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Iran detains 10 U.S. sailors

Washington – The 10 American sailors captured in Iran are being questioned, Iranian state media said Wednesday. The sailors, held by the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), “acted unprofessionally” after they were captured a day earlier, the state-owned Press TV said, US TV network CNN has reported. The state-run IRNA news agency said the sailors are “healthy and will be ... Read More »

India-Pakistan peace talk runs through Kabul

Writing against the received wisdom of the day, one would like to assert that India-Pakistan road to peace runs through Kabul and not through Kashmir is a contemporaneous strategic truism as Pakistan’s strategic uncertainties arise from Pakistan’s morbid fears that a pro-India friendly regime in Kabul is a deadly threat to Pakistan than an India-integrated democratic Kashmir where Pakistan has ... Read More »

The hidden danger behind N.Korea’s nuke test

Andrei Lankov Who, if anyone, is coordinating the military, diplomatic plans the regime is carrying out? The January 6 North Korean nuclear test is much in the news these days, even though so far the situation seems very much like a re-run of what we have seen three times already: tough talks, promises of retribution, threatening moves and a UN ... Read More »

US deploys B-52 bomber after North Korea’s nuclear test

Large plane, capable of delivering nuclear weapons, flies low over South Korea days after North’s latest bomb test. The United States has deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea in a show of force following North Korea’s nuclear test last week. North Korea’s fourth nuclear test angered both the United States and China, although ... Read More »

N. Korea releases video of new missile test

North Korea on Saturday released video footage of a purportedly new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test, three days after it claimed it had successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb.But South Korean media suggested the footage broadcast by state Korean Central TV was an edited compilation of the North’s third SLBM test, conducted last month in the Sea of Japan, and ... Read More »

North Korea warns of war over South’s propaganda broadcasts

Seoul — North Korea warned of war as South Korea on Saturday continued blasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the rivals’ tense border in retaliation for the North’s purported fourth nuclear test. North Korean propaganda is filled with threats of violence, but the country is also extremely sensitive to criticism of its authoritarian leadership, which Seoul resumed in its cross-border broadcasts on ... Read More »

Mobile loudspeakers to be installed at border, S. Korea says

JH Ahn Residents of area have expressed fear of North Korean bombardment as consequence of broadcasts Late on Friday afternoon, Yonhap reported North Korea is broadcasting its own propaganda in the hopes of drowning out the ongoing South Korean broadcasts. While the content of North Korea’s broadcast has not been revealed to public, NK News previously reported that the radio ... Read More »

White House disputes North Korea’s claim of Hydrogen Bomb test

By Somini Sengupta, David E Sanger and Choe Sang-Hun United Nations — The United Nations Security Council condemned North Korea for its nuclear test on Wednesday, but there was no evidence yet that the North’s most powerful backer, China, was willing to stiffen sanctions in a way that could push the unpredictable country to the point of collapse or slow ... Read More »

Besieged ‘children eating leaves off the trees’ in Madaya, Syria

Besieged ‘children eating leaves off the trees’ in Madaya, SyriaBy Avi Asher-Schapiro Correction: a previous version of this story contained photos purporting to show malnourished children in Madadya. VICE News has since learned that the pictures may not have been taken in Madaya, and has removed them. In the early hours of Sunday morning, a pregnant woman and her daughter ... Read More »

Artificial earthquake, probable nuclear test, in North Korea?

NK News Latest – 10:02 EST: North Korea has declared it will issue a special statement at 12:00 noon Pyongyang time. Seismic event in country’s northeast measures 5.1 on Richter scale An artificial earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale has struck North Korea, triggering seismological detectors. The epicenter of the quake appears to be in central part of North ... Read More »

Jammu highway on alert as Punjab air force base attack kills 6

High alert was sounded on Pathankot-Jammu highway on Saturday after terror attack in neighbouring Punjab reports, NDTV. “High alert has been sounded in Kathua district and entry into the state from neighbouring Punjab at Lakhanpur is being monitored and checked”, said a senior police officer in winter capital Jammu. Indian defence sources said army has been moved out on the ... Read More »

What was learned covering the 2015 Paris terror attacks

By Etienne Rouillon In November 2014, VICE News launched its French channel and opened an office in Paris. Just a few weeks later, life in the French capital ground to a halt after three gunmen attacked the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. From the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January to the November shootout between special forces and the three ... Read More »

