• BREAKING: North Korea missile test launch on Sunday fails, blows up

    16/Apr/2017 // 3484 Viewers

     

    PARIS, APRIL 15, 2017: (DGW) A North Korean missile “blew up almost immediately” on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said,

    The failed launch from North Korea’s east coast, came a day after North Korea held a military parade in its capital, marking the birth anniversary of the state founder, in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display.

    The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the United States if provoked. It has said it has developed and would launch a missile that can strike the mainland United States but officials and experts believe it is some time away from mastering the necessary technology.

    “The North attempted to launch an unidentified missile from near the Sinpo region this morning but it is suspected to have failed,” South Korea’s Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

    The U.S. Pacific Command said the missile “blew up almost immediately”, adding the type of missile was being analyzed.

    There was a high degree of confidence it was not an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official said on condition of anonymity. A second U.S. official said the launch was land-based.

    The timing of the test, coinciding with US Vice President Pence’s trip and a day after the military parade, would suggest deliberate defiance.

    Pence had been briefed on the failed launch en route to Seoul and had been in touch with Trump, White House aides said.

    South Korea’s Yonhap news agency cited an unidentified South Korean intelligence source as saying the missile appeared to have not flown far from its land-based launch site.

    The North launched a ballistic missile from the same region earlier this month ahead of a summit between the leaders of the United States and China to discuss the North’s arms program.

    That missile flew about 60 km (40 miles) but what U.S. officials said appeared to be a liquid-fuelled, extended-range Scud missile only traveled a fraction of its range before spinning out of control.

    China has spoken out against North Korea’s missile and nuclear tests and has supported U.N. sanctions. China on Friday again called for talks to defuse the crisis.

    Sinpo, where the Sunday launch took place, is the site of a North Korean submarine base and where the North has tested the submarine-launched ballistic missile it is developing.

    “It appears today’s launch was already scheduled for re-launching after the earlier test-firing,” said Kim Dong-yub, a military expert at Kyungnam University’s Institute of Far Eastern Studies in Seoul.

    “This launch can possibly be a test for a new type of missile or an upgrade,” Kim said.

    Tension had escalated sharply in the region amid concerns that the North may conduct a sixth nuclear test or a ballistic missile test launch around the April 15 birth anniversary of founding father Kim Il Sung it calls the “Day of the Sun”.

    The White House has said Trump has put the North “on notice”.

    Impoverished North Korea and the rich, democratic South are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. (NAN)


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  • Breaking! Tears as suicide bomber explodes, 4 security officials killed, 11 others mortally wounded

    16/Nov/2016 // 609 Viewers

     

    Akhmed Uthman, Middle East Correspondent

    PARIS, NOVEMBER 16, 2016: (DGW) INFORMATION  reaching our Paris news desk say no fewer than four security officials were blown to bits when a suicide bomber attacked  their vehicle thus leaving behind a scene of tears , sorrow and blood in the Afghan capital of Kabul, DailyGlobeWatch Middle East  correspondent, Akhmed Uthman, reports.

    Eleven other people were also  seriously injured by the blast, security officials also disclosed to our correspondent on condition of anonymity citing ongoing investigations.

    The attack in question  occurred near the Ministry of Defence compound. 

    Our correspondent, however,  said no group has claimed responsibility as of the time of filing this report but chances are that it was carried out by Taliban insurgents who have recently stepped up attacks targeting security  forces throughout the country.


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  • Scores arrested as US targets Chinese synthetic drugs network

    16/Oct/2015 // 203 Viewers

    US law enforcement officials announced on Thursday they had arrested 151 people in a crackdown on synthetic “designer” drugs that tied Chinese suppliers to Middle East profiteers on the sales.

    The Drug Enforcement Agency said arrests took place in 16 states around the country in the past two days as part of a 15 month effort against synthetics, linked to a rise in overdoses and drug deaths.

    The operation seized some 10,000 kilograms of raw and packaged synthetic cannabinoids—often called synthetic marijuana—as well as $15 million in assets and 39 weapons.

    The DEA said the drugs, many which are often chemically structured to just fall outside of US bans, are mostly imported from China and openly sold in convenience shops, gas stations and other outlets.

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    But investigators have found that the proceeds are often sent to the Middle East, the DEA said.

    “For the past several years, DEA has identified over 400 new designer drugs in the United States—the vast majority of which are manufactured in rogue labs in China,” it said in a statement.

    “Abuse of these psychoactive substances has resulted in ever-increasing numbers of overdose incidents and deaths.”

    The investigation into the industry, meanwhile, “continues to reveal the flow of millions of dollars in US synthetic drug proceeds to countries of concern in the Middle East.”

