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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Genocide in Libya [updated]

The Middle East has become a hot topic in what appears to be by media sources uprisings and somewhat revolutions taking place. Yet the more interesting factor is that they are working and this is attributed to the fact that Egypt, a country which was ruled for 30 years by dictator Hosni Mubarak suddenly...

Protests in Iran

Protests have hit the streets of Tehran again and in several other major cities in Iran where similar protests emerged with the election process taking place back in 2009-2010. We saw back then hundreds of thousands of people protesting in major streets and roads all around Tehran. Crowds as large as these...

Military mobilised in Egypt [updated]

Large protests have broken out in several Egyptian cities calling for President Mubarak to step down after 30 years of power. Egypt – 30 / 01 / 2011 — The military has been mobilised after large protests taking place in Egypt’s capitol, Cairo. The people of Egypt have called for the...

The rise of China and the issue that is Taiwan

As the Chinese President, Hu Jin-Tao has his three day state visit to the US in Washington this week it will become more apparent about the issues that are on the table with the rise of China and its more heightening military presence. Last week 25 members of the US senate signed a letter in support for...

Military intervention in the Ivory Coast?

The presidency of the Ivory Coast has been in dispute since votes were counted in November of 2010. The Constitutional Council ruled in favour of Gbagbo who was sworn in as president however though his opponent according to the Electoral Commission (Overseen by the United Nations) states that Ouattara had...

Obama announces a massive trade pact with South Korea

U.S. exports are to increase by $11 billion USD with an announced massive trade pact with South Korea, by the United States of America President Obama. Obama has stated that he has a goal of increasing and doubling U.S. trade exports over the next 5 years. This announcement comes at a time when tensions...

Chinese President Hu Jintao welcomed to the US

The Chinese President Hu Jintao was given a full state visit compliment on his visit to the United States. In the state visit which was aired live on the White House channel, a 21 gun salute and a military outfit was given for the Chinese President to inspect. Along with this a state dinner, private dinner...

The Ivory Coast issue, civil war a possibility…

The Ivory Coast is in turmoil right now. With the recent elections in dispute by incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivory Coast could go into civil war it is thought. Alassane Ouattara the termed “alternative government” is currently holed up in a hotel protected by 800 UN troops and with tanks...
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