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About 10 hours ago

North Korea Tests Missiles for 4th Time This Week

North Korea on Saturday fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters, South Korean and Japanese officials said, making it the North’s fourth round of weapons launches this week that are seen as a response to military drills among its rivals. South Korea’s military said that it detected the two North Korean missile launches 18 minutes apart on Saturday morning coming from the North’s capital region. Japan’s Defense Ministry said it ...
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Al Manar
About 1 day ago

19 Killed, 27 Injured in Kabul Educational Center Suicide Bombing

Kabul's Kaaj educational center was the location of Friday's suicide bombing that left 19 killed and more than 20 injured. The official death toll is likely to rise, according to eyewitnesses. The area in which the attack occurred has a majority population of Hazara, the ethnic minority group often targeted by the Islamic State. Kabul police spokesperson Khalid Zadran confirmed the number of injuries amounting to 27 people, down after a revision ...
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Al Manar
About 2 days ago

Japan-South Korea-US to Hold Joint Navy Drills amid DPRK Tensions

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) revealed on Thursday that it will be holding joint tactical naval exercises alongside South Korea and the US later on Friday. The purpose of the exercises taking place in the Sea of Japan is to allegedly strengthen cooperation between the navies of the three countries. The official statement read that 'The JMSDF will conduct a trilateral exercise with the US Navy (USN) and the Republic of ...
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Al Manar
About 5 days ago

Qatar, Germany Support Possible Agreement with Iran in Vienna Talks Framework

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani received Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz in Doha, emphasizing the importance of supporting the efforts to reach an agreement with Iran in the framework of the Vienna Talks. According to media outlets, Hamad Al Thani said that reaching an agreement with Iran will maintain security and stability in the region. Regarding the global energy crisis, he said that Qatar has been planning for ...
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Al Manar
About 10 days ago

Xi Jinping urges China's armed forces to focus on prepping for wars

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged China's military to focus attention on gearing up for military action. 'It is imperative to conscientiously summarize and apply successful experience in reforms, to master new situations and [understand] the requirements of the tasks, to focus on preparing for wars, and to have the courage to explore and innovate,' Xinhua News Agency quoted the Chinese leader as saying at a conference on national defense and military ...
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Al Manar
About 17 days ago

Shooting Breaks out Between Tajik, Kyrgyz Border Guards

Shooting broke out between patrol guards on the border between Kyrgystan and Tajikstan on Wednesday, according to Russian news agencies, citing the Kyrgyz border service. Although recent years have witnessed some back and forth on the border between the two countries, with the latest incident following a round of fighting on Tuesday between two other former Soviet states, Azerbaijan and Armenia. The recent clashes between the two have been the most lethal ...
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Al Manar
About 18 days ago

China, Russia Building 'More Just' World Order: Beijing

While the Chinese President and his Russian counterpart prepare to meet this week, a top Chinese official stated that China is eager to alter the international order in a 'more just and rational path.' China and Russia have grown closer in recent years as part of a 'no limits' alliance that serves as a counterweight to the United States' global supremacy and hegemony. 'Under the strategic guidance of President Xi Jinping and ...
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Al Manar
About 22 days ago

North Korea Passes Law Allowing it to Conduct Preventive Nuclear Strikes

North Korea has passed a law, declaring itself a nuclear weapons state and enshrining the right to use preemptive nuclear strikes to protect itself. The Supreme People's Assembly, the North's legislature, lent its blessing to the law on Thursday, legislating the country's status as a nuclear weapons state, the official news agency KCNA reported on Friday. The law determines the occasions on which the country is supposed to deploy its nuclear weapons, ...
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Al Manar
About 25 days ago

65 Killed after 6.8-Magnitude Quake Hits China's Sichuan

A total of 65 people have been killed in a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Luding County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday, local authorities said Tuesday, according to Xinhua. Thirty-seven people were killed in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and the other 28 died in Shimian County of Ya'an City. As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, 12 people were missing and 170 were found injured in Ganzi, including 56 seriously injured. A total ...
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