Myanmar government planning to procure number of JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft. JF-17 is joint project of Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Chengdu Aerospace Corporation of China. Myanmar, India share a 1,600-km-long land boundary, long maritime boundary in Bay of Bengal.
In response to mass evictions and billions of tax dollars put into the World Cup, protesters battled police in “Robocop” suits, flame resistant built to withstand heavy blows. In 2008 1.25 million people were evicted by Chinese government from their homes in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.
Ukraine Independent Media Trade Union recommendations: journalists advised to avoid showing the dead on screen, use the word "corpse, domestic political rows, videos by the opposing side, not to show despair. Could undermine military morale, encourage parents to stop sons joining the troops.
Russian Foreign Ministry: The European Union’s attempts to punish Crimea for its reunifying with Russia is completely unacceptable. European Council announced a ban on all imports from the Crimean Peninsula and the city of Sevastopol if goods do not carry a certification from Ukraine.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened that Israel would carry out more assaults against Syria, following recent airstrikes and shelling against targets inside the Arab country. Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel would respond with even tougher force if Syria retaliates.
88 Russian Sukhoi fighter planes arrived at the Imam Ali military base in Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar. which were held by the Republic of Iran for more than 20 years. Aircraft will be equipped with sophisticated weapons;will take part in fighting against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.”
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US-installed prime minister promised military forces of the Kiev junta would cleanse sub-humansfrom country’s eastern regions referring to the ethnic Russian populations of southeast regions of Ukraine, who are refusing to acknowledge the US-backed coup in Kiev as legitimate.
Local gas company in Kiev (Kyivenergo) announced they would be shutting off hot water supply to most of the city. Official reason: Kyivenergo (the energy supplier to Kiev) owes a debt to Ukraine state gas company (Naftogaz) $100 million. Ukraine has its own domestic natural gas supplies.
Industrial facilities across the U.S. dumped more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into waterways in 2012, Tyson Foods Inc. alone dumped more than 18.5 million pounds—about 9 percent of the nationwide total. Waters have become a dumping ground for polluters.
An $800,000 program to help low-income Detroiters pay their water bills will be put in place in July after services were cut off from some residents in recent months and complaints were made to a United Nations representative. 90,000 city residents and businesses behind on their water bills.
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a redacted version of the secret Obama administration memo arguing for the legality of presidential assassinations, without charges or trial, of US citizens. It could serve as a key exhibit in impeachment proceedings.
Representatives of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) deniedKiev’s allegations independence supporters violated ceasefire, accused Ukrainian special forces of continuing fighting told RIA Novosti that self-defense forces were only acting in response to the attacks on the Ukrainian side.
Russian Foreign Ministry: European Union Council report on Ukraine contains opinions that are biased, politically motivated and far from reality. fail to mention dozens of children killed during the ‘anti-terror operation, thousands of refugees flock to the Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he scrapped plans to send troops into Ukraine, move seen to de-escalate ongoing crisis in region, asked upper chamber of parliament to cancel resolution that would allow him to deploy forces into Ukraine.
Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas rejects as baseless Israel’s claim that the movement is involved in the alleged abduction of three Israeli youths in the West Bank. Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal says the resistance movement has no information about the Israelis.
Vladimir Putin’s draft law forbids all staff involved in state administration and strategic industries concerning the sovereignty and national security of Russia from holding foreign bank accounts. Requires income reporting for state employees of all levels. acquisitions, real estate, cars or securities.
Defense Department has yet to receive in writing immunity agreements for troops, but "Iraq has provided acceptable assurances" for 300 Special Forces troops President Obama announced he would send to Iraq. US advisors subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, not Iraqi law.
Legislators in New York give final approval to a bill that will allow limited access to medicinal marijuana, making them the 23rd state to approve a medical marijuana law. Bill will allow state-approved patients access to edible and vapor extracts of marijuana, it will not allow them to smoke it.
Organic farmer, Steve Marsh will receive no compensation for losing his organic certification resulting from a neighbor’s GE crops contaminating his own. The court ruled that no physical harm had been shown and the burden rested on the plaintiff to clean up the GE-mess to reinstate his certification.
