"We're going to have to come together as a country, but today is about the families," Obama said.
(ROSEBURG, Ore.) - Obama spent about an hour with the families at Roseburg High School. After meeting with them he gave some brief remarks. He spoke softly and it was hard to hear him over the buzz of motors nearby.
“Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined the President for the car ride from Roseburg Regional Airport to Roseburg High School," said White House spokeswoman Brandi Hoffine.
Being a Central Asian country, Tajikistan feels the largest threat from the religious hardline groups.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Events in West Asia are developing fast, and the impact is affecting neighboring regions in Central Asia. Political observers and analysts remain confused.
The emergence of the ISIS terrorist group with a joint Western-Arabic design, as well as Turkey’s negative role in Syria and Iraq, has paved the way for the persistence and growth of the so called Islamic takfiri and ideological movement in the susceptible region.
“Turkey is very lucky to have Sinirlioğlu as foreign minister. He is a first-class diplomat” - Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Dore Gold
(SALEM, Ore.) - A senior Israeli diplomat highly praised the appointment of Turkey's new foreign minister “Feridun Sinirlioğlu” and called it an opportunity to use a talented and first-class diplomat as foreign minister.
It coincides with efforts underway by Turkey to change its relationship with Israel.
Turkey claims to support Hamas but insiders say that the real goal is to expand political, economic and military relations with the Zionist regime.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Dore Gold, the Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hopes that in the near future, Israel and Turkey will find a joint solution in order to reestablish ties between the two governments.
Mr. Gold, who had a clandestine meeting with his Turkish counterpart in Rome, stated that the region’s unraveling developments and complex challenges have persuaded Turkey to carry out some decisive changes in its foreign policy.
The United Arab Emirate (UAE) soldiers were guarding the Qasr Hotel, where fugitive former Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, was allegedly housed.
(SALEM, Ore.) - At least 20 people are killed in rocket-propelled grenade attack on a hotel in the Yemeni city of Aden, reports say.
Those killed are said to be mostly soldiers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) guarding the Qasr Hotel, where a number of officials from the former Yemeni regime, including fugitive former Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, were allegedly housed.
The Turkish First Lady's visit caused a heavy traffic jam so bad, that many Belgian citizens thought the American performer and actress Madonna was once aging visiting their city.
(SALEM, Ore.) - In his recent to Europe to muster Turkish voters' support is the green continent, the Turkish beleaguered President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife paid a state visit to Belgium where Turkish First Lady, Emine Erdoğan , began a five-hour shopping spree in the luxury malls of Brussels, namely the prestigious Long Champs shopping center in the city's downtown.
Destruction of the Syrian government is top priority to some.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Turkey agreed with the goal of America and Saudi Arabia, which is to create a buffer zone in the north of Syria, according to reports.
Operations in Syrian refugees camps like Kilis and Atmeh may likely have MIT agents behind them, while accusing the Syrian army of the actions which provide circumstances for the Turkish Army to occupy Syria to a depth of 90 km and length of 110km.
Since at least June 2015, Dina Meza has been subjected to constant surveillance at her house and on the street.
(LONDON) - I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human rights defender and Freelance journalist. I would like to draw your attention to the following case.
On 28 September 2015, unidentified men attempted to run over human rights defender Ms Dina Meza. The human rights defender was also the subject of a verbal attack by the two men. The intimidatory event follows months of threats and intimidation against Dina Meza, detailed below.
Saudi Arabia will reportedly offer each victim $270
(SALEM, Ore.) - According to well-informed Saudi sources, the Saudi ambassadors in Islam Abad and Ankara have informed the Pakistani and Turkish officials respectively that the oil-rich kingdom would pay for each victim of last Thursday's deadly crush in Mecca a sum of 10 million Saudi Riyal (equivalent to 270.00 USD) if the two countries refrain from criticizing Riyadh's utter mismanagement of the crisis, directly causing such a poignant catastrophe.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Saudi Arabia’s information center for bureau of customs published this report quoting Major General Soleyman Bin Abdoulaziz Al-Yahya and added,"poll results conducted among Hajis demonstrate high levels of dissatisfaction with the Saudis’ treatment and deem this country an hospitable host."
Furthermore, it was mentioned that the pictures and reports published of the Mina region shows of the incompetence of the Saudi first-responders and the medical relief teams.
(SALEM, Ore.) - (TRANSLATED: MAY HAVE SOME DISCREPANCIES IN QUOTATIONS)
"Netanyahu's 100-day government not just has no Affirmative Action, it has nothing except shame and disgrace and the result of the government is zero," said Isaac Herzog, according to the news site Vala.
No longer do marijuana consumers have to hide their preference for pot.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Pot enthusiasts in Oregon are especially happy today. Recreational cannabis sales begin as of now.
Oregon voters passed Measure 91 last November by a wide margin, and their voices have been heard. The Legislature gave Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries permission to sell to the non-medical market until retail stores are set up, and those sales begin today.
This year's Hempstalk is dedicated to the spirit of several cannabis activists who made legalization a reality.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Hempstalk Harvest Festival will be held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon on October 17th and 18th. Hempstalk advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and social use.
Founded in 2005, the festival features live music, guest speakers, food and goods vendors and information booths. This public event has always been free to attend, with a suggested donation of $10 per person.
Hajj-related tragedy claim the lives of pilgrims too often.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Every year, millions of Muslims converge on the Saudi holy cities of Mecca and Medina for the annual hajj pilgrimage, with the massive ceremonies representing a major security and logistical challenge for the kingdom's authorities.
On occasion, the hajj and events surrounding it have been marred by accidents and tragedies, such as Friday's crane collapse on the Grand Mosque in Mecca that killed 107 people.
“The main goal of the enemies is that the Iranian nation should set aside its revolutionary ideas so as to lose its power and be devoured by the plots of several bullying countries claiming to be the global community.” ~ Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
(TEHRAN) - Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting Wednesday with thousands of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commanders, described the IRGC as a divine blessing and the watchful and vigilant guardian of the Islamic Revolution in internal and external issues.
Elucidating the requirements and various aspects of safeguarding the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said: “The enemy is thinking about infiltration, particularly politico-cultural infiltration, in the vain hope of putting an end to the [Islamic] Revolution..."
"We are outraged by those who debase these women, this work, and Planned Parenthood by distorting the facts for political ends."
(SAN FRANCISCO) - In July 2015, David Donaldson, an anti-abortion activist, released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the illegal sale of fetal tissue.
The videos totally misrepresent what Planned Parenthood does. In fact, the organization follows federal law, allowing women to donate fetal tissue for research, and charging small amounts to cover costs.
Glider begins journey to 2016 world record flight to 90,000 feet without an engine
(REDMOND, Ore.) - The Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, achieved its successful first flight today in a historic moment about 5,000 feet above Robert’s Field, the Redmond Municipal Airport in Oregon.
This was the first test flight of the aircraft, which next year will attempt to set a new world altitude record for any airplane. The goal of this project is to open up a world of new discoveries related to high-altitude flight, climate change and space exploration.
Those issuing fatwas must be familiar with the Islamic community and should be aware of present conditions of Muslims.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Sheikh Yousef Amer, a Al-Azhar university professor in Egypt, stated in an interview with Pakistani Express News TV, saying that "...The Muslim world is in danger of extremism, sectarianism and terrorism and new generations of Muslims are highly affected by them."
Everyday people and scholars are not able to issue a fatwa, stating that the person must be familiar with the Islamic community and should be aware of present conditions of Muslims.