North Korea tells UN aviation group no more ICBM tests — National Post

TOKYO — North Korea has informed a United Nations aviation agency it will not conduct unannounced missile tests or further intercontinental ballistic missile launches because its nuclear arms program is now complete and it no longer needs to do such testing. According to a statement released Friday, the pledge was made in meetings between North…

What Is Kim Jong-un’s Game? By Jean-Pierre Cabestan -NYTimes Opinion

Mr. Cabestan is a China expert based in East Asia for more than two decades. HONG KONG — The immediate causes of the recent diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula are well known: stronger international sanctions against North Korea, approved by even China and Russia, and President Trump’s bellicose response to the recent intensification of nuclear and missile…

Bellingcat: 9 Russian officers directed Ukraine attack

  MOSCOW – The Bellingcat investigative group says that it has identified nine Russian officers who allegedly were directly involved in the rocket attack on an eastern Ukrainian city that killed at least 30 civilians. The group, which has previously released reports on the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the fatal downing of a Malaysian…

Saudi Arabia intercepts 2 missiles launched by Houthis

Riyadh, May 7 (IANS/WAM) Saudi Air Defence forces intercepted two ballistic missiles launched by the Houthi rebels from Yemen. The missiles on Sunday were directed towards the city of Najran and launched by the militia deliberately to target civilian and populated areas, spokesman for the Arab Coalition Forces Colonel Turki al-Maliki said. There were no…

Military plane with 5 crew members crashes near Savannah, Georgia

Watch VideoA military plane carrying five crew members crashed Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia, officials said. The US Air Force said that an Air National Guard WC-130 from the 156th Airlift Wing in Puerto Rico crashed in the area. The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard is responding to the scene, according to…

Israeli forces fire bullets, tear gas at border protesters, wound 200

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers fired bullets and tear gas at thousands of Palestinian protesters at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, wounding nearly 200 people, hours after the United Nations human rights chief criticised Israel for using “excessive force”. Israeli troops have killed 38 Palestinians and wounded more than 5,000 others since Gaza residents began…

Syria’s Endgame Could “Get Ugly”: Washington’s Balkanization Plan. Turkey’s Military Presence in Northern Syria — peoples trust toronto

 https://ift.tt/eA8V8J While Syrian troops carry on their liberation of Damascus’ suburbs from radical militants with the support of Iranian troops and Shia militia detachments, the United States and Saudi Arabia are planning to take advantage of Ankara’s tacit consent and launch … Vía Global Research https://ift.tt/2r3fB6e via Syria’s Endgame Could “Get Ugly”: Washington’s Balkanization Plan. Turkey’s…

US army trainers try to build West Africa defences against jihad

  Nigerian commandos simulate a raid on a militant camp during the US-sponsored Flintlock exercises in Ouallam. Photo: Reuters / Aaron Ross OUALLAM, Niger – Kicking up clouds of pink Saharan dust, US military trainers impersonated militants, waved flags saying “death to outsiders” and threw smoke grenades toward approaching Nigerien commandos this week, as a…

Senate Summons Adeosun, Emefiele Over ‘unauthorised $462m’ For Helicopter

Senate Summons Adeosun, Emefiele Over ‘unauthorised $462m’ For Helicopter       The senate has summoned Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, and Godwin Emiefele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), over the alleged withdrawal of $462 million from the federation account without approval of the national assembly. Also summoned to give reasons for the…

France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison gas attack saying ‘essential evidence’ is vanishing as investigators are blocked from site — The Sun

FRANCE has accused Russia of trying to cover up the Syrian poison gas attack claiming “essential evidence” has vanished. At least 70 people were killed, many of whom were little children, after aircraft’s dropped barrel bombs full of toxic chemicals in Douma on April 7. AFP or licensors France has accused Russia of trying to… via…

France accuses Russia of trying to cover up Syria poison gas attack saying ‘essential evidence’ is vanishing as investigators are blocked from site — The Sun

FRANCE has accused Russia of trying to cover up the Syrian poison gas attack claiming “essential evidence” has vanished. At least 70 people were killed, many of whom were little children, after aircraft’s dropped barrel bombs full of toxic chemicals in Douma on April 7. AFP or licensors France has accused Russia of trying to… via…

Syria says false alarm set off its air defenses

Syria says false alarm set off its air defenses     Reuters © DOMINIQUE DERDA/AFP/Getty Images A picture taken from a helicopter during a press tour provided by the Russian Armed Forces on September 15, 2017 shows an aerial view of the modern city of Palmyra…AMMAN, April 17 (Reuters) – A false alarm led to Syrian air defense…

Warship Ruse, New Stealth Missiles: How They Attacked Syria

Bloomberg  Toluse Olorunnipa, Jennifer Jacobs, Tony Capaccio and Margaret Talev9 French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly make an official statement in the press room at the Élysée Palace in Paris, France, on April 14. “We cannot tolerate the recurring use of chemical weapons, which is…

SYria Bombing Update: 105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria

105 missiles were launched in strikes against Syria In a briefing on Saturday morning, the Pentagon provided the following breakdown of the military weapons used to strike Syrian targets overnight.   From the Red Sea: USS Monterey (Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser) – 30 Tomahawk missiles USS Laboon (Arleigh Burke-class destroyer) – 7 Tomahawk missiles From the…

Basic Facts and development on US and Collation Strike in Syria

Strikes in Syria: The US, UK and France launched coordinated air strikes in Syria, hitting targets associated with the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons program. How we got here: The US and its allies blame Syria for an apparent chemical attack on the city of Douma just over a week ago. US President Trump and UK…

U.S., France, U.K. Launch Strikes on Syria After Chemical Attack

U.S. launches missile strikes in Syria In Moves that could lead to the beginning of the Third World War, President Trump ordered a military attack against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday, joining allies Britain and France in launching missile strikes in retaliation for what Western nations said was the deliberate gassing of Syrian civilians….

Chibok girls: Negotiations with Boko Haram halted – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed on Friday that the negotiations between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram terrorists for the release of the remaining abducted Chibok schoolgirls had suffered unexpected setbacks. The president said this was mainly owing to a lack of agreement among the girls’ abductors whose internal differences, he explained, had led to…