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Myanmar swears in first president with no army ties in half a century

by Hnin Yadana Zaw and Aung Hla Tun<p>​Members of Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) were in tears on Wednesday as …

Asia

Foreign Affairs: The end of the beginning

After it collapses, the cease-fire in Syria will be recalled as an emblem of Barack Obama’s fumbling of the Middle East.<p>><p>Residents of Nawa city in …

Middle East

Inside North Korea: fascinating images of the world's most secretive state

Why the most dangerous group in Syria isn't ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hardly a day goes by without news of the progress being made in the war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria. In recent months, American-backed forces have secured much of the Syrian-Turkish border, recaptured Ramadi, and stemmed the flow of fighters and supplies to the terror group's capital cities …

Middle East

Russia suspends airstrikes in some Syrian areas as truce goes into effect

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russian military has halted airstrikes in areas of Syria as part of a cessation of hostilities agreement, state media reported Saturday. But sporadic violence between militants and some rebel groups was reported around the country -- although it appeared to have diminished significantly.<p>…

Middle East

Syria ceasefire to begin on Saturday and exclude Islamic State militants, US and Russia announce

The United States and Russia have announced a ceasefire in war-torn Syria will come into effect on February 27.<p>The second ceasefire plan in as many …

Middle East

Elon Musk To Stephen Colbert: Nuclear Weapons Could Terraform Mars

Is he a supervillain?<p>Elon Musk has often been compared to Tony Stark. The billionaire entrepreneur is the brains behind SpaceX’s reusable rockets, Tesla’s electric cars, and the solar power provider SolarCity. But last night when comedian Stephen Colbert pressed Musk to decide whether he’s a …

Stephen Colbert

A fresh light on the Nazis' wartime drug addiction

During WWII, Nazi leaders not only relied on drugs for their soldiers, but Adolf Hitler himself may have been hooked on opiates. Historian Norman …

Drug Addiction

Heartbreaking Tribute To Drowned Syrian Boy: 'May God Forgive Us For Failing You'

“Rest in peace Aylan Kurdi. May God forgive us for failing you.”<p>“Rest in peace Aylan Kurdi. May God forgive us for failing you.”<p>Those were the words that concluded a heartbreaking tribute published in an Australian newspaper on Friday, memorializing the 3-year-old Syrian child whose death sent …

British Columbia

Assad Is Slaughtering Civilians and It's Helping ISIS: Why We Need a No-Fly Zone

BRUSSELS -- U.S.-led anti-ISIS airstrikes aren't working. When they began one year ago, many Syrians, including myself, thought they would be a step towards ending the horrors in Syria. We thought they would root out ISIS. We thought they would bring an end to Syrian President Bashar Assad's …

In Bombing ISIS in Syria, Australia Could End Up Helping Assad

The Syrian Arab Armed Forces are fighting the Islamic State in eastern Syria. Australia is planning to bomb ISIS targets in eastern Syria. But Australia will not be involved in the broader conflict in Syria involving the Assad regime.<p>If this doesn't appear to make sense to you it's because the …

Middle East

Yemenis Face Terrifying Violence, Extreme Hunger

Yemen is in crisis. Over 20 million people, nearly 80 percent of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. Twelve million people have become food insecure since conflict in Yemen has escalated and 16 million people are without access to drinking water and sanitation. Due to …

Middle East

The Most Popular Countries for Sex Tourism

Many countries have become synonymous with sex tourism, whether legal or illegal, and are travel destinations purely for that industry. Each of the following countries have gorgeous and culturally-interesting cities that lure more PG-minded tourists, but they also all have very visible and …

No, ISIS doesn't represent Islam

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continues to make news by violating Islam and human rights. On Sunday came reports that ISIS had destroyed the treasured Temple of Bel, a week after images were released of the destruction of the temple of Baal Shamin. Last month also saw reports of how …

Religion

30 awesome Turkish expressions to know before you go

TURKS HAVE A SAYING FOR EVERY OCCASION. These expressions serve as bookends to each conversation, providing a handy and automatic beginning and end …

Osborne: we must tackle Isis and gangs who killed Aylan Kurdi

Chancellor responds to pictures of Syrian boy washed up on beach but refuses to commit UK to taking in more refugees<p>George Osborne has said the UK must fight against Islamic State and the criminal gangs who killed Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a Turkish …

United Kingdom

The 10 Best Airbnb Pools From Around The World

We can't wait to dive in.<p>We don't know about you, but we <i>love</i> pools. Especially pools that we could theoretically swim in one day. And what better place to search pool porn than on Airbnb?<p>So, to further fuel our addiction, we trolled the rental site to find the best pools from around the world. From …

Costa Rica