This allows Russian bombers to carry less fuel and more bombs, which holds out the prospect for more effective (as well as just more) Russian bombing missions against Syrian opposition targets. There may, however, be another reason why Tehran is willing to allow Russian bombers to fly from an Iranian base. The Iranian decision comes at a time when the leaders of several countries with which Tehran is at odds to varying degrees are actively courting Vladimir Putin.
The administration had initially tried to downplay the identical January 17 timing of the $ 400 million payment - reportedly owed to Iran from a 1970s military equipment deal - and Iran's release of the four Americans. Kirk echoed GOP criticism that the USA cash payment of $400 million to Iran was a ransom for the release of American prisoners held by the country.
Where ramen noodles offer inmates the chance to boost the quality of their diets, cigarettes, which previously have reigned as the prison currency of choice going back to the American Civil War, never offered such health benefits. Gibson-Light's report, "Must Work for Food: The Politics of Nutrition and Informal Economy in an American Prison", comes shortly after the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will phase out the use of private prisons, citing subpar services from the ...
Bloodstains and broken bodies left after Turkey's deadliest bombing this year cruelly underscore the complex rivalries swirling among the Turkish government, the Sunni militants of Islamic State and members of Turkey's largest ethnic minority, the Kurds.
A teenage waitress has been left a racially abusive note by some unsatisfied customers. . Not that the bitchy note would be acceptable if Sadie wasn't a citizen, but as a matter of fact, she is a USA citizen (of Honduran and Mexican descent).
Asserting that the unrest in the Valley stemmed from a political problem, Omar said that the situation can not be handled administratively or by creating a humanitarian crisis. "They should express solidarity with the people of Kashmir and pressurise the government to take immediate measures for normalising the situation there", he added.