The legacy of Kim Yang Gon and inter-Korean relations

By John G. Grisafi Prominent North Korean official Kim Yang Gon died in a car accident Tuesday, the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency reported early Wednesday. Kim was a highly significant official within the Pyongyang regime, having served as the North’s point man on inter-Korean relations for the past eight years and having been an apparent close confidant of ... Read More »

European capitals tighten security ahead of New Year celebrations

Security is being stepped up in major European cities ahead of New Year celebrations, with officials wary of possible terror plots. New Year fireworks and festivities have been cancelled in the Belgian capital Brussels because of an alert. Extra measures will also be in place in cities including Paris, London, Berlin and Moscow. Meanwhile in Turkey, security services say they ... Read More »

Low oil prices, war in Yemen, leaves huge hole in Saudi budget

By Samuel Oakford Projecting a record budget deficit of $98 billion in 2015, Saudi Arabia announced a decrease in fuel subsidies on Monday and said it could sell off state assets in the future as the kingdom struggles with plunging oil prices and the cost of its war in Yemen. The Saudi state press agency said total expenditures were expected ... Read More »

UN’s Libya govt of national accord: Refusing to learn from past

By Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) The recently-signed agreement between sections from Libya’s warring factions will likely have little impact as most Libyan political players and militia groups oppose it, and because local initiatives and views were ignored during its conceptualisation. The deal could increase fragmentation in the already gridlocked Libyan political situation, and provide more space for the growth of ... Read More »

Findings on N.Korea’s August shelling won’t be shared: UNC

JH Ahn The United Nations Command (UNC) has decided not to publicly share the result of its investigation into North Korea’s artillery provocation to South in August. However, a progressive South Korean newspaper and an opposition lawmaker criticized the UNC’s decision, demanding that the information be disclosed to public. this case is finished and both South Korea and U.S. have ... Read More »

N.Korea criticises anthrax experiment by USFK

Ha-young Choi Pyongyang’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Monday criticized use of anthrax in South Korea, which was revealed by a joint ROK-U.S. joint working group’s (JWG) investigation last Thursday. Repeating its allegations of biological warfare during the Korean War, the newspaper blamed the U.S. for the “criminal activity.” It also criticized Seoul’s position. “Conducting biological weapons experiments randomly, with ... Read More »

International peace delegation to Syria 24-30 Nov. 2015

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, Media Service Our delegation has just spent five days with the people of Syria visiting the cities of Damascus, Homs, Tartus, Qara and Ma’alula. We have been deeply moved by the kindness and warmth of the Syrian people whom we have had the privilege and joy of meeting. Although they have suffered unimaginable violence, ... Read More »

Clashes leave scores dead in northern Yemen

UN voices alarm at ceasefire violations as fighting between Houthis and government troops claims lives on both sides. At least 75 people have been killed in fighting between troops and Houth fighters in northern Yemen, military and tribal sources say, amid concern over the ceasefire violations. The casualties included 28 troops, according to military sources, while tribal officials added that ... Read More »

China accuses US of B-52 ‘provocation’ over Spratly Islands

China has accused the US of “serious provocation” after it flew B-52 bombers near one of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Chinese military personnel were put on “high alert” during the incident on 10 December, and issued warnings to leave. The Pentagon said it was looking into the complaint. China claims large swathes of the South ... Read More »

Who Putin called out at his year-end press conference

By Alec Luhn President Vladimir Putin’s annual December press conference is a unique chance for some thousand-plus international and local journalists to ask the Russian leader a question. It’s also a chance for Putin to get things off his chest. The president typically goes on for several minutes in each response, praising his successes, lashing out at his enemies, and ... Read More »

Counterterrorism 101: Don’t ignore lessons of 9/11

Laura Pitter “Nothing like this has ever happened to me before,” said Sarker Haque, his face still black and blue from the beating. “I’ve lived here all these years and never, in this community? Never have I ever experienced anything like this.” Haque, originally from Bangladesh, has owned the Fatima grocery store in Astoria, Queens, one of the most diverse ... Read More »

China angry at $1.83 b US arms sale to Taiwan

CNN – Despite strong opposition from China, the Obama administration authorized a $1.83 billion weapons sale to Taiwan Wednesday, marking the first U.S. arms shipment to the island in four years. Consisting almost exclusively of defensive weapons, the military package includes two U.S. Navy guided Oliver Hazard Perry class missile frigates, Read More »