Month: May 2022

Erdogan says Turkey not supportive of Finland, Sweden joining NATO

The Jerusalem Post reports: “President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday it was not possible for NATO-member Turkey to support plans by Sweden and Finland to join the pact, saying the Nordic countries were ‘home to […]

US, China clash at UN Security Council over North Korea

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States and China took opposing stances at the UN Security Council Wednesday on how to reduce tensions with North Korea, with Washington arguing for more sanctions against Pyongyang while Beijing called […]

Iraqi bill: Death penalty for normalization with Israel

Israel National News reports: “The Iraqi parliament is discussing a bill banning the normalization of ties with Israel, with the punishment being the death penalty or life imprisonment, The Arab News reports. According to the […]

Ukraine conflict: Russian soldiers seen shooting dead unarmed civilians

BBC.com reports: “When Leonid Pliats and his boss were shot in the back by Russian soldiers, the killing was captured on CCTV cameras in clear and terrible detail. The footage, which was obtained by the […]

North Korea fires ballistic missile off its east coast

The Jerusalem Post reports: “North Korea fired three ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea said, in the latest such move by the isolated country racing to advance its […]

DOD focused on hypersonic missile defense development, Admiral Says

SpaceWar.com reports: “Cruise missiles follow unpredictable flight paths and are now capable of supersonic and hypersonic speeds. Russia and China are developing advanced cruise missiles that can be launched from aircraft, ground launchers and ships […]

Kremlin: Finland joining NATO ‘definitely’ threat to Russia

SpaceWar.com reports: “The Kremlin said Thursday that neighbouring Finland joining NATO would ‘definitely’ represent a threat to Russia, after the Finnish leadership backed entering the US-led alliance. ‘The expansion of NATO and the approach of […]

Chinese military deeply alarmed over Starlink’s dual-use capabilities

SpaceWar.com reports: “Beijing’s concerns echo criticisms of the South African-born billionaire’s satellite internet system by Russia. On Sunday, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin warned that Elon Musk would be held accountable for supplying Starlink internet terminals […]

North Korea reports first Covid cases, Kim orders national lockdown

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea confirmed its first-ever Covid cases Thursday and declared a ‘serious emergency’, with leader Kim Jong Un appearing in a mask on television for the first time to order nationwide lockdowns. The […]

Jordan’s Foreign Minister: There is no Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount

Israel National News reports: “Ayman Safadi, Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, on Tuesday downplayed Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s statement that all decisions regarding the Temple Mount will be made by Israel’s leadership. […]

Russia ready for ‘long war’ in Ukraine, US warns

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States warned Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a long war in Ukraine and will not stop at the eastern Donbas region where fighting is currently raging. Washington’s […]

Russia said to pull troops from Syria to bolster forces in Ukraine

The Times of Israel reports: “Russia has begun the process of withdrawing some of its troops in Syria to help bolster its forces in Ukraine, the Moscow Times reported. According to the Friday report in […]