VoA: Pentagon revolts against cooperation with Russia on Syria
Military

VoA: Pentagon revolts against cooperation with Russia on Syria

Commander of the US operation in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, said that he is very skeptical about the possibility of cooperation with Russia, and his opinion is shared by many US military, the Voice of America broadcasting service reported. They do not like the fact that Russia supports the government of Bashar…

Middle East

Syrian War Report – August 26, 2016: Kurds Accuse Turkish-led Forces in Chemical Attack

The Turkish-led forces are expanding operations in the area of Jarablus and the whole northern Syria under pretext of combating ISIS. The Turkish-led forces engaged Kurdish People’s Defense Force (YPG) units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) south of Jarabulus. Especially heavy clashes were observed in Ayn al-Bayda outskirts where the SDF successfully advanced and…

Betrayal of trust? WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook, corporations
Technology

Betrayal of trust? WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook, corporations

The world’s most popular messenger, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp, will give its users’ personal information to its parent company and plans to make it easier for businesses to contact subscribers. WhatsApp claims the changes won’t endanger privacy. WhatsApp, which is used by over 1 billion people each month, published a statement as part of a revision…

China Calls for Calm as India Moves to Deploy Missiles to Disputed Region
Asia

China Calls for Calm as India Moves to Deploy Missiles to Disputed Region

As India plans to equip its troops along the Chinese border with the BrahMos missile, China’s Defense Ministry has called for calm. A long term territorial dispute between Beijing and New Delhi has been brewing along the Tibetan border. China lays claim to roughly 35,000 square miles ruled by India, while India says that China…