Day: August 3, 2022


Taiwan says will appropriately dispatch forces in reaction to enemy threats

03/08/2022

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Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Tuesday they have a full grasp of military activities near Taiwan and will appropriately dispatch forces in reaction to “enemy threats” as tensions rise with China. The ministry said in a statement that it has the “determination, ability and confidence” to ensure Taiwan’s national security.

‘Pak election commission rules Imran Khan’s party received illegal funds’

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Pakistan’s Election Commission ruled on Tuesday that former prime minister Imran Khan’s party had received illegal funds, his party spokesman and media said, which could result in the former cricket star and the party being banned from politics. Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party spokesman, said the funds in question were received from overseas Pakistanis, which is not illegal.

World is safer place following al-Zawahiri’s death: Blinken

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The world is a safer place following the death of Ayman al-Zawahiri, US secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, as he accused Afghanistan’s Taliban regime of grossly violating its commitments to the international community by “hosting and sheltering” the al-Qaida chief in Kabul.

China vlogger who ate great white shark under investigation

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Footage of the vlogger, popularly known by her online pseudonym Tizi, showed her feasting on the predatory fish, which police in the central city of Nanchong confirmed Sunday was a great white. “It may look vicious, but its meat is truly very tender,” Tizi said while tearing off large chunks of the animal’s barbecued meat, in a video posted in mid-July.

Al-Zawahiri’s death proof it is possible to root out terrorism without being at war: Obama

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“Tonight’s news is also proof that it’s possible to root out terrorism without being at war in Afghanistan. And I hope it provides a small measure of peace to the 9/11 families and everyone else who has suffered at the hands of al-Qaida,” Obama said in a tweet.

World one step from ‘nuclear annihilation’, UN chief warns

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The warning by the UN chief came on Monday as a pandemic-delayed conference opened to review the 50-year-old Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which is aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and eventually achieving a nuclear-free world.

Israel army closes areas near Gaza citing reprisals risk

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Israel’s army closed areas near the Gaza border to civilians Tuesday, citing a risk of reprisals, following the overnight arrest of two senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad members.

US Navy deploys four warships east of Taiwan as Pelosi heads to Taipei

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The carrier USSR Ronald Reagan had transited the South China Sea and was currently in the Philippines Sea, east of Taiwan and the Philippines and south of Japan, a US Navy official confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday. The Japanese-based Reagan is operating with a guided missile cruiser, USSR Antietam, and a destroyer, USSR Higgins.

Al-Qaida’s Zawahiri survived harsh mountains, killed in posh Kabul locality

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Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, who had a $25 million US bounty on his head, survived years in Afghanistan’s rugged mountains but his last months were spent in an upscale Kabul neighbourhood where top officials from the Taliban also live. Officials said Hellfire missiles from a US drone killed the 71-year-old.

‘Zawahiri increased outreach to al-Qaida supporters with video, audio messages’

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A recent UN report said Ayman al-Zawahiri had increased outreach to al-Qaida supporters with a number of video and audio messages, “including his own statement promising that al-Qaida was equipped to compete with ISIL, in a bid to be recognised again as the leader of a global movement.” It said since August 2021, al-Zawahiri had appeared in eight videos.