2,000 British soldiers to withdraw from Afghanistan

The UK is to pull out 2,000 British troops from Afghanistan. In 2012 David Cameron made a pledge to totally pull all combat forces out from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. This followed the United States pledging first to pull half of their combat forces leaving only a force to train the Afghan National Army...

Update: Israel confirms attacks on Syrian soil

Israel has confirmed the use of tactical missiles against Syrian targets. The supposed shipment of weapons that it bombed were supposedly being transferred to Lebanon to be used against Israel by terrorist group, Hezbollah. Israeli officials have confirmed that they had fired onto Syrian targets via...

US to reconsider arming Syrian rebels

Syria has faced many troubles since since the fighting between rebel forces and Syrian forces began in March 2011. The United Nations (UN) has suggested that as many as 70,000 Syrians have died in the 2 year conflict. Reports coming out of Syria suggest that the Assad government are now using chemical...

6 killed after Mastiff fails to protect occupants

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reported that three British troops were killed and six other individuals seriously harmed after a large roadside bomb (IED) detonated and caused major damage to their Mastiff armored vehicle. The 23 tonne vehicle, which has been in operation in Afghanistan since 2006, is...

Taiwan to deploy Patriot missiles to its south

Taiwan is to deploy 3 U.S. made Patriot anti-missile batteries in the southern part of Taiwan, adding to the 1 located in the northern part of Taiwan, Deputy Defense Minister Andrew Yang said on Thursday. On Monday, Mr. Yang said, “Peace and stability in Taiwan could only be realized through self...

South Korea and US military drills end (“Foal Eagle”)

  The US and South Korea have wrapped up joint military drills that took place amid high tensions with North Korea. The two month operation called “Foal Eagle”, held annually, angered North Korea. It made threats after the U.S. flew nuclear capable B-52 bombers over South Korea and then...

Prime Minister of Syria is targeted in bomb attack

Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has survived an assassination attempt after a car bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus, reports suggest. However, it’s unclear as to whether the attack was planted on a nearby car, waiting for the prime minister’s convoy to pass it. The attack was targeted at...

West has ‘evidence’ that Syria is using chemical weapons

Syria has been accused of using chemical weapons, according to the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States. President Obama has stated that this could be a “gamer changer” for US political foreign affairs concerning Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron told the BBC’s...

China says it will never use nuclear weapons on “nuke-free zones”

China’s Pang Sen, the director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Arms Control Department has made a statement declaring that China would not use its nuclear weapons on ‘nuclear free zones’. It comes after a visit to the United Nations HQ in Geneva with the topic being about...

North Korea marks Kim Il-sung’s birthday

North Korea is today marking the 101st anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the nations founder. KCNA reports that Kim Jong-Un payed his respects to Kim Il-sung, his grandfather, at the mausoleum Kim Il-sung and former leader Kim Jong-Il lay. It is feared that because today marks the anniversary of the...

The US urges North Korea to come to the diplomacy table

The U.S. Secretary of State has made his fourth and final stop in Tokyo, Japan, as part of a 4 day Asia tour with North Korea being the lead agenda. He said that the North Korean leaders would need to “come to the table in a responsible way”. In the countries that Mr. Kerry has visited, South...

US and China make landmark pledge on Korean de-nuclearization

The U.S. and China have made a landmark pledge on the  de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. This comes as the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, has visited China with the agenda of pushing the North Korean issue. John Kerry said in a statement saying that China and the US were able “to...

US warns North Korea over missiles

President Obama has warned North Korea that the US would “take all necessary steps” to protect America and its allies, in a joint statement with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He has also urged China to do more in response to North Korea’s threats and actions over nuclear war. Meanwhile,...

G8 condemns North Korea’s nuclear threats

The Group of Eight nations (G8) has jointly condemned North Korea’s nuclear threats along with its nuclear technology. The group said that they condemn “in the strongest possible terms” North Korea’s further development on its nuclear program and its ballistic missile capabilities...

Margaret Thatcher dies, following a stroke

The former Prime Minister has died of a stroke at the age of 87. She led the Conservative party as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. In 1979 she was elected the first woman Prime Minister in the long history of the United Kingdom. She played a great role in the defense of the Falkland Islands in the 1982...

North Korea is now in a ‘state of war’ with South Korea

Tensions have been evermore increasing on the Korean Peninsular, as the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) – a state run news agency run by North Korea – has run an article stating that North Korea is in a ‘state of war’ against South Korea. Although, in actual fact the war had never...

China to buy aircraft and submarines from Russia

    China has inked a deal with Russia to buy 24 Sukhoi Su-35 and 2 Amur-1650 Class submarines. The announcement was made by President Xi Jinping before an anticipated visit to Russia. Two of the submarines will be built in Russia, while an extra two submarines is to be built in China by...

Attacks leave 8 ISAF forces dead

In an amazing but sad story that has left 2 U.S. Marines dead and 6 AV-8B Harriers out of service after extensive damage. The Taliban attacked a mutli-national base in Afghanistan dressed in US army uniform. [16/09/2012] The main base in Afghanistan, Camp Bastion, that houses a garrison of 11,000-12,000...

The trident debate (UK)

There is currently a debate going on in the UK with politicians and free thinkers alike. Whether or not the UK should keep a nuclear deterrent or at current pay for an upgrade when the life of the UK’s current nuclear weapons cease; which is estimated at 2020 when the weapons become non-safe to...

US moves two warships towards Libya

The US has moved two warships, the USS Laboon and the USS McFaul to the coast of Libya. Both warships are equipped with deadly accurate Tomahawk missiles, however it is moreover thought that the destroyers will only be used in the event that an evacuation is required or if the insertion of a special...

