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China's Actually Built That Awesome Bus That Drives Over Traffic

It's real!<p>Engineers have finally completed a full-scale moving mock-up of China's wacky transport idea, the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), a large …

A new UN report 'shatters' one of the biggest myths about Syria and Assad

That is according to Emile Hokayem, a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, who said on Tuesday on Twitter that the report is "inconvenient" for those who argue that Assad should stay in power for the sake of creating stability and defeating ISIS and Al Qaeda.<p>The …

Middle East

South Korea just sent a huge message about how bad relations have gotten with the North

South Korea suspended operations on Wednesday at a jointly run factory park just inside North Korea following the North's long-range rocket launch over the weekend . The decision cuts off an important source of revenue for the impoverished North — and ends the only significant daily interaction …

Master forger arrested in Thailand over fake passports for migrants to Europe

Skilled counterfeiter known as ‘The Doctor’ ran a sophisticated international operation to supply bogus documents to Middle East, police allege<p>Thai police say they have busted an international fake passport syndicate and arrested an Iranian master forger known as “The Doctor” who was wanted in …

Armed Forces

The Islamic State Is Raping 8-Year-Olds. And the World Is Doing Nothing.

Last week I arrived back home to Iraqi Kurdistan, exhausted but proud of a small but real triumph over the Islamic State. Three women and two toddlers came back with me—five human beings just rescued from enslavement by ISIL. For over a year, they were abused, raped and traded fighter to fighter …

Yazidis

Islamic State destroys ancient Palmyra arch, Syrian activists say

Syrian activists said late Sunday that Islamic State (ISIS) militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch in the ancient city of Palmyra, the latest victim in the group's campaign to destroy historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.<p>The Arch of Triumph was one of the …