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This infographic shows the explosion of bankruptcies in the energy industry

Most investors are aware that there is significant carnage in the oil patch. Low energy prices caught overleveraged companies off guard, and it's forced many of these companies to seek protection from their creditors through bankruptcy.<p>However, the pace of new bankruptcies is accelerating fast, and …

Was former CIA chief in Pakistan Mark Kelton poisoned by ISI?

<b>Washington:</b> A former CIA station chief in Pakistan, who presided over the May 2011 raid that killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, is believed to …

Osama Bin Laden

Kuwait busts terror cell with reported Hezbollah, Iran ties

Kuwait has broken up a new terror cell and seized large amounts of weapons, ammunition and explosives, the interior ministry said on Thursday.<p>Three …

Extremism

Shocking discovery in Kuwait proves Iran is ALREADY at war

I’ve been watching the news, and it seems President Obama’s already planning his post-presidency life. He’s enlisted friends like Steven Spielberg …

Report: Pakistan's New Spy System Wants To "Rival The NSA" In Data Collection

The Pakistani government is reaching out to U.S. and European companies to help it build a sophisticated mass surveillance system, according to a new report published by the London-based Privacy International advocacy group.<p>Pakistan has been trying to build a sophisticated National Security …

Mystery surrounds India health survey

<b>Good health data is rare in India. The last time the country published a comprehensive, state-wide survey was back in 2007.</b><p>So why hasn't a vast survey of women and children carried out by the Indian government with the UN agency for children, Unicef, been released?<p>India's so-called Rapid Survey of …

India

Jerusalem is not part of Israel, North American courts say

A decision announced Monday by the United States Supreme Court has made headlines in U.S. and Israeli newspapers and generated a new wave of criticism of the Obama administration for ill-treating Israel.<p>In a 6-3 ruling, the court decided that an American citizen who was born in Jerusalem does not …

Iran nuclear: 'No guarantee' of final deal, Khamenei says

<b>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has cautioned against seeing a preliminary agreement on his country's nuclear programme as the "guarantee" of a final deal with world powers.</b><p>Last week Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on the issue.<p>But Iran also wants sanctions lifted …

Chinese man with 17 girlfriends caught out at hospital arrested for fraud

A man in central China was caught cheating when 17 of his girlfriends visited him in hospital all at once<p>A <b>Chinese</b> man who was caught dating 17 women after they all turned up to visit him in hospital following a car crash has been arrested for fraud.<p>The man, surnamed Yuan, from the city of Changsha …

Brigade headed to Kuwait one of largest US forces in region

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — More than 4,000 Fort Carson soldiers are heading to Kuwait, where they will take over as one of America's largest ground …

Middle East

US "suspected terrorist" database had 1.5M names added to it in past 5 years

The scale of the secret blacklist was revealed in a civil suit over the Terrorist Screening Database, and it shocked the judge.<p>99 percent of the …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

How Pakistan succumbed to a hard-drug epidemic

Almost 30 years after first reporting on Pakistan’s then nascent North West Frontier heroin trade, David Browne returns to find a city – and a country – in the grip of mass drug addiction<p>Unlike in India, there are no bright, fantastic colours here. In the horizon the air shimmers evanescent grey, …

US investigates illegal military equipment shipments from Israel to Iran

US Homeland Security says Israeli arms dealers have been sending spare military jet parts to Iran in breach of sanctions<p>Israeli arms dealers twice tried to send spare parts for fighter planes to Iran, The Telegraph has established, flouting an international arms embargo and openly contradicting the …

10 striking images of graffiti in Kandahar | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p>“One of the reasons some of these tags are so inspiring is because they’re so funny,” Toler says. “It’s definitely not easy to maintain your sense of humor in a war zone, but these guys obviously found a way.”<p>Previous<br>• Next<p>“Some of the most meticulous and beautiful works came from these …

Latest Marvel Comics Superhero: A Muslim Pakistani-American Teen Girl

Look under the costume of Marvel Comics’ latest superhero and you might get a big surprise.<p>Kamala Khan is a teenage Muslim girl with Pakistani …

Comics

A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest

Warning: graphic images. Pytor Pavlensky carried out the stunt on the country's Police Day national holiday.<p>A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.

Moscow

Many Teens Admit To Coercing Others Into Sex

Almost 1 in 10 high school and college-aged people have forced someone into sexual activity against his or her will, a study finds. The majority of those who have done it think that the victim is at least partly to blame.<p>The results come from a multiyear study funded by the Centers for Disease …

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Yemen: Al-Qaeda Kalashnikov prize for Ramadan

<b>Machine guns and automatic rifles were handed out to winners of a religious competition organised by al-Qaeda in Yemen, it's been reported.</b><p>According to the News Yemen website, the contest was held during the fasting month of Ramadan in the south-eastern governorates of Ibb, Ad-Dali and al-Bayda. …

Al-Qaeda

Rebels 'too disorganised' to take over after attack on Syria, report warns

American air strikes against the Syrian government would not allow rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad because opposition fighters are too fragmented and disorganised, an intelligence analysis warns.<p>The two-year-old uprising against the Damascus regime has broken down into countless battlefields …

We must learn from past when it comes to Syria, historian warns

War will creep up on us if we do not learn from the past, historian Allan Mallinson warns.<p>There is an episode of The West Wing in which the Speaker of the House of Representatives recounts the course of the July crisis of 1914: “Franz Ferdinand, who was the nephew of the Austro-Hungarian emperor, …