19 Apr 2019

U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce: diplomats

On Thursday, renewed fighting in Libya further increased the death toll related to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. Despite this, both the United States and Russia refused to support a draft United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire. While

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19 Apr 2019

ISIS claims first attack in DR Congo, saying it killed soldiers near Uganda border

Islamic State on Thursday carried out an attack on a Congolese army base close to the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, the terror group claimed, saying ISIS fighters killed 3 Congolese soldiers. This would be the first time ISIS has struck in the DRC. The

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18 Apr 2019

Libya death toll rises to 205 as Tripoli fighting continues: WHO

In the latest sign that renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government is not heading toward an easy victory, armed forces on Thursday attacked an air base in southern Libya under the control of Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA). After making large gains in

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18 Apr 2019

North Korea calls for Pompeo to be dropped from talks; tests tactical weapon

In possible future negotiations between North Korea and the US, the North Korean delegation would like to deal with someone “who is more careful and mature in communicating with us” than US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, senior foreign affairs official Kwon Jong Gun said on Thursday, adding that he

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18 Apr 2019

Army Secretary Reveals Weapons Wishlist for War with China & Russia

The US is building new weapons designed for “high-intensity conflict” with China and Russia, US Army officials revealed earlier this week. US Secretary of the Army Mark Esper stated that he intends to invest more in advanced weapons and technologies that would be needed “to penetrate Russian or Chinese air

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18 Apr 2019

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani urges regional powers to ‘unite against US’

In a Thursday speech, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed all regional problems on Zionism and “America’s arrogance,” and called upon regional powers to “stand together, be together and rid the region of the aggressor’s presence.” Rouhani also stressed that Iran’s military forces are not a threat to the national interests

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18 Apr 2019

Peace talks postponed as Taliban objects to size of Afghan delegation

The Taliban has postponed a meeting with politicians and civil society representatives from Afghanistan over issues with the size and composition of the delegation that counted 250 members. The delegation included people working for the Afghan government, which the Taliban said was not in accordance with a list of members

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17 Apr 2019

How China weaponizes overseas arms sales

Although China still lags behind the US in terms of arms exports, the country is exporting more weapons to an increasing number of countries as part of its strategy to increase its influence across the globe while challenging that of the United States. China’s arms exports have increased dramatically over

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17 Apr 2019

Shelling kills four in Tripoli as UN debates Libya ceasefire

The Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar carried out heavy shelling on Tripoli Tuesday night as part of a campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. At least four people were killed due to the shelling. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) negotiated

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17 Apr 2019

Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site: U.S. researchers

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is warning that satellite images from last week indicate renewed activity at Yongbyon, a site at the heart of North Korea’s nuclear program. According to the Washington-based think tank, the current activity resembles that of “the movement of radioactive material or reprocessing

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