Month: December 2022

Putin tells Xi he wants to ramp up military cooperation

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russian leader Vladimir Putin told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday he was keen to ramp up military cooperation and hailed the two countries’ efforts to counter Western influence. Battered by unprecedented Western […]

Iran, Russia Warn Opportunity for Nuclear Talks Is Not Forever

Voice of America News reports: “Russia and Iran each have recently warned about the dangers of not reviving nuclear talks with Iran. But separately each says Western countries appear not to be eager to resume […]

Iranians mourn murdered protesters, chant ‘death to Khamenei!’

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Crowds of Iranian demonstrators gathered at the graves of protesters murdered by Iranian security forces during the anti-government protests that continue to sweep Iran to mark 40 days since their murder […]

Iran to hold military exercises near Strait of Hormuz

SpaceWar.com reports: “Iran’s army begins Thursday military exercises in strategic southern regions east of the Strait of Hormuz, state news agency IRNA reported. Joint drills involving air, land and naval forces — including both drones […]

US, Chinese jets in close encounter over South China Sea

SpaceWar.com reports: “A Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously within 20 feet (six meters) of a much larger US air force surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, the US military said Thursday. In the December […]

Jordan’s Abdullah warns Israel not to cross ‘red lines’ on Jerusalem holy sites

The Times of Israel reports: “Jordanian King Abdullah II has warned the incoming Israeli government not to cross Jordan’s ‘red lines’ with regard to Jerusalem’s holy sites, while expressing concern over the potential for a […]

Russia Targets Ukraine with Missile Barrage

Voice of America News reports: “Russia attacked Ukraine with a barrage of missiles Thursday, including ones that targeted the capital, Kyiv, as well as the city of Kharkiv. Ukraine’s military said it shot down 54 […]

Turkey, Syria, Russia defence ministers meet for first talks since 2011

SpaceWar.com reports: “The defence ministers of Russia, Turkey and Syria met in Moscow on Wednesday, the first such talks since a war broke out in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said. It was also the […]

Philippines, China move to avoid ‘miscalculation’ in disputed sea

SpaceWar.com reports: “The Philippines and China will establish direct communication between their foreign ministries to avoid ‘miscalculation and miscommunication’ in the hotly disputed South China Sea, Manila said Thursday. The deal will be signed next […]

Under New Defense Plan, Japan May Become ‘Normal’ World Power

Voice of America News reports: “Japan this month took a major step toward loosening its postwar military restraints, unveiling new policies that will allow the Asian giant to play a much bigger role in regional […]

In video, Iran threatens to raze Tel Aviv, destroy Dimona if Israel hits nuke sites

The Times of Israel reports: “Iran’s state broadcaster has aired a video describing what it claims would be the response to an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear sites, warning that Israeli targets would be destroyed […]

Kim sets out new goals for North’s military, KCNA reports

SpaceWar.com reports: “Kim Jong Un announced new goals for North Korea’s military in a report to party leaders, state media reported Wednesday, hinting that sanctions-busting weapons tests will continue next year. Kim is currently presiding […]