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Iran Deal Worth More Than All U.S. Aid to Israel Since 1948
The Iran deal will provide Iran with a cash windfall as sanctions are eased and assets are unfrozen. The total amount is estimated to be as high as $150 billion. If so, the Iran deal would give more cash to Iran than the $124.3 billion U.S. has given in total aid to Israel since 1948. [ 2 Comments ]

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U.S.-Turkey Deal Aims to Create de facto 'safe zone' in northwest Syria
Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a de facto "safe zone" along the Turkey-Syria border under the terms of a deal that is expected to significantly increase the scope and pace of the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in northern Syria, according to U.S. and Turkish officials. [ No Comments ]

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Iran's Khamenei sends U.S. message with Obama silhouette suicide tweet
Iran's supreme religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted a picture Saturday of President Obama committing suicide. [ No Comments ]

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Obama Lectures Kenyan President on Gay Rights
President Obama openly criticized Kenyan laws that criminalize sexual activity between men Saturday and lectured Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on the country's gay rights record. Kenyatta hit back at Obama's assertion, calling the issue of gay rights "really a non-issue" for Kenyans and that Kenyan "culture, our societies don't accept." [ 4 Comments ]

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Turkey Opens Key Air Bases for US Strikes On ISIS
Turkey will open up Incirlik Air Force Base, about 250 miles from the Syrian city of Raqqa, to U.S. and coalition strike operations against the Islamic State, or ISIS, Pentagon and Obama administration officials confirmed. The move puts anti-ISIS aircraft, which had been flying some 1,200 miles to strike enemy positions, much closer to the various battlegrounds, including Raqqa, the effective capital of the Islamic State in Syria. [ 6 Comments ]

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Iran wants its own officials to take soil samples at a site where it is alleged to have experimented with ways to detonate a nuclear weapon, and the UN agency probing the suspicions may agree provided it is allowed to monitor the process, two officials told The Associated Press Tuesday.

Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.

An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan's lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like 'end of the world.'

With the Iran nuclear deal behind him, Secretary of State John Kerry is off to the Middle East next week to discuss a topic many in the region and in Washington have complained is missing from the complex arrangement: a plan to deal with Tehran's disruptive behavior.

Sometime in the last year, a group of mid-ranked government officials gathered for a dinner in a private room in a Beijing restaurant, all slightly nervous, but keen with anticipation.

China said on Monday it was prepared to buy shares to stabilize the stock market and avert 'systemic risks', after major indices plunged more than 8 percent in the biggest one-day fall since 2007.

The presidents of China, Russia, Iran and the United States are scheduled to speak at the 70th annual U.N. General Assembly of world leaders in September -- a rare appearance for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the first for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake Monday afternoon in Indonesia, but there was no immediate tsunami threat.

A new report from Thailand's government says that Bangkok, its capital city and home to some 14 million people, could be underwater in the next 15 years thanks to a combination of sinking land and rising global sea levels.

In a special interview with the BBC Friday, President of the United States Barack Obama admitted that the lifting of sanctions on Iran will increase the Islamic Republic's ability to finance terrorist organizations.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called on Washington officials to stop using threatening language against Tehran, hitting back at comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

A top Iranian general said Sunday that Iran would deal the US a crushing defeat in response to the slightest hostile action against the Islamic republic, according to a report by the semi-official Fars news agency.

Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among all Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers that raised concerns among Iran's Gulf Arab neighbors.

A number of former and current military leaders who were in power when all U.S. troops left Iraq are saying today that the complete exit left the door open for the Islamic State's land grab.

The White House announced on Wednesday that it is finalizing a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.

China is engineering yet another mini-boom. Credit is picking up again. The Communist Party has helpfully outlawed falling equity prices.

A senior Iranian official who led the negotiations with world powers that led to the recent nuclear deal said that the Islamic Republic will continue to import and export arms freely across the globe without restriction, according to recent comments flagged by the CIA's Open Source Center.

The European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini plans to travel to Tehran on Tuesday following the West's nuclear deal with Iran, after going to Saudi Arabia on her first official visit to the two regional powers.

The Kremlin says its nimble new satellites are just for communications. But they look -- and act -- an awful lot like prototype weapons.

Pope Francis seems to be obsessed with the devil. His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain 'demon' are now legion.

With no end to the conflict in sight, observers fear there is little way to help the child recruits ISIS uses as soldiers and for all manner of brutality.

China is plugging the gap in its anti-submarine warfare in order to protect 'the first island chain' where many of its naval and mainland targets are located, Stratfor reports.

Some 7,000 tons of radioactive water at risk of leaking into the ground still has to be removed from underground tunnels and other locations at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, announced on Wednesday that China will likely construct two new nuclear power plants in the country, Iran's semi-official state news agency Fars reported.

Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago Wednesday, forcing three airports to close.

Confirmation from two reputable organizations this week that the Islamic State used chemical weapons against Kurds in Iraq offers clues into the group's capabilities and intentions.

Poor sleeping patterns could be a contributing factor to cancer, a new test on mice suggests.

A car bomb exploded Wednesday at a crowded popular market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad, killing at least 18 people, authorities said.

Earth warmed to a record in the first half of the year, putting new pressure on nations from the U.S. to China to try to curb climate change at a United Nations summit in Paris this December.

Dr. A.Q. Khan, known as the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb and a widely suspected supplier of nuclear technology to Iran and North Korea, told Fox News Tuesday that the Islamic republic's recent nuclear deal with the United States and its negotiating partners may have saved Iran from disaster, either in the form of an internal coup or external attack.