Swedish police recently announced an increase in police vigilance in the form of a ‘National Special Event’, whereby action will be taken to allow “police to be able to act quickly in the event of a possible terrorist attack.”
This decision comes in the wake of recent Islam-inspired terror attacks in France and Austria:
Three people stabbed to death in a church, on October 29, by extreme Islamist Brahim Aouissaoui. The perpetrator was shot and detained by police.
23 wounded and 4 killed…
Three people were recently stabbed to death in Nice, France, by a 21 year old Tunisian man, named Brahim Aouissaoui, who had just arrived in the country earlier this month. The young man was armed with three knives, and was holding a copy of the Quran, when he attacked all three victims within a local church.
One of the victims, a 60 year old female, was found “virtually beheaded”, according to local officials. Another, a 55 year old male was found with his…
The Trump administration has proposed yet another sale of weapons to Taiwan, this time involving a $2.37 billion Harpoon defence system by Boeing.
This comes in the immediate wake of the threat of sanctions imposed by China on all companies involved in such deals, including Boeing.
China has recently expressed its strong disapproval of any such deals between the US and Taiwan, referring to them as actions that “severely undermine China-US relations” as well as the “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
Two years ago, Australian Academic Dr. Kylie Moore-Gilbert was sentenced to ten years in prison in Tehran, Iran, under the charge of espionage. Dr. Moore-Gilbert, claims that the accusations against her are false, and the Australian Government has denounced the charges as “baseless and politically motivated”.
Recently, Dr. Moore-Gilbert was transferred from the infamously rough Qarchak prison to an unknown location according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) in Iran.
As of Wednesday, the US State Department has approved the potential sale of advanced weapons to Taiwan worth $1.8 billion. The sale includes a range of technology including missiles, artillery, and sensors.
Yesterday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian voiced China’s clear disapproval of the sale, saying that it “severely undermines China-US relations” as well as the “peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
Spokesman Zhao ended his response on an ominous note, stating that “China will make a legitimate and necessary reaction…
A 20 year old Syrian man is thought to be responsible for the October 4th stabbing of two middle aged men in Dresden, Germany. One of the two victims later died from his wounds, while the other survived with serious injury.
The suspect has a compelling criminal history, including “charges of soliciting support for a foreign terrorist organisation, obtaining instructions to commit a serious act of violence endangering the state, bodily injury and threats” according to The Local Germany.
The Chinese military has started to concentrate its forces to the south-east coast as tensions between Taiwan escalate. Missile bases in the south-east region have now begun to upgrade their capabilities, allowing for the dispatch of cutting edge DF-17 hypersonic missiles.
In addition to the weapons upgrade, the Chinese military has begun to reinforce the area with more troops. Currently 10 of the 13 PLA marine brigades are now based at the coast.