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Russia deploys S-400 missile battery in Syria, state media says
The Russian military has deployed its sophisticated S-400 missile battery and radar array in Syria, a Russian state-run media outlet claimed Thursday. [ No Comments ]

Fourteen Countries Flying Sorties Over Syrian Airspace
Fourteen air forces have begun operating in Syrian airspace as a result of Operation Inherent Resolve, the air coaliton against ISIS. The air arms of the Syrian, Russian, Israeli, American, Jordanian, Australian, French, British, Turkish. Saudi, Canadian, Qatari, French and Bahraini armed forces have all operated within the Syrian airspace since the operation's onset. [ 1 Comment ]

NATO sets emergency meeting after Turkey downs Russian jet
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after Turkey's military shot down a Russian jet fighter, and defended its action as one that fell "within the framework of engagement rules." [ 12 Comments ]

Putin arrives in Iran as Russia eases nuclear export ban to Islamic Republic
President Vladimir Putin has eased an export ban on nuclear equipment and technology to Iran, a Kremlin decree published on Monday showed, after Tehran struck a deal with world powers on its nuclear program in July. [ No Comments ]

Visiting Tehran, Putin begins transfer of S-300
Russia's President Vladimir Putin approved a plan on Monday to begin the transfer of the advanced S300 anti-aircraft system to Iran as he attended talks with leaders in Tehran. [ No Comments ]

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The co-pilot of the Russian bomber shot down by Turkish jets on the Syrian border has said he received no warnings before the plane was fired on.

The EU will give fresh impetus next month to Turkey's bid to join the 28-nation bloc by opening talks on economic policy, Turkey has announced.

Russia took new steps to protect its aircraft in Syria on Tuesday as U.S. and NATO officials urged calm over the downing of a Russian attack jet by Turkish fighters amid concern that the incident represents a dangerous escalation in an already complex situation.

The world’s biggest animal 'cloning factory' is due to open in China, producing one million calves a year, sniffer dogs and even genetic copies of the family pet.

Many of these efforts are embodied broadly under an initiative known as Agenda 21, which was further exposed recently during a speech by Pope Francis. In an encyclical released over the summer, the pontiff lamented about environmental issues and concentration of wealth in too few hands in a document that actually reads more like a globalist political manifesto than a religious or scientific offering.

The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, a US official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Islamic State terrorists are seeking experts to repair captured military aircraft for future use in suicide attacks against U.S. and allied forces in Iraq.

President Vladimir Putin called Turkey's downing of a Russian fighter jet 'a stab in the back' carried out by the accomplices of terrorists, saying the incident would have serious consequences for Moscow's relations with Ankara.

Turkish media reports said Tuesday that Turkish jets shot down a warplane that violated national airspace at the border with Syria.

Global debt markets are on the cusp of an unwelcome development with the number of companies defaulting on their obligations set to reach the century mark, driven largely by struggling US shale gas providers.

In an unprecedented move, Russia has sent ground-troops into the Syrian battlefield in support of Bashar Assad as the dictator struggles to maintain his power in the continuous four-year-long civil war, according to a report by Kuwaiti daily al-Rai.

According to a message sent today (November 23) to all staff, the Security Directorate at the European Commission has received information from the Belgian authorities that there is no indication for a specific threat against EU institutions. The threat level for the European institutions remains at level 3.

Citing "increased terrorist threats" from militant groups in various regions of the world, the US State Department issued a global alert on Monday for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali.

Iran on Sunday confirmed that it had sentenced Iranian-American Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges including espionage.

Opposition candidate Mauricio Macri won Argentina's presidential election on Sunday, marking an end to the left-leaning and often combative era of President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated the country's political scene for 12 years and rewrote its social contract.

A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers said on Wednesday.

The world is on the cusp of a 'post-antibiotic era', scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed.

Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe's migrant crisis to 'slip in' unnoticed, the French premier said Thursday, warning the EU needed to 'take responsibility' over border controls.

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that Russia's recent disclosure of a nuclear-armed underwater drone submarine was a deliberate leak, according to analysis of Russian video news reports and official Moscow statements.

A night-time suicide bombing blamed on Boko Haram extremists killed 32 people and wounded 80 Tuesday at a truck stop in northeastern Nigeria, an emergency official said.

Bomb threats forced two Air France flights bound for Paris to be diverted Tuesday night.

At least 53 highly trained Iranian fighters have been killed in Syria as of mid-November, causing political strain in the Iranian government, which has sought to downplay and hide these deaths from public view, according to disclosures from an Israeli security organization.

Western sanctions and international outrage over the invasion of Ukraine were supposed to leave Russian President Vladimir Putin isolated and weakened on the world stage, but that was before the surge of international attacks by the Islamic State found President Obama and other Western leaders suddenly in need of Moscow's help.

The multi-pronged ISIS attack on Paris may have been sophisticated and shattering -- but it wasn't expensive.

China must stop land reclamation in disputed waters in the South China Sea, US President Barack Obama has said.

Turkish fans booed during the minute's silence for the victims of the Paris attacks before their national team drew 0-0 with Greece in a friendly international soccer game on Tuesday.

Security fears intensified in Europe on Tuesday as German authorities scrambled to respond to a reported bomb plot and French investigators uncovered clues suggesting the Islamic State cell that launched last week's devastating assaults in Paris was larger than previously known.

Addressing both houses of parliament on Monday, French President Francois Hollande announced a number of measures he hopes to pass in order to aggressively tackle the Islamic State terror group in the wake of Friday's coordinated attacks in Paris that left at least 129 dead and 350 wounded. The president also argued that France should unite with the US and Russia in a grand coalition dedicated to smashing IS.

President Obama said it would be a 'mistake' to send in U.S. ground troops, pushing back against critics calling for more deployments in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.

Members of the press weren't buying President Obama's attempt to assure reporters Monday that his administration has the Islamic State under control, even after the attacks in Paris last week that left 129 people dead.