Posted in China Russia Taiwan U.A.E. Ukraine USA Yemen

Raytheon CEO: “I fully expect we’re going to see some benefit” from the tensions in Yemen, Ukraine, Taiwan

[The Motley Fool] Peter Arment — Analyst “Greg, maybe just switching over to defense, could you maybe just give us a little…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Rebel Karen commanders admit killing 25 people, agree to cooperate with international justice, while over 1,000 killed by security forces since military coup

[Al Jazeera, AP News] “Two senior commanders of the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) have admitted that security forces under…

Posted in Iran Israel

Now UK-based former officer of Iranian Navy’s largest ship, Kharg, thinks hostile action is behind mysterious sinking

[Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty] “Hossein Aryan, a British-trained former officer in the Iranian Navy, was the original operations officer on…

Posted in Israel Saudi Arabia U.A.E. Yemen

Saudi Arabia and UAE consolidating strategic positions in Yemen’s al-Mahrah province, Mayun and Socotra islands

[Brookings] “As the peace process has stalled between the Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Saudi…

Posted in Belarus EU Russia Ukraine USA

US-funded Belarusian regime-change activist taken from diverted plane is linked to Ukrainian neo-Nazis, fought in Donbas

[The Grayzone] “A high-profile Belarusian regime-change activist whose detention on a forcibly grounded airplane caused an international scandal has […] extensive…

Posted in EU Hungary Israel Palestine

Hungary is only nation in EU against call for Israel-Hamas ceasefire

[Euronews] “Hungary is the only EU country not to support an EU declaration calling for a ceasefire between Israel and…

Posted in Austria Iran Israel Palestine Slovenia

Austria flies Israeli flag amid ongoing conflict, designates Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation, Iran’s foreign minister cancels visit

[POLITICO] “Iran’s foreign minister canceled his visit to Austria at the last minute after the Austrian government flew Israeli flags…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia Canada UK USA

AOAV Report: 40% of civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan were children

[Action on Armed Violence] “Hundreds of children have been killed and hundreds more injured by US and Afghan airstrikes in…

Posted in UK

Northern Ireland “ethnic cleansing”: UVF denies involvement in riots but allegedly ordered removal of Catholic families

[Business Post, Belfast Telegraph] “More than 70 police officers have been injured in the riots that spread across mostly loyalist…

Posted in Russia UK Ukraine

Ukraine-NATO joint military drills planned “to restore the state border and territorial integrity”

[The Hill] “Ukraine’s military announced Saturday that it will hold joint military drills with NATO troops later this year amid…

Posted in Iraq Syria USA

Former LtCol Daniel Davis repeats his 2020 call for a full withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and Syria

[Insider] “The reason troops are in Iraq at all today is because President Barack Obama sent them to help Baghdad fend off…

Posted in Syria USA

Foreign Policy’s change of heart: Sanctions against Syria will not harm civilians / are killing civilians

[Foreign Policy] “Sanctions Against Syria Will Help, Not Harm, Civilians” “The Caesar Act is an overdue effort to starve the…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar’s truce is over as ethnic armies unite against coup, restart attacks

[REUTERS] “More than 500 people have been killed by the military across Myanmar in protests against the coup, according to…

Posted in Bangladesh China India Laos Myanmar Pakistan Russia Thailand Vietnam

Eight countries attended Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day parade while military killed over 100 protesters

[REUTERS] “Myanmar security forces killed 114 people, including some children, in a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on Saturday, the…

Posted in Russia Ukraine

Ukrainian President Zelensky signs decree on “Strategy of deoccupation” of Crimea, effective immediately

[President of Ukraine] DECREE OF THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE №117 / 2021 On the decision of the National Security and…

Posted in Israel Morocco Palestine USA

Sahrawi people sold out for nothing: U.S. recognises Morocco’s claim over occupied Western Sahara for “normalising” ties with Israel which were close already

[The American Conservative] Mike Pompeo “appears to be determined to continue his malign activities until his very last day in…

Posted in Syria USA

U.S. May Violate International Laws Against Pillage If It Takes Syrian Oil

[NPR] “President Trump has executed a policy U-turn on Syria. He’s now tasking U.S. forces that he’d promised to withdraw…

Posted in Europe Spain

Basque militant group ETA announced its dissolution – Timeline of events

[AP News] “The Basque militant group ETA on Wednesday announced its dissolution in a much-awaited declaration that marked the end…

Posted in Syria USA

Decade-Long U.S. Campaign to Incite “Revolution” in Syria

[MintPress News] Though many trace the beginning of the ongoing conflict in Syria back to the Arab Spring protests of…

Posted in Saudi Arabia UK USA Yemen

Resetting the Saudi relationship: US and UK could end Yemen war tomorrow, and they should

[Brookings] “Senator Murphy joined Brookings Senior Fellows Bruce Riedel and Tamara Wittes for a discussion on the U.S.-Saudi partnership, one of America’s longest-standing relationships…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Historic Aung San Suu Kyi election victory, ethnic conflicts remain to resolve

[Newsweek] “The resounding election victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party [in early November] surprised…

Posted in Libya Qatar Syria Turkey USA

Syrian rebels get weapons from Libya with the help of Qatar, Turkey, U.S.

[The New York Times] “During his more than four decades in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was North Africa’s…

Posted in France Jordan Syria UK USA

US, UK, France are involved in training Syrian anti-government rebels in Jordan

[REUTERS] “Americans are training Syrian anti-government fighters in Jordan, the German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday, quoting what it…

Posted in Iran Israel Jordan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

Hillary Clinton: US regime-change policy in Syria is in “operational” phase, as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar supply arms

[The Nation] “The Pentagon, the State Department and the CIA are making war plans for Syria. And they’re pretty much…

Posted in France Spain

Former French envoy denies Spanish PM Gonzalez connected to anti-ETA death-squads

[The Independent] After recent accusations, “Felipe Gonzalez received strong support yesterday from the former French ambassador to Madrid, who said…

Posted in Canada EU Lebanon Russia Syria Turkey UK USA

Armed Palestinians fight Syrian forces, NATO to give better weapons and enlist Muslim volunteers, Hillary Clinton blames Russia for sending arms to government

[DEBKAfile] “For the first time in the five-month anti-Assad uprising, Syrian forces clashed with dissident Palestinians Sunday, Aug. 14, in…

Posted in China Myanmar

Renewed Ethnic Clashes in Myanmar Put Spotlight on China

[World Politics Review] “On June 9, deadly clashes broke out in northern Myanmar between the country’s army and the ethnic…

Posted in Syria

Syrian security forces kill nine protesters, seize weapons and cash from al-Omari Mosque

[Daily Mail] “Fresh violence in a southern Syrian city has left nine people dead today.” “That made it the deadliest…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Free, Back in Politics, Ethnic Groups Optimistic

[NPR] “A day after regaining freedom from house arrest, the charismatic leader of Myanmar’s opposition, Aung San Suu Kyi, lost…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Ethnic rebels attack Yangon, 11 dead in 3 explosions

[China Daily] “Three explosions rocked Myanmar’s capital on Saturday, killing 11 people and wounding 162 others in the latest bombings…