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US Tracking Potential Russian Cyberthreats in Syrian Battlespace

US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) is tracking any potential cyberthreats from Russia in the Syrian battlespace as a matter of policy, CYBERCOM Deputy Commander Lt. General James McLaughlin said on Friday.

US to Look for New Rebel Groups in Syria to Cooperate in Fight Against ISIL

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war four and a half years ago, the United States and some of its allies have supported what they term "moderate" armed Syrian opposition factions, as they do not believe Syrian President Bashar Assad to be the country's legitimate authority.

UK Urges Russia to Help Find Diplomatic Solution to Syria Crisis

Russia must use its influence with Syrian authorities to contribute to a diplomatic solution of the ongoing Syrian crisis, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Friday.

EU Displays 'Zero' Ability to Defend External Borders From Refugees - Zeman

The European Union has displayed a complete inability to defend its external borders from hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring into Europe to seek shelter from conflicts in their home countries, Czech President Milos Zeman said Friday.

UK 'Turns Blind Eye' to Saudi Human Rights Record to Sell Arms

Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized Riyadh for the apparent lack of human rights inside the country, public beheadings and floggings, restrictions on freedom of expression and discrimination against women.

Juncker’s Call for Restoring Ties With Russia 'in Line With EU Policy' - EC

Speaking in the southern German town of Passau on Thursday, Juncker stated that Russia should be treated decently, whereas Brussels must restore a "practical relationship" with Moscow as although the United States may have its own take on the matter, the European Union must prioritize its own interests.

Donetsk Leader Signs Decree on Local Elections Postponement Until 2016

Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine, signed on Friday a decree on the postponement of local elections in the republic until 2016.

France Protects al-Qaeda Affiliates, Should Help Russia Instead

Instead of helping Russia to crash Islamic militants in Syria, France is doing the opposite – helping al-Qaeda-linked terrorists, said Marine Le Pen, the leader of French National Front party.

Rise in UK Radicalization Referrals Down to "Dragnet" Approach to Muslims

One of the UK's most senior judges is urging police forces to apply for court orders to stop vulnerable children at risk of radicalization from being taken to Syria.

German Government Urges Dialogue With Russia on Hotspots, Refugees

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday called for talks with Russia on political settlement in North Africa and the Middle East, in order to get the flow of refugees under contro...

US to Provide Air Support, Weapons to Select Group of Syrian Rebel Leaders

The US Department of Defense will provide Syrian rebel leaders with equipment, weapons and air support, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement on Friday.

Turkish Politician Urges to Maintain Good Relations With Russia

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus urged against damaging relations with Russia due to an aviation incident.

Russian Army to Receive 16 Helicopters, 29 Combat Aircraft by Year End

The Russian Aerospace Forces will receive 16 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters, 18 Su-30SM Flanker multi-role fighter jets and 11 MiG-31 Foxhound supersonic interceptor aircraft before the end of the year, the aircraft manufacturers told Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Friday.

Brave the Storm: Semi-Truck Crossing Flooded Highway

A semi-truck driver was caught on camera driving through deep waters after heavy floods hit South Carolina.

Brussels Chief Urges Europe to Soften Line on Russia, Shuns US Pressure

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for Europe to take a different approach towards Russia over the Ukraine crisis as he conceded EU countries were being hit hard by the Russian counter-sanctions.

Ukraine: Dreams That Never Came True

With the guns in Donbass silent for nearly five weeks now the Ukrainians’ attention is shifting back towards the ideals of the 2014 Maidan revolution only to see that many representatives of the corrupt regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych have retained their seats in the ministries and security services alike, German media wrote.

Bad Habit: US Blames Russia in Syria to Divert Attention From Kunduz Attack

Soon after the devastating attack on a hospital in the Afghani city of Kunduz, the US tried to lay the blame on the Afghani forces for providing wrong information and divert attention from the incident by criticizing Russia for its aerial campaign in Syria.

Poroshenko Claims Russia Destroys 'World Order' by Striking ISIL in Syria

According to the Ukrainian leader, the Russian Air Force’s operation in Syria against ISIL is leading to global instability. On the eve of Petro Poroshenko’s accusation, Damascus said that Russian jets have destroyed 40% of the terrorists’ infrastructure.

UNSC Approves EU Mission to Intercept and Seize Migrant Trafficker Vessels

The UN Security Council adopted on Friday a resolution approving the EU naval mission to intercept and seize migrant trafficker vessels in the Mediterranean.

US Devises New Approach to Replace Syrian Opposition Training Program

US President Barack Obama will thoroughly revise Washington’s approach to supporting Syrian rebel forces after this year’s troubled launch of a military training program, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said during a news conference in London.

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