US Military, Intel Officials Cautious About N. Korean Overtures

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to sit down for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un came as no surprise to top U.S. military officials, though they are wary of setting any expectations. The Pentagon said Friday that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was in contact with the White House and involved in the decision […]

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Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul’s Shia area kills at least seven

At least seven people have been killed and seven others wounded after a suicide attack near a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said. “In the explosion seven were martyred and seven were wounded,” Najib Danish, the interior ministry spokesman, wrote on Facebook after the attack on Friday. According to Nasrat Rahimi, the […]


Trump and Kim to hold historic meeting

President Donald Trump agreed Thursday to a historic first meeting with Kim Jong Un in a stunning development in America’s high-stakes nuclear standoff with North Korea. Standing in front of the White House, South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong earlier announced the first ever meeting between a US president and North Korean leader, which […]


North Korea Calls Latest US Sanctions an Act of War

North Korea says the latest U.S. sanctions against it constitute an “act of war.” The statement carried by the official KCNA news agency, accuses the United States of raising tensions on the Korean Peninsula and notes that it possesses nuclear weapons to cope with Washington’s threats. “The two Koreas have cooperated together and the Olympics […]

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Syrian forces begin new offensive in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government forces have launched a ground and air offensive in Eastern Ghouta, witnesses said, hours after the UN Security Council voted unanimously in favour of a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces began fighting opposition groups from multiple fronts in the rebel enclave near Damascus, while Syrian warplanes […]