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Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs

If a person demonstrates these cues and traits, they're keepers.<p>Great relationships give live significantly more purpose, and in business, they translate to resources, advice and stability. Trust is at the heart of these connections. These 15 signs are dead giveaways that you're dealing with a …

Self-help

The Difference Between a Killer and a Terrorist

Two mass murders reveal how difficult—and important—it is to correctly identify terrorism when it occurs.<p>Two mass murders took place within 48 hours this week. Both attackers were adherents of extremist ideologies. Both terrorized people. But one of these two attacks was clearly terrorism, and one …

Terrorism

Beaten, tortured, sexually abused: An American ISIS widow looks for a way home

<b>Northern Syria (CNN) —</b> For Samantha Sally, a vacation was all it took to flip her quiet middle-American world of muscle cars, cotton candy and an Indiana packing company, into the horror of the ritual beatings, serial rape, torture and propaganda videos of ISIS's so-called Caliphate.<p>A holiday is …

Cotton Candy

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

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

What do we know about time? Language tells us that it “passes”, it moves like a great river, inexorably dragging us with it, and, in the end, washes us up on its shore while it continues, unstoppable. Time flows. It moves ever forwards. Or does it? Poets also tell us that time stumbles or creeps or …

Physics

Theresa May indicates willingness for military action against Syria

Theresa May has not ruled out committing the UK to join a coordinated military intervention in Syria without consulting MPs, after insisting that chemical weapons attacks on Douma “cannot go unchallenged”.<p>The prime minister will discuss the next steps with her cabinet colleagues on Thursday, after …

Middle East

Myanmar Court Rejects Release of Journalists Investigating Rohingya Crisis

Reuters wanted the matter dismissed and its reporters released<p>A Myanmar court refused to dismiss a case Wednesday against two Reuters journalists who have been held in prison since December for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, highlighting the country’s increasingly troubled shift to …

Journalism

Academic Freedom Media Review

April 14 – 20, 2018<p>Scholars at Risk monitors reports of threats to academic freedom and higher education communities worldwide, including media …

THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM

How Russia’s campaign to undermine democracies threatens the European Union and the United States.In a hard-hitting analysis of current events, …

Donald Trump

Opinion: Vladimir Putin's diplomatic catastrophe

The Kremlin will continue fighting the West without rules, and a diplomatic boycott will not stop it, writes Russian journalist Konstantin Eggert. …

The Syrian war goes global

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Prior to World War I alliances across Europe created an environment in which one event, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, …

Middle East

America's Distracted Syria Policy Is on the Rocks

American prevarication in the Afrin conflict has led to a crisis in Syria. The United States now risks the worst of both worlds, as it tries to …

German government hires more people to check asylum decisions

The BAMF office has decided to hire 200 more employees to double-check asylum applications that have received a positive decision. This is in …

Colorized photo of girl at Auschwitz strikes chord on social media

Czesława Kwoka was 14 when she was photographed at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp. Tens of thousands of social media users have reacted to recently …

Think the War in Syria Is Winding Down? Think Again.

Charles GlassThe conflict, having long since fallen into the hands of foreigners, is flying along on its second wind.The post Think the War in Syria …

Middle East

Opinion: Where the West has gone wrong in Syria's civil war

The story of Western intervention in the seven-year Syrian civil war is one of missed opportunities. In responding to such conflicts, the West must …

Putin: The New Tsar review – a portrait of a lonely, lying narcissist

It was 2006, not long since Vladimir Putin had passed a new law allowing the KGB to kill traitors outside Russia, and soon after Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned after visiting a London sushi bar. Mikheil Saakashvili, the then president of Georgia, remembers being at a banquet with Putin and …

Russia

Syria war: Turkey 'indiscriminately shelling civilians in Afrin'

<b>Indiscriminate shellfire by Turkish troops - and to a lesser extent Kurdish forces - has killed scores of civilians in Syria, a human rights group alleges.</b><p>Amnesty International said it had verified witness testimony from the north-western Kurdish enclave of Afrin that "painted a grim picture".<p>The …

North Korea is supplying chemical weapons to Syria: UN experts

Amid an investigation that the Assad regime has been using chemical weapons, a panel of UN weapons experts has now linked North Korean chemical …

Russia is a rogue state. Time to say so.

It’s not just Robert Mueller: In four different instances in the past four weeks, the U.S. government, often with allies throughout the world, has …

Issue 2/2018: The many faces of Putin

As Vladimir Putin is set to win a fourth term as president of the Russian Federation, the March-April 2018 issue of <i>New Eastern Europe</i> takes a deeper …

Understanding IS Al-Qaeda in Kashmir: Tryst With ‘Branded Jihad’

In November 2017, the Amaq News Agency, which is directly aligned with the so-called Islamic State’s (ISIS) operations, announced the first attack in …

Hitler's helper? Reichstag fire 85 years on

The Nazis used an arson attack on Germany's parliament building, the Reichstag, in 1933 to help them take control of the country.<p>But what really happened? In 1967, former Daily Express correspondent Sefton Delmer gave his account of events to the BBC programme I Was There.

Defeating ISIS in Syria Is Just the Beginning

The Trump administration has embarked on a fraught state-building process, one that depends on an ally with a radical agenda of its own.<p>As the world watches the Syrian government’s relentless bombing of Ghouta, 300 miles to the east, the United States remains focused on eradicating the last …

Germany: How do terrorist groups compare? | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 25.02.2018

After a phase of left-wing terrorism, Germany saw right-wing terrorism targeting people with migrant backgrounds. And then, jihadism became a threat. …

Berlin police chief forced out after years of scandal

Since Klaus Kandt took the job in 2012, there have been accusations of neglience and cover-ups. Kandt maintains that there were only minor mishaps …

The history of Mosul, in five maps

In 1165, Benjamin of Tudela, a medieval Spanish Jewish traveler, approached the city of Mosul on the banks of the Tigris. A visitor, even a thousand years ago, could marvel at its antiquity. "This city, situated on the confines of Persia, is of great extent and very ancient," he wrote in the …

Middle East

The Syrian conundrum: A shared end goal, but how to get there?

The Trump administration shares with Russia and all of the regional powers of the Middle East the same nominal end goal in Syria — a political transition that creates a new, decentralized government that can reestablish sovereignty throughout the country.<p>The problem, as the nightmare of war and …

Middle East

The threat of regional conflagration in Syria

Isis has been as deadly a proponent of asymmetric warfare as al-Qaeda, with an unrivalled propaganda machine that drew extremists from across the …

Merkel plan to link EU money to migration policy hits opposition

Angela Merkel’s plans to use EU funds to help integrate migrants hit a wall of opposition on Friday, as European leaders embarked on their first …