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The 70s Porno Makeover for Pro-ISIS Warlord

The fiery Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir was arrested at Beirut’s airport, looking more Ron Jeremy than Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.<p>Everyone has their own version of …

Middle East

Russia isn’t a pawn on America’s chessboard

The hegemony long enjoyed by Washington, with the support of its allies, is now being challenged by a multipolar consensus around the world. In this …

​Anti-Russian sanctions hurt Europe harder than expected, threaten 2.5mn jobs – study

The sanctions imposed by the EU against Russia and Moscow's retaliation would cost Europeans 100 billion euros in economic development and jeopardize …

10 fascinating photos from World War II

8 <i>Raising A Flag Over The Reichstag</i><p>Photo credit: Yevgeny Khaldei<p><i>Raising a flag over the Reichstag</i> would have been the Russian equivalent of<i>Raising the</i> …

This Is What Ramadan Looks Like Around The World

Ramadan Kareem!

Islam

Incoming NATO Military Committee chairman: Russia could occupy the Baltics in 2 days if it wanted to

Czech General Petr Pavel, who is scheduled to become chairman in June, warned on May 27th that Moscow would be able to conquer the three Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania within two days despite the former Soviet republics' NATO membership, according to the Czech news site CTK.<p>This is …

Why NATO Is Terrified of Russia

<i>This article originally appeared at RT</i><p>The twin-pronged attack - oil price war/raid on the ruble – aimed at destroying the Russian economy and place …

Russian army TV channel invites Jeremy Clarkson to present motoring show

Zvezda military television channel says axed BBC star could learn to love the Lada - and play with tanks<p><b>Russia</b>’s army TV channel has issued <b>an offer to Jeremy Clarkson</b> to present a motoring show, noting his interest in tanks, aircraft carriers and other hardware.<p>The official military television …

Top Gear

China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin famously described the collapse of the Soviet Union as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th century. …

Brzezinski: Russia's invasion of the Baltics would mean total war with the West

"It is very important to ensure the permanent presence of NATO forces in the Baltic states, because it would demonstrate clearly to Russia that …

Massive Lights Turn Russian Night Into Day (VIDEO)

What in the world is up with Russia? Literally UP, as in up in the air from unexpected and unexplained massive flashes of lights. They happen so quickly that the only way we're even able to see these events is courtesy of motorists who use dashcams while they drive.<p>The image above shows, at left, …

Obama reportedly snubs NATO chief as Russia makes new threats against allies

President Barack Obama reportedly will not meet with NATO's new secretary general when he is in Washington this week, despite requests from the alliance chief's staff for a get-together.<p>Bloomberg View reported Tuesday that Jens Stoltenberg's office requested a meeting with Obama in advance of his …

Russia's growing presence in Latin America is cause of worry for U.S. and its allies | Fox News

Frequent visits to the region by high-ranking Russian officials – culminating this week with a four-nation trip by Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov – and rumors of the sale of military aircraft to countries like Argentina and Nicaragua have led to widespread speculation about Moscow's increasing …

Russian Tu-22 bomber scares NATO air defenses flying at supersonic speed over the Baltic Sea for the first time

The latest close encounter between NATO and Russian planes over the Baltic Sea was different.<p>Early morning on Mar. 24, NATO and Swedish QRA (Quick …

Russia is flexing its muscles in Central America

Moscow may strike a possible arms deal with Nicaragua that would provide the Central American country with fighter jets.<p>Although details of the deal have not been revealed, there are rumors in local papers from both countries that suggest that Russia could provide MiG-29 fighter aircraft.<p>Nicaragua …

Russia's newest armored vehicle swims and picks its own shots

Russia's latest armored prototype was recently spotted rehearsing for the nation's upcoming May 9th Victory Day parade following more than half a decade of top-secret development. Dubbed the Kurganets BMP-25 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), this amphibious personnel carrier has been designed to …

The Battle for Russia

The tragedy of Russia is that it poses as great a threat to itself as it does to its neighbors. As Europe faces off with Russian President Vladimir …

Vladimir Putin

Expect Russian spoiler in Iran nuke talks: Critic

As international negotiations continue over Iran's controversial nuclear program, Russia will likely try to spoil the deal, Hermitage Capital CEO …

Oil

US commander: The Russian cruise missile threat is growing

"Russia is progressing toward its goal of deploying long-range, conventionally-armed cruise missiles with ever increasing stand-off launch distances on its heavy bombers, submarines, and surface combatants, augmenting the Kremlin's toolkit of flexible deterrent options short of the nuclear …

How Russia Could Annex the Arctic

<b>Tensions have increased a notch in the</b> Arctic with the news that the Russians have started a major military exercise in the region. Nearly 40,000 …

Russian economy revives despite sanctions - media

Global investors appear to be optimistic about the future of Russian corporations, as the country’s economic performance provides evidence to …

Nick Griffin Wants Vladimir Putin To Save Europe From Itself

The former BNP leader claims the West is doomed without the help of the "Third Rome".<p>Griffin, who lost his seat as an MEP in 2014 and was expelled from the party shortly afterwards, appeared at the weekend at the International Russian Conservative Forum, a conference organised by a pro-Kremlin …

Russia

NATO leaders balk at Russia's threat to nuke warships

<b>BUCHAREST, Romania</b> -- Britain's defense secretary says NATO members Romania and Britain will not be intimidated by threats against members of the …

Russia controls this vital strategic exclave in the heart of NATO-allied eastern Europe

The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad is a political and geographic anomaly. Separated from Russia and situated on the Baltic Sea, the region is surrounded by NATO-member states Poland and Lithuania. It's closer to Berlin and Prague than it is to Moscow and St Petersburg.<p>Until 1945, Kaliningrad was …

Russia

The Curse of Lee Kuan Yew

The leader eulogized by Obama as a ‘giant of history’ is being used to re-legitimize tyranny.<p>Lee Kuan Yew, who died Monday at 91, was in his final years more than a man: He was a myth, a global idea <b>—</b>an intellectual cult built around the idea that not all autocrats are bad; they can be enlightened …

Russia

Why Putin's hosting Kim Jong Un

<b>(CNN) —</b> What does a world leader who's been shunned by the international community and strained relations with every major global power do to show that he still has some friends?<p>Invite 26 leaders of nations, not all of them famous for democracy or transparency, to a grandiose celebration for the …

North Korea

Another scorned U.S. ally turns to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin<p>Saudi Arabia has quietly reached out to arch foe Russia in an attempt to temper Iran’s regional influence and reach a …

Why has the EU backed plans for an energy union?

European chiefs have this week backed plans for an energy union – a single market for power and gas based on improving connections between member states.<p>But they stopped short of moving towards the EU buying power on behalf of the bloc or interfering with member states’ energy mix.<p><b>Here we take a</b> …

Iran backs notion of ruble/rial trade with Russia – ex-foreign minister

<i>"This is a very important step that Iran and Russia should take. And there is no other way to get rid of the dominance of the dollar in trade</i> …