11 US troops injured in Iranian missile attack on US base in Iraq

  WASHINGTON – Eleven US troops were treated for concussion symptoms as a result of last week’s Iranian missile attack on US military base in Iraq, the US military said Thursday in a statement. “While no US service members were…

Greek offer to send peacekeeping troops to Libya could spark ‘indirect’ conflict between Ankara and Athens

Nikos Dendias, the Greek foreign minister, announced that his government was willing to deploy forces to the war-torn North African nation in order to monitor the ceasefire between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord…

Iraqis capture ISIS mufti so obese a TRUCK has to take him into custody, sparking slew of Twitter memes

Shifa Al-Nima, also known as Abu Abdul-Bari, was seized by an Iraqi SWAT team in western Mosul on Thursday, with security forces saying he was responsible for a fatwa to bomb the city’s Mosque of Prophet Yunus (Jonah). The historic…

‘Monumental’: Scientists successfully grow mysterious ancient organism that could be origin of life as we know it

The previously unknown organism was unearthed on the floor of the Arctic ocean in 2010. It was dubbed Lokiarchaeota in honor of the Loki’s Castle hydrothermal vent where it was found. What made the finding significant was that the peculiar…

Brutal religious ritual kills 7 in remote Panama jungle community

Panama City — Seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community in Panama, in which indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them…

‘Nobody in Poland cares about WWII anymore’: Warsaw ignores 75th anniversary of its liberation from fascism

Warsaw was taken from the Nazis on January 17, 1945, after a large-scale offensive by the Red Army and the Polish forces. The 75th anniversary of the historic victory is marked on Friday, but the capital of Poland isn’t preparing…

Manned Mars mission isn’t science fiction & could have ‘reconciliatory’ effect on the world – Russian cosmonaut Ryazansky

In an interview with SophieCo, the Russian cosmonaut and biochemist explained that manned space travel to Mars probably wouldn’t be any more dangerous, from a health perspective, than current space missions. He pointed out that “the total amount of radiation…

Enemy of my enemy is my friend? Greek ‘forces’ ready to deploy to Libya after Turkish troops set out to reinforce Haftar rivals

Nikos Dendias, Greece’s Foreign Minister, had “a long conversation” with General Khalifa Haftar, who paid a low-key visit to Athens ahead of a Libya peace conference in Berlin. “We want a ceasefire, the removal of mercenaries and the cancellation of illegal…

Hezbollah supporters say revenge for Soleimani has only just begun

Qassem Soleimani was often described as a “shadowy” figure; an elusive commander who criss-crossed the Middle East in secret on his mission to sustain a regional military alliance loyal to Iran.  But in the days after he was killed by a…

Ukraine’s prime minister offers to resign over leaked audio

Kiev — Ukraine’s prime minister offered his resignation on Friday after audio was leaked of him questioning President Volodymyr Zelensky’s grasp of economics. It is the first major domestic political test for the relatively inexperienced leader, and it was unclear whether…