North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

North Korea fired three missiles on Wednesday, including one thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile, after U.S. President Joe Biden ended an Asia trip where he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state. South Korea’s deputy national security adviser, Kim Tae-hyo, said the North also appeared to have conducted multiple experiments… Read More North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

U.S. authorizes $100million military aid to Ukraine

President Joe Biden’s administration authorized $100 million of additional military aid to Ukraine on Thursday, the latest in a series of transfers to help Kyiv repel Russia’s invasion, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. The new transfers will be the tenth time that Biden has used his Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) to help Ukraine… Read More U.S. authorizes $100million military aid to Ukraine

Pakistan swears in Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister following parliamentary ouster of predecessor Imran Khan

The United States on Wednesday congratulated Shehbaz Sharif on becoming Pakistan’s new prime minister following the ouster of his predecessor in a parliamentary no-confidence vote, with the top U.S. diplomat reaffirming the “value” of the relationship between the two nations. The warm tone of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s statement appeared to signal a… Read More Pakistan swears in Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister following parliamentary ouster of predecessor Imran Khan

Fire erupts at Saudi Aramco petroleum storage site following Houthi attacks

Yemen’s Houthis said they launched attacks on Saudi energy facilities on Friday and the Saudi-led coalition said oil giant Aramco’s petroleum products distribution station in Jeddah was hit, causing a fire in two storage tanks but no casualties. A huge plume of black smoke could be seen rising over the Red Sea city where the… Read More Fire erupts at Saudi Aramco petroleum storage site following Houthi attacks

North Korea test-fires largest ICBM

North Korea conducted what is thought to be its largest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test ever on Thursday, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, marking a dramatic end to a self-imposed moratorium on long-range testing. It would be the first full-capability launch of the nuclear-armed state’s largest missiles since 2017, and represents a major… Read More North Korea test-fires largest ICBM

U.S. imposes sanctions on Sudan’s Central Reserve Police over protest crackdown

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Sudan’s Central Reserve Police, accusing it of using excessive force against peaceful protesters demonstrating against last October’s military coup. The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement the Central Reserve Police, a division of the wider police force, has been at the forefront of the “violent response”… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Sudan’s Central Reserve Police over protest crackdown

U.S. formally declares Myanmar army commited genocide against Rohingya minority

The United States formally determined that Myanmar’s army committed genocide and crimes against humanity in its violence against the Rohingya minority, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, warning that as long as the junta was in power nobody in the country would be safe. Announcing the decision, Blinken said the attacks against… Read More U.S. formally declares Myanmar army commited genocide against Rohingya minority