Syria War Anniversary: These Pictures Show How The Country Has Changed After Seven Years of Conflict

As the Syrian military, backed by Russian warplanes and various pro-government militias—many of which were Iran-backed, mostly Shiite Muslim groups—took out the last of ISIS in eastern Syria, they have once again focused their efforts on battling the final strongholds of rebels and jihadis in the west, notably the northwestern province of Idlib and the […]

Declassified satellite images taken by the US during the Cold War reveal the impact of farming on ground squirrels in Kazakhstan since 1968

Pictures of what is now modern-day Kazakhstan by the American Corona programme show that over 50 years agricultural growth in the region has negatively impacted ground squirrels. Catalina Munteanu, lead researcher of the study, found the number of marmot burrows has dropped by 14 per cent between 1968 and 2017

Book celebrating history of Vietnam News Agency released

“The title ‘Hero of the People’s Armed Forces’ recently awarded by State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng and sixteen golden words presented by the Central Office for South Việt Nam – Cần Cù, Dũng Cảm, Tự Lực Cánh Sinh, Khắc Phục Khó Khăn, Hoàn Thành Nhiệm Vụ (industriousness, bravery, self-reliance, overcoming difficulties and completing missions) – during the […]

The trade war is pushing business out of China, but not into America

“I have factories that we work with in Vietnam that are booked up for the next year,” Resnick said. “Their production lines are full. And so you really do, at times, have to hunt and find factories that still have capacity.”

China fires back at Australia’s PM, doubles down on war crimes accusation

READ MORE:China should be ‘totally ashamed’: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison demands China take down Twitter post’Why keep silent?’: China to target Australia’s human rights record’If you make China the enemy, China will be the enemy’: Beijing’s fresh threat to AustraliaAustralian writer formally charged with espionage: reports

Surviving from a rare type of brain hemorrhage, 50-year-old Sameer Bhide writes motivational book

Born in Pune and brought up in Mumbai, Bhide has been residing in the United States Of America since 1990. Before the stroke, he worked on technology and management roles in the state for over 20 years. He started planning his memoir in January 2019 and started writing it in August 2019 with the help […]

Upping the Drone Game: ‘Weaponised’ UAVs Increasingly Used by Mexican Drug Cartels in Turf Wars

“Improvised drone bomb designs for terrorist and criminal organisations are still relatively unsophisticated from a nation-state and future potentials perspective… This is due to both the lack of technical sophistication of their bomb makers and the lack of computer, data/signals, and command and control expertise of their pilots,” says Robert Bunker. Nevertheless, the expert suggests […]

Maps Show Where Melting Glaciers Will Reveal Cold-War-Era Nuclear Waste

Colgan and his colleagues took an inventory of the waste left in Camp Century and found that the site contains about 53,000 gallons (200,000 liters) of diesel fuel, 6.3 million gallons (24 million liters) of wastewater, including sewage, as well as unknown volumes of low-level radioactive coolant and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). These pollutants threaten to […]

Volunteers who were first in the world to get Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine say the side effects ‘feel like a hangover’ as UK becomes first country to approve the 95% effective jab

The watchdog had been conducting a ‘rolling review’ of the vaccine, scrutinising data from its studies in real-time. MHRA chief executive Dr June Raine insisted that despite the rapid approval, the vaccine had been assessed ‘with meticulous care’ and ‘no corners had been cut’.

US-Philippine war games open under pro-China Duterte

The South China Sea issue has been brewing for years, with Vietnam, Malaysia and others also staking claims to waters with vital global shipping routes and what are believed to be significant oil and natural gas deposits. Vietnam calls the watetway the East Sea.