Photo: (AP) North Korea amplified its threatening rhetoric hours before a U.N. vote on new sweeping sanctions, vowing to launch a first-strike nuclear attack against the United States and threatening to engulf Washington in a “sea of fire.” An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said the North will exercise its right for “a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds… Read more →
Photo Credit: Reuters/Bazuki Muhammad (Reuters) – Malaysian troops backed by fighter jets stormed the camp of an armed Filipino group on Tuesday, trying to end a standoff on Borneo island after violence that killed at least 27 people and sparked fears of broader insecurity in the resource-rich region. Jets bombed the area in Malaysia’s eastern Sabah state for more than 30… Read more →
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea vowed Tuesday to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills. Without elaborating, the Korean People’s Army Supreme Command warned of “surgical strikes” meant to unify the divided Korean Peninsula and of an… Read more →
New report raising serious concerns for U.S.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for comments linking Zionism with fascism. “The secretary-general heard the prime minister’s speech through an interpreter,” Ban Ki-moon’s office said in an e- mailed statement today. “If the comment about Zionism was interpreted correctly, then it was not only wrong but contradicts the very principles… Read more →
Credit: Reuters/Jamejamonline/Ebrahim Norouzi/Handout (Reuters) – A Chinese businessman indicted in the United States over sales of missile parts to Iran is still making millions of dollars from the trade, say security officials who monitor compliance with Western and U.N. sanctions. These officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the businessman, Li Fangwei, has earned at least $10 million from illegal sales to… Read more →
(AFP Photo / RIA Novosti / Alexey Nikolsky) President Putin said Russia’s enemies were making consistent attempts to shift the strategic balance of power and urged top military officers to continue the reforms and the radical rearmament. “Methodical attempts are made to rock the strategic balance in one way or another. The US has practically started the second stage of… Read more →
Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa Israeli media quotes Palestinian and Israeli sources as saying that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard envoys have arrived in the Gaza Strip. Expert rocket makers dispatched from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have in recent days arrived in the Gaza Strip, senior Palestinian security sources have told the Israeli news outlet Walla! on Tuesday. According to the report, the… Read more →
Photo Credit: (AP) JERUSALEM – A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck Israel on Tuesday as tensions are mounting in the region weeks ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit. Militants claiming affiliation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement took responsibility for the attack, saying they fired the rocket to avenge the death of a Palestinian in Israeli custody. The… Read more →
http://www.euronews.com/ Fatah’s armed branch has vowed to take revenge for the Palestinian man who died in Israeli custody on Saturday. The call comes amid continued clashes since the weekend. Israeli soldiers were out in force this morning as Arafat Jaradat’s funeral took place in Se’eer. Arrested last week, Palestinians believe he was tortured in jail, though the autopsy proved inconclusive.