"175 years of my life is effectively at stake"
The words of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange spoken through a video link to a court hearing in London Friday. Its the beginning of an extradition process to the United States.
Lawyer - US - Court - Assange - Case
A lawyer representing the US told the court that Assange's case involves:
"One of the largest compromises of confidential information in the history in the United States"
Chelsea - Manning - Defense - Analyst - Information
Chelsea Manning, former defense analyst, provided information that included details about violations of international law by US military forces in the post 9/11 period.
Manning is jailed right now for refusing to testify to a grand jury and eventually facing fines if she does not testify about her involvement in providing Assange with the information.
Magistrate - Ruling - Day - Extradition - Hearing
A chief magistrate ruling that a full five day extradition hearing will be held on February 25th next year.
Twitter account suspensions this week linked to women who say they are fleeing persecution in Saudi Arabia. Multiple accounts from sisters who say they are in Turkey and are seeking refuge from persecution in their homeland taken out as well as the account of a human rights activist also suspended for talking about the plight of the Saudi women.
Story - Insider - Website
This story reported by the "Insider" website.
Saudi Arabia says it intercepted five drones Friday morning trying to attack an airport and city in the southern part of the country.
Drones - Houthi - Rebels - Yemen - Iran
The drones launched by the Houthi rebels in neighboring Yemen, backed by Iran, fighting against a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen's civil war.
"Iran did do it"
President - Trump - Fox - Friends - TV
is what President Trump told "Fox and Friends" on TV Friday morning regarding the attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman Thursday morning. The President cited the video released by the US Navy showing an Iranian ship pulling up next to one of the tankers to remove and unexploded mine as evidence of...
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A pox on both their houses!