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US official: Russia might shoot down US aircraft in Syria
Russia could shoot down a US aircraft if a no-fly zone were imposed over Syria, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Tuesday. [ No Comments ]

NATO seeks troops to deter Russia on eastern flank
NATO will press allies on Wednesday to contribute to its biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War as the alliance prepares for a protracted quarrel with Moscow. [ No Comments ]

Russia taunts US with biggest military offensive since the Cold War
Russia has begun its biggest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War as it aims to effectively end the war in Syria on the eve of the US election, Nato officials warned last night. [ 2 Comments ]

Iran Launches War Drills Amid Accusations U.S. Breaking Nuke Deal
Iran on Monday launched a series of war drills that included the use of American-made planes amid accusations by top officials that the United States is violating last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement, according to regional experts and Persian-language media reports. [ 1 Comment ]

CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia
The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. [ 1 Comment ]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a veiled threat to Hillary Clinton, saying his country will engage in 'confrontation' with the US if she continues to provoke the Motherland, according to a new report.

Spain has come under fire for reportedly agreeing to let Russian warships refuel on their way to Syria to bomb Aleppo and other targets.

Russian authorities have stepped up nuclear-war survival measures amid a showdown with Washington, dusting off Soviet-era civil-defense plans and upgrading bomb shelters in the biggest cities.

The Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives plan a vote as soon as mid-November on a 10-year reauthorization of the Iran Sanctions Act, congressional aides told Reuters on Tuesday, setting up a potential showdown with the White House and Senate.

Russian and Syrian military planes have not bombed militants in Aleppo for the last seven days or even flown over the devastated city, the Russian Defense Ministry said in statement on Tuesday.

The Islamic State has launched a string of vicious, coordinated counterstrikes across Iraq in an attempt to splinter the focus of U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul.

WikiLeaks director and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism Gavin MacFadyen has died at age 76. The cause of death is yet unknown. His 'fellows in arms' have flocked online to post their farewells, including WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.

As rebel-held sections of Aleppo crumbled under Russian bombing this month, the Obama administration was secretly weighing plans to rush more firepower to CIA-backed units in ­Syria.

The reliance of the United States' critical infrastructure on high technology renders it vulnerable to future cyber attacks by the Russians, making it difficult for the U.S. government to retaliate against Moscow for trying to interfere with the presidential election.

North Korean officials lashed out Monday at efforts in the United Nations to strengthen sanctions following the North's latest missile launches and nuclear test in September.

The United States Department of Defense released video on Monday purporting to show the destruction from an air strike on a militant facility near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

The secretive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is believed to be holed up in the terror group's hub of Mosul, as Iraqi and U.S. forces close in this week ahead of what could be a climactic fight.

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shakes western Japan, but there is no danger of a tsunami being caused.

After ramming the Philippines, Super Typhoon Haima is now looking to make a direct hit on Hong Kong, forecasters said Thursday.

The United States and South Korea on Wednesday announced a further strengthening of their security alliance with the start of talks on an 'extended deterrence' against a nuclear North Korea.

Iran is seeking 'many billions of dollars' in payments from the United States in exchange for the release of several U.S. hostages still being detained in Iran, according to reports by Iran's state-controlled press that are reigniting debate over the Obama administration's decision earlier this year to pay Iran $1.7 billion in cash.

As Europe reels from a historic rush of migrants, leaders are searching for new ways to reverse the flow by stepping up deportations.

Super Typhoon Haima hit the northeast Philippines on Wednesday, bringing gusts of nearly 200 mph -- days after Typhoon Sarika killed three people in the Pacific island nation.

Two House committee chairmen wrote to President Obama this week revealing that Russian violations of a key missile treaty had worsened and that Moscow unambiguously cheated on the accord.

Russia has responded to reports of new U.S. sanctions over its military actions in Syria by vowing a 'painful' counter-punch.

Just three months after seeing off a failed coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has put right back at the top of the agenda a plan to increase his powers through constitutional change.

The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on the city of Mosul, U.S. officials say, although adding that the group's technical ability to develop such weapons is highly limited.

Researchers using an imaging technology called muography to 'see' inside the Great Pyramid of Giza believe they have found two previously undiscovered cavities in the more than 4,500-year-old structure, which is the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.

WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available.

Global disapproval of President Obama and U.S. leadership is at its highest ever driven by Russia's nearly invisible 1 percent approval rating, according to a new world survey.

After weeks of speculation about an attempt to retake the city of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaimed the start of the offensive. 'God willing, the decisive battle will be soon,' he said at a press conference.

The heart of an unborn child inside a mother's womb develops and beats as early as 16 days, a recent study from the United Kingdom concluded, supporting the argument of pro-life groups that the embryo is not just a mere 'blob of blood.'

Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen may have launched missiles at U.S. Navy ships for the third time this week, defense officials said Saturday.

Syrian rebels said they captured the village of Dabiq from Islamic State on Sunday, forcing the jihadist group from a stronghold where it had promised to fight a final, apocalyptic battle with the West.

Flooding caused by heavy rains have left at least 24 people dead and four others missing in Vietnam. A powerful typhoon is making its way towards Vietnam after hitting the Philippines.