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Why Russia Backs China in Disputes with Third Countries

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:09
Russia, once a thorn in China's side, is backing Beijing in its disputes with third countries, including a maritime sovereignty flap in Southeast Asia, to counter Washington's influence in Asia, scholars believe.
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Ukrainian Leader Tries To Put Spotlight Back On Russian-Occupied Crimea

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:09
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has lamented that the crisis in Crimea has fallen from global attention, and he pledged to "raise from the knees" the fate of the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia seven years ago.
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AEGIS Ashore Romania Celebrates Five Years of BMD Contribution to NATO

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:09
The Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) located at Naval Support Facility (NSF) Deveselu, Romania, celebrated the fifth anniversary of its shift to NATO Command and Control, as a U.S. contribution of capability to the Alliance, August 19, 2021.
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Aboriginal Communities on Alert As COVID-19 Spreads into Outback Australia

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:08
Australia's delta variant outbreak is spreading into Outback areas, where the vast majority of new infections are among aboriginal people. In western New South Wales, 60% of cases are in Indigenous communities, where vaccination rates are low and vaccine hesitancy is high.
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Red Cross: COVID Vaccine Makers Value Profits Over Humanity

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:08
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says it is clear that profits are trumping humanity when it comes to the decisions made by vaccine producers when it is time to distribute their products.
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COVID Has Heightened Conflict, Deepened Depression, Say Central African Leaders

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:08
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened problems of conflict, terrorism, and scarce resources in Central Africa to plunge millions of people deeper into poverty. That's according to members of the regional bloc CEMAC. CEMAC heads of state Wednesday called for solidarity to improve living conditions in the six-nation economic bloc.
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Rights Watchdog Says Mismanagement Is Undermining Iran's COVID Response

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:08
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is urging Iranian authorities to redouble efforts to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying their prohibition on the import of U.S. and U.K.-produced vaccines, a lack of transparency, and mismanagement are exacerbating the already dire impact of the coronavirus in the country.
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Islamic State threat moves online, expands across Africa: Senior counter-terrorism expert

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:08
Two decades after the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York, terror networks Al-Qaida and Islamic State – also known as Da'esh – continue to pose a grave threat to peace and security, adapting to new technologies and moving into some of the world's most fragile regions, the top UN counter-terrorism official told the Security Council on Thursday.
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US Ships Pfizer Vaccine to Kosovo amid Delta Variant Surge

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:07
Thursday, the United States plans to ship 35,100 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Kosovo through COVAX, the United Nations vaccine-sharing mechanism, a White House official told VOA.
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Booster Shots in Rich Countries Threaten COVID Containment in Africa

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 02:07
World Health Organization officials warn that decisions by rich countries to provide COVID-19 booster shots to their vaccinated populations will set back efforts to contain the spread of this deadly disease in Africa.
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UNESCO Appeals for Protection of Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 01:46
The United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, called Thursday for the protection and preservation of Afghanistan's cultural heritage, warning that harming it could only have adverse consequences on lasting peace.
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US Capitol Apprehend Suspect in 'Active Bomb Threat' Investigation

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 01:19
U.S. Capitol Police Thursday apprehended a man claiming to have explosives in a parked vehicle.
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Department of State Offers Reward for Information to Bring Guinea-Bissau Narcotics Trafficker to Justice

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 01:19
Today the U.S. Department of State announces a reward offer of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Guinea-Bissau national Antonio Indjai. Indjai is the former head of the Guinea-Bissau Armed Forces and has been the subject of a United Nations travel ban since May 2012, as a result of his participation in an April 2012 coup d'état
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Our steadfast commitment to the global fight against terrorism

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 01:19
Statement by Ambassador James Kariuki at the Security Council open debate on terrorism
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U.S. Navy Seabees Complete HCA Project in Ukraine

Globalsecurity.org - Fri, 20/08/2021 - 01:19
U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) Eleven Detail Ukraine executed the first humanitarian assistance construction (HCA) project for a school in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, July 26, 2021.
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Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Tanker Drone Achieves Another First: Air-to-Air Refueling With An E-2D

The Aviationist Blog - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 19:23

The new MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned tanker completed its first aerial refueling flight with an E-2D aircraft. The MQ-25 Stingray achieved another first on Aug. 18, 2021, by conducting the first air-to-air refueling with an E-2D aircraft [...]

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US Army inks deal for advanced NGLD-M development

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 17:37
The US Army's tactical communication, command-and-control directorate has awarded a pair of development, production, and sustainment deals for an advance variant of the...
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Saudi Arabia operating new air-defence radar

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 17:37
The Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces (RSADF) displayed a previously unseen radar during a parade marking the start of training for the Islamic year 1443 on 18 August.
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HHIC joins DSME in bid for RoKN's aircraft carrier project

Jane's Defense News - Thu, 19/08/2021 - 17:36
South Korean companies Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) have joined forces to bid for the design,...
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