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

China Says There Will Be “Consequences” for Deploying THAAD Missile System in Asia

By: Zack Duvall The recent delivery of the needed materials and equipment for the South Korean military, with the help of U.S. advisers, to finish deployment of the Terminal High- Altitude Area Defense system on the Korean peninsula has drawn some of the sharpest criticism from Chinese officials to date on Tuesday, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying that “consequences” for the recent … Continue reading China Says There Will Be “Consequences” for Deploying THAAD Missile System in Asia

U.S. Military Deploys Small Number of Troops to Syria

By: Zack Duvall According to Pentagon Spokesman, Captain Jeff Davis, the United States military started a new approach in Syria, by deploying a small contingent of U.S forces to the Syrian city of Manbij. Davis said that the forces were there as a “visible sign of deterrence and reassurance” for local forces in the fight against ISIS in the country. Captain Davis also said that … Continue reading U.S. Military Deploys Small Number of Troops to Syria

U.S. Navy Ship Alters Course After Iranian Vessels Perform “Unsafe” Maneuvers

By: Zack Duvall According to the Reuters news agency, the USNS Invincible was forced to alter its course after 3 Iranian fast-attack vessels came within 600 yards of the U.S Navy ship, and stopped, as the ship made its way through the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday. The U.S. ship, which was being accompanied by 3 British Royal Navy vessels, attempted to make contact with … Continue reading U.S. Navy Ship Alters Course After Iranian Vessels Perform “Unsafe” Maneuvers

North Korea Once Again Agitates Regional Neighbors

By: Zack Duvall North Korea once again initiated tensions in the Korean Penisula- Japan region with an early Monday morning launch of four missiles from the Tong Cheng-ri region of North Korea, on the border with China, into the Sea of Japan. This newest provocation by North Korea has garnered harsh criticism from Japanese and South Korean government officials and comes just days after the … Continue reading North Korea Once Again Agitates Regional Neighbors