Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Asia. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Pyongyang panics over the US B-B1 bomber capable of carrying nuclear payload

Tension in North Korea

Fear grips North Korea as it accuses the Unite States bomber of dropping nuclear bombs around the Korean peninsula. Pyongyang lamented saying, the B-1B bombers have the capability of carrying a nuclear payload.

This latest accusation against the US is coming as the American government is perfecting strategies to deal with the Korean dictator Kim Jong-un about two days after the US rounded off up training military exercises the South Korean army.

According to KCNA, Pyongyang’s official news agency: “The B-1Bs from Guam sneakily flew over sky above the East Sea and joined cooperative operations with strategic striking means, including the aircraft carrier and nuclear-powered submarine.”

The state spokesperson also said: “Holding a precious sword of nuclear weapons, we are closely watching military movements of the enemy with full preparations for combats.”

It was after the US successfully deployed its Navy strike group that was led by the USS Carl Vinson to the Korean peninsula, that the communist nation expressed its frustration and anger. Thus resulting to heightened war Pyongyang and the West.

Despite all the various threats being made by Pyongyang, the US have confirmed that there is a hi-tech anti-missile system current operating in South Korea which will quell any effort made by North Korean against world peace.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Chinese government issues last warning to North Korea

China warns North Korea

North Korea in trouble as China issues strong warning to Dictator Kim Jong-un saying any further test of nuclear weapons would make them regret their actions. Saying in the event of any outbreak of war, North Korea would be suffer the major casualty, especially Pyongyang.

An editorial piece in the Global Times, widely regarded as the mouthpiece of the Communist Party, said: “The game of chicken between Washington and Pyongyang has come to a breaking point.”

It further added that should North Korea engage in another nuclear missile test “it is more likely than ever that the situation will cross the point of no return”.

The piece continued: “All stakeholders will bear the consequences, with Pyongyang sure to suffer the greatest losses.”

Lu Kang said: “The current situation on the Korean Peninsula is complicated and sensitive and the tension is high.

“We urge all sides concerned to keep restrained and calm and refrain from taking actions that could escalate tensions.”

Nevertheless the speechmaking coming out of America is not particularly pacifying, with the US’ ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley urging her nation to “maximise pressure” on the “paranoid” North Korean dictator. Even as the US president has urged the Chinese government to reign in its hard-talking ally.

The Republican tweeted, after having a face-to-face meeting with Xi Jinping as well as a phone call in recent weeks, that China should “solve the North Korea problem”.

In readiness for any showdown, U.S. and South Korean troops have been having series of war games in the Korean peninsula.

However, Jong-un, not notorious for his slow attitude, has shown no sign of backing down so far, as he vows to turn America into “ashes”.

According to a Pyongyang-based newspaper: “There is no limit to the strike power of the People's Army armed with our style of cutting-edge military equipment including various precision and miniaturised nuclear weapons and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.”

Thus, President Trump yesterday made a call for anurgent meeting at the Senate where he vowed to fix the North Korean problem.

He said: "The status quo in North Korea is unacceptable and the council must be prepared to impose additional and stronger sanctions on North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

"North Korea is a big world problem, and it’s a problem we have to finally solve."

Saturday, 22 April 2017

One of US fighter jet crashes into the North Korean Sea, with no life threatening injury to the pilot

US fighter jet crash

Sad, as a US fighter jet crashes into the North Korean sea. The crashed jet prior to the crash, had participated in a show of military might against North Korea.

The crash of the F-18 came while the pilot was trying to land on an aircraft carrier in the Celebres Sea, close to the Philipines. Though the sole pilot of the jet was rescued from the tragedy, with no life threatening injury.

According to a US military spokesman: "A pilot safely ejected and was quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to HSC-4 aboard USS Carl Vinson while conducting routine flight operations during a transit in the Celebes Sea.

"The incident occurred as the F/A-18E assigned to Carrier Air Wing 2 was on final approach to USS Carl Vinson. The incident is currently under investigation.

