Global conflicts and controversies

The World Food Programme just suspended food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees (233 shares), warning of "terrible impact" as winter nears (434 shares). White House journalist Paul Brandus goes for the guilt-ridden jugular, tweeting, "Eat too much over the long weekend? U.N. World Food Program, out of money, cutting off 1.7M Syrian refugees."

To mark the official end of the Combat Mission in Afghanistan, The Telegraph is collecting tributes from families of the fallen for "We will remember them." Allister Heath there entreats, "Please read our tribute to all 453 British forces members killed in Afghanistan." Meanwhile, the FBI warns U.S. military about social media vulnerabilities in the wake of terror attacks in Canada. ABC News reports that "officials strongly urged those who serve to scrub social media accounts." At Bloomberg ViewEli Lake and Josh Rogin ask, "Will U.S. and Turkey create a Syria safe zone?"

Lastly, Russian money is suspected behind fracking protests. "Kremlin is said to be financing enviros in Europe to kill fracking -- & keep dependency on Russian gas," NYT's Clifford Levy explains.

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