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Could the US win World War III without using nuclear weapons?

In the last few years, as the US, Russia and China test each other’s patience and strategic focus, speculation about the chances of another world war …

Military

Great Britain was never a white utopia. It's time to confront our real past

It was only a matter of time before Katie Hopkins came for me. As an Iraqi drag queen in Britain, I’m surprised she didn’t make a beeline sooner. So …

United Kingdom

Britain braces for Russian cyber attacks targeting transport links, water supplies, hospitals and airports

Britain was tonight braced for a wave of crippling cyber attacks in Russian retaliation for the Syrian missile strikes.<p>Vital transport links, water …

Middle East

How Syria Came to This

A story of ethnic and sectarian conflict, international connivance, and above all civilian suffering<p>Seven years of horrific twists and turns in the Syrian Civil War make it hard to remember that it all started with a little graffiti.<p>In March 2011, four children in the southern city of Der’a …

Middle East

Putin Is Worried Conflict in Syria Will Ignite Multi-Player War—and Rightly So

Syria is a tinderbox. Conflict could erupt there at any minute, involving the entire region and even the world.<p>There are many—too many—players in …

Middle East

Syrian tyrant Assad 'holed up in Russian bunker with no windows or phone calls ahead of US-led blitz'

Bashar al-Assad is holed up in a Russian bunker with no windows as military chiefs military chiefs draw up plans for a shock and awe blitz against …

Middle East

These Are the Most Elite Special Operations Forces in the U.S.

These Are the Most Elite Special Operations Forces in the U.S.

The strengths and weaknesses of Russia's military

Russian armed forces provide Moscow with clear military superiority in the post-Soviet region, despite Russia's troops not being able to match the …

Military

Spy Poisoning: Russia Tells UK 'You’ll Be Sorry' During Extraordinary Attack At The UN

Russian ambassador references Midsomer Murders and Sergei Skripal’s guinea pigs.<p>Russia has invoked fake news, the Nazis, Midsomer Murders and guinea …

Russia

Khamenei: Big mistake to negotiate with Israel

'With an intense and planned struggle they should force the enemy to retreat towards the point of demise.'<p>Any move to negotiate with Israel would be an "unforgivable mistake", Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.<p>"Movement toward negotiation with the cheating, lying and …

Middle East

Truth and Lies in Britain and Russia

Apologists for Putin treat the chemical attack like a ‘CSI’ episode.<p>By<p>The Editorial Board<p>The Editorial Board<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>More evidence is emerging about last month’s chemical attack in Salisbury, England. A British government lab has determined that only a state actor could have …

Russia

Mystery Stingray devices discovered in Washington

Spy kits that can track mobile phones and intercept calls and messages have been discovered in Washington and beyond, the US government has said.<p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it has observed "anomalous activity" consistent with the use of so-called stingrays.<p>They could be used by …

Surveillance

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

Syrian opposition pledges to continue anti-Assad revolution

JEDDAH: The Syrian opposition on Monday pledged to continue the revolution against President Bashar Assad as pro-regime forces drew closer to taking …

Middle East

Exclusive: Interrogation Video Surfaces of Palestinian Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi

The Daily Beast obtained an exclusive look at video of Israeli military interrogating Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier …

Israel

Saudi Crown Prince: Iran's Supreme Leader 'Makes Hitler Look Good'

In a wide-ranging conversation, Prince Mohammed bin Salman also recognized the Jewish people’s right to “their own land.”<p>This much, at least, can be said for Mohammed bin Salman, the putatively reformist crown prince of Saudi Arabia: He has made all the right enemies. Among those who would …

Political Science

When will Britain face up to its crimes against humanity?

After the abolition of slavery, Britain paid millions in compensation – but every penny of it went to slave owners, and nothing to those they enslaved. We must stop overlooking the brutality of British history. By Kris Manjapra<p>On 3 August 1835, somewhere in the City of London, two of Europe’s most …

Black History

Israel may be facing a five-front war

On Feb. 27, 2018, Iran inaugurated an “Hourglass Festival” celebrating the “immanent collapse” of Israel. According to the Times of Israel, the …

Middle East

Salisbury nerve agent attack: Britain divulged 'unprecedented levels of intelligence' to convince other countries that Russia carried out attack

Britain divulged “unprecedented levels of intelligence” to other countries in order to convince them that Vladimir Putin’s Russia had carried out the …

National Security

Why did I protest against Corbyn? Look at his long list of evasions

It felt good to join others demonstrating over the Labour leader’s conduct. He needs to take responsibility and tackle antisemitism in the party once and for all<p>It was a politely furious protest. I’ll talk about the politeness first. I arrived a few minutes late to Parliament Square for the …

Labour Party

How was Russian spy poisoned? Latest theories and conspiracy theories on how Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were attacked with nerve agent

Three weeks after being poisoned by a nerve agent in a pretty cathedral city, ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia continue to fight …

Russia
North Korea

Three minutes over Syria: How Israel destroyed Assad’s nuclear reactor

Israel only wised up to Damascus's bid for nukes after it found Gaddafi had managed to run a similar program covertly. Armed with the facts, Olmert …

Middle East

Former Soviet chemist shares details of the nerve agent Novichok

<b>(CNN) —</b> "A lethal dose ... and the person will die immediately. If [the dosage] is less, [the person] will go through very tortuous scenes. They will start convulsions, and stop breathing and then lose vision, and there are other problems -- vomiting, everything. It's a terrible scene."<p>This is how …

Nerve Agents

Donald Trump pledges solidarity with the UK over Russian spy poisoning

Donald Trump has pledged “solidarity” with Britain over the Salisbury spy poisoning and demanded “unambiguous answers” from Russia over its involvement.<p>The US president offered the UK “any assistance” needed in its investigation in a phone call with Theresa May, according to the White House.<p>Both …

Evidence mounts that the Russian government may be using the UK and US as a 'killing ground' to eliminate its enemies

LONDON — Britain offers wealthy Russians many attractions: the great city of London, the bucolic countryside, exclusive schools, and a global financial hub. But for some former spies and other foes of President Vladimir Putin, it has become lethal.<p>The latest victims near death's door are …

Russia

In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

<i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great mass murderers of …

Winston Churchill

New £100m deal between UK and Saudi Arabia branded ‘a national disgrace’

The UK and Saudi Arabia announced plans for a £100 million deal yesterday – and it’s already has been branded a ‘national disgrace’.<p>Government …

Russian spy attack: UK ministers hold emergency meeting as nerve agent probe continues

<b>(CNN) —</b> Britain's home secretary and government ministers held an emergency meeting Saturday as investigators probe the attempt to kill a former Russian double agent and his daughter using a rare nerve agent.<p>Some 180 military personnel have been deployed to the normally quiet cathedral city of …

Nerve Agents