Syrian government & opposition finally form constitutional committee, seen as cornerstone of peaceful resolution to 9yo war

A committee that will write a new constitution for Syria, a key part of the political transition in a war-torn country, has finally been formed with the United Nations’ backing, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced. … Read More >Syrian government & opposition finally form constitutional committee, seen as cornerstone of peaceful resolution to 9yo war

Following US steps? Boris Johnson calls for ‘new’ Iran nuclear deal, but Tehran says first comply with old one

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a “new” nuclear deal with Iran, winning approval from US President Donald Trump but raising questions if London will now follow Washington in abandoning the existing agreement. … Read More >Following US steps? Boris Johnson calls for ‘new’ Iran nuclear deal, but Tehran says first comply with old one

At least 40 civilians, including 12 children, killed at Afghan wedding party during a US-backed military raid gone wrong

A US-backed raid by the Afghanistan security forces on an Islamist militants’ hideout in the Helmand province turned into a bloodbath when a nearby wedding party was hit as well and dozens of civilians were killed and injured. … Read More >At least 40 civilians, including 12 children, killed at Afghan wedding party during a US-backed military raid gone wrong

Pesticides or random coincidence? Mystery lingers over NEW CASES of babies born with hand and arm defects in Europe

Authorities are at a loss to explain why several babies born in a west German province have similar hand deformities. One hospital, where three such cases were seen, described the baffling phenomenon as “striking.” … Read More >Pesticides or random coincidence? Mystery lingers over NEW CASES of babies born with hand and arm defects in Europe

Russia & China veto UN Security Council resolution on Syria truce that would’ve protected terrorists from ‘COMPLETE ANNIHILATION’

Russia and China have blocked a UN Security Council resolution on the truce in Syria’s Idlib province as it didn’t provide an exemption for military action against terrorist groups blacklisted by the UN itself. … Read More >Russia & China veto UN Security Council resolution on Syria truce that would’ve protected terrorists from ‘COMPLETE ANNIHILATION’

New sales pitch? US makes the world’s ‘finest’ anti-air systems, but sometimes they just don’t work, Pompeo explains

Patriot missiles failed to protect Saudi Arabia from attack because even the world’s best anti-air systems sometimes don’t work, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said, expertly rebuking critics of the US defense industry. … Read More >New sales pitch? US makes the world’s ‘finest’ anti-air systems, but sometimes they just don’t work, Pompeo explains

Saudi air defenses like Patriot & Aegis don’t match their advertised properties, unfit for real combat – Russian Army

Multiple Patriot launchers, Aegis destroyers and radars are guarding Saudi skies, but they failed to stop a massive strike on an oilfield because their actual properties aren’t what the US advertises, a Russian Army source says. … Read More >Saudi air defenses like Patriot & Aegis don’t match their advertised properties, unfit for real combat – Russian Army