Category Archives: Asia

We May Have Just Discovered the Ultimate Sig Sauer Gun

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Amazing. In May 2018, President Donald Trump awarded retired Navy Master Chief Britt K. Slabinski the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while leading a Joint Task Force during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan. Now Sig Sauer is paying tribute in its own way.This past National Medal of Honor Day, the gunmaker unveiled a specially-designed commemorative P226 pistol — the same pistol that SEALs carried under the official MK25 designation — to honor Slabinski’s receipt of the nation’s highest award for valor.The commemorative pistol includes ceremonial 24k gold engravings on both sides of the slide: “For Service As Set Forth,” …read more

Palestinians rally against Kushner's economic peace plan

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GAZA/RAMALLAH (Reuters) – Palestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.-led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain. Many Palestinian business groups have said they will boycott the June 25-26 event, billed as part of Washington’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and spearheaded by Trump’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. “Down with Bahrain, down with Trump, down with the Manama conference,” chanted crowds in Gaza, which is ruled by the armed Islamist group Hamas.

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Why Is India Buying More Russian Air-to-Air Missiles?

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Why is India ordering $700 million worth of missiles from Russia?One reason may be humiliation over Pakistan using long-range air-to-air missiles to shoot down an Indian fighter last February. Yet the purchase comes amid reports that of problems with Russian missiles.“Close to 300 short-range air-to-air missiles, the R-73, and 400 medium-range air-to-air guided missiles, the RVV-AE, also known as the R-77, have been ordered,” according to Indian newspaper The Print.The choice of the R-77 is interesting. It is the Russian equivalent of the radar-guided U.S. AIM-120 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile). First introduced in 1991, the AIM-120 is a beyond-visual-range …read more

Pompeo sets out to build global coalition against Iran

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran. Pompeo spoke Sunday as he left Washington for Saudi Arabia, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Sunni Arab allies that are alarmed by Shiite Iran’s increasing assertiveness and are working to limit its influence in the region. “We’ll be talking with them about how to make sure that we are all strategically aligned, and how …read more

Ethiopia army chief of staff shot amid unrest

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Ethiopia army chief of staff shot amid unrest

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation. Abiy took to national television in the early hours dressed in military fatigues and announced that army chief Seare Mekonnen had been shot, an AFP correspondent said.

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Johnson Is Cheered by Tories Amid Private Turmoil: Brexit Update

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(Bloomberg) — Follow @Brexit on Twitter, join our Facebook group and sign up to our Brexit Bulletin.Front-runner Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are facing Conservative party members for the first time since making it to a two-man runoff to succeed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. Grass-roots Tories quizzed the two candidates on Saturday, kicking off a nationwide series of hustings, or political roadshows, before party members pick the winner in a postal ballot in July.Key Developments:When Conservative members of Parliament decided on the final two, Johnson won 160 votes, Hunt was second with 77 votes.Johnson faces question over altercation with …read more

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