After the Russians and Iranians, Chinese troops reportedly are teaming up with the Syrian regime forces in what is being termed as the deal that will allow President Bashar al-Assad to stay in power.
A report claims that a Chinese naval vessel carrying dozens of "military advisers" is on its way to Syria and the Chinese troops will then join with the "hundreds" of Russian soldiers.
If confirmed it would be one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in Yemen's war that drew strong condemnation from the UN Secretary-General.
Scientists think they can now tie dark streaks seen on the surface of Mars to periodic flows of liquid water.
US military planes hit Taliban positions on the outskirts of the fallen northern Afghan city of Kunduz today, a NATO spokesman said.
It came as Afghan national forces launched a counter attack to try to retake the city. The attack marked the first US air strike to defend the city.
Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary meeting of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told the U.N. on Monday that those who supported democratic revolutions in the Middle East are to blame for the rise of a globally ambitious Islamic State.
"Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster — and nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life," Putin said through a translator. "I cannot help asking those who have forced that situation: Do you realize what you have done?"
A report describing how American forces looked the other way as powerful Afghans raped boys with impunity — an issue that long plagued the war effort in Afghanistan — prompted declarations of outrage in Washington on Monday, but officials said the problem was ultimately for Afghans to solve.
The Pentagon insisted that it never ordered troops to ignore any kind of rights abuse. But among American military personnel and civilians who served in Afghanistan, it was well known that many wealthy and prominent Afghans rape boys, often making them dress up as women and dance at gatherings during which they are assaulted — and that Western officials often turned a blind eye to the practice for fear of alienating allies.
After months of besieging the northern Afghan provincial capital of Kunduz, Taliban fighters for the first time seized control of significant parts of the city on Monday, officials said, sending government security forces retreating toward the airport.
Dozens of British troops are to be deployed to Somalia to help peacekeeping efforts to counter Islamist militants, David Cameron announces.
About half a billion years ago, life on earth experienced a short period of very rapid diversification called the “Cambrian Explosion.”.Today, technological developments on several fronts are fomenting a similar explosion in the diversification and applicability of robotics.
NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28 at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
On Pingelap, a tenth of the population is totally colour-blind.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Pro-secession parties pushing for Spain's northeastern Catalonia region to break away and form a new Mediterranean nation won a landmark vote Sunday by capturing a regional parliamentary majority, setting up a possible showdown over independence with the central government in Madrid.
Tornio (Finland) (AFP) - Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don't want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe's northern frontier because it's too cold and boring.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying U.S.-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State with weapons supplied by Washington.
The numbers of potential jihadists among the majority of Muslims who appear not to be sympathetic to such notions raise a number of public policy choices that warrant careful consideration and urgent debate, including: the necessity for enhanced surveillance of Muslim communities; refugee resettlement, asylum and other immigration programs that are swelling their numbers and density; and the viability of so-called “countering violent extremism” initiatives that are supposed to stymie radicalization within those communities.
This is a video preview of Jason B's Enterprise-D Construction Project. He is building a full virtual reality viewable interior of the USS Enterprise. When he's finished, you'll be able to use an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to...
While luvvies such as Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch queue up to condemn David Cameron for not allowing more migrants into Britain, one major entertainment figure has bravely voiced an alternative view.
Estonian security officer Eston Kohver has been exchanged with Moscow for imprisoned Russian spy Aleksei Dressen.
The exchange reportedly took place on a bridge over the Piusa River that separates the two countries.
Syrian rebels trained by the United States gave some of their equipment to the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in exchange for safe passage, a US military spokesman said. It is the latest blow to a troubled US effort to train local partners to fight Islamic State militants.
The rebels surrendered six pick-up trucks and some ammunition, or about one-quarter of their issued equipment, to a suspected Nusra intermediary on September 21st-22nd in exchange for safe passage, said Colonel Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for US Central Command, in a statement.
Russian, Syrian and Iranian military commanders have set up a coordination cell in Baghdad in recent days to try to begin working with Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting the Islamic State, Fox News has learned.
Western intelligence sources say the coordination cell includes low-level Russian generals. U.S. officials say it is not clear whether the Iraqi government is involved at the moment.
Cyber violence is just as damaging to women as physical violence, according to a new U.N. report, which warns women are growing even more vulnerable to cyber violence as more and more regions gain internet access.
Put away the graph paper and step into the future of tabletop gaming.
head em up, move em out.
"We have to speak with many actors, this includes Assad, but others as well," Merkel was quoted as saying at a news conference following an E.U. summit in Brussels. Many German commentators and journalists described the statement as groundbreaking. "Approaching Assad would be an about-face in the way the West is dealing with Syria," Der Spiegel concluded in its online edition.
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