Naqib Azahan

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Tip: Negative Pull-Ups for Strength & Size

Use this training method as a finisher, a pre-exhaust technique, or just to boost your pull-up strength.<p>Overloaded eccentrics – a fancy way of saying …

Traces of Domestic Grains Found on Hunter-Gather Teeth

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—<i>NBC News</i> reports that researchers led by Emanuela Cristiani of the University of Cambridge examined micro-fossils in the dental …

Syrian refugees help nab suspected war criminals

As Bashar al-Assad’s forces ramped up their bombing campaign on rebel-held territory over the past year, his government may not have realized that …

Document leak in Syria ‘enough to convict Assad of war crimes’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can be successfully prosecuted for war crimes. That’s the conclusion of a group of independent lawyers who have obtained top-secret documents from the highest levels of the Syrian government. All they need to put Assad behind bars, they say, is a court.<p>The work of …

Don’t Let Vladimir Putin Destroy NATO

These are consequential times for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its member states. Justly touted as the most successful military …

Sanders keeps his Judaism in the background, irking US Jews

NEW YORK (AP) — As Bernie Sanders headed toward victory in New Hampshire, pundits noted the barrier he was about to break: Sanders would become the first Jewish candidate to win a major party presidential primary.<p>But since that Feb. 9 win, instead of the burst of communal pride that often …

McGill students vote to support boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel

There were celebratory cheers and dancing as students at McGill University voted for the first time on Monday to support a highly controversial and …

Israel

Hamas 'Tank' Looks More Flintstones Than War Machine

An international audience was reduced to snickers when the Hamas military brigade rolled out this rig.<p>The Palestinian group Hamas attempted to show off its military might Monday by unveiling a war rig it called a tank, which it claimed was built from salvaged Israeli tank parts.<p>The Hamas military …

Social Media

Syria civil war: Up to 70,000 refugees head to Turkey, says PM

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1224000/1224556_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532513149_1c3f0834ae27bc8a4c3d8c2f2356ede5<p><b>Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are moving to Turkey's border to flee heavy fighting near the city of Aleppo, officials and activists have …

Middle East

US military attacked for complicity in Afghan child soldiers after boy's murder

Wasil Ahmad, who was killed by Taliban on Monday, fought in Afghan Local Police, a US-funded government militia that employs child soldiers illegally<p>The Taliban’s murder of a 10-year old Afghan boy this week has cast a spotlight on the practice by US allies of turning children into fighters in the …

Here's what NATO needs to do to avoid war with Russia in the Baltics

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are former Soviet Republics; Estonia and Latvia continue to have sizable ethnic Russian minorities; and since regaining independence in 1991, all three joined NATO and the European Union in 2004.<p>While most analysts do not currently judge a Russian cross-border attack …

Geopolitics

Haunting drone footage shows the utter devastation of what used to be one of Syria's largest cities

Chilling drone footage shows the terrible impact the devastating Syrian civil war has had on the city of Homs.<p>Located in western Syria, Homs was a stronghold for groups opposed to the Assad regime and years of fierce fighting has left the city in ruins.<p>The footage was uploaded to YouTube on …

Drones

Nato cannot stop Russian tanks in the Baltics, wargames predict

Russian tanks could be in Tallinn or Riga within 60 hours a Rand Corporation report warns<p>Nato cannot defend its eastern members and Russian tanks could be in the Baltic capitals within 60 hours according to new analysis from a US think tank.<p>Current forces in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania would be …

Former Defense Secretary Gates reveals the biggest weakness of America's military might

"The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth. Period," President Obama said in his eighth and final State of the Union address.<p>"Our troops are the finest fighting force in the history of the world. No nation dares to attack us or our allies because they know that's the path to …

Military

Earliest Cat Domesticated in China Was the Leopard Cat, Scientists Say

Changing Planet<p>The wildcat (<i>Felis silvestris lybica</i>) is the common ancestor of the 500 million house cats (<i>Felis catus</i>) in the world today. It was domesticated in Africa and the Middle East around 10,000 years ago, about the time humans started farming and storing grain. The proliferation of …

U.S.-backed rebels lose a key town to Russian airstrikes in Syria

BEIRUT — Western-backed Syrian rebels on Tuesday suffered one of their most significant defeats since Russia’s military intervention in Syria turned the tide of the war in favor of President Bashar al-Assad, further complicating prospects for a negotiated settlement at peace talks scheduled later …

Middle East

Bundy Militia Compared To ISIS For Pawing Through Native American Artifacts, Destroying Sites

From the outset of the now weeks-long occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon by the militia led by Ammon Bundy, archaeologists as well as members of the Burns Paiute Tribe have been concerned for ancient artifacts and sacred spaces. Their fears were realized this week as news reports …

Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged are called too dangerous

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As images and reports of starvation in besieged Syrian communities drew an international outcry and two rare aid convoys this month, an urgent question arose: Why not drop food and other needed supplies by air?<p>Humanitarian access is a key issue as the United Nations tries to …

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Truckers rescued from flash flooding<p>11 children rescued from compound<p>Attempted assassination using drones?<p>Venezuelan President targeted in apparent …

Nicolás Maduro

Post-sanctions, Iran directs crude buyers away from middlemen

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As Iran fully returns to oil markets after the lifting of sanctions, Tehran is working to re-establish its national oil company as the sole marketer of Iranian crude and steering customers clear of middlemen.<p>A worker walks atop a tanker wagon to check the freight level at an …

Oil

Russia to strengthen military in response to NATO expanding drills: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will form four new military divisions this year to strengthen its western and central regions in response to the increase in NATO drills, Russian news agencies cited a senior defense ministry officials as saying.<p>“Formation of these divisions is a measure to respond to the …

Russia

UN peacekeepers in CAR accused of paying underaged girls for sex

United Nations peacekeepers in Central African Republic (CAR) are accused of having paid sex with girls of under 13 years at a refugee camp, an …

Sanctions impact on Russia to be longer term, U.S. says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Western sanctions on Moscow are intended to exert long-term pressure on Russia and not to push it “over the economic cliff,” a U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday.<p>EU and U.S. restrictions imposed on Moscow in 2014 over the Ukraine conflict shaved about 1.5 percent …

Russia

Israeli military: Airstrike targets Gaza militants, 1 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military carried out a rare airstrike in Gaza on Wednesday, targeting a group of Palestinian militants …

Israel

S. Korea fires warning shots after North Korean drone seen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday fired 20 machine gun warning shots after a North Korean drone briefly crossed the rivals' border, officials said, the first shots fired in a Cold War-style standoff between the Koreas in the wake of the North's nuclear test last week.<p>The North …