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Ordering his navy’s northern fleet and paratrooper units to go on full alert as part of military exercises in the Arctic was Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian defense minister was quoted by the RIA news agency on Monday.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who is overseeing an expensive modernization of the armed forces, said Russia faced new threats to its security which obliged it to boost its military strength and capabilities, according to a VOA report.
"New challenges and threats to military security require the armed forces to further boost their military capabilities. Special attention must be paid to strategic formations in the North," state-run RIA quoted Shoigu as saying.
The West and Kiev have leveled accusations
As the United States and Iran work towards hammering out an agreement on the future limitations of Tehran’s nuclear program, published reports reveal that Saudi Arabia signed its own nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea . Reportedly, it was conducted in a low key manner; thus eluding the watchful eye of the media.
The agreement has escalated concerns in Washington and among the P5+1 nations because they now view that a deal with Iran could possibly serve to refuel their nuclear
My dear American legislators and American friends,
Shalom! This afternoon, I come to you with greetings from the citizens of Israel, your sister or brother nation, whatever is politically correct, with a message and a plea for your actions to keep this world safe from an atomic catastrophe.
For the past seventy years, ever since the explosions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world has been sitting on pins and needles, worrying about the future misuse of such a weapon of mass destruction
Three Brooklyn men were arrested earlier today for allegedly attempting to join ISIS and carry out attacks on the U.S. — including planting a bomb on Coney Island — if they were not able to travel overseas, according to FBI officials, according to a WPIX report.
The men were arrested by the FBI and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and were formally charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS.
The suspects have been identified as Abdurasul Juraboev, 24; of
In Manhattan, on Thursday, February 19, a federal grand jury voted to indict Sheldon Silver on the charges of extortion and fraud that were the cause of his fall from the position of State Assembly Speaker and the basis of his arrest last month. On January 22, Silver was arrested on a five-count criminal complaint, in which he was alleged to have participated in two bribery and kickback schemes. In the United States District Courthouse in Manhattan, he was indicted on three-counts, including