Archive for the ‘South East Asia’ Category

US Service Member Killed in Action in Afghanistan

Friday, September 20, 2019 Comments Off on US Service Member Killed in Action in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO said, without providing further details. Last week, President Donald Trump abruptly called off talks with the Taliban to end American’s longest war, citing the killing of a U.S. service member in a Taliban attack days earlier.

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India Successfully Tests its Air-to-Air Missile Astra From Su-30MKI

Friday, September 20, 2019 Comments Off on India Successfully Tests its Air-to-Air Missile Astra From Su-30MKI

India launched the project to develop Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Astra missiles in 2004, at a budget of Rs. 995 crores (approximately $138.4 million).

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Defense report details coastal strategy to repel Chinese forces

Saturday, September 14, 2019 Comments Off on Defense report details coastal strategy to repel Chinese forces

Taiwan’s latest defense report, released Wednesday, made public for the first time the military’s plans to repel invading Chinese forces along the coast of Taiwan proper as part of the country’s new defense strategy adopted since President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took office in 2016.

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India Set to Carry Out Biggest War Games Near China Border

Saturday, September 14, 2019 Comments Off on India Set to Carry Out Biggest War Games Near China Border

India is set to launch its biggest war games in disputed Arunachal Pradesh, near the Chinese border.

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U.S. INCHES CLOSER TO A DEAL WITH THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN

Friday, September 6, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. INCHES CLOSER TO A DEAL WITH THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN

America’s longest war – soon approaching its 18th year in Afghanistan – is not over although it may be entering a new phase.

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Taliban Attack Kabul as US Nears Peace Deal

Friday, September 6, 2019 Comments Off on Taliban Attack Kabul as US Nears Peace Deal

The Taliban claimed responsibility for an explosion in Kabul late Monday, just hours after a U.S. negotiator shared with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani “key details” of a deal that would see thousands of American troops leaving Afghanistan.

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Why does Trump treat Iran and North Korea so differently?

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Comments Off on Why does Trump treat Iran and North Korea so differently?

Iran and North Korea both get a great deal of attention from the international community — for all the wrong reasons. Yet while U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un have met several times now, shaking hands, smiling, and posing for photos, Trump has not once met with Iranian President Hassan […]

This was posted under category: Eurasia, Iran, Middle Orient, South East Asia

Here’s what’s left of ISIS — and why they still pose a major threat

Monday, September 2, 2019 Comments Off on Here’s what’s left of ISIS — and why they still pose a major threat

-The US declared victory over the Islamic State (ISIS) in March of 2019, but multiple reports show that the group is still active in those countries, and gaining traction elsewhere. -A blistering Pentagon report blamed Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria and cut diplomatic staff in Iraq for the resurgence of ISIS in […]

This was posted under category: Afghanistan, Eurasia, South East Asia

India, France May Start Discussion on Purchase of 36 More Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Comments Off on India, France May Start Discussion on Purchase of 36 More Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

Prior to departing for a three-nation state visit on Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and France have “excellent” bilateral ties and said he hoped the visit would “further promote our long-standing and valued friendship”.

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Taliban, US End Latest Round of Talks Without Announcing Outcome

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Taliban, US End Latest Round of Talks Without Announcing Outcome

The United States and the Taliban have concluded the eighth round of talks aimed at reaching an agreement between the two adversaries to end the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan and jumpstart intra-Afghan peace negotiations.

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South Korea Capable of Countering Missiles Tested by Pyongyang – Seoul

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on South Korea Capable of Countering Missiles Tested by Pyongyang – Seoul

The South Korean Armed Forces are capable of countering the short-range missiles that are now being tested by North Korea, a spokesperson for the South Korean presidential administration said on Monday.

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Chinese Police Trucks Seen in Hong Kong-Neighboring Shenzhen Amid Protests

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Chinese Police Trucks Seen in Hong Kong-Neighboring Shenzhen Amid Protests

Fears of Beijing intervening in the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests were raised Monday after footage emerged showing several armored trucks belonging to China’s People’s Armed Police traveling through Shenzhen, which borders the autonomous city.

