Iranian leader urges all Muslims to fight Israel

By TOI staff Iran’s top religious and political leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged all Muslims to engage in “different methods” of fighting against Israel. In a letter to the International Union of Resistance Scholars, a group that has convened anti-Israel gatherings in the past, Khamenei wrote that the “unforgettable responsibility” for removing Israel “rests upon […]


North Korea Wants US To Take Bomb Test Threat ‘Literally’

A North Korean official said that the U.S. should take North Korea’s threat of testing a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean seriously in an interview with CNN. “The foreign minister is very well aware of the intentions of our Supreme leader, so I think you should take his words literally,” said Ri Yong Pil, […]


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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Philippines’ Duterte receives Russian assault rifles

Russia handed over army trucks and thousands of assault rifles to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as the two nations celebrated their growing military ties. Duterte accepted the weaponry during a visit to a Russian naval ship docked in Manila, the latest move to embrace Russia and China while distancing the Philippines from its […]


Russia Overtakes Saudi Arabia as Top Jihadi Exporter

Russia has replaced Tunisia as the top exporter of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, according to new figures. A report from the Soufan Group, a security intelligence consultancy based in Washington, D.C., revises down the count for Tunisian foreign fighters in ISIS’s ranks from […]