China has agreed to return the U.S. underwater drone that it seized in international waters on December 15, but claims its actions were justified for “maritime safety.”

With suspiciously consistent quarterly GDP numbers coming out of China during lowered global economic activity, it is evident that not all of those who fudge government numbers reside in Washington, D.C.

Speaking in Geneva on October 6, UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, warned that that rebel-held eastern Aleppo could undergo “total” destruction by the end of the year.

A new study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated that the economic impact of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa is “massive and persistent” and is responsible for soaring inflation, which hurts the value of currencies, and has resulted in a flood of refugees to neighboring nations.

Yet another top military leader for the Islamic State, or ISIS, was exposed as having been trained by the U.S. government — this one as recently as 2014 and on American soil, according to media reports confirmed as accurate by the U.S. State Department. The new ISIS military also said in a video that he was secretly trained in Russia.

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