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Venezuela Announces Another Increase to Minimum Wage

President Nicolas Maduro announced that a 15 percent increase in the minimum wage will take effect in December.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 15 percent increase in the minimum wage Monday, saying the measure will come into force from December this year.

The Venezuelan leader also announced an increase of 0.5 to 0.75 percent in the value of the food allowances given to employees by their employer. Continue reading Venezuela Announces Another Increase to Minimum Wage

US drone air raids kill 20 in central Yemen

At least twenty people have been killed in two assassination attacks by US unmanned aerial vehicles in central Yemen, where al-Qaeda militants have been locked in deadly clashes with fighters from the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement. Continue reading US drone air raids kill 20 in central Yemen

ISIS Backpedalling at Al-Sha’ar Gas Fields; Syrian Arab Army on the Offensive

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

After 5 days of heavy firefights at the Al-Sha’ar Gas Fields, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) have countered the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) offensive in east Homs, recapturing lost territory and killing scores of militants during the fierce clashes. Earlier today, the SAA recaptured the Hayyan Gas Fields, securing the area and forcing the ISIS militants to retreat further north. Continue reading ISIS Backpedalling at Al-Sha’ar Gas Fields; Syrian Arab Army on the Offensive

President of Chechnya: U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies luring Chechen youths to join terrorists in Syria

Moscow, SANA – President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov on Sunday evening met Grand Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun in the Chechen capital Grozny.

During the meeting, Kadyrov said that U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies are luring Checehn youths to join terrorist organizations in Syria and take part in shedding Syrian blood, asserting that he’s keeping up with what is happening in Syria and the crimes committed by terrorists in it. Continue reading President of Chechnya: U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies luring Chechen youths to join terrorists in Syria

Yemeni Houthis push out militants from Jabal Ras

Houthi movement’s Ansarullah revolutionaries have succeeded in taking control of the Jabal Ras area in western Yemen, making fresh gains against al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.

The Houthis pushed out the militants from Jabal Ras in the Yemeni Province of Al-Hudaydah on Monday. Continue reading Yemeni Houthis push out militants from Jabal Ras

Iran: ISIS Is a product of Mossad

TEHRAN (FNA) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian blasted the western countries and their regional allies for supporting the Takfiri terrorists in the region, and said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a protégé of Israel’s spy agency in the region.

“The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group is a product Israel’s Mossad and it aims to tarnish the image of Islam,” Amir Abdollahian said on Tuesday. Continue reading Iran: ISIS Is a product of Mossad

Alabama school system paid former FBI agent $157,000 to spy on black students: critics

by Scott Kaufman, The Raw Story

Huntsville City Schools (HCS) paid a former Federal Bureau of Investigations agent $157,000 to direct security last year, but critics contend that the system he implemented is designed to monitor the social media activity of black students, according to AL.com.

Chris McRae, the agent in question, was brought in to oversee the Students Against Fear (SAFe) program, which works by allowing students and teachers to provide anonymous tips to security personnel, who then scour social media sites like Facebook to determine the credibility of the threat. Continue reading Alabama school system paid former FBI agent $157,000 to spy on black students: critics

US-Zionist-Backed Opposition Forces Face Their Biggest Loss in the Dara’a Governorate

by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News

Yesterday, the SAA’s 5th Division launched a surprise attack on the Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF), overrunning their positions and creating panic within the rebel ranks. Continue reading US-Zionist-Backed Opposition Forces Face Their Biggest Loss in the Dara’a Governorate

Elections in Donetsk People’s Republic absolutely legitimate — Russian observers

DONETSK, November 3. /TASS/. The elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have been absolutely legitimate and should be recognized by Russia, Russian lawmakers who have monitored the eastern Ukrainian republic’s elections said on Monday. Continue reading Elections in Donetsk People’s Republic absolutely legitimate — Russian observers

Iran criticizes US indifference about the growth and expansion of the ISIS

Tehran, SANA – Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdullahian criticized the indifference of the US administration about the outbreak of terrorism and the expansion of the Islamic State “ISIS” terrorist organization in the region, expressing sorrow that some countries’ instrument use of terrorism tool is putting at stake both the regional and the international peace and stability. Continue reading Iran criticizes US indifference about the growth and expansion of the ISIS