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How Putin Was Thrown Off Course by a Furious Libyan General

How Putin Was Thrown Off Course by a Furious Libyan General

Russia and Turkey attempted to broker a truce in Libya, it didn't go as planned with a walkout and conflicting messages.
Cambodia's Exiled Opposition Leader Makes It Part Way Home

Cambodia's Exiled Opposition Leader Makes It Part Way Home

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia on Saturday, making partial progress in his quest to return to his home country to lead a movement to try to oust long-serving Prime
The Drone Wars Are Already Here

The Drone Wars Are Already Here

The skies of Syria, Yemen, and Libya swarm with armed and dangerous unmanned aerial vehicles. And the technology is spreading farther and farther afield.
Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After U.S. Keeps Control of Oil

Putin Faces Syria Money Crunch After U.S. Keeps Control of Oil

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing an unwelcome new financial challenge in Syria after the U.S. pullback enabled his ally Bashar al-Assad to reclaim the biggest chunk of territory in the
Turkey Says Soldier Killed by Kurdish Group in Ceasefire Breach

Turkey Says Soldier Killed by Kurdish Group in Ceasefire Breach

A Turkish soldier died in an attack by Kurdish group YPG near the border in violation of a ceasefire agreement, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said.
Kurdish-Led SDF Withdraws From Syria’s Ras Al Ayn: Syria Update

Kurdish-Led SDF Withdraws From Syria’s Ras Al Ayn: Syria Update

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have pulled back from the border town of Ras Al Ayn in the northern part of the country, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to resume the offensive
Mozambique Votes Against Backdrop of $50 Billion Gas Bonanza

Mozambique Votes Against Backdrop of $50 Billion Gas Bonanza

Mozambicans vote Tuesday in elections that have the highest stakes in the southeast African nation’s history, after a campaign marked by violence, insurgent attacks and fallout from a debt scandal.
Saudi Arabia Gets U.S. Defensive Reinforcements, SPA Reports

Saudi Arabia Gets U.S. Defensive Reinforcements, SPA Reports

Saudi Arabia will receive reinforcements in troops and defensive equipment from the U.S., the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported, citing the country’s defense ministry.
Mattis Warns Over ISIS as Trump Withdraws Troops: Syria Update

Mattis Warns Over ISIS as Trump Withdraws Troops: Syria Update

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who left the job last year after Donald Trump suddenly withdrew most U.S. forces from Syria, said Islamic State could make a comeback after the
Fears Over U.S. Missile Shield in a Japan Suburb Hobble Abe’s Plan

Fears Over U.S. Missile Shield in a Japan Suburb Hobble Abe’s Plan

The sleepy northwestern Japanese suburb of Araya seemed like the perfect place for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to put a U.S. anti-missile system. The area had reliably backed the ruling party and had
India Hints It May Be Reconsidering Its Doctrine on Nuclear Weapons

India Hints It May Be Reconsidering Its Doctrine on Nuclear Weapons

India today hinted that it may be rethinking its doctrine of “No First Use” for nuclear weapons.
How Many Chinese Soldiers Are in Hong Kong and Why

How Many Chinese Soldiers Are in Hong Kong and Why

After weeks of anti-government protests in Hong Kong, anxiety is growing that China might mobilize the People’s Liberation Army -- as it did 30 years ago to quash demonstrations in Beijing’s Tiananmen
Russia Says Small Nuclear Reactor Blew Up in Deadly Accident

Russia Says Small Nuclear Reactor Blew Up in Deadly Accident

The failed missile test that ended in an explosion killing five scientists last week on Russia’s White Sea involved a small nuclear reactor, according to a top official at the institute where they
North Korea Warns U.S. Talks at Risk After Latest Missile Tests

North Korea Warns U.S. Talks at Risk After Latest Missile Tests

Six weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump took his historic first steps into North Korea, talks with Kim Jong Un appear to be back on the verge of collapse.
Huawei Personnel Worked With China’s Military on Research Projects

Huawei Personnel Worked With China’s Military on Research Projects

Several Huawei Technologies Co. employees have collaborated on research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel, indicating closer ties to the country’s military than previously acknowledged by
Brazil's Bolsonaro Vows Punishment for G-20 Cocaine Trafficking

Brazil's Bolsonaro Vows Punishment for G-20 Cocaine Trafficking

President Jair Bolsonaro described the trafficking of cocaine by a sergeant on a Brazilian Air Force plane bound for the G-20 summit in Japan as “unacceptable” and denied it had any connection to his
U.S., Japan Defense Chiefs Affirm Security Pact Trump Questioned

U.S., Japan Defense Chiefs Affirm Security Pact Trump Questioned

Top Japanese and American military officials affirmed a commitment to their joint security pact hours after a Bloomberg News report said President Donald Trump has privately mulled ending the
North Korea Launches Projectiles in Signal to Trump

North Korea Launches Projectiles in Signal to Trump

North Korea fired “numerous” short-range projectiles toward the sea off its eastern coast, South Korea said, in Kim Jong Un’s latest and most provocative signal of frustration with talks with U.S.
Feud Between U.S. Allies Deepens as Trump Sits on Sidelines

Feud Between U.S. Allies Deepens as Trump Sits on Sidelines

President Donald Trump’s desire to put “America first” has fostered new disputes between the U.S. and its allies. In Asia, old rivalries are also roaring back.