Ghady Mahfoud

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Why the CIA Killed Imad Mughniyeh

It was paying back a generation-old blood debt.<p>The CIA doesn’t assassinate often anymore, so when it does the agency picks its targets carefully. The story uncovered last weekend by the <i>Washington Post</i> and <i>Newsweek</i> the CIA’s reported role in the February 2008 assassination of Hezbollah master …

We're Now Getting A Sense Of The New Gambling World Order

It's a dramatic shift to be sure, one with the ability to cripple companies unprepared for lean times, and as of Wednesday we have a better idea of who will survive these changes.<p>That was when Las Vegas Sands, the largest casino firm in the US, reported a fourth-quarter earnings beat.<p>How the firm …

Las Vegas

What If Nazi Germany Won World War II? Fictional & Historical Scenarios

<i>How close Nazi Germany came to dominating Europe. Map by Morgan Hauser via Wikimedia</i><p>What if Hitler and the Nazis had won World War II? This is …

World History

How Will The 2014 Drop In Oil Prices Affect The World Economy And Geopolitics?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How will the 2014 drop in oil prices affect the world economy and geopolitics?</i><p><i>Answer by Alex Song, Hedge Fund Analyst, on Quora</i><p>Domestically, lower energy prices means more money for discretionary spending. The equivalent effect on the US economy is a tax …

Defeat of Hitler: Catastrophe at Stalingrad

Catastrophe at Stalingrad<p>The German Army never fully recovered from the beating it took in Russia around Moscow and elsewhere during the winter of …

Lebanon’s Dangerous Downward Spiral

The Arsal Clashes<p>The refugee influx, fighting along the Lebanese-Syrian border, and the intervention of Lebanese Shia and Sunni Islamists on opposite …

Russia is using the situation in Iran and Ukraine to continue to antagonize the West

From Ukraine to Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t afraid of antagonizing the West — even if it does come with some economic pain.<p>Russia has been facing tough economic sanctions from the US and the EU because of its interference in Crimea and in parts of eastern Ukraine. Yet, despite the …

NATO reports more Russian flights, intercepts

Brussels (AFP) - NATO reported more Russian military flights and intercepts Friday over the Baltics, North Sea and Atlantic, just days after it …

Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Brussels (AFP) - Nuclear-capable Russian bombers in European airspace, NATO intercepts, a foreign submarine in Swedish waters -- the fall-out from …

How did Islamists receive American weapons? See the evidence from guided missile that exploded near Syrian front line

Syria’s special forces troops are strung out across a pinnacle of hills here just north east of Lattakia on one of the country’s most dangerous front …