Tag: WW3

Not satisfied’ till Assad gone: US pushes for regime change as war in Syria winds

The US will not be satisfied as long as Syrian President Bashar Assad is in power, US Ambassador to the UN said, commenting on a major de-escalation effort brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey without American participation.Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Friday on the fourth, final, de-escalation zone in Syria, which is designed to ensure […]

Russia To Begin Testing Its Fearsome New “Pantsir-ME” Naval Close-In Defense System

Russian media is reporting that the long awaited upgrade of the Kashtan (Chestnut) close-in weapon system (CIWS) will begin testing in 2018. Trials will start on a land range before moving to the sea aboard one of Russia’s Project 1241 Molniya missile corvettes in the Black Sea. The country’s new Project 22800 Karakurt corvettes will be […]

Will North Korea and the U.S. Go to War in 2018?

With the sour note relations between North Korea and the U.S. are ending on this year, the prospect of war in 2018 is all the more real.North Korea on Sunday called a round of punishing sanctions the United Nations unanimously approved on Friday an “act of war.”“We define this ‘sanctions resolution’ rigged up by the U.S. […]

Bolton: U.S. might have to attack North Korea

The time may come soon when the U.S. will have no other option but to attack North Korea militarily, former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said here Saturday night.Negotiations have not stopped North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and China has not done what it could to deter the North from proceeding with work that would […]

Nobel Peace Prize winners: We are ‘one tantrum away’ from nuclear war 

The world is “one tiny tantrum away” from a nuclear crisis, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons said on Sunday as it accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.”We have a choice: the end of nuclear weapons or the end of us,” the group’s executive director, Beatrice Fihn, said, according to a BBC report. ICAN, a network of more than 400 […]

In return to cold war posture, US sending sub hunting planes to Iceland

The Pentagon is preparing to spend millions of dollars to fix up a Cold War-era air base in Iceland as Washington rushes to keep an eye on a new generation of stealthy Russian submarines slipping into the North Atlantic.Tucked away in the 2018 defense budget sitting on President Donald Trump’s desk is a provision for […]

North Korea fires ballistic missile, South Korean officials say

Israel Airport Authority employees declare a general strike at Ben Gurion International Airport on Friday night and Saturday in protest of possible new tax regulations being introduced by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri. If the labor action is carried out, the union says Israel’s main airport will operate on a “Yom Kippur basis,” a move that […]

Branstad: ‘North Korea Is the Biggest Threat to Humankind’

Tucked between northeastern Beijing’s third and fourth ring-roads, the U.S. Embassy in China is a squat complex of silver-gray buildings, with the ambassador’s office on the fourth floor. Inside, besides the requisite star-spangled banners, grinning photos and auspicious Chinese calligraphy, the new occupant has placed what looks like an incongruous addition on a low shelf […]

Hawaii reinstates Cold-War era nuclear attack warning signal amid North Korea tension

(NEW YORK) — Hawaii is reinstating a statewide nuclear attack warning signal in December to prepare for a potential attack from North Korea. The alarm, which has not been used since the Cold War will be reinstated on Dec. 1 as part of a ballistic missile preparedness program, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency […]

Iran-backed militia in Syria says it’s ‘fully prepared’ to battle Israel

The head of a large Iranian-backed Iraqi militia that has been fighting in Syria said his group was “fully prepared” to fight Israel if Damascus asked it to.   Sheikh Akram al-Ka’abi, the leader of Iraq’s Hezbollah al-Nujaba, told the Lebanese news network Al Mayadeen Friday night his group would participate in a Damascus-led attack […]