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US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

January 15, 2018 1:35 am
US moves more warships, bombers near North Korea ahead of Olympics

A US B-2 stealth bomber flying (Photo by AFP) The United States has moved more warships and aircraft near the Korean Peninsula, expanding its military presence in the region as South Korea prepares to host North Korean athletes in Winter Olympics next month. The USS Wasp, an upgraded US Marine […]

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

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Syria vows to end US presence; Russia, Turkey warn over ‘border force’ plan

US military vehicles drive in the Syrian town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, April 28, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Damascus says it is determined to end US military presence after Washington declared plans to build a 30,000-member “border force” in the Arab country that Russia says could lead to Syria’s partition. […]

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US plans to develop more ‘usable’ nuclear warheads

January 10, 2018 1:32 am
US plans to develop more ‘usable’ nuclear warheads

An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the ‘Ohio’-class fleet ballistic-missile submarine USS ‘Maryland’ off the coast of Florida, August 31, 2016. (Photo via US Navy) A former US official says the administration of President Donald Trump plans to adopt a hawkish position on the use of nuclear weapons. […]

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US troops gather outside Pentagon to protest sexual harassment

January 8, 2018 1:59 am
US troops gather outside Pentagon to protest sexual harassment

This AFP file photo taken on April 23, 2015 shows the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, DC. A group of active and retired US troops have gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Defense Department near Washington to protest against sexual harassment and assault in the US military. About two […]

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China set to build navy base near Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

January 7, 2018 4:00 am
China set to build navy base near Pakistan’s Gwadar Port

The Yinchuan (175), a Type 052D destroyer of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), provides an escort ahead of the Liaoning aircraft carrier into the Lamma Channel as it arrives in Hong Kong territorial waters on July 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) China is set to build a naval base […]

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Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

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Nigerian forces attack protesters calling for top Shia cleric Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s release

This file photo taken on August 11, 2016 in northern Nigerian city of Kano shows protesters from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) marching in the rain through the streets to press for the release of their leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. (Photos by AFP) Nigerian government forces have attacked protesters calling […]

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Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

January 6, 2018 12:37 am
Nine people wounded in clashes between protesters, police in Cairo

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel at the al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, December 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Clashes have erupted between dozens of protesters and police in the Egyptian capital of Cairo […]

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US-North Korea nuclear war ‘closer than ever’: Ex-US military chief

December 31, 2017 4:25 pm
US-North Korea nuclear war ‘closer than ever’: Ex-US military chief

A North Korean Hwasong-15 long-range ballistic missile, which is reportedly capable of reaching all parts of the US, is test-launched from an undisclosed location, November 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United States and North Korea are closer than ever to a nuclear war over Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear weapons […]

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No plans to pause US-South Korea military exercises: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis

December 30, 2017 2:38 am
No plans to pause US-South Korea military exercises: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis making a statement at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP) US Defense Secretary James Mattis says the United States does not plan to pause a joint annual military exercise with South Korea during the upcoming Winter Olympics in the Asian country. […]

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu orders military to help tackle cholera

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu orders military to help tackle cholera

A Doctors without Borders staff member performs patient consultations at a center in Lusaka, Zambia, January 22, 2009. Zambian President Edgar Lungu has directed the military to help fight the spread of cholera, which has killed 41 people in the nation’s capital and made more than 1,500 others sick since […]

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Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

December 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Russia slams Japan’s deployment of US missiles

A US Navy warship test-launches a RIM-161 Standard Missile (SM-3), jointly developed with Japan, to shoot down North Korean missiles. (file photo) Russia has slammed Japan’s plans to deploy more US missile systems, saying the move hurts ties between Moscow and Tokyo and amounts to a breach of an arms […]

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Zimbabwean General Constantino Chiwenga who helped end Mugabe’s rule becomes vice president

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Zimbabwean General Constantino Chiwenga who helped end Mugabe’s rule becomes vice president

This screen grab from Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) taken on November 16, 2017 shows former president Robert Mugabe (L) as he poses alongside General Constantino Chiwenga in Harare. (Photo by AFP) Zimbabwe’s former commander of the army, General Constantino Chiwenga, has been chosen as a vice president of the country. […]

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Yemeni forces’ ballistic missile hit Saudi mercenaries base in Ma’rib province

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Yemeni forces’ ballistic missile hit Saudi mercenaries base in Ma’rib province

The photo, provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s operations command, shows a Yemeni missile shortly after launch. Yemeni forces have fired a ballistic missile at a military base used by the Saudi-backed mercenaries in Yemen’s central Ma’rib Province, inflicting heavy damage on their military equipment and systems.  Yemini sources […]

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Israeli forces fire tear gas at students in West Bank village

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Israeli forces fire tear gas at students in West Bank village

Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli forces during clashes in the occupied West Bank on December 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Israeli forces have attacked a village in the West Bank and clashed with a group of Palestinian students who were trying to confront them. On Thursday, the Israeli forces […]

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Israeli parliament ratifies ‘anti-police’ bill shielding Netanyahu

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Israeli parliament ratifies ‘anti-police’ bill shielding Netanyahu

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shakes hands with Israeli lawmaker David Amsalem (R) at a parliament (Knesset) meeting, December 25, 2017. Israel’s parliament (Knesset) has ratified a law which would bar police from publicizing information about their criminal investigations, a measure opposition says is aimed at softening scrutiny of […]

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