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Iran Declares 'Successful' Negotiations with Russia on S-300 System
Moscow and Tehran have concluded negotiations on the delivery of the Russia's long-range S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Iran, which should take place "within a short period," said Iranian Deputy Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, on a visit in Moscow on Monday.
Ireland Backs Gay Marriage in Landslide Vote
Ireland's referendum saw 62.1 percent of Irish voters say "yes" to changing the nation's constitution to define marriage as a union between two people regardless of their sex. With the move, Ireland became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage in a popular national vote. Nineteen other countries, including most U.S. states, have legalized the practice through their legislatures and courts.
Russia Deployed Nuclear-Capable Gear, NATO Commander Says
Russia has deployed equipment during the conflict in eastern Ukraine that can be used for nuclear weapons, NATO's top military commander said.
U.S. Forces 'Closely Monitoring' Iranian Warships Near Yemen
U.S. military forces are "closely monitoring" an Iranian ship bound for Yemen that is said to contain aid for the warring factions in that country, according to multiple Pentagon officials.
ISIS Now Controls 50 Percent of Syria
After seizing Palmyra on May 20, the Islamic State (ISIS) now controls 50 percent of Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Thousands from Around the World Join ISIS
Between 16,000 and 17,000, according to one independent Western estimate, men and a small number of women from 90 countries or more who have streamed to Syria and Iraq to wage Muslim holy war for the Islamic State.
Iran's Supreme Leader Rejects Foreign Access to Military Sites, Scientists
Iran's supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran's military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers.
Report: Saudis may purchase Pakistani atomic bomb
Saudi Arabia has reached out to its ally Pakistan to acquire "off-the-shelf" atomic weapons as a nuclear arms race begins to shape up with Shiite rival Iran.
Military intel predicted rise of ISIS in 2012, detailed arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria
Seventeen months before President Obama dismissed the Islamic State as a "JV team," a Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted the rise of the terror group and likely establishment of a caliphate if its momentum was not reversed.
ISIS takes capital of Iraq's largest province
Islamic State militants have taken the capital of Iraq's largest province, the city of Ramadi, as Iraqi elite special forces soldiers flee.
Obama 'red line' erased as Assad chemical weapons use goes unchecked by U.S. military
President Obama's infamous "red line" in Syria seems to have been fully erased.
Russia Says It Can Deploy Nuclear Arms to Crimea
Russia's envoy to the NATO alliance said on Friday that Moscow will bolster military forces in occupied Ukraine, and is not banned from deploying nuclear arms in Crimea.
Saudis Threatened by Iran, Promises to Start a Nuclear Weapons Program of its Own
When President Obama began making the case for a deal with Iran that would delay its ability to assemble an atomic weapon, his first argument was that a nuclear-armed Iran would set off a "free-for-all" of proliferation in the Arab world. "It is almost certain that other players in the region would feel it necessary to get their own nuclear weapons," he said in 2012, the New York Times reported.
Are Earthquakes and Volcano Activity on the Rise?
If it seems like earthquakes and erupting volcanoes are happening more frequently, that's because they are. Looking at global magnitude six (M6) or greater from 1980 to 1989 there was an average of 108.5 earthquakes per year, from 2000 to 2009 the planet averaged 160.9 earthquakes per year: that is a 38.9% increase of M6+ earthquakes in recent years.
Iran threatens war if 'aid ship' to Yemen attacked
Iran threatened to declare war on any country that attacks a ship it says contains humanitarian aid currently making its way to Yemen, accompanied by warships. The warning came amid heightened tensions after the Islamic Republic seized a cargo ship last month.
Gulf Leaders Meet in Washington to Warn Obama Concerning Iran
Gulf nation leaders joined President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday to warn of the risks of completing a nuclear deal with Iran. Obama was seeking to convince his counterparts of the potential benefits for the region.
New 7.3-magnitude quake strikes Nepal; at least 4 killed
A major earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest less than three weeks after the country was devastated by a quake.
Drug-resistant 'superbug' strain of typhoid spreads worldwide
An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" strain of typhoid fever has spread globally, driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, according to the findings of a large international study.
A new world order? Putin and Xi put friendship on display
At first sight, things look very different now. When President Xi Jinping of China took pride of place next to Vladimir Putin of Russia on Saturday, they looked like any other modern world leaders: pragmatic men-in-suits, full of smiles, temporary possessors of power rather than dictators-for-life.
NATO military exercises aim to send message of resolve to Russia
NATO countries are staging massive air, land and sea exercises across Russia's northern borders this month in response to warnings from the Kremlin and strategic analysts that President Vladimir Putin's threats to use nuclear weapons are more than bluster.
North Korea Boasts of Firing Ballistic Missile from Submarine
North Korea said on Saturday it had successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, a step that would mark significant progress in the secretive state's military capabilities.
Obama weighs offering Saudi Arabia weapons provided only to Israel
The Obama administration is quietly pushing Sunni Arab allies in the Persian Gulf to create an advanced missile defense system, and is preparing to ramp up sophisticated weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in an effort to ease regional fears over a potential nuclear deal with Iran.
Hezbollah says will attack Nusra Front inside Syria
Hezbollah's leader said on Tuesday his Lebanon-based militant group will launch an attack inside Syria against al-Qaida-linked insurgents in the mountain region along the countries' border.
Mysterious New Forces Fight Rebels in Yemen
A shadowy new pro-government force has been deployed in the embattled Yemeni port city of Aden, according to reports Sunday, sparking speculation that ground troops from the Saudi-led coalition may have joined the battle against Houthi rebels and their allies.
Russia is creating a $100 billion rival to the IMF
Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an accord Saturday to set up a $100-billion reserve fund for the so-called BRICS — the five leading emerging economies that include Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa.
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