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North and South Korea open fire on each other

South Korea and US military drill

U.S. and South Korean marines participate in a U.S.-South Korea joint landing operation drill in Pohang March 31, 2014. North Korean shells have landed in South Korean waters, prompting Seoul to open fire across a disputed border zone. North Korea announced plans early on Monday morning to conduct military exercises along the western maritime boundary. The North fired several artillery ... Read More »

North Korea’s history of threats

North Korea

North Korean People’s Army soldiers march at the Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang for the military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, 10 October 2005. Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea reviewed the military parade. The Korean Peninsula is experiencing a new period of high tensions, with both ... Read More »

North Korea conducts 3rd nuclear test, warns more to come

North Korea nuclear test

A defiant North Korea has conducted its third nuclear test, prompting a wave of international criticism from governments and other organization. It also said that more “measures” may follow, raising concerns that more nuclear devices may be exploded. Track LIVE UPDATES on the fallout of the North Korean nuclear test. Pyongyang said the Tuesday morning explosion was part of an effort to ... Read More »

Fresh evidence shows UK troops ‘systematically tortured’ Iraqis

UK troops torturing Iraqi's

Shocking fresh testimonies to be heard at the British High Court would bring up new charges of violating international law over the torture and unlawful killing of Iraqi prisoners against British troops. This time, the British military stands accused of carrying out a “systematic torture” policy against Iraqi prisoners including shocking testimonies alleging sexual abuse and torture of Iraqi prisoners ... Read More »

UN contingency plan to deploy up to 10,000 peacekeepers in Syria

United Nations Syria

The UN is considering the deployment of 4,000 to 10,000 peacekeepers in Syria as an emergency measure, reports Russian press, citing UN sources. This comes as the US along with over 100 countries voice support for the nascent Syrian Coalition. The UN is putting together a contingency plan should the Security Council give the go-ahead for involvement in the embattled ... Read More »

Congo’s $24 trillion mineral wealth: Corporations vs M23

Congo minerals

Global financial markets don’t pay much attention to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They should. The central African country produces major quantities of tin and tungsten, about half of the world’s cobalt output and about three percent of the world’s copper and gold, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Consumer electronics makers would also be well-advised to watch ... Read More »

Bad News for Africa: 3,000 more U.S. soldiers are on the way

Africom

The United States plans to permanently station a U.S. Army brigade on African soil, beginning next year. Is this the start of something big – and ominous – or “only a benign creeping U.S. military presence in Africa?” “The obvious mission is to lock down the entire continent.” When President Obama deployed 100 U.S. troops to Uganda a year ago ... Read More »