Biden explains action near tombstones of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

As President Joe Biden stood in the rain on Wednesday among the tombstones of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, thoughts of his late son Beau were not far from his mind as he explained his decision to begin America’s exit from its longest war. The president’s elder son earned the Bronze Star while serving in … Continue reading Biden explains action near tombstones of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

China thinks it can win a nuclear war with the United States

A Chinese newspaper is criticizing the recent successful intercept of a mock nuclear missile, in this case, a simulated ICBM, by a U.S. Navy destroyer using an SM-3 IIA missile. The Beijing-backed paper alleged that the ship-launched missile defense capability would not prove effective in a “real-war” scenario or have any chance of stopping a maneuvering hypersonic missile.  The claim in the paper, which … Continue reading China thinks it can win a nuclear war with the United States

Indian Air Force expecting 3 fighter jets by Wednesday evening

Further boosting the Indian Air Force`s (IAF) capability amid tensions on the China border, three more Rafale fighter jets would reach India by Wednesday evening. The aircraft are set to take off from France tomorrow morning and would arrive in India in the evening itself, government sources told ANI. The additional aircraft would be adding … Continue reading Indian Air Force expecting 3 fighter jets by Wednesday evening

Red Cross urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to hasten swap of prisoners and dead bodies

The International Committee of the Red Cross urged Armenia and Azerbaijan on Tuesday to finalize arrangements for it to handle an exchange of detainees and bodies from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, after a humanitarian ceasefire agreed at the weekend. “To date we keep discussing intensely with the sides on this topic. But no meaningful agreement has … Continue reading Red Cross urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to hasten swap of prisoners and dead bodies

India declares 20 soldiers dead in the ongoing war with China

At least 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in a violent face-off with Chinese forces on the disputed border, the Indian army has said, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff in the western Himalayas. In a statement, the army said on Tuesday that 17 "critically injured" Indian troops succumbed to their wounds, in … Continue reading India declares 20 soldiers dead in the ongoing war with China

US and Russia at the brink of war

Russia is concerned by how close Pentagon-funded biological warfare labs are to its borders at the same time as it battles the coronavirus, a Foreign Ministry source told reporters on Sunday. The official slammed US authorities for blaming China for the COVID-19 pandemic and manipulating its data on the virus, and in turn, accused the … Continue reading US and Russia at the brink of war

Sudan says no military solution to the war in Yemen

Sudan has 5,000 troops operating in Yemen, down from a peak of 15,000, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday, adding that he believed no military solution was possible. Briefing journalists on his return from Washington, Hamdok said there had been no discussions during his visit about withdrawing the troops. “Regarding Yemen we said that … Continue reading Sudan says no military solution to the war in Yemen

Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ Turkey and ISIS again

President Donald Trump has defended his sudden decision to pull back US troops from northern Syria in a series of tweets on Monday after facing criticism from some of his closest allies. He also threaten to destroy the Turkey economy if it acted in a way he considered - in what he said was his … Continue reading Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ Turkey and ISIS again

Israel lied about Syria’s downing of its aircraft

  Syrian air marshals shot down Israeli missiles near the capital Damascus on Tuesday, local state media reported, while Israel said it was protecting itself from anti-aircraft fire. The official Syrian news agency SANA said air defences "intercepted hostile missiles launched by the Israeli warplanes" from over Lebanese territories, citing a military source. It added … Continue reading Israel lied about Syria’s downing of its aircraft

Do we really need religion?

  Religion, as an ethical approach to solving life’s unending pains, offers joy and peace to most people. It helps us discover our true selves, the meaning of humanity, and how we fit in this world – even in the next life. The statement that “atheists don’t exist in foxholes” holds great meaning when describing … Continue reading Do we really need religion?