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Lebanese security chief fears political paralysis, social collapse 

A senior Lebanese security official has said the risk of political paralysis has increased since an election produced a fractured parliament last month, warning of a possible “disaster” because there is no majority to legislate. Major General Abbas Ibrahim also said he was concerned about social instability, saying this worried him more than political instability …

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Deadly secret: Electronic warfare shapes Russia-Ukraine war

On Ukraine’s battlefields, the simple act of powering up a cellphone can beckon a rain of deathly skyfall. Artillery radar and remote controls for unmanned aerial vehicles may also invite fiery shrapnel showers. This is electronic warfare, a critical but largely invisible aspect of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Military commanders largely shun discussing it, fearing …

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Ukraine war ‘will have no winner,’ UN says on 100th day of fight 

The United Nations said Friday there would be no victor from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the conflict entered its 100th day and Moscow’s forces pressed deeper into the eastern Donbas region. “This war has and will have no winner. Rather, we have witnessed for 100 days what is lost: lives, homes, jobs and prospects,” …

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Japan to ‘drastically strengthen’ military capability: Draft

Japan aims to “drastically strengthen” its military capabilities, according to an economic policy draft seen by Reuters, as officials worry that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could prompt instability in East Asia. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, meeting US President Joe Biden on Monday, pledged to “substantially increase” Japan’s defense budget. For the latest headlines, follow our …

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