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War With Iran Won’t Be Iraq All Over Again. It’ll Be Much Worse.

With John Bolton joining the White House as President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, risk of the U.S. going to war with Iran has increased to levels not seen since Dick Cheney was vice president.<p>Bolton and Cheney were both architects of the Iraq war, a war that Bolton publicly stands …

Middle East

A crazy viral video showing Saudi Arabia destroying Iran's military is now more relevant than ever

A video showing the Saudi military responding to an unprovoked attack by Iran is now more relevant than ever after a catastrophic failure from the kingdom's missile defenses.<p>The video first appeared in December 2017, and shows Saudi forces single-handedly destroying Iran's military and nuclear …

Saudi Arabia

Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that's likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and …

Immigration

Why Coalition Airstrikes Killed So Many More Civilians in the Middle East in 2017

There was a 42 percent increase in civilian deaths from 2016.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>Earlier this week, Action on Armed Violence released a report detailing a staggering jump in civilian casualties from explosive ordinance in 2017—more than 15,000 were killed, up by 42 percent …

Middle East

A flight attendant says 'nobody cares' if you actually turn off your phone on a plane — and reveals the disgusting reason you should never drink coffee in the air

There's something intriguing about the life of airline crew members. Maybe it's the pristine uniform, the jet-setting lifestyle, or the secret codes and signs. But people in the industry often say the job is nowhere near as glamorous as it appears.<p>Confirming that is an unnamed flight attendant at a …

E.coli

Ancient Egypt: Two Mysterious 3,500-Year-Old Tombs Reveal Mummy and Vast Treasures in New Excavation

In the southern Egyptian city of Luxor, site of the ancient metropolis of Thebes, two new artifacts have been added to a place that is already …

B-52s Are Dropping Hundreds of Dumb Bombs in Afghanistan to Literally Shape the Terrain

The bombers, along with F-16s and drones, are blasting mountains and other cover to force the Taliban into the open.<p>USAF<p>The U.S. military recently …

Gang of 21 masked men throw Molotov cocktails at synagogue in Gothenburg as terrified Jewish students huddle inside

Twenty one masked men have thrown Molotov cocktails at a synagogue in Sweden tonight as terrified Jewish students huddled inside.<p>The group of youths, …

US missile defenses fired 5 shots at an incoming target — and it looks as if they all missed

In late November, a missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen came streaking through the sky toward the airport in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh.<p>The Saudis spotted the incoming fire and shot off five missile interceptors from a US-supplied missile defense system to stop the threat, …

Middle East

5 things to know about Trump and the Iran deal

President Trump appears poised next week to announce that the landmark Iran nuclear agreement is no longer in the national interest of the United …

South Asia

Watch this man's brilliant reaction to Liverpool's Mohamed Salah's epic penalty for Egypt

This brilliant video shows just how much Mohamed Salah's penalty for Egypt on Sunday meant to some people - and, hopefully, he will have Liverpool …

United States and Turkey mutually suspend visa services

<b>(CNN) —</b> Both the United States and Turkey have suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two countries, after last week's arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul.<p>With some exceptions, the move effectively blocks Turks from travel to the United States, and vice versa, …

South Asia

ISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en Masse

DIBIS, Iraq — The prisoners were taken to a waiting room in groups of four, and were told to stand facing the concrete wall, their noses almost touching it, their hands bound behind their backs.<p>More than a thousand prisoners determined to be Islamic State fighters passed through that room last week …

Iran confirms nuclear negotiator imprisoned for spying

| <b>Published —</b> Sunday 8 October 2017<p>A 2007 photo shows an Iranian technician at work at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of …

South Asia