North Korea’s Kim calls for more ‘military muscle’ after watching hypersonic missile test

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for boosting the country’s strategic military forces as he observed the test of a hypersonic missile, state media said on Wednesday, January 12, officially attending a missile launch for the first time in nearly two years. On Tuesday authorities in South Korea and Japan detected the suspected launch,… Continue reading North Korea’s Kim calls for more ‘military muscle’ after watching hypersonic missile test

North Korea conducts second suspected missile test in less than a week

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North Korea fired what was believed to a ballistic missile on Tuesday, January 11, South Korea’s military and the Japanese coast guard said, the second apparent missile launch in less than a week after the reclusive state’s leader urged more military advances. The suspected ballistic missile launch was detected around 7:27 a.m. (2227 GMT) from… Continue reading North Korea conducts second suspected missile test in less than a week

China will uphold world peace, Xi says, despite others’ concerns

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President Xi Jinping vowed on Monday that China would always uphold world peace and international rules, amid concerns expressed by the United States and other countries over its increasing assertiveness globally. The comments come after Taiwan said this month that military tension with China was at its worst in more than 40 years, amid mounting… Continue reading China will uphold world peace, Xi says, despite others’ concerns

At event with UN envoy, US says it’s committed to Taiwan’s international participation

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The United States remains committed to expanding Taiwan’s space for international participation, a senior US diplomat said at an event with Taiwan’s foreign minister that was also attended by the deputy US ambassador to the United Nations. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, blocks the island from taking part in most global bodies… Continue reading At event with UN envoy, US says it’s committed to Taiwan’s international participation

North Korea fires missile, accuses US of ‘double standards’

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North Korea fired a missile towards the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, September 28, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang called on the United States and South Korea to scrap their “double standards” on weapons programs to restart talks. The missile was launched from the central north province of Jagang at around 6:40… Continue reading North Korea fires missile, accuses US of ‘double standards’

Deadly bomb, gun attack rocks Afghan capital

Four people were killed and 20 wounded in a coordinated bomb and gun attack targeting the Afghan defence minister and several lawmakers in the country’s capital Tuesday, not far from the heavily fortified Green Zone. The wave of blasts, which Washington said bore the “hallmarks” of the Taliban, came as the Afghan army urged residents… Continue reading Deadly bomb, gun attack rocks Afghan capital

AFP chief calls for stronger coordination with human rights bodies

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General Gilbert Gapay, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has urged military forces to improve coordination with human rights organizations such as the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in identifying human rights violations committed by communist terrorists. On January 15, he gave the directive during the year-end Command Conference, which was attended… Continue reading AFP chief calls for stronger coordination with human rights bodies