The United States has taken Cuba off the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a step that authorities in Havana had insisted upon in advance of the reopening of embassies. Read More: U.S. takes Cuba off list of state sponsors of terrorism – The Washington Post.
Every year the Shangri-La Dialogue, organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) brings together everyone who is anyone in Asia-Pacific defence circles “to take the temperature” – as IISS director general John Chipman puts it – of security developments in the region. This year, once again, US-China tensions are centre stage. Beijing’s efforts […]
The non-profit, non-partisan Judicial Watch — a group known for its investigation of government corruption and abuse — had obtained more than 100 pages of classified documents from both the US Department of Defense and the State Department through a federal lawsuit. One of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents declared that President Barack […]
Just a week after losing the big Palmyra air base to the Islamic State – and with it large stocks of ammo and military equipment – Syrian military and air units Wednesday, May 27, began pulling out of the big air base at Deir ez-Zour. Read More: Assad pulls air force out of Deir ez-Zour, […]