Category Archives: Governments, Military & Geopolitics

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Tensions Escalate: Japanese politician calls for disputed islands no-fly zone

On the eve of a visit to China, Natsuo Yamaguchi, the leader of Japanese coalition partner New Komeito, said yesterday he would propose that military planes from both countries should…

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Various U.S. intelligence services help the French in Mali

  At the forefront of the military operation in Mali, France has according to several experts information American drones and satellites, in addition to its own intelligence capabilities, which are…

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Pakistan’s nukes face threat from army insiders

The threat to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is from within the Pakistani army and there’s no way external powers can destroy or seize these as long as Islamabad doesn’t make the…

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Saudi Arabia Sent Death Row Inmates to Fight in Syria in Lieu of Execution

  A top secret memo sent by the Ministry of Interior in Saudi Arabia reveals the Saudi Kingdom sent death-row inmates, sentenced to execution by decapitation, to Syria to fight…

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France uses Mali war to boost Rafale jet

France is exploiting the deployment of Dassault Rafale combat jets against Islamic militants in Mali to boost efforts to clinch a $10 billion deal for 60 of the multirole aircraft…

Photo shows French army soldiers standing on armored vehicles as they leave Bamako and start their deployment to the north of Mali.

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France imposes media blackout on Mali war

France has reportedly imposed a media blackout on its invasion of Mali amid a growing war that rages on in the West African nation. On January 11, France launched the…

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Shia genocide: The United States’ role

“Whoever helps in the killing of a believer even with a part of a word, he will meet Allah on the Day of Judgment with the following words written between…

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Report: Mexico To Launch New Agency Modeled On CIA To Fight Drug Cartels

It is being hailed as the first-ever Mexican counterpart to the CIA. But for this new “superministry” of government, established secretly over the past few weeks by just-installed President Enrique Peña Nieto,…

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Russia-led military bloc offers cooperation with NATO

  Colonel-General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, said closer interaction between NATO and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) could produce ‘positive results’…

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The War on Mali. What you Should Know: An Eldorado of Uranium, Gold, Petroleum, Strategic Minerals …

The French government has stated that: “it would send 2,500 troops to support Malian government soldiers in the conflict against Islamist rebels. France has already deployed around 750 troops to…

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Dangerous Crossroads: Japan to Seek NATO Support Against China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will write a letter to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to call for closer ties in the face of China’s rising maritime power. The…

Sino-Russian amphibious tanks and marines storm a beachhead in a 2005 assault drill. Photo: AFP

China: PLA officials say troops are to prepare for war amid territorial disputes with Japan

The PLA aims to beef up its troops’ combat readiness and prepare for actual war situations through exercises this year, according to the latest annual training directive, amid escalating tensions…

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Israel recruits ‘army of bloggers’ to combat anti-Zionist Web sites

  Israelis who speak a second language to represent Israel on ‘problematic’ Websites in new Absorption Ministry program. The Immigrant Absorption Ministry announced on Sunday it was setting up an…

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North Korea steps up surveillance of citizens with 16,000 CCTV cameras

  North Korea purchased 16,420 closed-circuit surveillance cameras from China in the first 11 months of last year as the regime stepped up the monitoring of its own people. That…

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Syrian President Assad Orders Commanders to Target Israel, US Interests “If Assassinated”

  Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered his army commanders to target Israel and the US interests in the Middle East region in case he is assassinated by the terrorists,…