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Otto Becomes Hurricane, Set to Hit Central America on Thursday

Otto is moving westward at approximately 2 miles per hour, according to an advisory issued by the hurricane center at 3 p.m. Otto is now stationary, but the storm is expected to eventually move west toward Central America and could become a hurricane prior to landfall.



Syria army announces a new anti-terrorism force

Syria's army has relied heavily in the fight against rebels on local pro-government militias as well as Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah and forces from Iran and Russian Federation. It is a year since the Fourth Corps, also an anti-terrorism force, was formed, not long after Russian Federation began to offer military support. The government aerial campaign began as Russian Federation announced an offensive against militants in the armed groups' stronghold in Idlib province and the ...


Airstrikes Continue in Aleppo, Syria

Airstrikes Continue in Aleppo, Syria

Syrian warplanes and artillery pounded the besieged districts of rebel-held Aleppo for the second day in a row on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and raising the civilian death toll in the last two days to at least 32. involvement in Syria. The ceasefires were meant to encourage residents and surrendering rebels to leave the east, but few did so, fearing moving into government-held territory.


Russia Sends Missiles to Pacific Islands Claimed by Japan

Russia Sends Missiles to Pacific Islands Claimed by Japan

The Obama Administration, not surprisingly, is not reacting to Ozerev's remarks exceptionally well. With recent military overtures in Syria and now Europe , this appears to be taking place. Any belief that the incoming Trump administration will provide a life-line for the Russian regime is delusional. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, another contender for the job, recently observed, "Russia thinks it's a military competitor".


Korea's Cabinet approves intel-sharing pact with Japan

Korea's Cabinet approves intel-sharing pact with Japan

Once it takes effect, the pact will allow South Korea and Japan to directly share intelligence on North Korea's military activities related to its nuclear and missile programs. The South Korean defense ministry said Wednesday that it agreed with the owner of the golf course, a newly designated site for the US missile defense battery, to exchange its unused land for the site.


FVR dismayed over secret burial of Marcos

FVR dismayed over secret burial of Marcos

In one novel protest action, at least 20 masked male members of a school fraternity removed their clothes and streaked past classrooms at Manila's state-run University of the Philippines. Also, a court appeal against it was still pending. "Mr. President, we demand a reversal of this undeserved hero's burial, and we demand that the Marcoses be held criminally liable for plunder and human rights violations", the group said.