Chad DeKold

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Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender in Chad: sources | Reuters

DAKAR (Reuters) - Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and their families have surrendered in Chad in the past month, security and U.N. sources said, in a sign the military campaign against them is making headway.<p>A man holds a sign that reads "Stop Boko Haram" at a rally to support Chadian troops …

Africa

IS counterattacks from populated zones

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi special forces cleared buildings on Saturday in neighborhoods they entered in eastern Mosul a day earlier, losing some ground in …

Middle East

Amid South China Sea tension, defense exporters flock to Indonesia | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - From rescue helicopters to air surveillance equipment, defense manufacturers jostled in Jakarta this week to claim one of the region’s biggest prizes: a slice of Indonesia’s shopping list as the country updates its aging air and sea security capability.<p>A member of Indonesia's …

Asia

U.S. general pledges investigation on Afghan air strike casualties | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - The top American general in Afghanistan promised on Saturday an investigation into civilian casualties caused by an air strike in support of Afghan special forces and their U.S. advisors near the northern city of Kunduz this week.<p>Incoming Commander of Resolute Support forces and …

Afghanistan

Next U.S. President’s Toughest Assignment Will Be Putin

Whoever wins the U.S. election less than two weeks away is going have a rough time managing the relationship with Russia.<p>At an annual gathering of …

3tags.org

The US Is An Island Of Stability In A Destabilizing World

Yet more proof that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Despite Americans’ pessimism, world-famous strategic analyst George Friedman thinks that the US is in pretty good shape while “the entire Eurasian landmass is in a state of failure.”<p><b>Eurasia is crumbling into chaos</b><p>At the …

Geopolitics

Why the hell is the US helping Saudi Arabia bomb Yemen? A brief guide.

Late on Wednesday evening, the United States bombed Yemen’s Houthi militants for the first time, launching cruise missiles at three Houthi-controlled radar installations. The strikes were billed as limited retaliation: Twice in the past week, missiles have been fired from Houthi-controlled …

Here's Why Russian Weapons Beat Western Ones - They're Simpler

The Soviet Union is no more, as everyone knows. Its political system proved to be unsuccessful; it was incapable of adapting to the challenges of …

So The Apostles Faked the Resurrection? Really?

By Matthew Archbold | I've read a number of times (including a rather nasty email) that the apostles probably faked the resurrection? It always makes …

Hung Up

Yemeni Forces seized several military bases in Saudi’s Asir province, struck key airport and facilities of Saudi oil giant Aramco, threatening the ‘coalition countries’ of using missiles Borkane 2-3

Yemeni Forces Seize Several Military Bases in S. Arabia’s Asir Province<p><b>(Fars News Agency) ~ The Yemeni army, backed by popular forces, took control</b> …

US ARMY: Australia must choose between the United States and China

"I think the Australians need to make a choice ... it's very difficult to walk this fine line between balancing the alliance with the United States and the economic engagement with China," U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff Colonel Tom Hanson said on Australian Broadcasting Corp. Radio.<p>"There's …

Israel Loses Secretive Oil Pipeline Case To Iran, Ordered To Pay $1.1 Billion Plus Interest

The Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland’s highest court, ordered Israel to pay $1.1 billion plus interest to Iran in a decades old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline predating Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution. The verdict was dated June 27, while media broke the story late last week.<p>Until the …

Oil

Isil leaders begin to flee Mosul as US-backed Iraqi army closes in on jihadists' biggest stronghold

Islamic State leaders have started to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul, as US-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces close in on the jihadists’ largest stronghold.<p>Khaled al-Obeidi, the country’s defence minister, said he had intelligence that senior figures in the Islamist group have already begun to leave …

Human Rights

UNICEF pledges continued aid effort in Nigeria after convey attack | Reuters

LAGOS (Reuters) - United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said it is continuing its aid work in northeastern Nigeria, a former stronghold of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, despite an attack on a humanitarian convoy earlier this week.<p>The logo of the United Nations Childrens Fund, UNICEF, is …

Africa

U.S. military likely to seek additional troops in Iraq: U.S. army general | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military expects to seek additional troops in Iraq, even beyond the hundreds announced this week, as the campaign against the Islamic State advances, the head of the U.S. military’s Central Command told Reuters.<p>U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central …

Middle East

Can Christianity save China?

The growth of Christianity in China has been astonishing. At this point, it's no longer a question of if China will become a Christian nation, but …

Christianity

These are the flashpoints to watch in the South China Sea now that China’s claims have been crushed

This week the Philippines is celebrating an international tribunal’s ruling on the South China Sea that went even better than expected. The 500-page award generally invalidated China’s sweeping territorial claims in the strategic waterway, and held that China unlawfully bullied the Philippines …

China

Yemen attacks kill 43 as government and Houthis move to break off talks

Isis claims responsibility for bombings in Mukalla that targeted security forces as UN chief Ban Ki-moon tries to revive peace process in Kuwait<p>An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in Yemen’s southern port city of Mukalla on Monday that killed at least 43 people …

Middle East

A Chinese spy ship is creeping on a US aircraft carrier near the South China Sea | VICE News

A Chinese observation ship shadowed the US aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, the carrier's commander said, as it joined warships from Japan and India for drills close to waters Beijing considers its backyard.<p>The show of US naval power comes as Japan and the …

Israel to UNHRC: ‘You’ve never cared for us, how do you expect us to take you seriously?'

Envoy to UNHRC Eviatar Manor charges that the body “needs a moral compass” and that it “does not and will not contribute to peace in our …

Israel

There's a key difference between the Orlando attack and past ISIS-claimed massacres

The shooting was the deadliest in US history. The suspected gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS, the terrorist group also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh, in a 911 call.<p>After news outlets reported this, the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency released a …

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

Ericsson

Chinese fighter makes 'unsafe' intercept of US plane over East China Sea

Second high-speed encounter within weeks takes place as Washington warns Beijing against setting up air defence zone over disputed Asia-Pacific waters<p>A Chinese fighter jet has carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a US spy plane in international airspace over the East China Sea, according to …

China

Russia is building up forces on its western frontiers as standoff with NATO deepens

KLINTSY, Russia (Reuters) - Russia is building an army base near its border with Ukraine, the latest in a chain of new military sites along what the Kremlin sees as its frontline in a growing confrontation with NATO.<p>While there have been no clashes between the former Cold War rivals, Russia is …

Obama’s November Surprise for Israel?

President Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza/White House.<p>Word is going around diplomatic circles that the Obama administration is planning a November …

China Enters Ramadan With Round-The-Clock Surveillance of Mosques, Uyghurs

Authorities in northwestern China's troubled Xinjiang region have detained 17 people for encouraging the region's mostly Muslim Uyghurs to fast …

China

New Urgency For Taiwan President's Goal Of Easing Away From China

Taiwan’s government, in office less than a month, forgot even to fake a smile for its globally strategic economy after reporting the latest dismal data. The moderately well-off East Asian island’s GDP dependent on making stuff such as your smartphones and PCs has shrunk for the past four quarters …

China