Daily Archive: August 7, 2016

Japan protests after Chinese coastguards and fishing boats sail near disputed islets

Japan issued a new protest to Beijing on Saturday after Chinese coastguard ships and about 230 fishing vessels sailed close to what Tokyo considers its territorial waters around disputed islets in the East China Sea, Japan’s foreign ministry said. The latest incident comes amid heightened tensions, less than a month after an arbitration court in The Hague invalidated China’s sweeping...

Commentary: The world’s best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia

National attention is focused on Russian eavesdroppers’ possible targeting of U.S. presidential candidates and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Yet, leaked top-secret National Security Agency documents show that the Obama administration has long been involved in major bugging operations against the election campaigns — and the presidents — of even its closest allies. The United States is, by far, the...

Battle for Aleppo: Al-Nusra Rebels Storm Artillery Base, Claim to Break Siege

The battle for Aleppo appears to have taken a turn for the worst with ‘moderate’ rebel groups including al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham seizing an artillery base and reportedly cracking a passageway to the city of Aleppo although the Islamist terrorists continue to suffer heavy casualties. A coalition of Syrian Islamist rebel groups, including the former al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front and...