Syria has slammed Israel’s deadly attacks on its military targets from the air and the ground as a “blatant violation” of its territory, urging the United Nations to condemn the aggression. Israeli aircraft targeted the Syrian army positions, while its tanks hit government targets in the Golan Heights region.
Most Americans believe that the Iraq war was not worth the costs, a new survey has found. CBS News/New York Times poll found on Monday that only 18 percent of Americans think the result of the war in Iraq was worth the loss of American lives and other costs of attacking the Arab country in 2003.
The leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in the region until 10 a.m. local time on Friday. He stressed that the self-defense force's ceasefire will come only as a reciprocal move.
92% of US citizens are asking their government to label GE foods, according to a new poll from Consumer Reports. Data for the poll came from several states, including Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, and New York—where a vote pending considering mandatory labeling of GE crops.
MP Roman Khudyakov asking Defense and Education ministers to develop new school program that would include Russian military history, basic military training and introduction to various pieces of military hardware modelling the course on Soviet-era “basic military training for boys and girls alike.
A plan to feed Australian dairy cows genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production has sparked concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers. Opponents of the scheme fear that GM grasses could contaminate neighbouring properties.
Former US vice president Dick Cheney strongly advocated for another US military invasion of Iraq while criticizing President Barack Obama’s policies in that country, accused Obama administration of underestimating threat of al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq, not doing enough to confront them.
Anti-war activists in a number of US cities staged protests to express opposition to US military intervention in Iraq. say the Iraqi people, who have taken up arms to help the army fight the militants, “need opportunity to rebuild their society” without threats of military intervention from US government.”
Far-right protesters clash with police in Ukraine’s capital city. Members of the radical group Social National Assembly of Ukraine rallied outside the Pechersk Lavra, a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev. The far-right group pledged to crush any separatist movement in the country.
Brandon Coates, a quadriplegic manin Colorado, to have his case heard before US Supreme Court. The company he works for has zero-tolerance policy for marijuana use, fired him when test came positive for marijuana. His use of medical marijuana is in accordance with Colorado’s state laws.
Russia’s Investigative Committee has put Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Igor Kolomoisky, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, on the international wanted list over charges of war crimes. use of prohibited means, methods of warfare, aggravated murder, and abduction.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces in central Russia on “full combat alert” for snap drill, Russia’s defense minister says. Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday that the drills in the central military district, which encompasses the Volga region and the Ural mountains.
The Iraqi government has slammed the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region for exporting oil without Baghdad’s consent. The Iraqi Oil Ministry released a statement on Saturday condemning the regional government for export of oil extracted from the country’s northern fields.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: so-called counter-terrorist military operation intensified in parallel with advancement of peace plan is cause for much alarm and concern. Said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan failed to include key element of peace; negotiations.
Russia partially backed Ukraine’s ceasefire plan, warns it should not be used as deadline against protesters in east Ukraine. Calls on opposing sides to halt military activities, sit down at negotiating table," concerns about Ukraine forces' military operations while ceasefire in place.
Canada announced economic sanctions and travel bans for Russian officials over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and provocative military activity remains serious concern to international community.”
“Peaceful scenario – it is our plan A,” Poroshenko said in a statement on his website. “But those who expect to use the peace talks only to gain time to regroup, should know that we have a detailed plan B. I am not going to talk about it now, because I believe that our peace plan will work.”
Startled employees of the Central Intelligence Agency discovered this morning that Lee Harvey Oswald had been quietly added to the memorial wall at CIA Headquarters. Oswald is widely believed to have assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy, CIA refused to comment or elaborate.
Australia offering asylum-seekers in immigration camps up to $10,000 (US$9,400) if they voluntarily return to their home country, prompts outrage from refugee campaigners. Those returning to Lebanon offered most: $10,000. Iranians,Sudanese: $7,000 Afghans $4,000 Pakistan, Nepal,Myanmar $3,300.
The Thai military is rapidly taking control of Southeast Asia’s second largest economy with an overhaul of state enterprises, a suspension or cancellation of some of the previous government’s infrastructure projects and efforts to build bridges with foreign investors.
The Presbyterian Church has narrowly voted to move forward with divestment in various companies in protest of Israeli policies toward Palestinians. The group has become most prominent in US to endorse some form of divestment, opted to sell its stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions.
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