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The US dropped more than 26,000 bombs in 2016 — here is where they went

For a nation that isn't officially at war against another nation, the United States dropped an awful lot of bombs on a pretty large number of countries last year, according to research by Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and research associate Jennifer …

Vladimir Putin wanted a President Trump

A report from United States intelligence agencies released on Friday says Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Donald Trump to become president. …

What Trump Needs To Know About Iran

The U.S. president-elect has the option of engaging Tehran and bringing stability to a region that has not known it for decades.<p>For as unnerved as many world leaders were with Donald Trump’s election, they will have no choice but to work with the president of the world’s most powerful country. One …

South Asia

Why Westerners keep joining the fight against ISIS

A Briton and a Canadian have become the latest Western volunteers to die fighting the Islamic State group alongside Kurdish militants, their families and military authorities confirmed Tuesday.<p>Ryan Lock, a 20-year-old chef from Chichester, England, and Nazzareno Tassone, a 24-year-old parking …

Shia militias using arms from 16 countries: Amnesty

Pro-government Iraqi paramilitaries accused of war crimes are using arms from at least 16 countries, including the United States and Iran, according to an Amnesty International report.<p>The report released on Thursday said, the predominantly Shia militias have committed war crimes since they were …

Middle East

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq: Amnesty | Reuters

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by the United States, Europe, Russia and Iran, Amnesty International said on Thursday.<p>Shi'ite fighters gather to fight against Islamic State …

Middle East

Philippine President Duterte says his relatives have joined ISIS

Rodrigo Duterte, the ceaselessly controversial president of the Philippines, claims he has relatives who have joined ISIS.<p>Duterte recently made the …

Mexican president hands foreign ministry to official ousted after Trump visit

MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Peña Nieto moved Wednesday to bolster relations with the incoming Trump administration, naming a new foreign minister, Luis Videgaray, who had cultivated ties with the Trump campaign before the election and who has economic expertise at a time when trade issues are …

Mexico

Will Africa achieve a continent-wide ePassport and visa system? | Security Document News

African Union chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has proposed that freedom of movement be created in Africa through the establishment of a …

Barack Obama Post the Obama Presidency

<i>President Barack Obama</i><p>When American presidents retire, they are supposed to exit the national stage. Republican presidents, in particular, Ford, Reagan, and the two Bushes, have kept a particularly low profile. They wrote their memoirs, dedicated their Presidential Libraries, but beyond the …

Obama Administration

Trump Needs a Win-Win Deal. Putin Is a Win-Lose Guy

President-elect Donald Trump is correct that he has a huge opportunity to improve relations with Russia. Under President Obama, they have soured to …

Children whose parents give them sips of alcohol 'more likely' to drink as teens

Children who are given alcohol by their parents are more likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol by the time they are 15 or 16, a study published in the journal Psychological Medicine found.<p>But they were less likely to binge drink than children who got alcohol from other sources, such as …

Alcohol

Bluefin tuna sells for £500,000 at Japan auction amid overfishing concerns

A bluefin tuna has fetched 74.2m yen (£517,000) at the first auction of the year at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, amid warnings that decades of overfishing by Japan and other countries is taking the species to the brink of extinction.<p>The 212kg fish, caught off the coast of Oma in northern Japan, was …

Japan