    The agency did not identify which countries, but in the past two years DEA officials have made reference to Yemen and Syria, among others.

    “The availability and illicit marketing of synthetic drugs creates the impression that they are safe and legal, when in fact they are neither,” said Sarah Saldana, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which was also involved in the investigation.

    In a coordinated move, the US Treasury hit with sanctions Nanjing, China-based Bo Peng and his company Kaikai Technology, who it said had “significant role” in trafficking synthetic drugs internationally.

    “Today’s action exposes Bo Peng’s illicit synthetic drug operations and cuts off his access to the international financial system. Treasury is committed to working with the DEA and our other law enforcement counterparts to disrupt this dangerous industry.”

    (AFP)

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  • BOMBSHELL: Sheikh Doar reveals what will speedily lead MUSLIMS to hell fire

    17/Apr/2017 // 673 Viewers

     

    PARIS, APRIL 17, 2017: (DGW) MUSLIMS who keep non-Muslim friends, who shave their eyebrows will be damned in hell, Sheikh Mohamad Doar has warned.

    He stated this while speaking to a bevy of teenage girls in faraway Sydney Australia.


    According to him, “The reality is, my sisters, any friendship that is not built on the fear of Allah is only going to lead to hell fire so you need to be cautious.”


    Contuning he said, “You are not allowed the remove the hair of the eyebrow, it’s a major sin.


    “The lady who plucks her eyebrows and the one who gets them plucked, they’re both cursed by Allah.”

    While responding to questions from the girls, Sheikh Doar said, “It cannot be see-through showing skin. The hijab needs to be as plain as possible.

    “It cannot be an imitation of the disbeliever’s dress code. It cannot be attracting to the eye. It cannot resemble the dress of men. It can’t be a showing-off cloth.”


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  • Convicted soldier in P'Harcourt Maximum Security Prisons dumps Islam for Christianity, says Christians showed him more love than Muslims, others

    17/Apr/2017 // 795 Viewers

     

    PARIS, APRIL 17, 2017: (DGW) IF the report filtering in from Port Harcourt Maximum Security Prisons is true, a certain prison inmate, Adeosun Kazeem, convicted of murder sometime in 2007 while in the Nigerian Army just renounced Islam and converted to Christianity.

    The conversion reportedly took place after taking part in the  birthday celebration of General Overseer of Apostolic Army, Bishop Winning Willy Bunting.

    Adeosun said he unavoidably had to renounce Islam because of the love shown him by those who profess the Christian faith.

    Other reasons he gave include being deserted by family members, friends and relatives on conviction.

    Confirming the development in his birthday massage to the inmates, the Grand Commander of the Apostolic Army, Bishop Bunting, said he was happy with the decision of the inmate to convert to Christianity.

    Bunting said: “My birthday had always been celebrated in places such as Government Houses and big event centres. This year, I was instructed by God Almighty to go the prisons and celebrate by 55th birthday that there is a gift for me.

    “God instructed that He wants to use my birthday to do a special thing. God specifically asked for those who have been convicted. The Overall General, who was a Muslim for 40 years accepted Jesus Christ and denounced Muslim. I believe that the strong hold of prison has been broken and there is freedom.”


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  • China tells Taiwan to abandon independence 'hallucination' after vote

    17/Jan/2016 // 279 Viewers

     

    Taiwan should abandon its “hallucinations” about pushing for independence, as any moves towards it would be a “poison”, Chinese state-run media said after a landslide victory for the island’s independence-leaning opposition.

    Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won a convincing victory in both presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, in what could usher in a new round of instability with China, which claims self-ruled Taiwan as its own.

    Tsai pledged to maintain peace with its giant neighbour China, while China’s Taiwan Affairs Office warned it would oppose any move towards independence and that Beijing was determined to defend the country’s sovereignty.

    Reacting to Tsai’s victory, China’s government-controlled media used noticeably less shrill language than that levelled at Chen Shui-bian, the DPP’s last president, and noted her pledges for peace and to maintain the “status quo” with China.

    But the official Xinhua news agency also warned any moves towards independence were like a “poison” that would cause Taiwan to perish.

    “If there is no peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s new authority will find the sufferings of the people it wishes to resolve on the economy, livelihood and its youth will be as useless as looking for fish in a tree,” it said.

    China called Chen, who led Taiwan from 2000-2008, a troublemaker and a saboteur of cross-strait ties, even as he tried to maintain stable relations with Beijing.

    Warns of ‘crossing the red line’

    The Global Times, an influential tabloid published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily newspaper, said in an editorial that if Tsai’s administration sought to “cross the red line” like Chen, Taiwan would “meet a dead end”.

    “We hope Tsai can lead the DPP out of the hallucinations of Taiwan independence, and contribute to the peaceful and common development between Taiwan and the mainland,” it added.

