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North Africa Braces for Impact as Islamic State Fighters Return

North African officials say a large number of foreign recruits who joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have returned to their countries and remain loyal to the extremist organization. They fear the returnees are planning to unleash terrorist attacks in the coming months, adding to a jihadist menace

Does China Really Pose A Threat To US National Security?

China is an authoritarian one-party state that denies its own people the kinds of basic freedoms that Americans and other Westerners take for granted. It is a regional bully that provokes its neighbors and ignores the rulings of international tribunals. China routinely breaks the rules of international diplomatic courtesy and military good sense. This

US Isolated at United Nations Over Jerusalem Decision

By Margaret Besheer  Some of the United States' oldest allies turned their backs on Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and relocate its embassy there, during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday. "It contradicts international law and U.N. Security Council resolutions," Swedish Ambassador Olof Skoog told

President al-Bashir says U.S. plans to divide Sudan into five countries

(KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir reiterated his accusations against the United States of and accused Washington of planning to divide his country into five states. Sudanese were surprised to hear al-Bashir on his first visit to Russia asks President Vladimir Putin to support his country against American plans against the

Questions Arise On China’s Plans As N. Korea War Talk Rises

Securing North Korea’s missile launchers and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons sites would likely be a chief priority for China in the event of a major crisis involving its communist neighbor, analysts say, although Beijing so far is keeping mum on any plans. Despite China’s official silence, its People’s Liberation Army

Russian hackers stole US cyber secrets from NSA: reports

Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified US cyber secrets from the National Security Agency in 2015 after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. As reported first by The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, the theft included information on penetrating foreign computer networks and

Catalonia’s Secession Referendum Is One Among Many Movements for Independence

By William Tucker Contributor, In Homeland Security The semi-autonomous region of Catalonia on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Spain. “According to the Catalan government, which announced the results early Monday, 90 percent of the ballots cast were for independence — with 2,020,144 people voting yes and 176,566 no,” the Washington Postreported. But

South Korea Wants Wartime Control of its Military

By Brian Padden South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his government has stepped up efforts to take back wartime operational control (OPCON) of its forces from the U.S.-led command structure, at a time when North Korea and the U.S. are both threatening war. In an address to commemorate the nation's 69th

Liberia’s Sirleaf Calls on US to Remain Global Leader

Preparing to Step Down, President Says Post-War US Aid Was Critical Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf called on the U.S. to maintain its position of world leadership, a role that she said rescued her country from a ruinous civil war and an outbreak of a terrifying, deadly disease. Days before an

Lai Mohammed Berates U.S Stance on IPOB

By Babatunde Opalana The Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, has expressed displeasure over the stand of the government of the United States on the status of the Indigenous People of  Biafra. Describing as “unfortunate” the fact that the U.S. does not see the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation,the minister said the