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16 August 2017 16:30

  Japanese and US military forces are taking part in joint live-fire drills on Japan’s Hokkaido Island in the largest exercises ever held between the two allies. Service members from Japan’s Self Defense Forces (JSDF) and US Marines Third Division began the drills, dubbed Northern Viper 17 (NV-17), in the Japanese city of Eniwa on Wednesday. Some 3,500 troops are taking part in the...

16 August 2017 16:23

  Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh in recent days, following a fresh military build-up in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine. Rohingya community leaders said on Wednesday that at least 500 members had made the difficult journey into the neighboring country. The refugees claim that they have been abused by soldiers in Myanmar. Abu Toyyob, 25, said he escaped with his seven-member...

16 August 2017 11:53

  Residents of Guam have been mistakenly subjected to an emergency radio alert warning amid fears of an attack by North Korea, an alarm that local authorities blamed on “human error.” Guamanians were sent into a panic early on Tuesday, after two radio stations broadcast a warning about "a civil danger" for approximately 15 minutes. “The unauthorized test was NOT connected to...

15 August 2017 23:16

  Amid global calls for calm, North Korea’s leader has decided to halt a plan to launch missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, warning, however, that his country will stay fire-ready while keeping a close eye on Washington’s actions. The North’s official news agency said on Tuesday that Kim Jong-un informed the country’s military commanders that he would wait and monitor...

15 August 2017 17:33

  Thousands of South Koreans have taken to the streets of the capital to protest against joint Washington-Seoul military drills as well as the deployment of a controversial US missile system amid tensions with the neighboring North. An estimated 10,000 protesters packed the streets around Seoul Square on Tuesday, calling on the government to scrap the deployment of the so-called US Terminal...

15 August 2017 12:01

  Amid global calls for calm, North Korea’s leader has decided to halt a plan to launch missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, warning, however, that his country will stay fire-ready while keeping a close eye on Washington’s actions. The North’s official news agency said on Tuesday that Kim Jong-un informed the country’s military commanders that he would wait and monitor...

14 August 2017 17:18

  The American military is prepared to use the "full range" of its capabilities to defend the United States and its allies from a possible North Korean attack, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford has said. Dunford made the remarks on Monday during a visit to South Korea where he met senior South Korean military officials and President Moon Jae-in,...

13 August 2017 10:22

  Myanmar has reportedly declared new curfews in northern Rakhine state, where over a million of Rohingya Muslims live, as it has deployed hundreds of troops in the restive region to beef up its military presence. According to the Southeast Asian country’s state media, the government on Saturday imposed a new wave of curfews to be in force “in necessary areas” as...

13 August 2017 10:20

  Pyongyang has claimed that at least 3.5 million people have joined the North Korean army to defend the country in the case of a war with the US. “All the people are rising up across the country to retaliate against the US thousands of times,” said a report published by the North’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper the RT cited on Saturday. The report states...

13 August 2017 10:19

  Saudi Arabia, which along with its allies has imposed a blockade on Qatar over its alleged support for terrorism, had sought to host a liaison office for the Afghan Taliban militant group before the 2013 establishment of the center in Doha, informed sources say. Abdullah Anas, an Afghan peace mediator, told the Middle Ease Eye (MEE) news portal on Friday that...

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