Houthis Shoot Down A 4th US Reaper Drone

Houthis Shoot Down A 4th US Reaper Drone

Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthis have announced that they have shot down yet another $30 million American military drone. Footage is widely circulating of what appears to be the wreckage of an MQ-9 Reaper drone in Yemen, but the Pentagon has not yet confirmed....
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Iran, India sign 10-year deal to develop Chabahar Port

Iran, India sign 10-year deal to develop Chabahar Port

Iran and India have signed a 10-year contract for operation and equipment of the southern Iranian port city of Chabahar as part of plans to further boost their bilateral trade and economic relations. The 10-year deal was signed by Iran’s Minister...
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U.S. Positions Special Forces One Mile from Chinese Mainland

U.S. Positions Special Forces One Mile from Chinese Mainland

“‘Taiwan confirms presence of US special forces,’” said Garland Nixon. “‘US special forces are stationed on some of Taiwan’s outlying islands.’ Well, one of the groups of islands is called the Kinmen Islands – they’re a little ...
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IRGC Navy Takes Delivery of Two New Stealth Warships

IRGC Navy Takes Delivery of Two New Stealth Warships

  The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Navy has taken delivery of two new Soleimani-class corvettes, with the vessels, the Sayyad Shirazi and the Hassan Bagheri, inaugurated at a ceremony in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday. The uniqu...
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Iraq, US agree to discuss timeline for withdrawal of American troops

Iraq, US agree to discuss timeline for withdrawal of American troops

Iraq’s foreign ministry says Baghdad and Washington have agreed to set up a committee to start talks to set a timetable for a phased withdrawal of American forces from the Arab country. In a statement released on Thursday, the ministry said the...
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Financial Times: Banks Terminate 61,905 Workers

Financial Times: Banks Terminate 61,905 Workers

A new report from the Financial Times shows twenty of the world’s largest banks slashed 61,905 jobs in 2023, a move to protect profit margins in a period of high interest rates amid a slump in dealmaking and equity and...
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Science: Long-Term Use Of Statins Linked To Heart Disease

Science: Long-Term Use Of Statins Linked To Heart Disease

For decades, statins have been heralded as the reliable heroes in the battle against heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States and globally. However, this seemingly flawless reputation has been called into question. A new expert review...
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Top 5 Oil Producing Countries

Top 5 Oil Producing Countries

No 1 The United States The U.S. is now producing more than 13 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil—more than any country ever—and is headed to a continued increase in the short and medium term. U.S. crude oil...
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Science: Smoking Shrinks The Brain, And Quitting Doesn’t Restore Size

Science: Smoking Shrinks The Brain, And Quitting Doesn’t Restore Size

Smoking cigarettes shrinks the size of the brain, and stopping doesn’t reverse the damage, a new study shows. The findings help explain why smokers have a higher risk of developing age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. But there is good...
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Furious Hypocrite Al Gore Blasts COP28 “On Verge Of Complete Failure”

Furious Hypocrite Al Gore Blasts COP28 “On Verge Of Complete Failure”

Former U.S. Vice President and top hypocrite Al Gore, who loves to fly a bizjet and who refused to come to the conference on a bicycle, said that “COP28 is now on the verge of complete failure.” “The world desperately needs...
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Russia to launch year-round LNG shipments via Arctic route

Russia to launch year-round LNG shipments via Arctic route

Moscow plans to start year-round LNG deliveries to Asia via Russia’s Arctic waterways, Sergey Zybko, head of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) operator, announced this week. Speaking during the “Arctic: present and future” forum, Zybko said the launch of the....
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$446 Billion: The solution to China’s real estate panic

$446 Billion: The solution to China’s real estate panic

Beijing announced the two-pronged approach over the past few weeks, which have top-level political backing for financing equivalent to approximately 10% of annual new home sales in what media described as the “Singapore” model. The plan is more of...
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Iran unveils Fattah-2 hypersonic missile and Mehran air defense system

Iran unveils Fattah-2 hypersonic missile and Mehran air defense system

Iran’s IRGC has unveiled the homegrown Fattah-2 hypersonic missile as well as other new military achievements. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei toured an exhibition showcasing the latest achievements of the IRGC Aerospace Force ...
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WeWork’s collapse: A story of unchecked ambition and KCS corporate governance

WeWork’s collapse: A story of unchecked ambition and KCS corporate governance

January 2019 marked a high point for WeWork. Still a startup, the New York-based firm had secured funding of $10 billion from the Softbank Group and had attained an after-funding valuation of $47 billion. At the time, this made it...
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China-based chipmaking tool suppliers experience strong growth

China-based chipmaking tool suppliers experience strong growth

Amid the US export curbs that aim to slow down the Chinese development in semiconductors, the China-based semiconductor equipment industry saw a diverging performance, with the largest suppliers, such as Naura Technology, benefiting from an indigenization effo...
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