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The One Big Reason Russia Might Lose a War Against America

Robert Beckhusen Security, And Putin can thank Syria for this.  An air campaign requires a sprawling, complicated supply chain. Fire enough missiles and drop enough bombs, which require a heavy investment in materials and chemicals,Show More Summary

Computer outage at British Airways delays flights worldwide

Air travelers faced delays Saturday because of a worldwide computer systems failure at British Airways, the airline said. BA apologized in a statement for what it called an “IT systems outage” and said it was working to resolve the problem. It said in a tweet that the problem is global. Passengers...

18 killed in Afghanistan as suicide car bomber targets convoy

At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said. Najib Danish, the ministry's deputy spokesman, said the target of the bomber was a group of guards providing...

This Is Why the World Should Fear India's Nuclear Weapons

Kyle Mizokami Security, It’s not huge, but it’s getting more capable. India, the world’s most populous democracy, occupies a unique strategic position flanked by powerful adversaries. As a result, its 1.3 billion people are guarded by an arsenal of approximately one hundred nuclear weapons deployed on land, at sea and in the air. Show More Summary

America's Missile Defenses Against North Korea Have a Big Problem (They Only Work Half the Time)

Sebastien Roblin Security, Americas What could go wrong—besides millions of dead Americans? The conventional wisdom used to be that once an intercontinental ballistic missile shoots off from its silo into the exosphere, the best you could do was brace yourself for a mushroom cloud. Show More Summary

Facebook and the ethics of moderation

We examine Facebook's challenge in moderating content. Plus, the people monitoring the social web.

The seasonal climate of Sri Lanka

With the onset of the southwest monsoon, the island country could be faced with even more flooding and landslides.

China's Military Is Becoming More Powerful by the Day (But Suffers from One Big Problem)

Elsa Kania Security, Although the PLA’s operational regulations may remain opaque, a new “revolution in doctrinal affairs” appears to have been gradually occurring. The People’s Liberation Army has not officially released a new generation...Show More Summary

The Fatal Flaw in America's Nuclear Triad That Needs to Be Fixed Now

Will Wiley Security, The nuclear communications systems’ functions are vital to ensure the United States maintains its capacity for deterrence. As the Pentagon begins the 2017 Nuclear Posture Review a great deal of focus will be placed on how to modernize each leg of the nuclear triad, which on all fronts is aging and must be replaced. Show More Summary

Kushner sought a secret channel to talk to Russia

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, spoke in December with Russia’s ambassador to the United States about establishing a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and Moscow to discuss strategy in Syria and other policy issues, according to three people with knowledge of the discussion. Show More Summary

ISIL: Target Russia

Thousands of ISIL fighters are training in the mountains of Afghanistan, plotting an attack on the Kremlin.

Duterte makes rape 'joke' for martial law troops

Philippines' president reassures soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under Mindanao island martial law.

A Syrian violinist's journey 'from brutality to hope'

Alaa Arsheed and his musical partner plan to compose new songs while travelling along the Balkans refugee route.

Top rebel commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in Kashmir

Massive anti-India protests and clashes erupt in Kashmir after Hizbul Mujahideen leader is shot dead by security forces.

How a Palestinian brewery is taking on the US

Selling to North America has been a long-held dream for the Khoury family, owners of a microbrewery in Taybeh village.

The Cynical Conspiracy War on Egypt’s Christians

The Muslim Brotherhood isn’t behind the callous mass murder of Copts, but it’s certainly fanning the flames of hatred.

Palestinian prisoners in Israel suspend hunger strike

Deal struck with Israel reinstates right for Palestinian inmates to receive two visitors per month, officials say.

Two killed on Portland train after 'defending Muslims'

Two men stabbed to death as they tried to stop suspect bullying Muslim women on light-rail train, Oregon police say.

Sri Lanka floods, landslides: Death toll rises to 100

Ninety-nine people missing and hundreds of homes damaged after torrential rain triggers devastating mudslides.

Deadly car bomb attack rocks Afghanistan's Khost

At least 18 people killed in car bomb attack in crowded area of the country's southeastern city of Khost.

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