    In Taiwan, the China-friendly China Times called on Tsai to be a “dove for cross strait peace”.

    “Peace across the Taiwan Strait is the most important external factor for Taiwan’s stable development,” it said in an editorial.

    Tsai won 56 percent of the vote to sweep aside rival Eric Chu of the China-friendly Nationalist Party that had ruled Taiwan under incumbent president Ma Ying-jeou since 2008.

    Tsai’s DPP also made huge gains in the parliamentary polls to gain an absolute majority with 68 seats in the 113-seat legislature, giving her administration a far stronger policy-making lever over the next four years, and potentially more leverage over Beijing on cross-strait deals and affairs.

    ‘Only one China’

    China’s Foreign Ministry, in its reaction to her victory, said Taiwan was an internal matter for China, there is only one China in the world and the island’s election neither changes this reality nor international acceptance of it.

    “There is only one China in the world, the mainland and Taiwan both belong to one China and China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity will not brook being broken up,” the ministry added.

    “The results of the Taiwan region election does not change this basic fact and the consensus of the international community.”

    Tsai has been thrust into one of Asia’s toughest and most dangerous jobs, with China pointing hundreds of missiles at the island it claims, decades after the losing Nationalists fled from Mao Zedong’s Communists to Taiwan in the Chinese civil war in 1949.

    The White House said on Saturday it congratulated Tsai and said the United States maintained a “profound interest” in peace between Taiwan and China.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • We will not tolerate another provocation by North Korea - US, Japan, South Korea

    19/Apr/2016 // 324 Viewers

     


    Seoul (AFP) - South Korea, Japan and the United States on Tuesday warned North Korea of harsher sanctions and deeper isolation if it went ahead with a fifth nuclear test or other provocations.

    The warning, which followed a trilateral meeting of top diplomatic officials, came amid growing speculation that Pyongyang is in the final stages of preparing an underground nuclear detonation at its Punggye-ri test site.

    Such a move would be a dramatic act of defiance by North Korea in the face of strong UN sanctions imposed after its most recent nuclear test in January.

    "If North Korea conducts another provocation despite the international community's repeated warnings, it will face even stronger sanctions and deeper isolation," said South Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-Nam.

    Lim was briefing reporters after talks with his US and Japanese counterparts, Tony Blinken and Akitaka Saiki.

    "We will not tolerate another provocation by North Korea," Lim said.

    South Korean President Park Geun-Hye told her cabinet Monday that intelligence sources had detected signs that Pyongyang was preparing a new test, an assessment echoed the same day by her defence ministry.

    North Korea is gearing up for a rare and much-hyped ruling party congress early next month, at which leader Kim Jong-Un is expected to take credit for pushing the country's nuclear weapons programme to new heights.

    Numerous analysts have suggested the regime might carry out a fifth nuclear test as a display of strength just before the congress opens.

    Describing North Korea as the region's "most acute threat," Blinken said the US and its two key Asian allies had agreed to expand cooperation on sanctions implementation in response to the North's "provocative and destabilising behaviour."

    The sanctions agreed by the UN Security Council after the North's January 6 test were the toughest imposed to date on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.

    Blinken said the measures were only just beginning to bite and it would take time for North Korea to really feel the extra pressure.

    "If North Korea undertakes additional provocations, the existing Security Council resolutions call for additional significant measures ... so that's exactly what the international community would do," he added.


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  • Bizarre! Pakistani Woman Throws Acid at Man Who Refused to Marry Her

    19/Jun/2016 // 493 Viewers

    It marks an unusual case in a country where rates of violence against women are high


    (ISLAMABAD) — A woman in Pakistan was arrested for allegedly throwing acid on a man who refused to marry her, police said Friday, marking an unusual case in a country where rates of violence against women are high.

    Local police official Bashir Ahmed said the 32-year-old woman, Monil Mai, was arrested Thursday, hours after she attacked her boyfriend Sadaqat Ali when he went to her home in the Mukhdoom Rashid neighborhood of Multan, a city in central Pakistan.

    Ahmed said that Mai had been having an affair with Ali for several years. She wanted him to marry her so that she could divorce her husband, he said.

    Ali was being treated at a hospital in Multan, in the eastern Punjab province, Ali said.

    Acid attacks and other so-called honor crimes against women are not unusual in Pakistan, but women are rarely the perpetrators of such attacks.

    “It is a rare incident in which a woman has been accused of throwing acid on a man,” said Zohra Yusuf, who heads the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. She urged the government to take steps to stop the sale of acid to unauthorized persons.

