Outrage as 400 VIP jets converge on Glasgow for global warming summit

There is outrage after Jeff Bezos’ $86 million Gulf Stream jet was among the hundreds of VIP jets flying into Scottish environmental summit COP26. Around 400 private jets carrying heads of state, billionaires, business leaders and celebrities have converged on Glasgow for a global warming summit. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ $US65 million ($86 million) GulfContinue reading “Outrage as 400 VIP jets converge on Glasgow for global warming summit”

U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray

Friday’s strike hits university campus, say humanitarian sources Strike forced government U.N. plane to abort landing in city Air campaign comes amid heavy fighting in Amhara region Nearly a year of war has killed thousands Thousands fleeing fighting in Amhara An Ethiopian government air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on FridayContinue reading “U.N. plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray”

China flies record 38 planes over Taiwan defence zone in national day show of force

Taipei says Chinese jets and bombers crossed zone as Beijing marked the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic A record 38 Chinese military jets crossed into Taiwan’s defence zone as Beijing marked the founding of the People’s Republic of China, officials in Taipei have said. The show of force on China’s national dayContinue reading “China flies record 38 planes over Taiwan defence zone in national day show of force”

Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security

Legislation now covers citizens who study and report on those agencies and people working within them Russians who study and report on the problems faced by the country’s military, space agency and security services, as well as the millions of people who serve in those agencies, can now be named foreign agents, as Russia expands restrictions onContinue reading “Russia extends ‘foreign agents’ law to critics of military and security”

Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity

Taiwan’s air force scrambled on Sunday against renewed Chinese military activity, with its defence ministry reporting that 19 aircraft including nuclear-capable bombers had flown into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the self-ruled island, often in the southwestern partContinue reading “Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity”

800 People Evacuated From Kabul Aboard A Single C-17 Cargo Jet: Reports

“800 people on your jet?! Holy… Holy cow… Ok…” As the situation continues to deteriorate in Afghanistan, with even Kabul’s international airport, the last hope for U.S. and other foreigners trying to leave the country, being at least partially overrun, we are now hearing that the U.S. Air Force packed one C-17 cargo jet with roughly 800Continue reading “800 People Evacuated From Kabul Aboard A Single C-17 Cargo Jet: Reports”

India Shifts 50,000 Troops to China Border in Historic Move

India has redirected at least 50,000 additional troops to its border with China in a historic shift toward an offensive military posture against the world’s second-biggest economy. Although the two countries battled in the Himalayas in 1962, India’s strategic focus has primarily been Pakistan since the British left the subcontinent, with the long-time rivals fightingContinue reading “India Shifts 50,000 Troops to China Border in Historic Move”

China says after massed drills that Taiwan’s future lies in ‘reunification’

Taiwan needs to be clearly aware that its future lies in “reunification” with China and that it cannot rely on the United States, China’s military said on Thursday, responding to questions on a massed incursion by Chinese warplanes last week. Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s air defence identificationContinue reading “China says after massed drills that Taiwan’s future lies in ‘reunification’”

Military: Russian ships came within 30 nautical miles of Hawaii during exercise

Military officials said Monday that vessels participating in a Russian naval exercise in international waters off Hawaii are beginning to move away from the islands. Capt. Mike Kafka, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command spokesman, said the closest Russian ships were confirmed to have come within 20 to 30 nautical miles off Hawaii. “We closely tracked allContinue reading “Military: Russian ships came within 30 nautical miles of Hawaii during exercise”

Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force

It’s the largest reported incursion to date, breaking the previous record of 25 aircraft reported on April 12. Twenty-eight Chinese air force aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan‘s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Tuesday, the island’s government said, the largest reported incursion to date. While there was no immediate comment from Beijing, the news comesContinue reading “Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force”

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