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West 'ignored Russian offer in 2012 to have Syria's Assad step aside'

Russia proposed more than three years ago that Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, could step down as part of a peace deal, according to a senior negotiator involved in back-channel discussions at the time.<p>Former Finnish president and Nobel peace prize laureate Martti Ahtisaari said western powers …

Middle East

North Korea warns U.S. it's ready to use nuclear weapons 'any time'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In its latest bout of saber rattling, North Korea says it is ready to use nuclear weapons against the United States and other foes if they pursue "their reckless hostile policy" toward Kim Jong Un's regime.<p>In a statement carried by the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency on …

North Korea

Cold War weaponry and modern military hardware: Inside the ISIS arsenal

In January the U.S. Central Command announced that U.S. and coalition airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria destroyed some 184 Humvees, 58 tanks and nearly 700 other vehicles. The number of ISIS military vehicles destroyed may seem significant, but is really just a drop in the …

The UK made a list of repressive regimes, then invited some of them to buy weapons

Some of the world’s most repressive regimes are coming to London to go shopping—for military weapons.<p>A number of countries with questionable human rights records have come to London for the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition (DSEI), one of the world’s largest arms fairs, which …

Human Rights

Russia calls on US for dialogue on Syria

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has called on the US to start a dialogue on solving the Syrian conflict, Reuters news agency reported.<p>Peskov made the comments on Tuesday when asked whether talks on Syria were possible between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama.<p>The …

Russia

North Korea says it has restarted all its nuclear bomb fuel plants

Announcement on state media says country is ready at ‘any time’ to use nuclear weapons against the US and others<p>North Korea says it has revamped and restarted all its atomic bomb fuel production plants, and warned that it is ready “at any time” to use nuclear weapons against the US and other …

North Korea

AP PHOTOS: Life on US aircraft carrier in Islamic State war

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT IN THE PERSIAN GULF (AP) — Every day, the steam-powered catapult aboard this massive aircraft carrier flings …

Military

6 Simple Actions You Can Take Today For A Healthier Self Image By Tomorrow | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The way you see yourself affects every aspect of your life. A person with a healthy self-image experiences life very differently from someone with an …

What Do You Really Want? And How To Get It! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever wondered what you really want out of life? Do you know what you want to achieve? Is it family, success, long life, lots of money, all …

Motivation

The Truth: Why It's Hard to Stick to Healthy Habits (And What You Can Do About It)

Have you ever set out with the goal of actually sticking to a new behavior... only to find yourself not doing it at all one week later?<p>I know I have.<p>Why is so hard to form good habits? Why is it so difficult to make consistent change? How can we have the best intentions to become better, and yet …

Women's Health

How to Become a Morning Workout Person<p>Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pack …

7 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Lose Weight, Stress Less And Discover Your Joy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Get out of your head and into your heart. Think less, feel more.” Osho<p>I used to joke that I didn’t even have time to notice the roses, let alone …

Mindfulness