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Afghanistan defense minister and army chief of staff resign in the aftermath of Taliban attack
Two top Afghan military officers resigned on Monday, 24 April, after a Taliban attack on an Afghan Army base left more than 140 soldiers dead, according to government officials. “Defence Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect,” the presidential palace tweeted. The attack took place on Friday, when at least seven Taliban militants infiltrated the 209th Corps base in the northern Balkh Province, using army vehicles and uniforms as disguise. Two of the attackers blew themselves up, while the others opened fire on unarmed soldiers, dining in the canteen or leaving the mosque after Friday prayers.
Challenger Aerospace unveils design of new Stingray hybrid unmanned aircraft
The Challenger Airspace Group has unveiled the design of a new Stingray hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system. According to Challenger Aerospace Group CEO LeRoy Aday, ”the new Stingray is a battlefield advanced targeting and attack platform” (strike missions, shipborne protection, coastal patrol and standard missions like surveillance and monitoring, target pointing and designation).
China – massive exercise with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems
The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has conducted “Blue Shield-2017” exercise with Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile systems in the desert area of the northwest China in early April, 2017. The “Blue Shield” exercise is one of the four key training brands of the PLA Air Force, along with “Red Sword”, “Golden Helmet” and “Golden Dart”.
The crews of Chinese S-300PMU1 and S-300PMU2 air defense systems shot down simulated target launched by an imaginary enemy during an air defense drill in the desert area of the northwest China.
Pence reassures Japan of U.S. resolve on North Korea, to work with China
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions on Tuesday, after warning that U.S. strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed the strength of its resolve.
Pence arrived in Tokyo from South Korea, where he assured leaders of an “iron-clad” alliance with the United States in the face of the reclusive North, which has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions.
FBI accuses US State Department official of contacts with Chinese spies
A U.S. State Department employee with access to sensitive information was accused of failing to report contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with gifts in exchange for diplomatic and economic information, federal prosecutors said, quoted by Reuters. “When a public servant is suspected of potential misconduct or federal crimes that violate the public trust, we vigorously investigate such claims”said State Department spokesman Mark Toner. Asked about the case at a regular news briefing on Thursday, Chinese Foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said he was unfamiliar with the situation. He did not elaborate. Claiborne, 60, “allegedly failed to report her contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with thousands of dollars of gifts and benefits,” said U.S. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord.
Philippines, China to hold direct talks on sea row
China and the Philippines will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said Wednesday, as President Rodrigo Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing. Last year a UN-backed international tribunal rejected Beijing’s claims to most of the South China Sea, including disputed areas close to the coasts of its neighbors. Duterte, elected last year, has played down that ruling and pushed for rapprochement with China. Beijing this week offered to host a meeting in May of a “bilateral consultation mechanism” to tackle issues related to the sea row, the Philippine foreign department said. China asserts sovereignty over almost all of the South China Sea, despite partial counter-claims from Brunei, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. (AFP)
Jordan’s King Abdullah said about Arab-Israeli peace deal
Jordan’s King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal. In a speech at the start of the 28th Ordinary Arab summit held beside the Dead Sea, King Abdullah said the kingdom’s western neighbor Israel was wrecking the chances of peace by accelerating settlement building in occupied Palestinian territory, Reuters reports. The summit on Wednesday is expected to endorse key Palestinian positions, signaling to US President Donald Trump ahead of White House meetings with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan that a deal on Palestinian statehood must precede any Israeli-Arab normalization, AP said.
Iran successfully tests ballistic missile – report
Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country’s Revolutionary Guard has successfully tested a ballistic missile. The Thursday report quotes Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Guard’s airspace division, as saying the missile destroyed target from a distance of 250km. The report says the sea-launched ballistic missile dubbed Hormoz 2 was tested last week. (AP)