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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

Assad victorious in Syria war, Israel defence minister claims

Israel's defence minister has said Syria's six-year war is coming to an end and one victor has clearly emerged - Bashar al-Assad. Controversial Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli news site Walla! that the regime was clearly victorious over the rebels, in a war that has cost half-a-million lives. "Assad has emerged victorious in the battle. Suddenly,

Nigerian peacekeeper killed in Sudan’s Darfur region- UN

The United Nations says a Nigerian peacekeeper serving in the joint U.N.-African Union mission in Sudan’s turbulent Darfur region has been killed in a carjacking. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that an unidentified group was involved in Wednesday’s incident in Nyala in South Darfur. He said “the mission strongly condemns

Inside Sudan’s house of cards

Two years ago, in April 2015, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir – who assumed power in 1989 – once again won the presidential election. This further entrenched his personal hold on the politics of Sudan. He pledged in February last year that he would step down in 2020, but similar pledges were