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US officials: 'Dirty' Mideast intel partly to blame for CIA weapons landing in the wrong hands

Weapons supplied by the CIA for Syrian rebel training "routinely end up in the wrong hands," partly because of corruption among those rebels but also due to corrupt Jordanian intelligence teams, multiple U.S. officials close to the CIA program told Fox News on Monday.<p>The officials said Jordanian …

Man kicked in head by police officer faces charges

A man seen in a Facebook video choking a Chicago police officer and then apparently being kicked or stomped in the head by a second officer was charged Thursday with aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated battery by strangulation, as well as possession of a controlled substance, …

Crime

Military commission likened to a ‘schoolyard brawl’ as prosecution issues barbed response but does not deny destruction of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed evidence<p>The military lawyers prosecuting the self-proclaimed architect of the 9/11 attacks have struck back against accusations that they colluded with a …

Israeli archaeologists rush to dig at Cave of Skulls before looters take everything

NAHAL TZE’ELEM, Israel — Amir Ganor is an Israeli cop, but not the kind who chases car thieves or bank robbers. Ganor is a Jewish Indiana Jones, an archaeologist gumshoe, but instead of a coiled bullwhip at his side, he shoves a pistol into his pants and manhandles jeeps through seemingly …

Investigation shows the real reason the Army denied a soldier the Medal of Honor

The Army followed its rules while denying a Medal of Honor last year to a Green Beret credited with staving off a brutal ambush in Afghanistan, according to a Defense Department inspector general’s report released Wednesday. But the report provides a unique glimpse into something else: just how …

Military

The State Department is opening an investigation into the mysteriously edited Iran briefing video

During a press briefing, agency spokesman Mark Toner announced that the department had reversed its decision not to investigate who ordered a State Department official to edit out several minutes of a YouTube video of a 2013 briefing that was discovered missing in May.<p>"We're going to continue to …

Plague Came to Europe Just Once and Stayed, Study Finds

It only took one visit for plague – the Black Death – to get a foothold in Europe and kill millions of people over the next 400 years, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>A team of scientists dug up ancient plague pits from across Europe and then dug into the DNA of some of the victims to build a …

Georgian and Ukrainian officials push for Nato membership

Senior officials from Georgia and Ukraine on Wednesday exhorted Nato members to bring the two nations into the alliance in order to protect them from Russia and cement ties with the West.<p>Georgia, a small post-Soviet nation in the South Caucasus intensified efforts to join the Western military …

Maldives' former vice president jailed on terrorism charges

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A court in the Maldives jailed former vice president Ahmed Adeeb for 10 years on terrorism charges, his lawyer said on Monday, after a closed-door trial that was denounced by the opposition as flawed.<p>Adeeb, 34, once seen as the successor to President Abdulla Yameen, was arrested …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

When it comes to being air-mobile, the Russian military is second only to the U.S. military. According to the...<p>There is something beautiful about …

Four Things We Learned From Trump’s Visit to the Hill

To Defend NATO, U.S. Sets Up Missile Defense Systems In Eastern Europe

New U.S. bases are located on Cold War relics — areas that once belonged to Warsaw Pact forces. The U.S. is trying to reassure the Russians that the defense systems are not a threat.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>And let's turn now to a challenge the White House is managing abroad, and that is how to …

Pakistan ex-PM's kidnapped son rescued in Afghanistan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1242000/1242245_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694925_5a90b6145cdb556447d2fba6ee93fdaa<p><b>The kidnapped son of Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has been rescued in Afghanistan in a joint Afghan-US special forces …

CIA chief 'poisoned by Pakistan spies' after Osama bin Laden raid

The CIA director who oversaw the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden suspected that he was poisoned by Pakistani spies weeks later, according to a new report.<p>Mark Kelton, the agency’s Pakistan chief in 2011, was pulled out of Islamabad suffering from a violent stomach illness two months after the …

