Salman Fayaz

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US fighter jets stage mock bombing drill over Korean Peninsula

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> Two days after North Korea flew a missile over Japan, the United States and South Korea staged their own show of force with state-of-the-art stealth fighters Thursday.<p>Four US F-35B fighter jets joined two US B-1B bombers and four South Korean F-15 fighter jets in the …

Floods kill 13, swamp streets in Pakistani city of Karachi | Reuters

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 13 people have been killed by flooding in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, after heavy monsoon rains hit the sprawling metropolis overnight, officials said on Thursday.<p>People and vehicles pass through a flooded road after the rain in Karachi, Pakistan August …

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning, soldier convicted for leaking classified information

President Obama commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, an Army private convicted of taking troves of secret diplomatic and military documents and disclosing them to WikiLeaks, after deciding that Manning had served enough time.<p>Obama also granted a full and complete pardon to …

The US Air Force is beefing up cybersecurity for the F-22 and F-35

"We have to understand that today's weapons systems are not operating in isolation. They are operating as part of a netted enterprise. Each weapons system will interface with a broader DOD network," Allan Ballenger, vice president of the Air Force division at Engility Corp, told Scout …

US forces in Poland: Here to stay

After 20 years, words are put into action: American soldiers are coming to Poland for the long term, while German and British troops head to the …

US Marine F-35s to be 'cornerstone' in Japan, Pacific defense

<b>(CNN) —</b> The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive and one of the most controversial weapons systems in US history, is on its way to Japan to be "the cornerstone" of US defense in the Pacific.<p>The first of 16 US Marine Corps F-35Bs left Arizona Monday on the initial overseas deployment for …

Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

CHICAGO (AP) — The Justice Department on Friday laid bare years of civil rights violations by Chicago police, blasting the nation's second-largest …

Iraqi soldiers storm Mosul university in further push against ISIL

Iraqi soldiers have advanced into the main university complex in the city of Mosul as part of a new push against ISIL militants.<p>The army says the militants have been forced to retreat and a key bridge across the Tigris river has been retaken.<p>Seizing back control of the university would be a …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Syria says Israeli missiles struck near military airport

The World's Largest Gold Fund Is Going Through Its Longest Dry Spell On Record

The last time the SPDR Gold Shares exchange-traded fund (GLD) received an inflow was the day after President-elect Donald Trump won the presidential …

Placing Russia first among threats, Defense nominee warns of Kremlin attempts to ‘break’ NATO

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, Donald Trump’s pick to be the next U.S. defense secretary, placed Russia first among principal threats facing the United States, arguing for greater American support for European allies to counter what he said were Moscow’s attempts to shatter the North Atlantic …

More human remains found in search for plane in Lake Erie

More human remains have been recovered in the search for wreckage of a corporate jet carrying six people that crashed in Lake Erie two weeks ago, …

Trump AG nominee Jeff Sessions faces grilling in Senate hearing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Jeff Sessions faced hours of questioning from some of his closest colleagues on Tuesday, as he defended himself, his record and the President-elect who nominated him on fronts including racism allegations and torture.<p>During the wide-ranging Senate Judiciary Committee …

Pakistan fires first submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile | Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile on Monday, the military said, a show of force for a country that sees its missile development as a deterrent against arch-foe India.<p>The launch of the nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile, which has a range of 450 km (280 …

North Korea sends message to Trump amid threat to fire missile 'at any time'

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea says it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile "at any time," even as Pyongyang appeared to offer Donald Trump an avenue for future talks.<p>Tensions on the Korean peninsula have risen considerably since leader Kim Jong Un said in his new year's message that the country …

North Korea

Giant iceberg poised to break off from Antarctic shelf

A giant iceberg, with an area equivalent to Trinidad and Tobago, is poised to break off from the Antarctic shelf.<p>British Antarctic research station to be moved due to deep crack in the ice<p>Read more<p>A thread of just 20km of ice is now preventing the 5,000 sq km mass from floating away, following the …

Global Warming

Russia begins military drawdown in Syria

The Kremlin first deployed its troops to Syria in September 2015, and had begun a withdrawal in March 2016. But when fighting flared anew, Moscow was …

How America's "war on terror" was (unwittingly) designed to last forever

"We've created in the war on terror a perpetual motion machine." —Mark Danner, author of Spiral<p><i>“We cannot use force everywhere that a radical ideology takes root; and in the absence of a strategy that reduces the wellspring of extremism, a perpetual war</i> <i>—</i> <i>through drones or Special Forces or troop</i> …

Obama makes final push on key legacy areas

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama, as his tenure draws to a close, is deploying his legal authority in a last-minute bid to cement the areas of his legacy threatened by Donald Trump's incoming administration.<p>Obama has tasked his staff with locating as many areas as possible where his top …

Cold War-themed board game Twilight Struggle gets ported to Android

Cold War inspired board game Twilight Struggle has been ported to Android following a release on Steam in April. The two-player strategy title sees players take control of the US or USSR as they play through real historical events to try and achieve world dominance.<p>Twilight Struggle is, naturally, …

The Electoral College is poised to pick Trump, despite push to dump him

Donald Trump clinched the presidency Monday as members of the electoral college cast ballots declaring him the victor, a perfunctory conclusion to the most stunning presidential contest in modern history.<p>Trump became the winner Monday afternoon after electors from Texas cast ballots and put him …

Government

Aleppo girl Bana offered new home in Turkey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey has announced its intention to take in 7-year-old Bana Alabed, who captured the world's attention by sending tweets from Syria's war-ravaged city of Aleppo, according to Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.<p>Describing Bana as the girl "who announced the Aleppo massacre to the …

Army demotes 'swinging general' after investigation into affairs, lifestyle

WASHINGTON — The Army has stripped Maj. Gen. David Haight of three ranks, Army Secretary Eric Fanning said Friday, following revelations contained in documents and interviews of Haight's decade-long extramarital affair and “swinger lifestyle.<p>A board of his peers called for Haight to be busted to …

Democrats open to replacing Obamacare

A surprising number of lawmakers in the minority say they'd play ball if the changes aren't too far-reaching.<p>Senate Democrats will never vote to repeal Obamacare. But once the deed is done, a surprising number of them say they’re open to helping Republicans replace it.<p>“If it makes sense, I think …

Newtown marks 4th anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown held a moment of silence Wednesday and flags were flying at half-staff across Connecticut to mark the fourth …

Muslims to march on White House in bid to dismantle discriminatory registry

Thousands of American Muslims and activists from progressive groups will march on the White House on Monday in a last-ditch effort to persuade Barack Obama to dismantle a discriminatory program that singled out Arabs and Muslims for surveillance, before it falls into the hands of Donald Trump.<p>Obama …

Immigration

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia

Myanmar has banned workers from going to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour between the neighbours over a bloody military crackdown on the Buddhist country's Rohingya minority.<p>The move came after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak lashed out at Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi …