Israel Sees Warming Ties With Sudan as Symbolic Progress in Hostile Region

Sudan holds historic significance for Israeli leaders because it was the scene of a landmark resolution by Arab states that vowed to shun Israel. The two countries have had a rocky, colorful track record.

#al-burhan-abdel-fattah, #arab-league, #arab-israeli-war-1948, #arab-israeli-war-1967, #bashir-omar-hassan-al, #defense-and-military-forces, #israel, #khartoum-sudan, #mossad, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestine-liberation-organization, #sudan, #united-states-international-relations

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In Xi’s Homage to Korean War, a Jab at the U.S.

China is commemorating the war with a barrage of nationalistic propaganda. “They smashed the myth that the American military was invincible,” China’s leader said.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #korean-war, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #propaganda, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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Outcry in Philippines Over General’s ‘Warning’ to Female Celebrities

Accusing a women’s rights group of ties to Communist rebels, the general told an actress she could be killed if she associated with the organization.

#defense-and-military-forces, #parlade-antonio, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #soberano-liza-1998, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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India Returns Captured China Soldier in Sign of Easing Tensions

After months of tension that turned violent at times, the release signaled a respite in a dispute that has led to a buildup of forces along the disputed mountainous border.

#border-barriers, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #politics-and-government

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U.S. Charges Russian Intelligence Officers in Major Cyberattacks

Prosecutors said the suspects hacked elections in France and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

#cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #france, #gru-russia, #justice-department, #olympic-games-2018, #presidential-election-of-2016, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government

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India Captures Chinese Soldier Along Disputed Mountain Border

But in a sign of a possible thaw, the Indian Army said it would quickly free him.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations

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Diplomats from China and Taiwan Scuffle in Fiji

Two mainland diplomats attended an event, uninvited, and took offense at symbols of Taiwan — including a flag on a cake. A scuffle ensued.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #fiji, #international-relations, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #united-states-international-relations

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China Threatens to Detain Americans if U.S. Prosecutes Chinese Scholars

American officials said China had insisted that the Justice Department not proceed with cases against the arrested scholars, who are in the Chinese military and face charges of visa fraud.

#china, #colleges-and-universities, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #justice-department, #state-department, #travel-warnings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bolton-john-r, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #duterte-rodrigo, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #khashoggi-jamal, #kim-jong-un, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #maduro-nicolas, #may-theresa-m, #milley-mark-a, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Armenia, Azerbaijan Reach New Cease-Fire for Nagorno-Karabakh

A truce brokered just a week earlier failed to hold. The war between the two Caucasus countries has already killed hundreds.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh

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Military Names Air Force Judge for Guantánamo Bay 9/11 Trial. But There’s a Snag.

The latest judge assigned to the long-running death penalty case is based in Virginia and has had a military career focused on defense work, but he has been on the bench for less than two years.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #september-11-2001, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Who Was ‘El Padrino,’ Godfather to Drug Cartel? Mexico’s Defense Chief, U.S. Says

Drug enforcement agents had long tried to solve the mystery of “El Padrino,” a shadowy, powerful force. They’ve now identified him as Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexico’s defense chief from 2012 to 2018.

#defense-and-military-forces, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mexico, #pena-nieto-enrique, #politics-and-government, #salvador-cienfuegos, #sinaloa-cartel

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Canadian Military’s Wolf Exercise Alarms Nova Scotians

They also mounted speakers that broadcast growling in the woods of Nova Scotia. It was all part of a psychological training exercise.

#bay-of-fundy-canada, #canada, #defense-and-military-forces, #exercise, #letters, #nova-scotia-canada, #ottawa-citizen-the, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wolves

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Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister, Is Arrested in L.A.

Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos was detained at the airport at the request of the D.E.A. and will face drug and money-laundering charges, a federal law enforcement official said.

#defense-and-military-forces, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #los-angeles-calif, #mexico, #salvador-cienfuegos

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How Turkey’s Military Adventures Decrease Freedom at Home

Involvement in regional conflicts such as the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia has whipped up nationalist fervor and obliterated space for advocates of peace and democracy.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #minorities, #peoples-democratic-party-turkey, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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How One of the Most Stable Nations in West Africa Descended Into Mayhem

Burkina Faso once looked like a success story for U.S. military aid. But now it’s contending with a growing insurgency, an unfolding humanitarian crisis — and a security force targeting civilians.

#africa, #al-qaeda, #burkina-faso, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #mali, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #terrorism, #united-states-africa-command, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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World War II-Era ‘Earthquake Bomb’ Explodes in Polish Waters

Polish Navy divers tried to remotely neutralize a six-ton “Tallboy” dropped by the British, but the bomb had no intention of going quietly.

