Lethal autonomy and the fate of mankind

OPINION by Zaakir Ahmed Mayet – In 1984 the movie Terminator drew the minds of cinemagoers into a science fiction world in which robots have taken over and had begun hunting human beings. The epic battle between machine and man, striving for survival. This franchise released a new movie in[…]

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U.S., Turkey to launch anti-IS operation

Turkey and the United States will soon launch “comprehensive” air operations to flush Islamic State fighters from a zone in northern Syria bordering Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Monday. Detailed talks between Washington and Ankara on the plans were completed on Sunday, and regional allies including Saudi[…]

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Sinai: ‘There were so many dead’

It has been a long week for Egypt’s Sinai residents, many of whom have fled as the situation in the area, following a high-profile attack earlier this month, continues to degenerate. Militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group fired three Grad rockets last week into the coastal Israeli city[…]

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Israeli jets strike 3 targets in the Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes attacked multiple targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning, witnesses and Palestinian security sources said. Airstrikes targeted three training bases of the Izzadine al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in Gaza City and a fourth in the southern city of Khan Younis. No injuries or casualties were reported. An[…]

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Israel launches strikes across the Gaza Strip

The Israeli air force attacked several targets across the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday morning. No human casualties have been reported. The first airstrike hit an agricultural area in Eastern Gaza City near the ruins of Gaza International Airport around 4:00 a.m, locals told Ma’an. The second targeted a military[…]

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Syrian government forces pound Palmyra

Syrian government forces reportedly launched 17 airstrikes in and around Palmyra on Monday morning, following a Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) report that says IS has executed at least 217 people in the past nine days in the ancient city of Palmyra. The Observatory said on Sunday that it[…]

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