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Former military officials convicted in Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ trial

Former military officials convicted in Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ trial

Buenos Aires – Former Argentine navy captain Alfredo Astiz, known as the “Angel of Death”, received life in prison Wednesday for crimes committed at a notorious torture center during the country’s 1976-1983 military junta. He, along with ex-navy officer Jorge Acosta, were two of 54 accused in the massive trial probing nearly 800 human rights […]

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N. Korea hacked Seoul’s war plan

N. Korea hacked Seoul’s war plan

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers broke into the South’s military network in September last year and gained access to 235 gigabytes […]

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North Korea says Trump has declared war

North Korea says Trump has declared war

Seoul – North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The White House dismissed the claim as “absurd”. Speaking to reporters outside his New York hotel, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho responded to […]

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IS ‘Minister of War’ killed in Russian airstrike

IS ‘Minister of War’ killed in Russian airstrike

Moscow – Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of the Islamic State group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city, a command post, […]

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At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs

Manila – Police killed at least 13 people in Manila on the third night of an escalation in President Rodrigo Duterte’s ruthless war on drugs and crime, taking the toll for one of the bloodiest weeks so far to 80, Reuters witnesses and media reported on Friday. Earlier this week, 67 people were gunned down […]

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Google, EU dig in for long war

Google, EU dig in for long war

Brussels – Google and the EU are gearing up for a battle that could last years, with the Silicon Valley behemoth facing a relentless challenge to its ambition to expand beyond search results. Brussels has already spent seven years targeting Google, fuelled by a deep apprehension of the company’s dominance of Internet search across Europe, […]

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Trump, Putin had ‘good’ talk about ending Syria war – White House

Trump, Putin had ‘good’ talk about ending Syria war –  White House

Washington – US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had a “very good” talk about ending Syria war and best ways to resolve the dangerous situation in North Korea, the White House said after both leaders held a telephone conversation, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. During their conversation, the two […]

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The new war against dengue

The new war against dengue

Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, has been a global problem since World War 2 and is common in over 110 countries. With the Asian climate, it is an even more alarming problem. The on-going wars against dengue have included larviciding, fogging, law enforcement and education. However, dengue infection rate […]

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Mexico drug war investigators unearth 47 more skulls in mass graves

Mexico drug war investigators unearth 47 more skulls in mass graves

Mexico City – Investigators unearthed the skulls of 47 more suspected victims of Mexico’s drug war in Veracruz state, just days after uncovering 250 skulls at a separate mass grave used by drug cartels, the state’s attorney general said on Sunday. Veracruz, on Mexico’s Gulf coast, has long been a stomping ground for criminal gangs, […]

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Philippine vice president slams drug war

Philippine vice president slams drug war

Manila – Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said Wednesday the nation’s drug war had left Filipinos feeling “hopeless and helpless”, with trust in the police eroded by thousands of summary executions. In a video message to a United Nations meeting on extrajudicial killings posted online, Robredo also called for international scrutiny on President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]

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