HK UPDATE
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HONG KONG PROTEST UPDATE

3rd Oct 2019 . by Andrew Richards

03 OCTOBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Hong Kong demonstrators clashed with police into the early hours of Thursday, throwing petrol bombs and venting their anger over the shooting of a teenager earlier in the week, as months of anti-government protests showed no sign of letting up. Police urged the government to impose curfews to help…

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CHINA FORCE
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CHINA CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF COMMUNIST PARTY RULE. XI: NO FORCE CAN SHAKE CHINA

2nd Oct 2019 . by Andrew Richards

02 OCTOBER 2019 (SOURCE: TELEGRAPH) – Chinese President Xi Jinping declared on Tuesday that “no force” could rattle his nation as it celebrated 70 years of Communist party rule by showcasing its military prowess in a highly choreographed parade of 15,000 troops and high-tech missiles and weaponry. “There is no force that can shake the foundation…

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APSYRIA
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SYRIA DEMANDS WITHDRAWAL OF ALL AMERICAN, TURKISH FORCES

30th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

30 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -Syria’s top diplomat on Saturday demanded the immediate withdrawal of American and Turkish forces from the country and said his government reserves the right to defend its territory in any way necessary if they remain. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem’s remarks to the United Nations General Assembly were made as Turkey…

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JAPAN SAYS CHINA A BIGGER THREAT THAN NUCLEAR-ARMED NORTH KOREA

27th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

27 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – China’s growing military might has replaced North Korean belligerence as the main security threat to Japan, Tokyo’s annual defense review indicated on Thursday, despite signs that Pyongyang could have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The document’s security assessment on China comes after a section on Japan’s ally, the United States, the…

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SAHEL
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WORLD LOSING GROUND AGAINST VIOLENCE IN SAHEL

26th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

26 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –  West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region, which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday. Groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State have strengthened their foothold…

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PAKISTAN PM FEARS MASSACRE IN KASHMIR STANDOFF

25th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

25 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned in blunt terms Tuesday of possible war between Pakistan and India over what he called a brutal Indian crackdown in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. The nuclear-armed rivals, which have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, have been locked in…

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CAR
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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ON PAR WITH CRISIS IN YEMEN AND SYRIA

23rd Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

23 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: CNN) -One of the poorest places on Earth just got poorer. According to the United Nations, the number of people in the Central African Republic (CAR) who rely on aid to survive rose to 2.9 million in 2019 from 2.5 million the previous year. That’s around two-thirds of the country’s population. But…

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IRAN ENVOY: ‘ALL-OUT WAR’ TO RESULT IF HIT FOR SAUDI ATTACK

20th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

20 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an “all-out war,” Tehran’s top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom’s oil industry that shook global energy markets. The comments by Foreign Minister…

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SAIDU DEFEND
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US BACKS SAUDI ARABIA’S ‘RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’

19th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

19 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that America backs Saudi Arabia’s “right to defend itself” after a weekend attack targeted the heart of its oil industry, comments coming after he described the assault as an “act of war.” The attacks have reignited fears over a wider conflagration in…

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WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, STILL THE DEADLIEST CONFLICT IN THE WORLD

18th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

18 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: THE NEW ARAB) -An average of 74 people were killed every day in Afghanistan last month, a BBC investigation has revealed. It reported 611 security incidents killing 2,307 people. Most of the people killed were combatants, including US and Afghan security and military forces, as well as Taliban fighters. An additional 1,908 people were injured. The highest…

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