Beaver Creek loses 2020 World Cup races as FIS cancels North American stops due to pandemic

“The objective of FIS is to carry out a full World Cup competition program, protecting the health and welfare of all participants to the best extent possible,” the ski federation said in a news release. “The temporary re-alignment of the FIS Alpine World Cup Calendar caters to this goal by focusing on athlete safety, reducing […]

ISIS Has No Air Force, But It Has An Army Of Drones That Drop Explosives

The devices may not have the precision or lethality of modern weaponized drones used by nations like the U.S., but they can certainly do damage. Drones used by ISIS were only capable of carrying and releasing small explosives like a rifle grenade or mortar round, but the tiny, cheap drones make a difficult target in […]

Iran Claims U.S. Drones Retreated After Shoot-Down Warning

Iranian forces shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone in June last year, amid high tensions between the two nations over the strategic Strait of Hormuz—a narrow portion of the Persian Gulf through which around a quarter of the world’s oil passes.

Saudi-Led Coalition Thwarts Explosive-Laden Drone Launched From Yemen – Report

Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, and the Houthi rebels for several years now. The Arab alliance, led by Saudi Arabia, has been launching air raids against the Houthis at Hadi’s request since March 2015.

Lebanon Battles New Beirut Port Fire, Downs Israel Drone As Crises Continue

The latest frustrations only compounded a deepening lack of public trust in officials who have failed to improve long-failing infrastructure or resurrect a quickly-collapsing economy that has been further contracted by the fallout of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Pankaj Advani opens up about winning the World Billiards and Snooker Championships back-to-back in 2017

The show, which was launched on 28 August 2020 with India’s only individual Olympic Gold medallist Abhinav Bindra as its first guest, is conceptualized and produced by India’s leading sports marketing firm, Baseline Ventures. “The Finish Line” is being presented by Induslnd Bank and is powered by Muse Wearables.

Russia Denies Role in U.S. Protests, Says They Are Result of Policies Toward Race Relations

Trump on Monday warned he would invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act, a rare move giving him authority to deploy U.S. troops domestically as demonstrations turned violent in some cities, leading to looting, arson and destruction of property. At least 11 people have been reported killed in or around the protests, which Trump said had been […]

Putin critical of Russia’s soccer team ahead of World Cup

Russia has won just one of its last 10 games and crashed out of this summer’s European Championship without winning a game. Despite all this, the team has been set a target of reaching the semifinals in 2018.

On the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima, Here’s Where the World Stands With Nuclear Weapons

Many in the U.S. remain the most concerned about adversarial states such as North Korea and Iran, although the Persian Gulf nation does not currently possess nuclear weapons. Analysts have argued that the best way to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed power is to return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly […]

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

On Wednesday, AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford said they had halted trials of their Covid-19 vaccine to investigate the “potentially unexpected illness” of one volunteer. GSK and France’s Sanofi are also working on a coronavirus vaccine, and other vaccines are in development around the world, in China, Russia and the US. Around two dozen […]