Deadly ISIS prison break fuels mounting fears of the group’s resurgence in Iraq

The assault on the Ghweran prison, located in the northeastern city of Hasakah began Thursday when a car bomb exploded outside the facility, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The Kurdish-led SDF is the dominant military force in the region and a key US partner in the fight against ISIS. ISIS fighters then snuck … Read more

North Korea conducts what could be 6th missile test this month, South Korea says

The two projectiles were launched from Hamhung near North Korea’s central east coast at 8 am and 8:05 am local time, landing in the sea after flying about 190 kilometers (118 miles) and reaching an altitude of about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles), the South Korean military said. Pyongyang has ramped up its missile testing in … Read more

Ukraine Russia: New satellite images show buildup of Russian military around border

Russian forces have moved into Belarus in the last two weeks. The Russian and Belarus defense ministries say the deployments are ahead of a major training exercise this month. The imagery was collected and analyzed by Maxar. In an accompanying note, Maxar said the deployments “reflect an increased level of activity and readiness.” Maxar and … Read more

Washington’s NFL team is now the Commanders

The Washington Football Team’s President Jason Wright – the first Black president of a National Football League team- photographed at the team’s Virginia facility on September 2, 2020 in Ashburn, Virginia. (Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post / Getty Images) On Wednesday, Washington Football Team president Jason Wright will help the franchise announce its … Read more

US F-15s join NATO mission to Estonia in a clear message to allies near Ukraine, and to Russia

Ämari Air Base, Estonia – Six American F-15s and the US Air Force personnel to fly them have arrived at an airbase in Estonia. The deployment is just part of the Biden administration’s efforts to bolster NATO defenses on the far eastern edge of Europe amid soaring tension with Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave … Read more

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition denies targeting detention center after airstrikes kill dozens

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who control much of Yemen, blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the strike in the northern city of Sa’ada. On Saturday, a spokesman for the coalition, Brigadier Gen. Turki Al-Maliki, called those claims “baseless and unfounded,” according to Saudi state news agency SPA. At least 82 people were killed and 266 injured … Read more

Monica Vitti, ‘Queen of Italian Cinema,’ Dies at 90

Monica Vitti, whose chilly sensuality and cerebral approach to her roles enlivened a groundbreaking series of 1960s film masterpieces directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, including the much-debated “L’Avventura,” died on Wednesday in Rome. She was 90. Her death was announced by the former politician and film director Walter Veltroni. He did not cite a cause di … Read more

F-35C stealth fighter: Images emerge of one the US Navy’s newest fighters crashing into the sea

The F-35C, a single-engine stealth fighter and the newest jet in the US Navy fleet, crash-landed on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during routine operations on Monday, the Navy said. The $ 100 million warplane impacted the flight deck of the 100,000-ton aircraft carrier and then fell into the water as its pilot ejected, … Read more

January 31, 2022 news on Boris Johnson ‘Partygate’ report

Reports of parties in the heart of Britain’s government have sparked fury in the country for weeks – and that outrage peaked on Monday, when an official report returned damning findings. Some aspects of the parties, which have been splashed across front pages since the beginning of December, might seem trivial or even amusing. Garden … Read more