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PLO Endorses BDS, makes unprecedented call for sanctions

On Monday the Central Council of the PLO, the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, officially announced its support for the BDS movement and called, for the first time, on the international community to “impose sanctions on Israel” to end its ongoing, grave violations of Palestinian rights as stipulated by international law. Show More Summary

2 dead as bitter cold freezes eyelashes in Siberia

Schools closed as temperature drops to minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit

North, South Korea agree on 1st ever joint Olympic team

2 Koreas press ahead with cooperation on Olympics in Pyeongchang, as U.S. warns Americans to be "sober" about possibility of war

Koreas to March Under One Flag at Olympics Opening Ceremony

North and South Korea will march jointly under one unified flag during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.  The two Koreas will also form a joint women’s ice hockey team during the games, the statement said. Negotiators met for the third round of talks in just over […]

Extreme Weather Seen as Major 2018 Risk

Humans are "pushing systems to the brink, from extinction-level rates of biodiversity loss to mounting concerns about the possibility of new wars," according to the World Economic Forum. On the upside, a stronger economic outlook means global leaders will have "a golden opportunity" to address some of the substantial risks...

Sri Lanka's flip-flop on women alcohol ban slammed

Activists say President Sirisena's decision to reverse decision to lift ban on women buying alcohol is discriminatory.

Robot, possible divers to probe sunken Iranian tanker

China says it will try to plug holes in Sanchi, which went down in flames carrying 32 crew members

Morocco pins hopes on 2026 World Cup bid

North African nation seeks to bring football's biggest event to the continent for the second time in a century.

Tactical Nuclear Weapons: How America Could Have Won the Vietnam War?

Steve Weintz Security, No way. Here's why.  The Tet Offensive in 1968 demonstrated what Communist resolve and capacity could achieve with conventional forces. Had nuclear weapons been introduced into the conflict by both sides, the United States would have faced the JASONs’ worst-case scenario. Show More Summary

Asian nation bans women from buying alcohol

Senior Sri Lanka official says reinstating the ban is in line with the country's values

The Navy's New Stealth Destroyer is 98 Percent Complete

Kris Osborn Security, And it could be finished by March.  Beneath the highly visible shadow of the now commissioned first-in-class stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer, the Navy has been quietly making rapid progress with its second Zumwalt-class destroyer...Show More Summary

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Despite playing a major role in Syria's war, Moscow has granted refugee status to only one Syrian national since 2011.

Chinese-American journalist says wife kidnapped by China

New-York based editor says wife held for months after he interviewed exiled businessman about corruption in Communist Party

Saudi Woman Who Attended Historic Soccer Match: ‘No Words Can Describe How Amazing It Was’

Lifelong football fan Sarah Algashgari was one of the first women to watch a live match in the Gulf Kingdom.

China accuses U.S. of "Cold War thinking" with N. Korea summit

Beijing slams meeting hosted by U.S. and Canada for not including "major parties to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue"

With ISIS out, American "muscle" returns to Iraq's roads

For Iraqis passionate about vintage vehicles, defeat of terror group is a win on many levels

Mediterranean leaders seek help with huge refugee burden

Cyprus, Greece and Jordan pledge to fight terrorism, but say they and others need more help hosting thousands of displaced Syrians

Fearing Russia, Sweden Will Send War Instruction Manuals to Millions of Civilians

Russia's manoeuvres in Ukraine have sparked concern in one of the few European countries not to join a U.S.-led military alliance.

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