More than 2 million people were killed in the 1950-3 Korean War, including almost 40,000 Americans. Some 7,000 U.S. soldiers are still listed as missing. Countless families were torn apart by the conflict, which is still officially ongoing, as it was only ended by armistice rather than a peace treaty. It remains one of modern history’s longest wars.Details
Vice President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces Abdul Hakim Bashar believes that the idea of the introduction of safe zones in Syria that has been recently promoted by US President Donald Trump is likely to be implemented near Israeli and Lebanese borders, the opposition figure told Sputnik Tuesday.Details
Beijing has deployed advanced Dongfeng-41 ICBMs in Heilongjiang Province, which borders Russia, according to reports based on images, possibly leaked to coincide with Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president.
UPDATE: In a statement to RIA Novosti, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called media reports on China’s deployment of ballistic missiles to the Russian border “speculations and crude guesses.”
On Tuesday night, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News covered the shocking levels of violence in Chicago. O’Reilly explained, “The first 23 days of this year, 42 homicides in the Windy City, up 24 percent from last year. An unbelievable 228 people have been shot and Chicago in 23 days….The question is, can President Trump override local Illinois and Chicago authorities, and stop the murder?” ODetails
Both the US and Russia are now in striking distance of China’s intercontinental missiles – capable of carrying 10 warheads.
The weapons are being moved to the central Henan region and north-eastern Heilongjiang province, Apple Daily reports.Details
The Tubby tyrant toured a unit of the Korean People’s Army to ensure forces were prepared for war.
The nefarious leader has threatened to launch a nuke on Trump’s Inauguration Day and is reportedly growing more and more angry at US “provocation”.Details
A spectacular fireworks display on inauguration eve proved to be a real blast online, as the pyrotechnics left viewers open-mouthed when they spelled “USR” instead of “USA.” The goof prompted Twitter users to joke that Russia had “hacked” the show. Ha-ha.Details
Military officials say the rogue state wants to send a “strategic message” to the incoming US President by timing launches to ruin his big day on Saturday (AEDT).
In a statement, South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff said the reports could not be confirmed but said the military was monitoring the situation closely.
Entitled Disaster could put Obama cabinet member in Oval Office, the report admits that there is no specific threat targeting the inauguration, but goes on to speculate about “who would be in charge if an attack hit the incoming president….just as the transfer of power is underway”.Details
The agency says the Israeli defense ministry is not disclosing the information about the new financing, but in 2013 the Navy asked for a $700 million budget increase and an additional $100 million every year to maintain a larger force.Details