Opinion

Pakistan and Syria: Centers of the Great Game

Chinese port of Gwadar, Baluchistan, Pakistan by  Sajjad Shaukat, June 19, 2016 Hans J. Morgenthau opines, “The true nature of the policy is concealed by ideological justifications and rationalization. Therefore, the ideology provides a mask behind which the ulterior motives are concealed…there is a close relationship between interest and ideology…the annexation of the backward states…

Facebook Is and Has Been Silently Listening to Everything You Say — Here’s How to Stop It
Technology

Facebook Is and Has Been Silently Listening to Everything You Say — Here’s How to Stop It

 Did you know that your Facebook mobile app has complete access to your phone’s microphone? Recently, an expert has come out to claim that Facebook may be listening in on your conversations. Kelli Burns, a mass communication professor at the University of South Florida, believes the app might be using people’s microphones to gather data…

Middle East

Russian defense minister meets Assad, inspects Khmeimim airbase in Syria

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and Syrian President Bashar Assad @mod_russia / Twitter Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has visited Syria where he met with President Bashar Assad and inspected the Khmeimim air base, the Russian military said on Saturday. Shoigu and Assad discussed military cooperation and fight against terrorism. Shoigu has met with the…

Military

U.S. Carriers Sail in Western Pacific, Hoping China Takes Notice

© U.S. Navy/Getty Images The aircraft carriers John C. Stennis, left, and Ronald Reagan, right, and other warships on Saturday in the Philippine Sea.  BEIJING — In a show of strength before an international court’s ruling on China’s claims in the South China Sea, the United States Navy sent two aircraft carriers and their accompanying…

North America

US Syria Memo Threatens to ‘Plunge the Whole Region Into Complete Chaos

  Ideas aired in the US State Department that Washington should carry out military strikes on Assad forces “make no sense at all,” foreign policy analyst Daniel Wagner told Radio Sputnik. On Friday the New York Times revealed a leaked internal memo, in which dozens of US diplomats expressed disagreement with US President Barack Obama’s policy in Syria. [soundcloud…