China shows off defense diplomacy with multinational peacekeeping drill

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China’s armed forces concluded their first multinational peacekeeping exercise on Wednesday, September 15, showing off their combat prowess with drones and mine-clearing robots while seeking to project a more benign image. As the Asian giant modernizes and beefs up its military by pumping hundreds of billions of dollars annually into its defense budget, it has… Continue reading China shows off defense diplomacy with multinational peacekeeping drill

Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan attack

Members of the Shiite Hazara community stand around the bodies of the 11 coal miners in the mountainous Machh area of Balochistan province, Pakistan. (Photo courtesy of AFP)

The Islamic State claimed credit for an attack in Baluchistan province early Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shiite Hazaras. The incident occurred in the Mach area of the Bolan district, around 100 kilometers southeast of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan. The miners were kidnapped and driven to surrounding mountains before being blindfolded… Continue reading Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan attack