Af/Pak & Other News (10/3/2021)

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Bomb at Kabul mosque kills 5 civilians, Taliban say

https://apnews.com/article/religion-afghanistan-kabul-taliban-zabihullah-mujahid-c35d601f5d05066a11b0b8978b218643



Afghanistan on verge of socio-economic collapse, European Union's top diplomat says

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/afghanistan-verge-socio-economic-collapse-european-union-s-top-diplomat-n1280639



Inside the CIA’s secret Kabul base, burned out and abandoned in haste

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/03/inside-the-cias-secret-kabul-base-burned-out-and-abandoned-in-haste



Afghanistan Is No Treasure Trove for China

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/28/afghanistan-china-rare-earth-minerals-latin-america-lithium/



WSJ Opinion: Biden Faces the Fallout on Afghanistan

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/wsj-opinion-biden-faces-the-fallout-on-afghanistan/vi-AAP65AM



Pakistan in negotiations with Taliban militants even as attacks continue

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/10/02/pakistan-negotiations-taliban-militants-attacks-continue/9831633221347/



Prime Minister Imran Khan promised ‘new Pakistan’ but members of his inner circle secretly moved millions offshore

https://www.icij.org/investigations/pandora-papers/pakistan-imran-khan-prime-minister-allies-offshore/










Arms consignment dropped by Pakistan drone recovered in Jammu

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/arms-consignment-dropped-by-pakistan-drone-recovered-in-jammu/article36802233.ece









Iran asked to unfreeze $10 billion in funds to restart nuclear talks with US: official

https://thehill.com/policy/international/575044-iran-asked-for-10-billion-in-frozen-funds-to-restart-nuclear-talks-with









Coalition airstrikes kill 28 Houthis in Yemen's Marib: military source

http://www.news.cn/english/2021-10/04/c_1310225001.htm




Turkey, Azerbaijan Plan Military Drills After Iran Moved Forces

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-03/iran-s-khamenei-defends-military-drills-near-azerbaijan-border









Modern Wartime Designs: The Syrian Shams MRL

https://www.oryxspioenkop.com/2020/08/the-shams-mrl.html




‘Pandora Papers’ reveal hidden wealth of world leaders, celebrities, billionaires

https://www.france24.com/en/business/20211003-pandora-papers-reveal-hidden-wealth-of-world-leaders-celebrities-billionaires



Leaked records open a “Pandora” box of financial secrets

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-business-religion-media-jordan-67b2674fc44fa543df49dfc8f52e29cd



Jordan’s king said to secretly purchase 14 luxury homes for $100m in US, UK

https://www.timesofisrael.com/jordans-king-said-to-secretly-purchase-luxury-homes-for-100m-in-us-uk/









Israel enlists army, security agency to halt Arab crime wave

https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-israel-crime-450c9f92588bbddf46b0db33f79d16a6



Not waiting for Lebanon: Israel starts drilling in northern part of Karish gas field

https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/52028



Israeli billionaire escaped attempted assassination in Cyprus

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/bjiftkvnt









Algeria Closes its Airspace to France Over Escalating Diplomatic Row

https://sofrep.com/news/algeria-closes-its-airspace-to-france-over-escalating-diplomatic-row/




Pandora Papers: Uhuru Kenyatta's family's secret assets exposed by leak

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58775944









Ukraine Charges Former Official In Presidential Office With Spying

https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-spying-espionage-sbu/31488848.html



Periscope Progress: Why Russia Is Ready to Test the Waters

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/periscope-progress-why-russia-ready-test-waters-194823



Putin’s Alleged Mistress Bought a $4 Million Pad in Monaco, Pandora Papers Reveal

https://www.thedailybeast.com/putins-alleged-mistress-svetlana-krivonogikh-bought-a-dollar4-million-pad-in-monaco-pandora-papers-reveal





British and American surveillance aircraft circle Kaliningrad

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/british-and-american-surveillance-aircraft-circle-kaliningrad/




Former Armenian Defense Chief Arrested In Fraud Probe

https://www.rferl.org/a/former-armenian-defense-chief-arrested-in-fraud-probe/31486360.html




Is This the Next US Military Base in Europe?

https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/10/next-us-military-base-europe/185808/




ANALYSIS: Two weeks after submarine ‘betrayal’ France weighs up whether to extract a price

https://www.thelocal.fr/20211003/two-weeks-after-submarine-betrayal-france-mulls-how-to-get-its-own-back/









Argentine ex-president to be questioned over sunk sub 'espionage'

https://www.spacewar.com/reports/Argentine_ex-president_to_be_questioned_over_sunk_sub_espionage_999.html









China releases new propaganda video on Galwan Valley clash last year

https://www.wionews.com/india-news/china-releases-new-propaganda-video-on-galwan-valley-clash-last-year-417891



China tightens political control of internet giants

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-media-asia-social-media-6b7083e9bcaa5d093a10b1a40eeef89b



China sends 77 warplanes into Taiwan defense zone over two days, Taipei says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/02/asia/china-warplanes-taiwan-air-defense-intl-hnk/index.html





North Korea threatens top UN body after emergency meeting

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/3/north-korea-threatens-top-un-body-after-emergency-/










Adversary air training firm Draken receives final South African Cheetah

https://defbrief.com/2021/10/03/adversary-air-training-firm-draken-receives-final-south-african-cheetah/



Sea Eagle: America’s plan to put the F-15 on aircraft carriers

https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/sea-eagle-americas-plan-to-put-the-f-15-on-aircraft-carriers/



Space Force: More Than Just Satellites and Star Trek

https://sofrep.com/news/space-force-more-than-just-satellites-and-star-trek/



Special Operations: Convergence In The ATV Zone

https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsf/articles/20211003.aspx



Air Force in Pursuit of High Speed Hovercraft

https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2021/10/4/air-force-in-pursuit-of-high-speed-hovercraft



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