Japan, US, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills starting on Monday, Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force said, as tensions rise in the region over North Korea's fast-developing weapons programs. The United States and South Korea conducted large-scale military drills last week, which the North said made the outbreak of … Continue reading Japan, US, South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

Iraq declares war with IS is over

  Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. Recapturing Mosul was the bloodiest conflict - for both combatants and civilians The border zone contained the last few areas IS … Continue reading Iraq declares war with IS is over

Protests turn violent after Trump speech on Jerusalem

At least 19 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli troops Thursday when protests erupted a day after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital of the Jewish state, according to reports. https://youtu.be/5ur7fCdNrj0 The clashes occurred in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Six people were wounded – four by live fire and two by rubber bullets — … Continue reading Protests turn violent after Trump speech on Jerusalem

North Korea: US in race to address threat, says HR McMaster

White House national security adviser HR McMaster says the US is "in a race" to address the threat from North Korea. The potential for war is increasing every day but armed conflict is not the only solution, he told a defence forum. https://youtu.be/Wueapp71bBc His comments came three days after North Korea carried out its first … Continue reading North Korea: US in race to address threat, says HR McMaster

Attack siren blares in Hawaii for first time since Cold War

A Hawaii Civil Defense Warning Device, which sounds an alert siren during natural disasters, is shown in Honolulu on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. The alert system is tested monthly, but on Friday Hawaii residents will hear a new tone designed to alert people of an impending nuclear attack by North Korea. A siren that frightened … Continue reading Attack siren blares in Hawaii for first time since Cold War