Category: Global News

Russia Launches Baltic Naval Drills, Ratcheting Up Tensions With European Neighbors

Voice of America News reports: “Russia’s Ministry of Defense said it began live-fire naval exercises Wednesday in the Baltic Sea, ratcheting up tensions with nearby European nations that are already high over NATO and Ukraine. […]

Analysts Say Shakeup at China’s Rocket Force Suggests Strategy Shift Toward ‘Nuclear Triad’

Voice of America News reports: “Chinese President Xi Jinping, also the military’s commander-in-chief, this week replaced two leaders of the elite force overseeing the People’s Liberation Army’s conventional and nuclear missiles. The reshuffle at the […]

US general says allies key to counter China in Pacific

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States will rely on allies rather than a major expansion of its own forces to counter any Chinese military risk in the Pacific, a US general has told AFP. Beijing enjoys […]

US, Chinese Security Officials Discuss Defense Relations

Voice of America News reports: “The U.S. Defense Department said Wednesday the Pentagon’s top official for Asia has discussed U.S.-China defense relations and regional security issues with a Chinese foreign ministry official. The talks between […]

UK recognises ‘acts of genocide’ against Yazidis by Islamic State

SpaceWar.com reports: “The British government on Tuesday officially acknowledged that the Islamic State group committed ‘acts of genocide’ against the Yazidi people in 2014. The Yazidis — whose pre-Islamic religion made them the target of […]

Taiwan FM says conflict with China would have ‘disastrous results’

SpaceWar.com reports: “A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would have ‘disastrous results’ for the world, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told AFP in an interview Wednesday, citing the island’s strategic importance for the semiconductor industry and global […]

Analysts Say China Violates Human Rights in Tibet

Voice of America News reports: “New research measuring nighttime lighting data from detention facilities in Tibet has renewed global discussion about China’s decadeslong persecution of Tibetans in the autonomous region. While the report’s findings offer […]

Iran’s navy unveils new vessels equipped with 600 km range missiles

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ navy has unveiled new vessels equipped with 600-km range missiles at a time of rising tensions with the US in the Gulf, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported […]

CDC: Researchers Suggest Leprosy May Become Endemic in Florida

Breitbart.com reports: “Researchers suggest that leprosy has become endemic in the southeastern United States, with Central Florida accounting for 20 percent of cases. The entire state of Florida accounts for 81 percent of the biblical-era […]

Iran slams Saudi-Israeli normalization process

YnetNews.com reports: ‘The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, warned that the normalization of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia could adversely impact regional peace and stability, without elaborating further. During his weekly press conference […]

China replaces nuclear arsenal Rocket Force leadership

SpaceWar.com reports: “China announced on Monday a new leadership for its Rocket Force, the army unit that oversees its nuclear arsenal, as media reported a corruption probe involving its former chief. The navy’s former deputy […]

Israeli Navy, US Fifth Fleet, begin joint exercise

Israel National News reports: “The joint Israeli Navy and the United States Fifth Fleet exercise that began Sunday, will take place over the course of the next two weeks and will include training on land […]