#bombs-and-explosives, #defense-and-military-forces, #poland, #royal-air-force, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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For Nagorno-Karabakh’s Dueling Sides, Living Together Is ‘Impossible’

Armenians and Azerbaijanis coexisted in Soviet days. But conflict over the disputed territory exploded in the late 1980s, leaving festering wounds that have erupted anew.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #pashinyan-nikol, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #turkey, #ussr-former-soviet-union

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Was Churchill a Great Man?

Two new books, Richard Toye’s “Winston Churchill: A Life in the News” and “The Churchill Myths,” by Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz and Toye, examine Churchill’s career and legacy.

#books-and-literature, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #defense-and-military-forces, #fielding-steven-1961, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #schwarz-bill-1951, #the-churchill-myths-book, #toye-richard, #winston-churchill-a-life-in-the-news-book, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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‘We Were Bulletproof’: As Child Soldiers Grow Up, Legacy of War Lingers

Twin leaders of Myanmar’s God’s Army were once thought to have magical powers. Now adults, they are contending with the trauma of exile, alcohol and loss.

#auckland-new-zealand, #defense-and-military-forces, #foreign-workers, #gods-army, #htoo-johnny, #htoo-luther, #immigration-and-emigration, #karen-national-union, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sweden, #thailand

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Fierce Fighting Eases After Cease-Fire Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

The Armenian Defense Ministry said most of the front line was “relatively calm.”

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh

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A Famed Horror Director Mines Japan’s Real-Life Atrocities

Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest movie, which recently won him the award for best director at the Venice Film Festival, is a thriller animated by the ghosts of Japan’s ghastly wartime experiments.

#biological-and-chemical-warfare, #china, #culture-arts, #defense-and-military-forces, #japan, #kurosawa-kiyoshi, #movies, #unit-731-japanese-imperial-army, #venice-international-film-festival, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Warring Sides in Nagorno-Karabakh Agree to Cease-Fire Talks

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan are coming to Moscow for a Russian-brokered negotiation on a limited truce to exchange prisoners and casualties.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #defense-and-military-forces, #moscow-russia, #nagorno-karabakh, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v

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An Afghan Boy’s Rape and Death Prompt a Rare Response: Arrests

Villagers confronted officials, and seven police officers are now in jail, in a rare official action to investigate child sexual abuse accusations in Afghanistan.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-independent-human-rights-commission, #afghanistan-war-2001, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #defense-and-military-forces, #ghani-ashraf, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kandahar-afghanistan, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #special-inspector-general-for-afghanistan-reconstruction, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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The Trouble in the South Caucasus Extends Far Beyond One Small Enclave

Hundreds of people have already died in fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Bigger neighbors can help stop the bloodshed.

#aliyev-ilham-h, #armenia, #armenians, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #nagorno-karabakh, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #organization-for-security-and-cooperation-in-europe, #politics-and-government, #russia, #trump-donald-j, #turkey

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Islamic State ‘Beatles’ Fighters Being Brought to U.S. to Face Charges

The federal prosecution of two Britons involved in the kidnapping and torture of American hostages comes more than two years after they were captured in Syria.

#defense-and-military-forces, #detainees, #emwazi-mohammed, #extradition, #foley-james-1973-2014, #great-britain, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kassig-peter-edward-1988-2014, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #kotey-alexanda, #sotloff-steven-j, #syria, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Far-Right Extremism Taints German Security Services in Hundreds of Cases

A report by the domestic intelligence agency listed more than 1,400 instances in which soldiers, police officers and intelligence officials were suspected of extremist actions, posing “a significant danger.”

#defense-and-military-forces, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #seehofer-horst

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Book Review: ‘War,’ by Margaret MacMillan

In “War: How Conflict Shaped Us,” Margaret MacMillan examines the impact of war, both bad and good.

#books-and-literature, #defense-and-military-forces, #macmillan-margaret-o-1943, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #war-how-conflict-shaped-us-book, #world-war-i-1914-18, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash Takes Toll on Civilians

Stepanakert, the capital of the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, came under bombardment on Monday as both sides used powerful, long-range weapons.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #politics-and-government

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China Ramps Up a War of Words, Warning the U.S. of Its Red Lines

As the United States and Taiwan draw closer, state propaganda is sending the message that China will go to war if necessary.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #global-times, #hu-xijin, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xi-jinping

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​Why Is Conflict Flaring Again Between Armenians and Azerbaijan?

Fighting in and around the breakaway enclave shows signs that a local ethnic dispute is spiraling into a regional conflict.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #caucasus-russia, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh

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Armenia’s Leader Seeks Trump’s Help as Conflict Rages With Azerbaijan

Nikol Pashinyan, Armenia’s prime minister, said he was promised a call with President Trump over Turkey’s role in the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Then Mr. Trump fell ill.

#armenia, #armenians, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #pashinyan-nikol, #russia, #trump-coronavirus-positive-result, #united-states-international-relations

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Hopes Fade for New Political Course in Algeria a Year After Popular Uprising

“We are moving backward fast,” said a leading figure in last year’s protests that ousted the country’s authoritarian ruler.

