United States set to clash with Iran in Syria

Last Thursday’s US strike on a pro-Iranian armed group in the desert west of Syria’s Al-Tanf is being widely interpreted as a significant escalation in the Syrian conflict. The incident is all the more serious if reports that not only Iraqi militiamen but also Iranian...

Baby MOAB — The US Air Force weapon of the future

The US Air Force’s weapon of the future may not be so high-tech after all: a miniature version of the MOAB bomb that the Pentagon dropped on Afghanistan in April, Defense Tech reported. The Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, a 21,000-pound weapon, is also referred...

Qatar state news agency hacked by unknown entity — official

​Qatar official says on Wednesday state news agency hacked by 'unknown entity', reports AFP news agency. "The Qatar News Agency website has been hacked by an unknown entity," reported the Government Communications Office in a statement. "A false statement attributed to His Highness has been published." https://twitter.com/AFP/status/867160575217999873 It...

Duterte declares martial law after attack in Marawi, Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after about 100 Muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. The emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days,...

UK raises terror threat level from severe to critical, another attack “imminently”

UK raises terror threat level from severe to critical, which means an attack is expected "imminently", says UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday.  Britain's terror threat level has been raised to its highest possible level amid fears the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices who...

US-led coalition increased number of bombs dropped on ISIS by 50% this year

U.S.-led coalition increased number of bombs dropped on ISIS by about 50% this year, reports USA Today on Tuesday, May 23. The U.S.-led coalition has increased the number of bombs dropped on the Islamic State by about 50% this year, reflecting the progress U.S.-backed ground...

Car bomb explosion near Homs, Syria leaving more than 20 casualties and injuries

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that more than 20 person were killed and injured in an explosion of a pick-up car drove by two persons near the Emergency Center in al-Zahra neighbourhood in Homs city, which is under the control of the...

Russia to build at least 15 spacecrafts operating in the orbit by 2020 — Putin

Russia needs to build up the orbital grouping with at least 15 spacecrafts operating in the orbit by 2020 to provide remote sensing of Russia and the whole world, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday. The president has held a meeting with Roscosmos state space...

North Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea: military

N. Korea flies an unidentified projectile across border with S. Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday referring to the South Korea military. ______ South Korean troops fired warning shots at an “unidentified object” crossing the inter-Korean border from North Korea Tuesday afternoon, the South’s military...

We call on the North Korea to stop further ballistic missile testing — UN

The United Nations on Monday (May 22) called on North Korea to put a stop to its ballistic missile tests in order to open up the prospect of talks with world powers. The appeal followed the launch on Sunday of a missile - the latest...