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North Korean Threat to Top Trump’s Agenda in Asia

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia, the White House said Thursday that the threat from Pyongyang would be at the top of his agenda in his meetings with leaders and that denuclearization of North Korea was the only acceptable outcome. If this is not achieved through pressure by economic sanctions and […]

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U.S. Marines Prep For Potential Conflict with Russia

The U.S. Marine Corps is seriously considering the prospect of a conflict with Russia in Eastern Europe and dedicating more resources to its Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters, Military Times reported Tuesday. A Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) is the largest type of Marine combat force and can include up to 25,000 Marines. In recent years, the […]


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3,000 killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017

Syria’s war killed at least 3,000 people including 955 civilians in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday, in the deadliest month of the conflict this year. “More than 70 percent of the civilians were killed in regime and Russian air strikes, or in air raids of the international coalition” fighting the […]


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Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation’s military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation. “We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace,” said […]


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North Korea Threatens U.S. Planes After Trump Tweet

North Korea’s top diplomat warned Friday that his country reserved the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers that have flown historically close as a nuclear standoff between the two countries becomes increasingly critical. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho accused President Donald Trump of “clearly” declaring war on Pyongyang after the Republican leader […]


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North Korea says Trump has declared war

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address to the United Nations General Assembly […]


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US approves $1 bln Qatar arms deal despite Gulf crisis

The United States government on Wednesday approved a $1.1 billion deal to service Qatar’s F-15 fighter jets despite the diplomatic stand-off between the Gulf emirate and its neighbors. Qatar, home to one of the largest US military bases in the Middle East, is locked in a bitter dispute with Washington’s other Arab allies in the […]


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Russia dismisses UN report on Syria sarin attack

Russia dismissed Thursday a report by a UN-led panel that blamed the Syrian regime for a sarin attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun and said the use of the substance was part of a “theatrical performance” by rebels. A panel including diplomats and military officers presented Moscow’s version of events complete with diagrams and […]


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Islamic State Claims ‘Soldier’ in New York City Truck Attack

The Islamic State has claimed Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant charged with killing eight people in New York City earlier this week with a truck, as one of its own. The terrorist group said in Al-Naba, the group’s weekly newspaper, that the attacker was one of its “soldiers,” but did not provide any evidence […]


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Ethiopian Troops Enter Somalia, Back Offensive Against Al-Shabab

Hundreds of heavily-armed Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia, reportedly to assist a Somali government offensive against al-Shabab militants. Residents in the border town of Dolow, in Somalia’s Gedo region, say they saw at least 30 vehicles carrying Ethiopian troops crossing into Somalia late Tuesday. Witnesses who spoke to VOA Somali on condition of anonymity […]