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Hassan Al Kontar.

A Syrian refugee who was trapped in an airport for 7 months finally got a ticket out

Hassan Al-Kontar's nightmare began on March 7, and found himself trapped in the transit area of Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

New video shows Russia putting its most advanced stealth fighter to the test in war-torn Syria

Russia's been testing its most advanced stealth fighter — the Su-57 — in Syria. A new video shows the fighter's activities in the war-torn country.
A Boeing P-8 Poseidon.

Russia says a US Navy spy plane led a drone swarm to attack its base in Syria

The US's P-8 can communicate with drones, but Russia provided no evidence that the US Navy tried to attack and kill its troops in a thwarted strike.
People walk past debris in Arhab, Yemen in January 2013 after a Houthi bomb was dropped there during a fight against Sunni tribesmen.

These are the 10 riskiest countries in the world to visit — and why

A 2019 World Risk Map compiles data in five categories to assess travel risks, including political, security, medical, infrastructural, and environmental threats. Here's a look at the 10 riskiest countries in the world for travelers.
Iraqi Shiite militia fighters celebrate with an ISIS flag after breaking the siege of Amerli by ISIS militants, September 1, 2014.

Trump says ‘ISIS is defeated’ — the Pentagon says not quite

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that ISIS has been defeated. He's made similar comments before, but military officials have always been more circumspect, saying that even though the terror group has lost nearly all of its territory it remains a threat.
The US Air Force's F-22 Raptor.

F-22 stealth jets got 587 enemy aircraft to back off in their first ‘combat surge’ over Syria

The Pentagon said the F-22 "deterred" 587 bogeys in the process, suggesting the jet commands some respect against older, Russian-made models often in operation by Russian and Syrian forces.
Members of the 5th Special Forces Group conducting weapons training during counter-ISIS operations at the al-Tanf garrison in southern Syria.

A US base in Syria is a huge thorn in Russia and Iran’s side — but they can’t do much more than complain about it

Moscow, Tehran, and the Syrian government have repeatedly accused the US of training Islamic State fighters at the al-Tanf garrison without offering any credible evidence. And that seems as if it's all they can do to undermine the US.
The Russian Yasen-class nuclear attack submarine Severodvinsk

Russia’s submarines are showing they can strike deep inside Europe, and they’ve got the US Navy on edge

Western officials have warned repeatedly about Russia's increasingly sophisticated and active submarines, but it's what those submarines can do to land targets that may stir the most worry among those leaders and the US Navy.
Will US Air Force pilots in Syria be targeted by Russian-made missile defenses?

Russian missile defenses arrive in Syria — and US and Israeli fighters could be in the crosshairs

The US, like Israel, has vowed to continue operations in Syria until Iran backs off. With a very small ground presence in Syria, the US largely relies on air power to protect its forces.