"The pilot is being assessed by the medical team on board USS Carl Vinson and there are no apparent injuries at this time."

The tragedy happened at a time of intense tension between the US and North Korea, as the world fear the possible outbreak of war between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Therefore, the US president had in an announcement stated that armada has been sent to the Japanese Sea, as well as the downed jet against the solitary state.

The place of the crash is said to be several thousand further south in the Sea of Celebes, near the Phillipines.

Mr Trump had announced the armada was "steaming towards" the Sea of Japan. However, several days after the declaration the group was photographed still thousands of miles away.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

North Korea indicates full readiness for possible nuclear war with the US

North Korea making boast of their weapons

North Korean Kim Jong Un’s army participated in Saturday’s huge military procession to celebration what is known as North Korea’s Day of the Sun increasing tension between them and the US.

The country’s military used the birthday celebration of the country’s founder and grandfather of Kim to showcase their military might including ballistic missiles, as indication of their readiness to crush their adversaries in the even any war.

Kim was seen wearing a black suit as he walked down a red carpet before applauding his army in the capital Pyongyang.

The dictator’s soldiers shouted ‘long live’ towards the dictator, who flashed a big smile as he acknowledged the adoring crowds.

As widely known, the main essence of the show was to sound a note of warning concerning any possible outbreak of war, as missiles were rolled out on trucks and tanks, rocket launchers and artillery guns were paraded in plain sight.

And military planes flew over Kim Il Sung Square, creating the number ‘105’ in the air – the age the country’s late founder would have been.

Though, there was no nuclear test – after US officials said they suspected Kim to test his weaponry on the day.

Choe Ryong Hae, who some consider to be the second most powerful man in North Korea, criticised Donald Trump in an incendiary speech.

He said: ‘We will respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and a nuclear war with our style of a nuclear attack.’

War in the atmosphere, as North Korean displays ballistic weapons

North Korean dictator

War drums in the air as North Korea issues stark warning to the United States to stop its "military hysteria" or face retaliation - as a US strike group, including an aircraft carrier, steams towards the region.

The latest warning was made by Pyongyang during his country’s display of new submarine-based ballistic missiles in a massive military parade in the city, which many belief is just a mere bluff, and that when the chips are down, he will on his knees.

On the other hand, China, Pyongyang's sole major partner, has cautioned that the tensions be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage".

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said: "We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other.

"One has the feeling that a conflict could break out at any moment.

"Once a war really happens, the result will be nothing but multiple loss. No one can become a winner."

It was just on Saturday when North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reached Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square, named after his grandfather. While there, a military parade was led by him to mark the "Day of the Sun", the 105th birthday of the state's founding father Kim Il-Sung.

The venue was filled with goose-stepping soldiers and marching bands. Military tanks, followed by multiple rocket systems, to mention but a few.

The North Koreans have announced that the latest missiles being developed is capable of  striking the US mainland.

"All the brigandish provocative moves of the US in the political, economic and military fields pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK will thoroughly be foiled through the toughest counteraction of the army and people of the DPRK," a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army said.

"Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive," the military spokesman stated.

On the contrary, the US has warned that the dogma of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over. This is due to the fact that, Pyongyang has continuously flouted several warnings issued by the UN

Friday, 14 April 2017

Japanese government working to avoid WW3

WW3 lingers

According to official figures, over the past twelve months, Japan has scrambled a number of fighter jets, among escalating tension with China.

Speaking on the issue, the Japanese Air Self Defence Force affirmed that the jets had been scrambled for about 1,168 times in the past twelve months up to the end of March 2017.

This is reported to be a sharp increase paralleled to the previous twelve months where fighter jets were deployed 873 times.

Based on the report, it was recorded that 851 jets were used to ward off Chinese planes seen to be coming close to Japanese air space.

It was also recorded that Russian planes, which is mostly made up of bombers, poses serious concerns after flying from the north and it comes close to Japan, having 301 incidents – an increase of 4.5%.

The reported figure comes among fears by Japan that the Chinese government is increasing its military activities in a bid to get influence in the East China Sea.

