27 Jan 2023

US forces kill Islamic State Somalia leader in cave complex

US forces have killed Bilal al-Sudani, an Islamic State leader, and ten of his operatives in northern Somalia. The forces raided a remote mountainous cave complex hoping to catch him. Al-Sudani was allegedly funding ISIS activities globally and had been growing the presence of the group in Africa.  The nature

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25 Jan 2023

Russia scorns Germany for sending Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

Moscow has spoken out against Germany’s move to provide battle tanks to Ukraine. Russia accused Germany of abandoning its historical responsibility to Russia after its war crimes committed in World War II.  The Russian embassy in Germany stated on Wednesday that the decision to send 14 german-made Leopard 1 tanks

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24 Jan 2023

Finland calls for ‘time-out’ in heated Nato talks with Turkey

A time out has been called in the talks with Finland, Sweden and Turkey about joining Nato. A series of protests in Sweden over the recent days have angered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey is already a member of Nato and can block applications to join.  In one of

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23 Jan 2023

Chinese Cellular IoT technology: An analysis of threats and mitigation measures

Free and open nations have woken up to the threat posed by Chinese involvement in their 5G telecommunications and to the importance of maintaining the lead in semiconductors. There is less awareness of the risks incurred by using Chinese cellular IoT technology. In the longer term the risk posed by the pervasive presence of Chinese cellular IoT modules in our systems and processes poses a greater threat than does relying upon Chinese companies for 5G.

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23 Jan 2023

Germany won’t block export of its Leopard 2 tanks, foreign minister says

Germany’s foreign minister Anna Baerbock has stated that Germany will not stand in the way of Poland if they were to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Ukraine has asked the West for German-made tanks to help theme defeat Russia.  Germany has not yet provided the vehicles and its export

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23 Jan 2023

Burkina Faso’s military government demands French troops leave the country within one month

According to the government press agency, the military government of Burkina Faso is demanding the departure of French troops from the country. The government cited the terms of the 2018 agreement that state that France has exactly one month to remove all of tis troops from the country.  France still

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20 Jan 2023

Lebanon MPs sit in as 11th vote for president fails

Two politicians have spent the night inside Lebanon’s parliament building to protest MP’s failure to elect a new president for the 11th time. The two, Najat Saliba and Melhem Khalaf refused to leave the chamber until after the latest round of voting. The outgoing president’s term ended on October 31

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19 Jan 2023

Fire at Armenian military barracks kills at least 15 people

A fire that broke out at a military unit in Azat village in Arminia’s province of Gegharkunik has killed at least 15 men and injured three. The fire in the eastern province broke out in the barracks of an engineer and sniper company of a military unit. The three men

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19 Jan 2023

New Zealand PM quits citing burnout

Jacinda Ardern is quitting as the New Zealand prime minister before this year’s election. Ms Ardern stated the six challenging years on the job had taken a toll. The announcement comes as polling indicates that her party, the Labour Party faces a difficult path to re-election in October.  Labor members

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17 Jan 2023

Pakistan PM seeks India talks on ‘burning issues such as Kashmir’

The Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called for talks with India to discuss burning issues and has asked the United Arab Emirates to play a role in dissolving the tensions between the two countries. Last week, Sharif visited the UAE and termed it a brotherly country. He has stated

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