Dubai throws open the doors for the rich Russians escaping sanctions

Roman Abramovich said to be among those looking for a luxury base in the UAE, which is unafraid to snub the west On the tarmac of Dubai airport, half way along its main runway, a small terminal has been doing brisk business this month. Daily flights have disgorged dozens of Russians – many among theContinue reading “Dubai throws open the doors for the rich Russians escaping sanctions”

Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people

An air strike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region killed 56 people and injured 30, including children, in a camp for displaced people, two aid workers told Reuters on Saturday, citing local authorities and eyewitness accounts. Military spokesman Colonel Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Prime Minister AbiyContinue reading “Aid workers say Ethiopia air strike in northwest Tigray killed 56 people”

EU backs international arms embargo after killings in Myanmar

Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell accuses Myanmar’s military rulers of carrying out an ‘appalling act of violence’ in Kayah State. The European Union has called for an international arms embargo on Myanmar’s military government and for toughening its own sanctions following last week’s massacre of more than 35 people. The killings took place on Christmas EveContinue reading “EU backs international arms embargo after killings in Myanmar”

Countries on the UN’s weapon committee are meeting to regulate the development of ‘killer robots’ – euronews

A UN committee on weapons is meeting this week to regulate the development of “killer robots”. But some world powers oppose any strict limit or ban on such weapons.

Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist

Decision against company at heart of Pegasus project reflects deep concern about impact of spyware on US national security interests NSO Group has been placed on a US blacklist by the Biden administration after it determined the Israeli spyware maker has acted “contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests of the US”. The finding byContinue reading “Israeli spyware company NSO Group placed on US blacklist”

World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35

In which John Green teaches you about World War II, a subject so big, it takes up two episodes. This week, John will teach you how the United States got into the war, and just how involved America was before Congress actually declared war. John will actually talk a little about the military tactics involved,Continue reading “World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35”

Russia to send arms, ‘maybe even S-400s’, to Belarus: Lukashenko

The authoritarian leader’s comments come before large joint military exercises later this month. Russia will soon deliver a huge military hardware consignment to Belarus, including aircraft, helicopters and air defence systems, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was quoted as saying on Wednesday by the Belta state news agency. The delivery is likely to be interpreted asContinue reading “Russia to send arms, ‘maybe even S-400s’, to Belarus: Lukashenko”

Russia to deliver missile systems to post-coup Myanmar on time – RIA

Russia will deliver Pantsir missile defence systems to Myanmar on schedule as outlined in the relevant sales contract, the RIA news agency cited the head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation as saying on Wednesday. The truck-mounted systems are used to shoot down aircraft, drones and cruise missiles. Rights activists have accused Moscow ofContinue reading “Russia to deliver missile systems to post-coup Myanmar on time – RIA”

Lauren Boebert Doubles Down On Her Praise For Taliban

Republican Representative Lauren Boebert got called out for her tweet where she praised the Taliban for being the ones who actually “built back better,” but instead of admitting that she made a blunder, she decided that she should double down on her praise for the group. Her own defense of her comments makes absolutely noContinue reading “Lauren Boebert Doubles Down On Her Praise For Taliban”

Bernie Sanders Is Set to Introduce a Resolution to End Arms Sale to Israel

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to introduce a resolution condemning the United States’ sale of $735 million in weapons to Israel, according to a draft obtained by multiple news outlets. The resolution, along with a similar push in the House, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), signals a significant departure among progressives from President Joe Biden’s stance towardContinue reading “Bernie Sanders Is Set to Introduce a Resolution to End Arms Sale to Israel”

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