G20, APEC, ASEAN: World leaders conclude three summits in Asia — with Russia firmly on the sidelines

bangkok thailand CNN — The three major summits of world leaders that took place across Asia in the past week have made one thing clear: Vladimir Putin is now sidelined on the world stage. Putin, whose attack on Ukraine over the past nine months has devastated the European country and roiled the global economy, declined … Read more

Daughter of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s is revealed to the world in first public appearance

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the launch of “a new type” of intercontinental ballistic missile Friday, alongside his young daughter, whose existence had not previously been confirmed. Striking photographs released by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) appear to show Kim hand in hand with the girl, … Read more

Russian missile strikes overshadow cyberattacks as Ukraine reels from blackouts

Washington CNN — Russia has pummeled Ukrainian cities with missile and drone strikes for much of the past month, targeting civilians and large swaths of the country’s critical infrastructure. By Monday, 40% of Kyiv residents were left without water, and widespread power outages were reported across the country. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused … Read more

First on CNN: US accuses North Korea of trying to hide shipments of ammunition to Russia

Washington CNN — The US is accusing North Korea of ​​secretly supplying Russia with artillery shells for the Ukraine war by concealing where they are being transported to, according to newly declassified intelligence. US officials believe that the surreptitious North Korean shipments – along with drones and other weaponry that Russia has acquired from Iran … Read more

North Korean missile lands close to South Korean waters for first time in decades

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea fired at least 10 missiles Wednesday, including one that landed close to South Korean territorial waters for the first time since the 1945 division of the peninsula, South Korean officials said. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said one short-range ballistic missile landed in international waters 167 kilometers … Read more

Iran is preparing to send additional weapons including ballistic missiles to Russia to use in Ukraine, western officials say

Washington CNN — Iran is preparing to send approximately 1,000 additional weapons, including surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missiles and more attack drones, to Russia to use in its war against Ukraine, officials from a western country that closely monitors Iran’s weapons program told CNN. The shipment is being closely monitored because it would be the first … Read more

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles, South Korea says

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Friday, according to South Korean military officials, adding to tensions in the region. The missiles were fired from Tongchon county in North Korea’s eastern Kangwon province between 11:59 am and 12:18 pm … Read more

Bakhmut: Devastation on Ukraine’s eastern front, where the notorious Wagner group is making gains

Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — The weather in Bakhmut deceives the senses, sunny and warm — almost peaceful. But a deafening boom of outgoing artillery from the critical Eastern Ukrainian town shakes that notion out of the system, as Ukrainian soldiers on Wednesday launched offensives to try and reclaim positions from Russian forces. Three men could … Read more

Kamikaze drones hit Zaporizhzhia, rocket strikes Kyiv, Ukrainian officials say

CNN  —  Ukrainian officials say Russian attacks have killed 11 civilians in the past day as the southern city of Zaporizhzhia came under attack early Saturday, in an assault involving kamikaze drones and missiles. In the Donetsk region, eight civilians died and six more were injured, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, … Read more

Kim Jong Un talks up North Korea’s nuclear threat after latest missile tests

Seoul, South Korea CNN — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday warned adversaries his nuclear forces are fully prepared for “actual war,” a day after the isolated country’s latest launch in a recent flurry of missile tests. “Our nuclear combat forces… proved again their full preparedness for actual war to bring the enemies … Read more