The US and Japan have been collaborating close to the Korean peninsula, amid global tensions

The joint exercises are seen as a show of strength against the sabre-rattling of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un.

Reports that the North Korean leader was preparing to detonate a nuclear device have emerged overnight with the Voice of America reporting the country had plans to test a bomb buried in a tunnel.

Journalists visiting North Korea have have been told to prepare for a "big and important event" on Thursday as Pyongyang marks the 105th birth anniversary of its founding president Kim Il Sung on April 15, North Korea's biggest national day called "Day of the Sun”.

However, the military exercises by Japan will anger China, which has supported North Korea.

It has reacted by scrambling 25,000 more troops to the border with North Korea and put the country on “nationwide alert”.

The extra troops are on top of the 150,000 which were mobilised on Sunday to the area.

China’s armoured and mechanised infantry brigades in the Shandong, Zhejiang and Yunnan provinces have been given the go-ahead.

Tensions regarding North Korea have threatened to boil over in recent weeks after US President Donald Trump promised to deal with the nation unilaterally should China not help and put pressure on their neighbour and ally.

The US President tweeted: "North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! USA.”

Monday, 10 April 2017

Donald Trump set to crush North Korean leader, as US warships head toward the Korean Peninsula

US warships

After several years of threats against world peace by the North Korean leader, it is now becoming apparent that he might be heading towards his waterloo, as the current US president Donald Trump sends the US Navy aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula with the aim to "remove the threat" of North Korea.

Kim Jong-un was issued with a blunt warning with a threatening message by H.R. McMaster saying the US president would not rest until all nuclear weapons are given up by North Korea.
                                                                                                            The recently-appointed National Security Advisor (NSA) said the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier was one of a "full range of options" that the US had at its disposal to handle North Korea.

With the recent number warships deployed to the Korean peninsula, analysts are saying that such a move could put both countries on a warpath. Also, it was told by a US official that Carrier Strike Group 1 would leave Singapore and move towards the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean Peninsula.

This move comes during rising worries about North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, which is viewed as a threat to world peace.

Also, following the air strike being carried out by the US in Syria last Saturday the Syrian regime showed that its decision to further strengthen its nuclear armed forces was "absolutely right."

Mr McMaster told Fox News Sunday: "The move is prudent.

"Korea has engaged in a pattern of provocative behaviour. This is a rogue regime that is a nuclear-capable regime."

So far, the US president and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping have been on the same side, all because of North Korea.
He added that President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were on the same page when it came to North Korea.

Pressed by host Chris Wallace, Mr McMaster revealed "the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula must happen" one way or another.

Speaking further he said: "The President asked us to give him a full range of options to remove this threat to the American people and our allies and partners in the region."

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Fear grips US over China’s capability to defeat America in the event of any war

Chinese Military

Fear grips US Commanders as any battle with China which happens to be the Asian powerhouse could result to the defeat of the US military.

The Chinese government is angry regarding President Trump’s alleged heavy handed strategy towards the South China Sea, which is a billion dollar trade route.

The Chinese government are annoyed with the US government because White House is mounting heavy pressure to have a say over the resource-rich stretch of sea, the move has made analyst to sound notes of warning that the US government has bitten more than they can chew.

In line with any eventuality, the Chinese government has built a missile-packed military stronghold around the Chinese territory, with island being built to serve as stationary aircraft carriers by Xi Jinping government

The essence of the fortified islands are to shoot aircrafts out of the sky and also sink forthcoming war ships. The move has therefore created huge worry for US commanders.

For several months now, the Chinese people have repeatedly stressed that only war could make them to vacate the islands, apparently their ability to go up against one of the world’s biggest Naval forces.

"Some China-watchers have said that China plays Go (a game of position), while America tends to be a poker player — daring its opponents to call its bets," Commander Thomas Shugart, a submarine warfare officer in the US Navy said.

"By staking out its bold new positions in the South China Sea, China’s goal may be to up the ante to a point where the United States is faced with a tough choice: put a pile of chips on the table and risk huge losses or fold up its cards and go home.

