles away, workers were forced to manually monitor the radiation levels at the old Chernobyl nuclear plant.  Technology managers around the world, from the Maersk shipping company, based in Denmark, confirmed that its “IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units due to a cyber attack.” and…

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Active Shooter at Alabama Military Installation

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For several hours today, Tuesday, a lockdown was put in place at a military installation in Alabama after an alert had been sent about a possible active shooter which was urging people on the base to “Run, Hide, & Fight”. The lockdown at Redstone Arsenal in Hunstville, Alabama had been lifted around 2:00 P.M. ET. A Public Affairs officer stated that the investigation is still continuing at building 5301 which is the Aviation and Missile Command building in the Sparkman Center.  Movement around this building remained restricted until the lockdown…

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6 Dead, 31 Missing in Columbia

Yesterday, a ferry with roughly 160 passengers flipped over while on a cruise for the holiday weekend near the Colombian city of Medellin.  The overturn resulted in 6 dead and 31 missing.  Firefighters & Air Force pilots began searching overhead in helicopters for the survivors at the Guatape reservoir where the El Almirante ferry had sank.  A large mass of recreational boats and jet skis rushed to the scene, pulling people from the ferry as it was sinking, which helped avoid an even worse tragedy. Dramatic videos are circulating through…

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Saudi Arabia security foils terror plot targeting Mecca Grand Mosque

Today in Mecca, a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque as the Saudi Arabian security had disrupted a plot to target the holy site in Islam, just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends.  The interior Ministry launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as two areas in Mecca including the Ajyad Al-Masafi neighborhood that’s located near the Grand Mosque. Saudi Arabian Security say that they engaged in a shootout with the suicide bomber which led to a three-story house’s collapse.  He started shooting towards security personnel…

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