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Trump’s ISIS War Set to Double Obama’s Civilian Deaths

The U.S.-led coalition’s campaign against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) under President Donald Trump is on track to cause double the civilian casualties than the operations of his predecessor Barack Obama, according to new analysis. Monitoring group Airwars, in a new figures provided to The Daily Beast, estimated that the coalition has killed over […]

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State Department War Crimes Office to Close

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is closing a decades-old office in the State Department that has helped seek justice for victims of war crimes. The Office of Global Criminal Justice advises the secretary of state on issues surrounding war crimes and genocide, and helps form policy to address such atrocities. It was established by President […]


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US Sanctions Iranians Even After Recertifying Nuclear Deal

The U.S. slapped sanctions Tuesday on 18 Iranian individuals and groups it accused of supporting Tehran’s ballistic missile program and weapons deals, a day after it again certified that Iran is complying with the 2015 international accord on its nuclear development program. “The United States remains deeply concerned about Iran’s malign activities across the Middle […]


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New Report Warns Nuclear War Is Inevitable Unless Cooler Heads Prevail

An international group of former military and diplomatic leaders is warning of an “unacceptably high” risk of global nuclear war if cooler heads don’t prevail. In an 11-page report from the Nuclear Crisis Group (NCG) – a subcommittee of Global Zero, an organization that supports the total abolition of nuclear weapons – the former officials […]


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Documents link Russian cybersecurity firm to spy agency

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies have turned up the heat on Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-based cybersecurity giant long suspected of ties to Russia’s spying apparatus. Now, official Kremlin documents reviewed by McClatchy could further inflame the debate about whether the company’s relationship with Russian intelligence is more than rumor. The documents are certifications issued to […]