Tag: war

NEWS

Ethiopia At War With Itself

The Ethiopian Air Force has bombed arms depots and destroyed military hardware in the northern Tigray region in Ethiopia. According to press reports, Ahmed said the strikes hit sites in and around the regional capital Mekelle and destroyed heavy artillery including rocket launchers. The Ethiopian Prime Minister walked away with the Nobel Peace Prize last year “for his efforts to […]

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UN — Millions Face Food Crisis In Yemen

UN continues to warn that over 10 million people in Yemen face acute food shortages. If urgent action is not taken to avert the imminent famine, the situation will prove dire for the country, the agency emphasized. United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) said it needed $737m to the end of the year to keep its aid program running in […]

EDITORIAL

Is Venezuela Set For Military Conflict?

The political crisis that currently obtains in Venezuela ought to be of serious concerns to all well-thinking people not only because of the bloodshed that could occur but also further devastation to the country’s economy and destabilization within the region. The current standoff has come about as Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez, a Venezuelan engineer and politician serving as the President […]

NEWS

UNICEF Laments World Leaders Failure

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a press release has stated that the futures of millions of children living in countries affected by armed conflict are at risk, as warring parties continue to commit grave violations against children, while world leaders fail to hold perpetrators accountable. “Children living in conflict zones around the world have continued to suffer through extreme levels of violence over the past 12 months, […]

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China – U.S. — Talks About Talks?

Amidst threat from Washington to increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent from 10 percent, a low-level meeting between a Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen and U.S. representatives Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs David Malpass is scheduled for later this month. This comes against the background of earlier […]

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Trump Ready To Up The Ante In Trade War Against China

President Trump has indicated his willingness to intensify his trade war with China by imposing tariffs on all $500bn of imports from the country. “I’m ready to go to 500,” he said in an interview with the CNBC channel. It’s time to stop China from “taking advantage” of America, just as a top adviser said the administration will ask allies […]

TALKING BOOKS

Night — Elie Wiesel

This is a short story of Wiesel experience in a Nazi concentration camp between 1944 and 1945, at the height of the Holocaust. It is a very short book, at just over 100 pages, but very gut riveting. The book at first drew little interest and generated minimal sale. However, sales exploded after the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf […]

COMMENTARY

Trump Blowing Trumpet Of War

What the hell was that? President Trump goes prime time to do a national comb over of his views on race relations and announce with a great thumping of his chest, a commitment to winning a war to avoid defeat. Bowl me over with a feather! This strategy is one of obfuscation for victory. It’s akin to moving our troops […]

NEWS

North Korea Warns — U.S. Annual War Game On The Peninsula Could Spell Trouble

Don’t do it; North Korea seems to be saying after warning on Sunday that the United States could be “pouring gasoline on fire” by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. The North latest warning comes amidst hostile utterances by both U.S. President Donald Trump and the North strong man, […]

NEWS

Putin’s Art Of War

It has been thirty six years since the Soviet Union fought with Muslims in Afghanistan in a war which lasted for over nine years. Before the Soviet landed troops in Afghanistan, the pro-Soviet strong-man Nur Mohammed Taraki had taken power earlier via the route of a coup to head the Afghani government. However, Taraki’s radical reform, suppression, and killing of […]