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IMF Executive Board Completes First Review of Ukraine’s Extended Fund Facility And Approves US$1.7 Billion Disbursement

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today (July 31) completed the first review of Ukraine’s Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The completion of this review enables the disbursement of SDR 1,182.1 million (about US$1.7 billion), which would bring total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 4.72 billion (about US$6.68 … Continue reading

Argentine Minister Of Foreign Relations, Hector Timerman, Challenges Cameron Over Falkland Islands

An Argentine Minister of Foreign Relations , Hector Timerman, has challenged Prime Minister David Cameron over the British claim on the Falkland Islands during a summit in Brussels, RT reports. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “At the dinner, the prime minister robustly defended the Falklands and the islanders’ right to self-determination in response to the … Continue reading

India’s Army Raid in Myanmar Changes Security Scenario Mindset

According to local media, the Indian Army crossed the border into Myanmar on Tuesday and killed some 115 Indian insurgents who fled to the neighboring country after having murdered 30 Indian soldiers in three separate attacks in May and June. By Sputnik News India’s army raid on camps of Indian insurgents in neighboring Myanmar has changed the country’s counter-insurgency … Continue reading

Dubai Says Will Bolster Police Force With Introduction Of Robocops By 2017

The ultra-wealthy nation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to bolster its police force by rolling out a line of “robocops” by 2017, according to a report from UAE newspaper The Khaleej Times. The move by the UAE to introduce these robocops is aimed at helping the police force to deal with its increasing population and … Continue reading

Poland To Construct Watchtowers Along Border With Russia’s Kaliningrad

NATO member Poland will build observation towers along its 200-kilometre-long border with Russia’s exclave of Kaliningrad, Polish news agency PAP reported on Monday. According to the report, six towers ranging from 35 to 50 metres in height will be constructed to ensure 24 hour CCTV monitoring of the border with Kaliningrad. The cost of the towers is estimated to be over 14 million złoty (3.7 … Continue reading

Israel Plans To Build “Separation Wall” Along Jordanian Border

Israel is planning to build another “separation wall” on its border with Jordan to protect it from possible infiltration by global jihadists, Israeli media reported on Thursday. The Israeli government’s plan to build the new wall has been revealed following the completion of a similar security fence on its border with Egypt. The Israeli government said that the first … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: Next In The Crosshairs Of The Islamic State

By Chris Zambelis The meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has since styled itself the Islamic State in an affirmation of its broader aspirations of dominion over a self-declared caliphate beyond the territories where it exercises control, has aggravated the Middle East’s already treacherous geopolitical landscape. Having emerged out of conflict … Continue reading

U.S. Declares Venezuela A “National Threat”, Sanctions Top Officials

The U.S. has declared that Venezuela is a threat to national security and has ordered targeted sanctions against seven officials, The White House said on Monday. The targeted sanctions were imposed on senior Venezuelan officials, which include Venezuela’s army commander, national intelligence director, and national police director. U.S. President Barack Obama issued and signed the executive order on Monday that declares a “national emergency” amid … Continue reading

Libya Requests U.N. For Tanks, Jets, Arms To Fight Islamic State; Declares Force Majeure On Oil Fields

Libya has reportedly requested the United Nations (UN) for permission to import 150 tanks, 24 fighter jets, 7 attack helicopters, tens of thousands of assault rifles and grenade launchers, and millions of rounds of ammunition from Ukraine, Serbia, and Czech Republic, according to a report from Reuters on Wednesday. The North African nation has submitted a written … Continue reading

For African Dictators, Terrorism Has Its Up-Sides – OpEd

By Marcu Niculescu Global freedom is declining, at least according to the Washington-based NGO Freedom House, and two key issues are contributing to this trend: the rise of violent acts by terrorism groups and increasingly aggressive counter-measures by governments. Around the world, governmental abuse in the name of the ‘war on terror’ is being witnessed, from the … Continue reading

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