News | N. Korea says 4th new test-firing was anti-aircraft missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it had test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round of weapons firings in recent weeks, even as it pushes to reopen dormant communication channels with South Korea in a small reconciliation step. In September, North Korea resumed its first missile tests in six months but still offered conditional talks with Seoul in what some experts say is an attempt to extract concessions in its nuclear diplomacy with the U.S. Earlier this week, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un expressed his… Read More

News | Turkey wants compensation for ouster from US-led jet program

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey intends to seek compensation for its removal from a U.S.-led stealth fighter jet program, possibly during a meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on the margins of a Group of 20 meeting next month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Erdogan, speaking to journalists during a flight back from a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, also said there would be no “turning back” from deal with Russia for Turkey’s acquisition of S-400 advanced missile defense systems. That deal led to NATO-member Turkey’s removal from… Read More

News | UK puts military on standby as panic buying hits fuel supplies

The British government says it is putting the military on standby as part of further measures to address a supply chain crisis which has led fuel pumps to run dry amid panic-buying by motorists. The move to mobilise the army comes after a widespread shortage of truck drivers, which has led to serious supply problems for retailers and restaurants in the past few months, has meant plentiful stocks of fuel have not reached filling stations. A warning of fuel supply shortages at the end of last week has led to panic buying,… Read More

Berita | Singapura catat hampir 2,000 kes baharu Covid-19

PETALING JAYA: Angka kes harian Covid-19 di Singapura terus melonjak kepada 1,939 kes semalam, sekali gus melepasi rekod tertinggi yang dicatatkan pada Jumaat lalu dengan 1,650 kes. Negara itu juga mencatatkan angka yang melepasi 1,000 kes untuk enam hari berturut-turut, lapor Straits Times. Dilaporkan terdapat 1,934 kes tempatan yang membabitkan 1,536 jangkitan dalam komuniti – terdiri daripada 417 kes membabitkan warga emas berusia 60 ke atas – dan 398 kes di kalangan penghuni asrama manakala lima lagi kes baharu import. Jumlah keseluruhan jangkitan Covid-19 di Singapura kini sebanyak 87,892 kes. Sementara itu,… Read More