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Report: Hypersonic, Dual-Capable Missiles Pose Huge Global Threat

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Report: Hypersonic, Dual-Capable Missiles Pose Huge Global Threat

New missile technologies, including so-called hypersonic systems capable of traveling at more than 25 times the speed of sound, are fueling a new global arms race, according to a new report from analyst group the European Leadership Network.

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Pakistan’s PM vows to respond to any aggression in Kashmir

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan’s PM vows to respond to any aggression in Kashmir

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned India that Pakistan is prepared to respond to any aggression in the disputed region of Kashmir as tensions skyrocketed between the nuclear-armed rivals in the wake of New Delhi’s revocation of the autonomy of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

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Actions In Kashmir Are Latest Conflicts In The Long-Disputed Region

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Actions In Kashmir Are Latest Conflicts In The Long-Disputed Region

On August 3, 2019, Indian authorities and Kashmir’s government ordered thousands of tourists and Hindu pilgrims to leave Indian-administered Kashmir, warning of a “terror threat” against Hindu pilgrims heading to the Amarnath shrine. Officials claim that armed militants backed by Pakistan were planning an attack on the annual pilgrimage. While the Indian government has deployed […]

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Delhi Denies Asking Trump to Mediate Kashmir Dispute

Friday, July 26, 2019 Comments Off on Delhi Denies Asking Trump to Mediate Kashmir Dispute

The White House is standing by President Donald Trump’s assertion India’s prime minister asked him to mediate the longstanding dispute between New Delhi and Islamabad over the Kashmir region.

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Report: China’s Huawei Helped Develop North Korean Wireless Network

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Comments Off on Report: China’s Huawei Helped Develop North Korean Wireless Network

Huawei Technologies, China’s giant tech firm enmeshed in Beijing’s trade dispute with the United States, secretly helped North Korea develop a commercial wireless network in recent years, The Washington Post reported Monday.

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India Successfully Launches its Ambitious Second Moon Mission, Chandrayaan2

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Comments Off on India Successfully Launches its Ambitious Second Moon Mission, Chandrayaan2

India has launched its second Moon Mission, Chandrayaan-2 into lunar orbit successfully. The spacecraft, initially slated to be launched on 15 July, had to be abandoned 53 minutes before take-off due to a “technical snag” in the engine’s cooling system.

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Trump: US, Pakistan Cooperating to Try to End War in Afghanistan

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Comments Off on Trump: US, Pakistan Cooperating to Try to End War in Afghanistan

The United States and Pakistan are jointly seeking a way to end the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump said alongside Pakistani Prime Imran Khan in the Oval Office on Monday.

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Argentina to designate Hezbollah as terror group – Report

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Comments Off on Argentina to designate Hezbollah as terror group – Report

According to La Nacion, Argentinian President Mauricio Macri asked his government to find the most rapid solution to include the Iranian—backed group in the list of terror organizations. Argentina’s government is planning on designating the Lebanese-based Hezbollah group as a terror organization for its role in the terror attacks against the Israeli embassy and the […]

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Afghan government unable to administer 64 districts

Monday, July 8, 2019 Comments Off on Afghan government unable to administer 64 districts

The Afghan government is unable to administer 64 districts from the district centers, according to a recent survey. The 64 districts, which are located in 19 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, are either being administered remotely, or the district centers have been moved due to heavy fighting with the Taliban. The data track with an ongoing […]

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Dozens Killed as Taliban Bombs in 4 Humvees Rip Through Afghan District

Friday, July 5, 2019 Comments Off on Dozens Killed as Taliban Bombs in 4 Humvees Rip Through Afghan District

When the Taliban overran the district center of Maruf in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar this year, the government resorted to a familiar tactic: Simply relocate the district office 25 miles to the south to say it had not fallen.