    “There is a need to make checks on the availability of acid to common people to prevent such future attacks against men or women,” Yusuf said. Acid is easily available at markets in many parts of Pakistan, although the government says it was tightening controls to stop illegal sale of chemicals.


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  • America's apology for dropping the bomb welcome but must denuclearize - Japan

    19/May/2016 // 342 Viewers

     

    PARIS, MAY 19, 2016: (DGW) - Japanese survivors of the atomic bomb have said that an apology from the USA for dropping the bomb on two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 would be welcome but insist the USA and other countries with nukes must denuclearize to make the world safe for all.

    President Obama will be visiting the pearl of the East, Hiroshima to be precise thus making him the first incumbent US president to pay such a visit where America killed thousands of souls in a nuclear holocaust.

    For making nuclear non-proliferation as the centrepiece of his administration agenda, the first Black African US president was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Price. 

    America has consistently said the dropping of the bomb was necessary and  justified at the time thus making the proposed visit hotly contested back home which should not be misinterpreted as an apology from the US

    Terumi Tanaka, a native of Nagasaki who was 13 when the bomb hit, said on Thursday an apology for the human suffering would be welcome.

    His words, "We would definitely like an apology to people who lost their lives, those who lost loved ones, parents who lost their children," 

    "The strongest feeling of survivors is that this should not become a barrier to getting rid of nuclear weapons," he said.

    The bomb dropped on Hiroshima killed thousands of people instantly and about 140,000 by the end of the year. About 27,000 people were killed instantly in Nagasaki and about 70,000 by the end of the year.

    Japan having seen the devastating effect of the bomb on Nagasaki  had no option but to unconditionally surrender six days after.


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  • Pentagon: Chinese fighter jets in near collision with US aircraft

    19/May/2016 // 451 Viewers

     


    In the latest episode of the ongoing saga in the South China Sea, Pentagon officials said Wednesday that two Chinese fighter jets had carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a US reconnaissance plane.

    The incident, which took place Tuesday in international airspace over the contested body of water, involved “a routine US patrol”, in which the Chinese jets came within 50 feet of the reconnaissance plane, forcing the US pilot to dive 200 feet to avoid a collision.

    While China disputes the allegations, the disagreement is part of ongoing tensions in the region, as interested parties seek to find a balance between avoiding conflict and defending what they each regard as their legitimate rights.

    “If this happens again next week, and then the week after that, it would signal a return to a more tactically aggressive phase in China’s attempts to get the U.S. to back off,” Ashley Townshend, a visiting fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center at Fudan University, Shanghai, told Bloomberg.

    “No one can tell at what level this behavior was sanctioned. We can’t read too much into one incident,” he added.

    In spite of the fact that this encounter needs to be regarded in the wider context of the ongoing struggle in the South China Sea, Pentagon officials were at pains to avoid undue alarmism, highlighting the fact that they have “made progress reducing risk between our operational forces and those of the People’s Republic of China by improved dialogue at multiple levels.”

    “Over the past year, D.O.D. [Department of Defense] has seen improvements in P.R.C. [People’s Republic of China] actions, flying in a safe and professional manner,” a Pentagon official told The New York Times.

    China rejected the claim there was anything unsafe about the incident, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei saying “the US allegations are untrue” and telling reporters that “the Chinese aircraft kept a safe distance.”

    Whatever the details, the disagreement represents a spike in activity, coming just a week after China scrambled jets as a US Navy ship undertook a “Freedom of Navigation” exercise, sailing close to a disputed reef in the South China Sea.

    In the eyes of China, it is the United States that is the aggressor, interfering in a region relatively close to the shores of the Chinese mainland, yet far from US soil.

    “Who is engaging in massive military exercises in this region?” asked China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a recent interview with Al Jazeera. “Who is sending a lot of advanced weaponry to the South China Sea and building new military bases? The answer is all too clear: the United States.”

    Washington would counter that its activities are designed simply to exercise the right of “innocent passage,” seeking in fact to “avoid any conflict with China’s sovereignty claims,” as Julian Ku, professor of law at Hofstra University, wrote in Foreign Policy.

    “Instead, by conducting the operations under the rules of 'innocent passage,' the U.S. Navy assumed China might have sovereign rights,” wrote Dr. Ku, “but simply challenged China’s domestic law requirement that foreign warships give prior notification before entering what China claims is its territorial sea.”

    And the US is not alone in its efforts to counter Chinese activities, as the People’s Republic lays claim to various islands and reefs in the South China Sea and undertakes the construction of installations, some of which are arguably military in nature.

    In a claim filed by the Philippines in 2013, the United Nations is considering the legitimacy of China’s claims in the South China Sea. The ruling is expected in the coming weeks, and while it may have little practical influence on China, it could undermine or legitimize the sovereignty claims. 


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