100,000 Syrians flee in August

According to the United Nations 100,000 Syrians have fled Syria in the month of August. How many have fled Syria in total from the start? The conflict which had started in March 2011 until now has caused up to 230,000 Syrians to flee into neighboring countries. These countries they are fleeing to are...

UK expels Iranian diplomats

Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced the expulsion of Iranian diplomats and the "immediate" closure of the Iranian embassy in London after the British embassy in Tehran was stormed by "protestors". However it must be stated that this was after the UK had imposed sanctions after...

NATO kills 25 Pakistani troops

A raid gone wrong… An engagement with NATO forces occurred on the 26 Nov 2011, it left 25 Pakistani troops dead on their own soil, the incident supposedly looks like a mistaken identity situation however has erupted fury within Pakistan. It again violates Pakistan’s territory/sovereignty and...

Syria the next Libya?

Looking into the situation that has been occurring in Syria it is hard not to make comparisons on the reasons under which NATO had led attacks against Gaddafi forces in Libya. In this case you have a dictatorship who is attacking his own countries citizens to what appeared to have started as peaceful...

British Army upgrading Warrior IFV

The government has announced an upgrade for the ageing Warrior IFV worth approximately £1bn. First put into service in the late 1980’s the Warrior IFV has proven itself in Kosovo, Iraq and is currently still in active military war conditions in Afghanistan. New Turrets In 2006 BAE Systems trialed new...

Infra-red defeated

It is technology vs technology. BAE Systems has developed technology or surface material called “Adaptiv” a patented technology “based on sheets of hexagonal ‘pixels'”. What the technology does is allow armoured vehicles such as tanks, APCs or any sort of vehicle be either...

NOTW closed. News Corp under investigation by the FBI. Resignations ensue.

The headlines are filled with the scandal that took place in the UK. The The News of the World formally closed down on Sunday when News Corporation intervened and Rupert Murdoch ordered the closing of the 168 year old tabloid paper. The last paper to be made by editors of the The News of the World was...

Pres. Obama: US decreasing military in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has announced to reduce a chunk of the US military presence in Afghanistan. By this year Obama stated in his announcement that 10,000 US troops would return to the US from Afghanistan by the end of 2011. There will also be a gradual decrease throughout the next year to bring the...

Britain and France use attack helicopters over Libya says NATO

NATO¹ has confirmed that British Apaches and French Tiger close air support attack helicopters have been used with success according to the pilots over Libya. This comes at a time where NATO has announced that it will extend its operations in Libya for an extra 90 days under Resolution 1973, enacted to the...

Attack to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden

After the death of Osama bin Laden, by U.S. special forces under closed eye conditions without the permission of Pakistan’s government, the Pakistani Taliban vowed to avenge to the death of bin Laden. It didn’t take long. Today the BBC reported an explosion which took the lives of 80 people with...

Britain sends military advisors to Libya

In an attempt to reorganize the rebels in Libya, Britain is sending in military advisors to give advice to the rebel organization. The British Foreign Office, issued in a statement: “This deployment is fully within the terms of UNSCR 1973 both in respect of civilian protection and its provision...

LIBYA: NATO urged to do more

NATO has been urged to to go further combat-wise in its military operation in Libya. William Hague, the Foreign Secretary said in an EU meeting in Luxemburg: ”We must maintain and intensify our efforts in Nato. That is why the UK has in the last week supplied additional aircraft for striking ground targets...

Nuclear level raised to that of Chernobyl in Japan

In reference to a report submitted by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency¹ (NISA) the level of nuclear radiation has reached that of levels which are at its peak, level 7, the same rating the Chernobyl disaster was given in 1986. News [Updated]: 9.0 quake and tsunami piles onto Japan However in...

Russian forces take down militants in Ingushetia

28/03/2011 – Russia – As armoured vehicles poured into a known strong hold of militants, along with heavily equipped Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB)/Glavnoye Razvedyvatel’noye Upravleniye (GRU) counter terrorism units, helicopter gunships lit the skies with rounds...

Ivory Coast – France arrests Gbagbo, conflict coming to an end?

In a report by the BBC¹, it has claimed that hundreds of innocents have been killed in the Ivory Coast. It asserted that at least 800 died to which they quoted the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Ivory Coast is in turmoil after the 2010 elections in December which...

The United Nations (UN) and Libya, Western forces on the attack

The UN just recently passed Resolution 1973 on Libya essentially a resolution which allows UN members to protect the civilians of Libya at-all costs. 10 nations of the UN accepted the resolution while 5 nations abstained which included China (PRC), Russia, Brazil, India and Germany. – While the 10...

9.0 quake followed by massive tsunami hits Japan [Updated]

Japan has been hit by a massive Earth Quake which has been followed by an equally massive tsunami which has flooded the North East region of Japan. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded the quake at 8.9 at 2:46 local time at a depth of 24 km. Reports have stated that the nuclear power plants in Japan...

North Korea threatens South Korea on propaganda leaflets

North Korea have threatened to launch cross border attacks if South Korea continues to drop leaflets via air which have anti-regime information on them. The North Korean military has labelled these as attacks as “psychological warfare” according to the state run KCNA news agency. Tensions...

Ceasefire breached in the Ivory Coast

In our news reports previously we stated that civil war was a possibility in the Ivory Coast. In 6 years there has not been an outbreak of weapons fire exchange against the two sides of the north and south. According to a UN spokesman speaking to a BBC reporter he stated that there have been clashes in the...
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