#algeria, #bouteflika-abdelaziz, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #tebboune-abdelmadjid

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Turkey Jumps Into Another Foreign Conflict, This Time in the Caucasus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already intervened militarily in Syria, Libya and Iraq this year. His aggressive policies put him increasingly at odds with Russia.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #turkey

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U.S. Repatriates Last of Islamic State Suspects Believed Captured in Syria

The suspects had been held by Syrian forces along with prisoners from other countries whose governments have been reluctant to take back the men.

#defense-and-military-forces, #detainees, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #justice-department, #syria, #syrian-democratic-forces, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Fighting Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Risks Drawing in Bigger Powers

Escalation on both sides suggests that an extended conflict may ensue in Nagorno-Karabakh, increasing the possibility of involvement by countries like Russia and Turkey.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #nagorno-karabakh, #russia

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Fighting Flares Between Azerbaijan and Armenia

The governments of both countries reported action with tanks, military helicopters and artillery in a rapid escalation of a long-simmering conflict.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #nagorno-karabakh

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South Korea Urges Joint Inquiry Into Official’s Killing at Sea

North Korea has apologized for the death of a South Korean government official, but the two countries differ on the circumstances that led to the shooting.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-korea, #ships-and-shipping, #south-korea

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Kim Jong-un Offers South Korea Rare Apology for Killing of Official

“I am deeply sorry that an unexpected and unfortunate thing has happened in our territorial waters,” the North Korean leader said in a telephone message, officials in the South said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-korea, #politics-and-government, #south-korea

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U.S. Commandos Use Secretive Missiles to Kill Qaeda Leaders in Syria

The specially designed missiles use sharp blades and blunt force, rather than explosive warheads, to kill terrorist leaders.

#al-nusra-front, #al-qaeda, #assad-bashar-al, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #drones-pilotless-planes, #hurras-al-din, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #khorasan, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #national-counterterrorism-center, #obama-barack, #syria, #syrian-observatory-for-human-rights, #targeted-killings, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-special-operations-command, #zawahri-ayman-al

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North Korea Accused of Shooting and Burning South Korean Defector

The body of the fisheries official was set ablaze in the North’s waters for fear he was carrying the coronavirus, South Korean officials said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #kim-jong-un, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-korea, #south-korea

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U.S. Rationale for Military Aid to Saudis in Yemen War Is Fraying

The Trump administration argues that its partnership with Saudi Arabia helps reduce civilian killings in Yemen. But State Department investigators and other U.S. officials say the efforts are flawed.

#arms-trade, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yemen

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Trying to Hammer Iran With U.N. Sanctions, U.S. Issues More of Its Own

The Trump administration targeted Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs after the U.N. refused to enforce international penalties that the U.S. said it had triggered over the weekend.

#arms-trade, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #maduro-nicolas, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #security-council-un, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Mali Appoints New President After Military Coup

Regional leaders have insisted the West African country return to civilian rule. The new interim president is a retired colonel and former defense minister who served under the ousted president.

#africa, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bamako-mali, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #keita-ibrahim-boubacar, #mali, #politics-and-government, #sahel-africa

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Trump Needs a Tutorial on How International Agreements Work

The administration is arguing that it is still a party to the Iran deal that it left with great fanfare in 2018.

#bolton-john-r, #defense-and-military-forces, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #general-assembly-un, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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U.S. Sending More Troops to Syria to Counter the Russians

The deployment of armored vehicles, advance radar and more fighter jets comes in response to a Russian convoy ramming an U.S. ground patrol, injuring seven soldiers.

#defense-and-military-forces, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #russia, #syria, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

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China Sends Warning to U.S. and Taiwan With Aerial Drill

Beijing sent 18 aircraft into the Taiwan Strait as a senior American diplomat held meetings on the island.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #lee-teng-hui, #politics-and-government, #taiwan, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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US Pushes Large Arms Sale to Taiwan, Including Jet Missiles

The administration is proposing the packages as President Trump’s strategists try to paint him as being tough on China despite soft actions earlier.

#arms-trade, #boeing-company, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-relations, #lockheed-martin-corporation, #military-aircraft, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Keith Krach, U.S. Official, Visits Taiwan Amid Rising Tensions With China

The trip by Keith Krach, an economic representative, defies Beijing’s opposition to formal exchanges. China sent two anti-submarine aircraft toward the island in response.

#communist-party-of-china, #defense-and-military-forces, #democratic-progressive-party-taiwan, #state-department, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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Venezuela Ordered Killings and Torture of Critics, U.N. Investigators Say

President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking officials were accused of being behind the detention of government critics and assaults by state security services.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #maduro-nicolas, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #torture, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #venezuela, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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