Muzaffar Afzal

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Has China Announced a New Long-Range Missile? (Updated)

The target—at least of the announcement—is Trump.<p>A new, road mobile intercontinental ballistic missile may have been sighted <b>(see update at bottom)</b> in a city in northern China. The Dong Feng ("East Wind") -41 missile, or DF-41, can carry up to a dozen nuclear warheads is claimed to have longest …

A Legal Fight In New York Could Cause Big Headaches For Uber

A disputed workers' compensation claim could end with Uber being declared the legal employer of its on-demand workforce.<p>A dispute in New York could have far-reaching implications for how Uber treats its on-demand workforce — namely, whether the company is legally responsible for people injured on …

World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

A new report by Oxfam warns of the growing and dangerous concentration of wealth<p>The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.<p>In a …

World Economic Forum

This Is No ‘New Cold War’; It’s Far Worse Than That

Here is the reason why we are currently even closer to a civilization-ending nuclear war than was the case during the Cuban Missile Crisis of …

Russia unveils 'Satan 2,' a nuclear missile that could 'wipe out Texas,' speed past U.S. defense systems

Russia unveiled a new intercontinental ballistic missile that can reportedly destroy a geographic area as large as Texas.<p>The debut of the RS-28 …

Nuclear Weapons

RED WARNING - Nuclear Attack RUSSIAN SURPRISE For US Military - Surrounded USA NATO Military Drills On Russian Border - Putin Issues A Ultimatum To The United States

Nuclear Attack RUSSIAN SURPRISE For US Military<p>The Russian president plans to act as an equal, whether or not the U.S. wants to treat him as …

Syrian Refugee in Germany Gets $390K in Annual Benefits. And It's Because of Who He Takes Care Of

The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis has been felt worldwide.<p>While it has helped make immigration a central issue in the U.S. presidential …

Middle Israel: The return of the Cold War

The great schism that haunted the Cold War international system is staging an improbable comeback, albeit with different motivations, aims, tactics, …

Don't Count on the Russians Backing Down this Time

Happily, Russia and the U.S. seem to have pulled back from some of the bitterness, outrage and disappointment that set the tone between them 10 days ago.<p>But the stakes in Syria remain incredibly high. There's a real danger that both sides, which had appeared to be on the verge of pragmatically …

Donald Trump Says The U.S. Army Isn’t Ready For War. That’s Just Not True.

Right now, U.S. soldiers are training hard for heavy combat -- just in case.<p>FORT HOOD, Texas ― The United States Army, citing threats from North Korea, Iran, Russia and the Islamic State, has put its most powerful combat units on a war footing, ready to slug it out, if necessary, in high-intensity …

Pakistani army chief lashes out at India as tensions spike

Pakistan's powerful army chief has lashed out at India, warning the neighbor that any act of aggression from New Delhi will not go unpunished as tensions spike between the two countries over the divided region of Kashmir.<p>Gen. Raheel Sharif says Pakistan's armed forces will react with a "befitting …

EU launches tough border force to curb swelling migrant crisis

The European Union (EU)’s beefed-up version of its struggling border force goes into operation on Thursday, as the squabbling bloc struggles to find …

America No Longer a World Power, Pakistan Would Move Towards China, Russia: Sharif's Envoys

Syed has gone to the extent to warn US that Pakistan would move towards China and Russia if its views on Kashmir and India are not</b> …

Deutsche Bank Is Not Lehman, And Its Collapse Would Create Bank Bargains

The source of systemic risk from Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) for the German national banking system and the global financial architecture is its …

Christian Persecution On The Rise In Uzbekistan Where Just Owning A Bible Is Illegal

Increasing numbers of Christians in Uzbekistan are being punished simply for the "crime" of having religious literature at home.<p>The persecution …

Pound skids to fresh 31-year low and FTSE 100 closes below 7,000 on fears of hard Brexit

