Who Cares About the J-20 or J-31 Stealth Fighters: This Chinese Jet Is a Killer

The single-engine, single-seat J-10, a product of the Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group in southwestern China, first flew in 1998 and entered front-line service in 2003. Featuring a tailless delta wing and canards, the 51-feet-long J-10 externally is similar to the defunct Israeli Lavi fighter, although there’s no proof that Beijing deliberately copied the Israeli design.


Arab nations inch toward rehabilitating Syria’s Assad

By ZEINA KARAM — Associated Press

FILE – In this file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA Dec. 16, 2018, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Sudan’s President Omar Bashir in Damascus, Syria. Assad has survived years of war and millions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him.