From 2006 to his arrest in 2010 before an alleged trip to Somalia, Elton Simpson, a suspect in the shooting at the Muslim prophet Muhammad drawing contest in Texas, was monitored by the FBI via an informant. Terror charges against him were later dropped.
US Navy warships have begun escorting British-flagged commercial cargo vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, Pentagon announced. It follows last week’s seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats.
When it comes to trying to scare people in the West about non-existent threats, neocons and right-wing hawks in the US and Britain have no peers. In 2003, they told us that Saddam Hussein had WMDs. War ensued and thousands died.
Swedish authorities have accused Russian naval ships of interfering with the cable-laying work between Sweden and Lithuania. It comes a few months after Sweden unsuccessfully hunted for Russian submarines in the Stockholm archipelago.
As mutual distrust drives the growing military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region, bigger powers like the US will use this regional competition to settle scores with its most formidable Asian irritants - North Korea and China.
The Russian and Chinese Navies are to hold a joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May, a first in that part of the world. A total of nine warships from the two countries are to participate, Beijing said.
Anti-nuclear cyclists from across London will take part in a mobile protest ahead of the general election to demand Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent be scrapped in favor of welfare and public services.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was accused by Labour of ‘playing politics’ with Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons, as 20 security chiefs signed a letter warning of the ‘folly’ of scrapping the submarine program.
The Finnish military used hand-held underwater depth charges as a warning against what could be an unidentified foreign submarine in waters near the capital Helsinki, amid growing tensions with neighboring Russia.
Shinzo Abe’s government reinterpreted Japan’s peaceful constitution without bringing it up for a public referendum as there are many people who are concerned about the militarization of the country, Conn Hallinan of Foreign Policy in Focus told RT.