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Weaponized drones threatening Russian military presence in Syria

Jan. 23 (UPI) — Despite recent claims of victory and intentions to withdraw forces, Moscow is faced with the reality that the war in Syria is far from over.

Jan. 22 (UPI) — With a flood of Arab cash going to think tanks and universities across the U.S., its no surprise that analysts and policymakers warn against aiding the Kurds.

Hawaii alert was a false alarm, but danger is real

Two weeks ago, air raid sirens and tweets of an incoming attack resounded throughout Pearl Harbor and the Hawaiian Islands.

A year of Trump: Incendiary style took the place of substance

Jan. 19 (UPI) — Anyone looking for a visual representation of Donald Trumps first year in office need only behold Times cover: Trump as a bellowing mouth, his hair in flames.

Severe flu exposes serious flaw in medical system

Jan. 18 (UPI) — Flu season in the United States typically peaks in February, but this years outbreak is already one of the worst on record.

Economic woes fuel unrest, political tensions in Mideast, North Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia, Jan. 16 (UPI) — From Tunisia to Sudan and Iran, governments in the Mideast and North Africa region are facing unrest triggered by economic, social and political factors.

The case for using military force against North Korea

Jan. 16 (UPI) — As American and Canadian officials meet this week to discuss North Korea, its worth a reminder that military options must be on the table if diplomacy fails.

President Trumps strategy must be challenged

GENEVA — President Donald Trump must be challenged on the basis and rationale of what he says and what he is trying to achieve.

China sees Myanmars troubles as part of a great game

Jan. 12 (UPI) — In Aung San Suu Kyis attempts to protect Myanmar from isolation, she has deepened its relationship with her most powerful authoritarian neighbor: China.

Targeting roots of workplace harassment key to fulfilling Oprahs vow to girls

Jan. 11 (UPI) — The harassment crisis of 2017 reveals broader cracks in workplace regulation that have grown over time.

Californias megachurches changed the way millions worship

Jan. 10 (UPI) — The popular view of California is of a liberal, godless region, a land of possibilities that is open to experimentation in all things.

Treat Kim Jong Un like the gangster that he is

Jan. 9 (UPI) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should never talk to each other on the phone, or through Twitter.

Full speech: Oprah Winfrey first black woman to win Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jan. 8 (UPI) — At Sunday nights Golden Globe Awards, Oprah Winfrey was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. See her full acceptance speech.

Russia-backed Syrian Army encircling Turkish troops in Idlib

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 8 (UPI) — With Russian air cover, the Syrian Army is rapidly advancing on the Idlib coun­tryside, encircling thousands of Turkish troops and Turkey-backed rebels.

Can Vladimir Putin mediate an Israeli-Palestinian settlement?

Jan. 8 (UPI) — President Donald Trump has proclaimed that he can succeed where previous American presi­dents have failed in bringing about an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Navy must break the mold to build up to 355-ship fleet

Thomas B. Modly took the oath of office Friday as the 33rd undersecretary of the Navy and Marine Corps.

Europe must stand on the side of the Iranian people

Jan. 5 (UPI) — The world has been watching Iranians risking their lives to get their country back from the ayatollahs. But the international response has been all but clear.

Irans reformists have sided with hard-liners — and doomed their cause

Jan. 5 (UPI) — For a few days at the start of 2018, nationwide protests hit the streets of several Iranian cities, blindsiding the government and briefly drawing the worlds attention.

Should military men draft nations security strategy?

Jan. 4 (UPI) — While James Mattis and H.R. McMaster appear to work well together, they have different views on the roles of soldiers in shaping strategy.

Jan. 3 (UPI) — Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, blames the uprising in his country on enemies of Iran. He is mistaken.

First family: Moments from President Donald Trumps first year

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