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Soldiers secure an area in view of the aurora borealis during night live-fire training as part of Exercise Spartan Cerberus at Fort Greely, Alaska, October 25, 2016.

7 wars that defined the decade and changed how we fight around the world

From the Philippines to Iran, here are seven conflicts that defined the 2010s and changed how wars are fought.
'Ouch' can stop a conflict from spiraling out of control.

A relationship expert says one word can defuse a fight with family at Thanksgiving dinner — but most people don’t use it enough

Hal Runkel, a marriage and family therapist, says it's crucial to display vulnerability and let family know that they've hurt you emotionally.

MFA advises all Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan

The Pulwama attack on Feb 14 has led to escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan just shot down 2 Indian jets and carried out air strikes in Kashmir, but says it doesn’t want a war

A video released shows a soldier, whose face is bloodied and blindfolded. He gives his name and service number, before saying: "I'm sorry sir, that's all I'm supposed to tell you."
If you're just going to nod your head and smile at every idea that comes your way, you're probably not welcome, says Bharath Jayaraman, pictured.

An HR exec who’s worked at Facebook and Amazon says top tech companies are hunting for candidates with a quality you’d probably expect the...

Former Facebook and Amazon HR exec Bharath Jayaraman says top tech companies value people who can argue effectively, and disagree respectfully.
EU Council President Tusk looks on during a news conference at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels

EU’s Tusk calls for WTO reform to stop ‘conflict and chaos’ of Trump’s growing trade war

European Council president Donald Tusk called for Trump to reform the world order rather then bring it down, warning that trade wars can turn into “hot conflicts”. Tusk made the remarks during his opening statement at the EU-China summit on Monday in Beijing, Bloomberg and the Guardian reported.

An Israeli has written a series of open letters to his Palestinian neighbors. Will anyone respond?

Opinion: Conversations about the Israeli Palestinian conflict are often stale and unproductive. Interlocutors talk in circles and rarely say anything new or productive. A new book from Yossi Klein Halevi might change that.
US vice President Mike Pence is seen with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official welcome ceremony at the Prime Minister's Office on January 22, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Mike Pence hopes for a ‘new era’ in Middle East peace talks, but Palestinians are looking for partners elsewhere

Palestinian leaders refused to meet with Pence, and instead met with EU officials to discuss a path forward
It's the opposite of getting defensive.

I spoke to 4 couples in which both partners are relationship experts — and everyone recommended the same strategy for managing conflict

Relationship experts say that staying curious about their partner has helped them resolve and prevent conflict in their marriages.