6:05PM<p>Market Report: Concerns about revenue outlook knock Smith & Nephew<p>Orthopaedics giant <b>Smith & Nephew</b> recorded its worst day in more than two months after Berenberg said it thinks revenue growth will fall short of investor expectations in the next 12 to 18 months.<p>In a bearish broker note, the …

Typhoon kills 6 people in southeastern South Korea

South Korea says a typhoon that battered the country this week has killed six people and left four others missing.<p>Typhoon Chaba caused strong winds and heavy rain in southeastern areas in South Korea on Tuesday and Wednesday. South Korean officials say the typhoon has later dissipated after moving …

Pakistan's support for anti-India terror groups exposed by Pakistani daily

An extremely significant exclusive news report by Pakistani newspaper <i>Dawn</i> has exposed Pakistan's direct hand in sponsoring terrorism.<p>According to the …

Pakistan

World War Three will be 'extremely lethal': US Army bosses prediction for terrifying war with Russia or China

With tensions high over Syria and increasing attacks from terrorists, the threat of war is never far away.<p>And now, US military bosses have revealed …

Russia Practices Pre-Emptive Missile Strikes on 'Simulated Enemy'

Russia’s western missile forces are testing their battle readiness by practicing fire and preemptive strikes on crucial enemy infrastructure, state …

Pakistan and India are exchanging artillery fire after militants attacked an Indian army base

The attack on the camp of India's 46 Rashtriya Rifles in Baramulla, which also houses a unit of the Border Security Force, began at around 10:30 p.m. (1 p.m. ET on Sunday) and repeated exchanges of fire ensued.<p>One border guard was killed and one wounded when militants tried to enter the army camp, …

Pakistan

US suspends Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, as relations deteriorate between former Cold War foes

The US has suspended all Syria ceasefire talks with Russia, shattering any chance of a deal which had been billed as the war-torn country’s last chance.<p>"This is not a decision that was taken lightly," said John Kirby, the state department spokesman, but the White House’s patience had finally “run …

Iranian president tells Venezuela essential to raise oil prices

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro in a phone call that it was essential for oil producing countries to take a decision to raise the price of oil and stabilise the market, Iranian state news agency IRNA said.<p>Iranian president Hassan …

Oil

Watch a Russian Submarine Break Through Arctic Ice to Launch a Dummy Warhead

Footage of a 1996 test fire fromthe sub that inspired The Hunt for Red October.<p>The <i>Akula</i> ("Shark")-class submarines were the largest submersibles ever built. Weighing a whopping 48,000 tons fully loaded, each carried twenty submarine launched ballistic missiles.<p>Ballistic missile submarines are part …

Saudi Princess Accused of Threatening Decorator Claims Diplomatic Immunity and Flees Paris

The Saudi princess who allegedly ordered her bodyguard to kill a decorator has been identified as the king of Saudi Arabia’s daughter, Hassa.<p>The …

Russia prepares citizens for NUCLEAR WAR with the West and builds huge underground shelters in Moscow

Russia has started preparing its citizens for a 'nuclear war' with the West as tensions mount over Syria.<p>The country’s media and officials have …

China again warns against U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China “means what it says” when it says it will consider countermeasures against the planned U.S. deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea, the defence ministry said on Thursday.<p>A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a …

North Korea

'Hypocrisy': Many in Arab world are furious about the new 9/11 victims bill

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A bill passed by Congress allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government has prompted reactions of outrage and ridicule among some in the Arab world. Many critics say the bill reinforces a long-held perception in the Middle East that the U.S. …

Sectarian fighters mass for battle to capture east Aleppo

Hundreds of Syrian troops and an estimated 5,000 foreign Shia fighters plan imminent advance into besieged area of city<p>As the most intensive air bombardment of the war has rained down on opposition-held east Aleppo this week, an army of some 6,000 pro-government fighters has gathered on its …

Russia accuses US of nurturing aggressive nuclear strategy

MOSCOW (AP) — Amid the widening U.S.-Russian spat over Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday issued a strongly-worded statement accusing the Pentagon of nurturing an aggressive nuclear strategy threatening Russia.<p>The ministry cast a recent speech by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a …