75.22 F
New York
August 2, 2021

War

Iran warns of response if security threatened after ship attack – TV

Reuters
The Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned Liberian-flagged tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime that was attacked off Oman coast as seen in Cape Town, South Africa, December 31, 2015 in this picture obtained from ship tracker website, MarineTraffic.com. Picture taken December 31, 2015. Johan Victor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo DUBAI, Aug 2......

The P-51 Mustang Was the Quintessential Aircraft of the World War II Era

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Aug. 2, 2021, 6 a.m. From a Luftwaffe base in Lyke, East Prussia, on August 6, 1944 , the German pilot Günther Schack scrambled his pursuit squadron of nine Me 109s. They headed out looking for a large number of “furniture vans,” German slang for the Soviets’ four-engine......

Russian and Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

Reuters
MOSCOW, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Troops from Russia and Uzbekistan began joint military drills on Monday near the Afghan border amid fears in both countries over a worsening security situation in Afghanistan that could spill over into Central Asia. Russia said 1,500 Russian and Uzbek troops would take part in......

EXCLUSIVE U.S. to begin new Afghan refugee program – sources

Reuters
The U.S. flag is reflected on the windows of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration will launch a new program to resettle certain Afghans as refugees in the United States, an administration official and two knowledgeable......

Colombia ex-army chief will be charged over extrajudicial killings

Reuters
BOGOTA, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Colombia’s attorney general’s office will charge former army commander General Mario Montoya for responsibility of 104 extrajudicial executions, as part of the “false positives” scandal, it said on Sunday. The false positives took place between 2002 and 2008, during the term of ex-President Alvaro Uribe,......

Syrian army steps up offensive in restive southern city

Reuters
This still image taken from amateur video shows protesters defacing a giant poster of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Deraa March 25, 2011. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. REUTERS/Amateur Video via Reuters TV/File Photo AMMAN, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Syrian troops stepped up shelling of an opposition......

In Vietnam, Undersea Robots Aid the Pentagon’s Search for War Dead

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Allowing Americans to bring advanced underwater robots into Vietnamese-controlled areas of the South China Sea — equipment that could have military applications for both governments — is also diplomatically sensitive. Mr. Pietruszka said obtaining the permissions for the......

Taliban rockets hit Kandahar airport in Afghanistan, flights suspended

Reuters
KABUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Taliban fighters struck Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan with at least three rockets overnight, the insurgent group’s spokesman said on Sunday, adding that the aim was to thwart air strikes conducted by Afghan government forces. “Kandahar airport was targeted by us because the enemy were......

Philippines’ Duterte fully restores key U.S. troop pact

Reuters
MANILA, July 30 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has restored a crucial pact governing the presence of U.S. troops in the Southeast Asian nation, the two countries’ defence ministers said on Friday, reversing a decision that had caused increasing concern in Washington and Manila. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)......

Taliban assassinations of Afghan pilots ‘worrisome,’ U.S. govt watchdog says

Reuters
An Afghan A-29 pilot prepared for flight in the cockpit of his aircraft, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan September 10, 2017. Picture taken Septembeer 10, 2017. U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – Taliban assassinations of Afghan pilots detailed by Reuters this month mark......

Ceasefire called after three Armenian soldiers killed in clashes with Azerbaijan

Reuters
MOSCOW/BAKU, July 28 (Reuters) – Armenia said on Wednesday that three of its soldiers had been killed in an exchange of gunfire with Azerbaijan and both sides later accepted a Russian ceasefire proposal to try to calm tensions. Armenia’s defence ministry said in a statement that Azeri forces had attacked......

China says Taliban expected to play ‘important’ Afghan peace role

Reuters
KABUL, July 28 (Reuters) – China told a visiting Taliban delegation on Wednesday it expected the insurgent group to play an important role in ending Afghanistan’s war and rebuilding the country, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Nine Taliban representatives met Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the northern Chinese city of......

(OFFICIAL) U.S. calls for halt to violence against Eritreans in Tigray

Reuters
July 27 (Reuters) – The United States is deeply concerned about reported attacks against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday, calling for the intimidation and attacks to stop. “We are deeply concerned about credible reports of attacks by military forces affiliated with......

Russia beefs up Tajik base, warns of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan

Reuters
MOSCOW, July 28 (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it was beefing up the combat capabilities of its military base in Tajikistan and training local soldiers, as Moscow warned that Islamic State militants were moving into neighbouring Afghanistan. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who was in Tajikistan on Wednesday for......

EXCLUSIVE North, South Korea in talks over summit, reopening liaison office – sources

Reuters
SEOUL, July 28 (Reuters) – North and South Korea are in talks to reopen a joint liaison office that Pyongyang demolished last year and hold a summit as part of efforts to restore relations, three South Korean government sources with knowledge of the matter said. South Korean President Moon Jae-in......

Biden: If U.S. has ‘real shooting war’ it could be result of cyber attacks

Reuters
WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a “real shooting war” with a “major power” it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by Russia......

Israel-Gaza conflict: Apparent war crimes committed, says rights group

BBC
On Tuesday, the Israeli military told AFP news agency that Human Rights Watch “was choosing to recycle previously refuted allegations instead of condemning violations of international law by Hamas and other terrorist organisations, who are carrying out military operations from areas containing homes, mosques, schools and hospitals”. BBC – For......

South, North Korea reopen hotlines as leaders seek to rebuild ties

Reuters
Moon, Kim exchanged multiple letters since April N.Korea cut hotlines, blew up a joint office in 2020 Moon hopes to renew N.Korea ties No clear sign yet for restart of nuclear negotiations Biden gov’t seeks ‘reliable, constructive’ talks SEOUL, July 27 (Reuters) – South and North Korea have restored hotlines......

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Click whichever is suitable. Accept Read More