Human rights had a bad year in Russia. An extremely bad year, in fact, according to the annual World Report from Human Right’s Watch (HRW).
“They have taken authoritarianism to a whole new level,” Rachel Denber, HRW’s deputy director for Europe and Central Asia tells Quartz. The group points to a range of
President Obama’s decision, now essentially official*, to appease Iran by doing nothing to help thwart the Assad regime has dire consequences for Syria.
Tens of thousands of Syrians will continue to be slaughtered, many of them by barrel bombs dropped by planes the U.S. could have stopped from flying.
Samatha ( “A Problem From
Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview on Friday the United States might eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help turn back Islamic State forces.
Chuck Hagel, Outgoing Secretary of Defense
Hagel, who announced his resignation under pressure in November, told CNN all options must be considered in
Two purported ISIS fighters interviewed for a news agency working in ISIS-held territory have given the same reason for the militants’ retreat from the Syrian city of Kobani: the constant pummeling by coalition air-strikes.
ISIS Battling on the streets of Kobani just a few months prior. On Monday, Kurdish fighters declared that they had
US has pledged to lead training exercises for Ukrainian troops to counter the Russian military.
Here’s a Geographical Reference for the Russia, Ukraine, Crimea Crisis
The commander of US forces in Europe Lieutenant General Ben Hodges has said that Russian-backed militant forces in east Ukraine are gaining significant advantages from the use
In an earlier version of this story, we said that it is illegal to use and hold a mobile device while driving, including when the car is stationary at a red light. This is wrong and we are sorry for the error. This law applies only to holding a mobile device when the vehicle
Newly published research from Stanford University could help steer treatment of a disease that affects 36 million people worldwide: Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the Telegraph, Stanford University researchers have discovered the cause of dying nerve cells in the brain, particularly from Alzheimer’s disease. Cells that are designated to clean up harmful bacteria, viruses, and
According to a study published Wednesday in Nature, the first interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals may have taken place in what is now Israel.
Scientists have discovered a 55,000-year-old modern human skull in a cave in western Galilee. (Israel Hershkovitz, Ofer Marder & Omry Barzilai)
Scientists report the discovery of
A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday, following a guilty plea and new revelations that he told an undercover FBI agent he could build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years — and design a bomb targeted for New York City.
In audio recordings played
The French government is stepping up the pressure on Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to help in the struggle against terrorist groups.
Social Media Landscape
President Francois Hollande said Tuesday in Paris the government will present a draft law next month that makes Internet operators “accomplices” of hate-speech offenses if they host extremist messages.
Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask ‘Regin’ Trojan as NSA Tool
A comparison of malware codes: Regin is on the left; QWERTY, published by SPIEGEL, is on the right.
Earlier this month, SPIEGEL International published an article based on the trove of documents made available
Astronomers say they have discovered a planet with a gigantic ring system that is 200 times larger than that around Saturn.
Artist´s concept of J1407
It is the first such structure detected around a planet beyond our Solar System.
The researchers say there are probably more than 30 rings, each measuring tens
Details of the defector Alexander Litvinenko’s gruesome death in 2006 finally get aired in a public hearing. Thousands of innocents were put at risk.
Vladimir Putin was today accused of running Russia like a reckless mob boss, ordering an international act of nuclear terrorism that risked thousands of lives as part of
A hidden camera inside a long-term care room at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton has captured more disturbing footage.
On Monday, CBC News shared hidden camera footage showing a male patient pulling 89-year-old Eileen Adamson out of her bed at the home run by CapitalCare, a wholly owned subsidiary of
A jury found CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is guilty of all charges against him, according to RT’s Manuel Rapalo at the Virginia courthouse. The government accused Sterling of illegally revealing classified information about a mission.
Jeff Sterling Found Guilty on all Spying Related Charges
BREAKING: #CIA whistleblower Jeffrey #Sterling found guilty on
Federal agents on Monday arrested an alleged Russian spy in New York accused of trying to collect economic intelligence and recruit US sources while working for a Russian bank, officials said.
US prosecutors named the alleged covert intelligence agent as Evgeny Buryakov, 39. He was to appear before US Judge Sarah Netburn in a
Power to the people
Christmas, 2003, was bittersweet for Mars scientists. Because one gift they desperately wanted never arrived.
location of Beagle 2 on Mars
The British-built spacecraft Beagle 2 was scheduled to land on the red planet, radio home the good news and begin a search for life. Instead, mission controllers heard nothing. They finally
Jihadists returning to Örebro Municipality in sweden will get psychological help.
Alleged ISIS Terrorists
And not only that: Tvärsnytt now reveals that the municipality council are discussing giving them jobs.
– It gives a very inverted signal, Peter Santesson, opinion Director at Demoskop, says to the Swedish newspaper Expressen.
In the dead of night, they swept in aboard V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Landing in a remote region of one of the most volatile countries on the planet, they raided a village and soon found themselves in a life-or-death firefight.
US Special Operation Troops Dropped in Hot Zone by Chinook
It was the second