• China names new Communist Party chief in Tibet

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    China: Wu Yingjie (left), Tibet's next Communist Party secretary, speaks to Padma Choling, chairman of the People's Congress of Tibetan Autonomous region in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters Wu Yingjie gets top job in politically sensitive Himalayan region The Chinese Communist leadership has reshuffled senior posts in key regions after its annual closed-door meeting in the seaside town of Beidaihe, putting a new cadre in control in the politically sensitive region of Tibet, as well as Yunnan and Hunan. Wu Yingjie has been named as Tibet's next Communist Party secretary, the official Xinhua news ...Read More


  • North Korea Threatens to Fire at US

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    SEOUL: South Korea - North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. The North's Korean People's Army accused U.S. and South Korean soldiers of "deliberate provocations" by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since Friday evening. The KPA said in a statement that the soldiers' actions have seriously threatened the safety of North Korean troops and disrupted their normal monitoring activities. It said the activities...Read More


  • Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

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    Pentagon Correspondent: In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if regime warplanes and artillery again attack in areas where troops are located. "We've informed the Russians where we're at ... (they) tell us they've informed the Syrians, and I'd just say that we will defend ourselves if we feel threatened," Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend told CNN in a telephone interview Saturday from his Baghdad headquarters. Townsend is the first senior military commander to speak ...Read More


  • North Korea fires submarine-launched missile towards Japan

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    SEOUL: North korea discharged a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew concerning five hundred km towards Japan, a show of rising technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of world organisation sanctions. The missile was discharged at around 5:30 AM from close to the coastal town of Sinpo, wherever satellite imaging shows a submarine base is found, officers at South Korea's joint chiefs of Staff and also the Defence Ministry told Agency. The projectile reached Japan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ), an area of control ...Read More


  • 'Act Against Terrorists' US Tells Pakistan

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    WASHINGTON: : The United States of America has blocked 300 million dollars in military aid to Islamabad after it failed to get a Congressional certificate for "satisfactory" action against the Haqqani terrorist network. The Pentagon said it was in Pakistan's interest to take action against terrorists in "as many ways as possible." "We continue to have a close relationship with Pakistan with regard to terrorism and fighting terrorism. (But) It's obviously in Pakistan's interest and in our interest to combat terrorism in as many ways as possible." Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. The Haqqani ne...Read More