Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, on a state visit to North Korea in 1993, smuggled in critical data on uranium enrichment — a route to making a nuclear weapon — to help facilitate a missile deal with Pyongyang, according to a new book by a journalist who knew the slain politician well.
Chavez, 53, the country’s first dark-skinned leader, has used Venezuela’s immense oil wealth, says Jones, to improve life for millions of impoverished shantytown residents through health and education programmes such as no other leader ever attempted. For Washington, though, the “Bolivarian revolution” (named after Simon Bolivar, the leader of the independence struggle against Spain) is [...]
Russia is sending a unit from the army’s railway force to the breakaway province of Abkhazia, the country’s defence ministry has said.
The 300 unarmed troops are needed to help carry out repairs on the network, said the head of Abkhazia’s railways.
The move has been denounced by Georgia which says Russia is planning a [...]
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin compared the U.S. to a “frightening monster” and urged France to distance itself from its American ally.
“How can one be such a shining example of democracy at home and a frightening monster abroad?” Putin said in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde transmitted live to journalists in Paris [...]
Iran’s nuclear programme has made big strides in recent months and the country is on course to pass an important threshold for nuclear weapons capability next year, scientists and analysts say.
Video: Israel Reveals Iran Closer To Having Nukes
Is it really that hard to figure out? China is boosting it high tech weapons arsenal in order to take on America. China understands that at some point there will be confrontation between the countries. Most likely it will be over Taiwan. China is positioning itself to defeat America or at least prevent America for [...]
There are two significant developments going on at the same time concerning Iran. Iran is now in command of missiles stationed in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Iran. Next, Iran has achieved a breakthrough in missile design in order to accommodate nuclear warheads.
From the article:
Military experts comment that Tehran’s centralized control of four hostile [...]
Those Canadians who hope to see the new Asian giants rival the U.S. in a few decades as the great global engine and the new big market for Canada simply do not realize that such a change would be an unmitigated disaster for us.
China is a brutal one-party dictatorship, a mixture of totalitarianism and [...]
Despite some eerie parallels between the position of the United States today and that of the British Empire a century ago, there are key differences. Britain’s decline was driven by bad economics. The United States, in contrast, has the strength and dynamism to continue shaping the world — but only if it can overcome its [...]
For their part, Hezbollah’s leaders remain coy on specifics, but have not disputed the characterization that their capabilities are greater than prewar levels. In mid-2007, Nasrallah said his militia has missiles “able to hit every point in occupied Palestine.” Still, finding independent sources on Hezbollah [...]