Why is North Korea firing so many missiles — and should the West be worried?

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Tensions are running high in the Korean Peninsula, as the United States and its allies respond to North Korea’s flurry of recent missile tests – including one that flew over neighboring Japan without warning. North Korea has fired six missiles in the past two weeks – a prolific number, even … Read more

Syria: US kills two top ISIS leaders in airstrike

CNN — US forces killed two top ISIS leaders in an airstrike in northern Syria on Thursday, according to two defense officials, one day after a US raid killed an ISIS smuggler. The strike killed Abu ‘Ala, one of the top five ISIS leaders and the deputy leader of ISIS in Syria, as well as … Read more

Biden offers stark ‘Armageddon’ warning on the dangers of Putin’s nuclear threats

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered a stark warning about the dangers behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats as Moscow continues to face military setbacks in Ukraine. “First time since the Cuban missile crisis, we have a direct threat of the use (of a) nuclear weapon if in fact things continue … Read more

Russia strikes Zaporizhzhia after Putin moves to take control of nuclear plant

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Russia carried out a deadly salvo of missile attacks on the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia early Thursday, just hours after the Kremlin said it was formally seizing a massive nuclear power plant nearby. The barrage began with pre-dawn strikes, the first of which hit high-rise residential buildings as slept people, … Read more

North Korea: US moves aircraft carrier strike group near Korea after North’s missile launches, South Korea says

Seoul, South Korea CNN — A US Navy aircraft carrier strike group is moving into waters off the Korean Peninsula as tensions flare after a spate of North Korean missile launches over the past two weeks, South Korean security officials said. South Korea’s National Security Council (NSC) held an emergency meeting on Thursday after North … Read more

Burkina Faso coup: ECOWAS mediator ‘satisfied’ after meeting new military leader

CNN — The mediator sent to Burkina Faso by West Africa’s main political and economic bloc ECOWAS, Mahamadou Issoufou, on Tuesday said he was satisfied by a meeting with the country’s new military leader Ibrahim Traore. Issoufou added that the 15-member bloc would continue accompanying Burkina Faso’s transition to constitutional rule after the country was … Read more

USS Gerald Ford: US Navy’s latest and most advanced aircraft carrier deploys for first time

CNN — The US Navy’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier left on its first deployment Tuesday from Norfolk, Virginia, designed to put the ship through its paces and exercise with allies in North America and Europe. The USS Gerald Ford is the first new aircraft carrier designed in “over 40 years,” according to the … Read more

US and South Korea test-fire missiles in continued response after North Korea launch

Seoul, South Korea CNN — The United States and South Korea launched four missiles off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday morning local time, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launch included four ATACMS missiles, the statement by the South Korean joint chiefs said. Also known as Army Tactical … Read more

Ukraine is hitting Russia hard in the regions Moscow is trying to seize

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — As Vladimir Putin lost more of the Ukrainian territory he is seeking to annex, his government on Tuesday sought to finalize the formalities of its claim to four Ukrainian regions, none of which are fully controlled by Russia anymore. The upper house of Russia’s rubber-stamp legislature, the Federation Council, on Tuesday … Read more

Opinion: Guantanamo Bay prison camp has become America’s cage

Editor’s Note: Editor’s note: Elisa Massimino is visiting professor and executive director of the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law Center and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. The views in this commentary are her own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN — According to Google Search, one of the most … Read more