Shootings at Two Maryland Malls Leave Two Dead, Two Injured: Police

A federal law enforcement officer who had recently been placed on administrative leave is in custody after a trio of shootings paralyzed the Washington, D.C., suburbs.<p>The shootings happened over two days, starting with a homicide in a high school parking lot Thursday, and ending with gunfire at two …

Law Enforcement

After presiding over bin Laden raid, CIA chief in Pakistan came home suspecting he was poisoned by ISI

Two months after Osama bin Laden was killed, the CIA’s top operative in Pakistan was pulled out of the country in an abrupt move vaguely attributed to health concerns and his strained relationship with Islamabad.<p>In reality, the CIA station chief was so violently ill that he was often doubled over …

Osama Bin Laden

Russia to add three new military divisions to counter NATO: agencies

MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia will reinforce its western and southern flanks with three new divisions by the year-end, officials said on Wednesday, threatening retaliation to NATO’s plans to boost its military presence in eastern members Poland and the Baltic States.<p>Russian servicemen march …

Alien-like sea creature discovered 12,139-feet deep near Mariana Trench | Adventure Sports Network

Alien-like jellyfish found near the Mariana Trench resembles a ghost from arcade game Pac-Man.<p>A glowing, alien-like sea creature that slightly …

UFOs

The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow

A quarter century after the Cold War, the Pentagon is worried about Russia’s military prowess again.<p>Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has a shaved head and gung-ho manner that only add to his reputation as the U.S. Army’s leading warrior-intellectual, one who often quotes famed Prussian general and …

Star Wars: Battlefront’s next expansion adds Cloud City and Lando

OK, this sounds a bit more exciting for Star Wars fans, even if one addition has us a little perplexed.<p>EA has released details for its next Star Wars: Battlefront expansion, the second of five planned as part of its season pass. Titled Bespin, the new content includes four maps based around Cloud …

Woman visits 7 wonders of the world in inspiring photo series

There is a big, wide world out there, but so many of us never get a chance to experience it.<p>After a string of bad luck and health problems, Megan …

A quick and dirty guide for understanding Doctor Strange

The first <i>Doctor Strange</i> trailer is finally out, giving us our first look at the weird, wild world of mystical Marvel. You're probably excited. After all, Disney's earned enough goodwill up until now that fans can trust them to do a good job with characters most people have never heard of. <i>Guardians</i> …

West Bank shooting: 'Israel does whatever it wants'

<b>Occupied West Bank -</b> Emad Abu Shamsiyeh received the first death threat on March 24.<p>It came hours after Abu Shamsiyeh, an activist with the Human Rights Defenders NGO, filmed what appeared to be the extrajudicial execution of Abed al-Fattah al Sharif, a young Palestinian man, by an Israeli soldier …

Israel

North Korea demands apology from Seoul for simulated attack on Kim Jong-un's HQ

Pyongyang has demanded that Seoul apologises for offending the dignity of the North Korean leadership and publicly executes the officials responsible for a military exercise that simulated an attack on Kim Jong-un's headquarters.<p>Should Park Geun-hye, the South Korean president, fail to comply with …

Blowback: The Potential Lethal Fallout From the Secret CIA-Saudi Deal to Arm the Syrian rebels

The <i>New York Times</i> reported Sunday on the history behind the White House's secret 2013 authorization for the CIA to arm Syrian rebels with the clandestine help of Saudi Arabia. In intelligence circles they call it "blowback," a deadly unintended consequence of a covert op and the current initiative …

Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders has the best policies

Renowned US academic Noam Chomsky says Bernie Sanders has the best policies of the Democratic presidential contenders, but does not have a real chance to win in a political system where elections are "mainly bought".<p>In the second part of an interview with Mehdi Hasan on Al Jazeera's <i>UpFront</i> current …

How China became the global threat everyone saw coming

No-one believed sky-high Chinese growth rates would continue forever - but their recent decline has nonetheless caught investors offguard<p>The largest shocks are sometimes the ones that everyone knows are coming. It can be taken for granted that there will be economic booms, and that at some point we …