Ukraine crisis: US rejects Russian demand to bar Ukraine from NATO

BBC.com reports: “The US has rejected Russia’s demand to bar Ukraine from NATO, amid warnings Russia might invade its neighbour. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was giving Russia a formal response to its demands to […]

Israel working to defuse diplomatic crisis between US and Russia

Israel National News reports: “Israel is working to defuse tensions between the US and Russia, amid a simmering border crisis between Russia and the Ukraine, Galei Tzahal reported Wednesday morning. According to the report, the US requested […]

Ukraine separatists urge Russia to send modern weapons

SpaceWar.com reports: “A Ukrainian separatist leader on Thursday urged Russia to send modern weapons to the breakaway statelets to help them defend themselves against Western-backed Kyiv forces. Denis Pushilin spoke after Russia’s ruling party urged […]

North Korea fires two missiles as testing blitz continues

SpaceWar.com reports: “North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles Thursday, Seoul said, its sixth weapons test this month in one of the most intense spates of launches on record that has delivered an emphatic rejection […]

Russia Rejects Biden Warning of ‘Severe’ Actions if it Invades Ukraine

Voice of America News reports: “Russia on Wednesday rejected the prospect of U.S. sanctions against President Vladimir Putin, one of several proposed responses if Russian forces were to invade neighboring Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov […]

Russia launches new military drills in south, Crimea

SpaceWar.com reports: “The Russian military said Tuesday it had launched exercises involving some 6,000 troops and at least 60 fighter jets in southern Russia near Ukraine and in Moscow-annexed Crimea. The southern military district described […]

China’s high-tech warplanes pose ‘big new threat’ to Taiwan

SpaceDaily.com reports: “China’s deployment of J-16D jets into Taiwan’s air defence zone this week marked the first sighting of the new high-tech warplanes, Taipei confirmed Tuesday, their electronic-jamming equipment posing a fresh threat to the […]

Ukrainians prepare for war with Russia as military aid arrives

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Ukraine was preparing for war on Tuesday as the US sent a plane carrying military equipment and munitions to the capital, Kyiv. The third shipment of a $200 million security package […]

Iran can achieve nuclear capability within weeks, INSS annual report says

YnetNews.com reports: “Iran is only weeks away from obtaining a nuclear bomb, INSS report says The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) published its 2022 annual Strategic Report claiming Iran is only weeks away from […]

Israel concerned joint Syrian-Russian jet patrol to limit IAF airstrikes

YnetNews.com reports: “Israel is concerned amid Syrian and Russian military jets’ joint patrol on Monday along Syria’s airspace and borders, including the armistice line along the Syrian border with Israel. Officials said they wondered what […]

North Korea Fires Two More Missiles, Continuing Dizzying Pace of Launches

Voice of America News reports: “North Korea launched a pair of cruise missiles early Tuesday, according to South Korea’s military, Pyongyang’s fifth missile test of the new year. The missiles were fired from an inland […]

Israel said holding talks with Russia over Syria standoff, may limit air campaign

The Times of Israel reports: “Israeli military officials are reportedly holding talks with Russian army officers to calm tensions after Moscow’s Defense Ministry said Monday that it held a joint jet patrol with Syria along […]