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Jihadists in the Caucasus, Philippines renew allegiance to Baghdadi

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Comments Off on Jihadists in the Caucasus, Philippines renew allegiance to Baghdadi

The Islamic State has continued to produce videos depicting small bands of jihadists renewing their allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Acting US Defense Secretary: China Still Top Priority

Saturday, June 1, 2019 Comments Off on Acting US Defense Secretary: China Still Top Priority

Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan said Wednesday that China remained his top defense priority, but that message could ring hollow during his current trip to Asia as Iranian threats loom over American plans to focus on great-power competitors.

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Japan Agrees to Buy 105 US F-35 Fighter Jets – Trump

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Comments Off on Japan Agrees to Buy 105 US F-35 Fighter Jets – Trump

US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are currently paying a four-day state visit to Japan. Donald Trump announced on Monday that Japan plans to buy 105 US-made stealth warplanes; this would make it home to the largest F35 fleet of any US ally.

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Indian forces kill leader of al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir: police

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Comments Off on Indian forces kill leader of al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir: police

Indian forces have killed the leader of an al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, police said on Friday, triggering protests in parts of the disputed region.

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India Test Fires Air Launched Version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

Friday, May 24, 2019 Comments Off on India Test Fires Air Launched Version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

The 2.5-ton air-launched version of the BrahMos (BrahMos-A) missile, named after India’s Brahmaputra River and Russia’s Moskva River, has an operational range of around 300 km. It can be dropped from 500 to 14,000 metres.

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US, Taliban Blame Each Other for Acting Against Afghan Peace

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Comments Off on US, Taliban Blame Each Other for Acting Against Afghan Peace

Taliban and American military officials have taken to social media to accuse each other of acting against peace building efforts in conflict-torn Afghanistan.

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India’s Anti-Satellite Missile Test: The Potential International Security Risks

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Comments Off on India’s Anti-Satellite Missile Test: The Potential International Security Risks

Since 1999, India has launched 269 foreign satellites from 32 different countries. This has positioned it as a relevant player in the field of space exploration. The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRA) is involved in Earth observation and support for disaster management and telecommunications from space; and has its own launch site, the Satish Dhawan […]

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Afghan Official: US Diversion of Funds Not to Undermine Security Cooperation

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Comments Off on Afghan Official: US Diversion of Funds Not to Undermine Security Cooperation

Afghan officials are downplaying the significance of the United States diverting funds from its military mission in Afghanistan, as a senior American diplomat has arrived in Kabul for high-level discussions.

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Taliban Train Sights on Aid Groups, an Ominous Turn in Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Comments Off on Taliban Train Sights on Aid Groups, an Ominous Turn in Afghanistan

A Taliban attack on two aid organizations last week, the deadliest episode in a recent surge of violence against humanitarian workers in Afghanistan, is a signal to many that as peace talks falter, the insurgents are lashing out against so-called soft targets.

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Afghans demand ceasefire on both sides as first step to peace

Saturday, May 4, 2019 Comments Off on Afghans demand ceasefire on both sides as first step to peace

Thousands of Afghans taking part in a rare grand assembly to discuss a possible peace deal with Taliban militants are demanding a ceasefire on both sides as a first step, officials said on Thursday.

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US military ends reporting on security situation in Afghanistan’s districts

Saturday, May 4, 2019 Comments Off on US military ends reporting on security situation in Afghanistan’s districts

The U.S. military and NATO have stopped producing an assessment that was considered key for measuring progress against the jihadist insurgency in Afghanistan, according to a report released on April 30 by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The metric, which tracked district stability, was one of the “most widely cited Afghan security […]

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Pakistan Says Iran-Based Group Behind Deadly Attack

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan Says Iran-Based Group Behind Deadly Attack

Pakistan has urged Iran to take action against terrorist groups believed to be behind the killing of 14 soldiers earlier this week.

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Taliban, ISIS-aligned fighters engage in deadly Afghanistan clashes

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Taliban, ISIS-aligned fighters engage in deadly Afghanistan clashes

At least 12 Taliban and six Islamic State fighters have been killed in bloody clashes that erupted in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, according to the Afghan military.

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