Britain Plans to Send Warship to South China Sea, Exercise “Right” to Navigate

By: Zack Duvall   In an official statement during a press conference on Thursday, Britain’s Defense Minister, Michael Fallon, said that the Royal Navy plans to deploy a warship to the South China Sea sometime next year, a move that is  expected to draw sharp criticism from Chinese officials. “We hope to send a warship to the region next year.We have not finalized exactly where … Continue reading Britain Plans to Send Warship to South China Sea, Exercise “Right” to Navigate

Moscow Slams New Sanctions, Says U.S.-Russia Relationship in “Uncharted Territory”

By: Zack Duvall   In some of the harshest rhetoric yet, Russian officials have slammed a new U.S. sanctions bill passed on Tuesday by the House of Representatives, that further punishes Moscow for alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential election. Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, told the Interfax news agency that current U.S.-Russian relations are venturing into “uncharted waters” in political and diplomatic terms. “This … Continue reading Moscow Slams New Sanctions, Says U.S.-Russia Relationship in “Uncharted Territory”

Tensions Rise Between NATO Members Turkey and Germany

By: Zack Duvall   In some of the harshest criticism of Turkish leaders yet, Germany’s Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, told German citizens to exercise caution if they plan to travel to Turkey, and threatened that Germany would seek to implement economic measures impeding any German financial investment in the country. Officials in Berlin also said that they were putting several arms deals currently in progress … Continue reading Tensions Rise Between NATO Members Turkey and Germany

Global Terror Report Shows Decrease in Attacks, Iran Still Leading Terror Sponsor

By: Zack Duvall   A global terror report released by the State Department a day after newly implemented sanctions against Iran by U.S. officials, shows that world wide terror-related attacks decreased by roughly nine-percent for the year in 2016, but that the Iranian government is still the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism, a title held by the Islamic republic since 1984. The report, that is … Continue reading Global Terror Report Shows Decrease in Attacks, Iran Still Leading Terror Sponsor

Jordanian Soldier Convicted in November Killing of 3 U.S. Service Members

By: Zack Duvall   A Jordanian military court convicted 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha of murder on Monday, and sentenced the former Jordanian soldier to life in prison with hard labor. On November 4, 2016, Tuwayha opened fire on three U.S. green berets, Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnrue, and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriety, as they waited for entry into the … Continue reading Jordanian Soldier Convicted in November Killing of 3 U.S. Service Members

U.N. Considering Additional Sanctions, North Korea Promises ‘Corresponding Measures’

By: Zack Duvall   With the U.S. increasing pressure on China and Russia to approve yet anther round of international sanctions on North Korea and the rogue Kim Jung Un, the North Korean Foreign Ministry released a statement on Friday filled with defiant language for the world community. The statement in short promised that the North Korean government was willing to take what it called … Continue reading U.N. Considering Additional Sanctions, North Korea Promises ‘Corresponding Measures’

White House Envoy to Middle East Announces Israeli- Palestinian Water Deal

By: Zack Duvall   During his first press conference since March, Trump administration envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, announced that officials from Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority have all accepted the terms of a new water deal between the three that could allow for up to 80 million cubic meters a year to flow through a water pipeline, that stretches from the … Continue reading White House Envoy to Middle East Announces Israeli- Palestinian Water Deal

Iran Set to See Huge Boost in Exports, Cites Easing of International Sanctions

By: Zack Duvall   Iran is set to see a sharp increase in natural gas output capability, and as a result, a dramatic rise in exports and state revenue. Iranian Deputy Oil Minister, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, took the opportunity during a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, to announce Iran’s first major deal since the Obama administration led an effort to ease international sanctions … Continue reading Iran Set to See Huge Boost in Exports, Cites Easing of International Sanctions

China Pushes Back Against ‘China Responsibility Theory’ on North Korea Crisis

By: Zack Duvall   Chinese officials had some sharp push back on Tuesday during a daily news conference where Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang, called for an end to the “China responsibility theory”. “Recently, certain people, talking about the Korean peninsula nuclear issue, have been exaggerating and giving prominence to the so-called ‘China responsibility theory.’ I think this either shows lack of a full, … Continue reading China Pushes Back Against ‘China Responsibility Theory’ on North Korea Crisis