"The United States should do what it takes now to ensure that the game doesn’t get to that point."

Mr Shugart while speaking to the Daily Star stated that the US must "dramatically accelerate" the position of high-tech weapons to the region in order to stop China's dominance.

Saying that any obliviousness of China’s ever expanding technical arsenal could lead to loss for Trump’s troops.
Artificial islands built by China, and contested by its neighbours, each contain a 10,000 foot runaway, deep water harbours for warships, and hangers for fighters, bombers, and spy aircraft.

One island - Mischief Reef - is almost as big as Washington, DC. Today, China is been hoping to create “floating” nuclear power plants.

Commander Shugart further stated that "The potential combination of China’s premier anti-ship and anti-air capabilities — along with the sheer, breathtaking scale of China’s island-building — call for serious consideration of the faux islands’ potential impact to US diplomacy and contingency planning, as well as the need to take all possible measures to prevent their full militarisation.

"China is clearly placing a massive bet on their new island bases."

Commander Shugart said the missile are likely in place- and ready to be fired.

"China would now be able to strike, with either DF-21C land-attack ballistic missiles or CJ-10 cruise missiles, US and allied facilities and airfields throughout the Philippines and even to Singapore,” he said.”

"Those who lead the Peoples’ Liberation Army are not fools. They will take measures to ensure their bases have a chance of surviving in combat long enough to matter."

"China’s island bases are being built from scratch in the era of precision strike and are therefore able to have appropriate countermeasures 'baked in' from the start."

Nevertheless, tough talk from Trump’s aides has suggested the US has no plans to bow to Beijing.

Steve Bannon, White House chief strategist, said: "We’re going to war in the South China Sea in five to 10 years.

"There’s no doubt about that. They’re taking their sandbars and making basically stationary aircraft carriers and putting missiles on those.

"They come here to the US in front of our face – and you understand how important face is – and say it’s an ancient territorial sea.”

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

A pair of twins aged three, drown in a washing machine, while their mum was away for just six minutes

A pair of Indian twins drown in a washing machine

It so ridiculous how a mother’s negligence sent a pair of twins aged three (3) died after they fall into a washing machine, as their mum was away from the house.

Source has it that the twins were found with heads down in the tumbler, might have got themselves drowned in what early investigations suggest to be an accident.

The victims whose names are Laksh and Neeshu, who were seen at their home in New Delhi by their mum after she came back 6 minutes after she went to buy washing powder from a grocery store in the neighbourhood.

While speaking, the mum of the twins said she filled up the machine with water and piled up cloths close to it before going to buy the washing powder.

According to reports, when she discovered her children missing, Rakhi alerted her husband,  Ravinder, who came home to help her search for the children, discovering them lying head down in the water.

The children were taken to Jaipur Holden Hospital in Rohini where they were declared dead due to drowning.

A police officer said: ‘It is possible that the children tried to peep in out of inquisitiveness but we are probing how they managed to climb to a height from which they could fall into the tumbler.’

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A 12-year-old mentally challenged girl raped by headmaster and three other teachers

12-year-old Indian raped

It is so disappointing to hear or see how people whom children are entrusted into now turn to be their nightmare.

Here is a 12-year-old girl desperately fighting for her dear life after a headmaster and three other teachers allegedly gang raped her.

The psychologically challenged school girl, is said to be in a life-threatening condition in hospital as a result of the awful act by those cruel men.

The assault according to source occurred at a school in the city of Kako, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar as a regular visitor and not a pupil.

Thus the police has launched a rape charge against Aju Ahmad, the principal of Kako secondary school, and three teachers, Atul Rehman, Abdul Bari, and Mohammed Shaukat.

The girl's mother told the Indian Express that she came to work with her as she "is not mentally sound" and needed supervising, as the crime occurred while her mum was teaching a physical education class.

She said: "When I did not find her for some time, I started looking for her and reached the rooftop. She was found in a bad condition there."

The little girl was taken to Kako police station and on to Jehanabad Sadar hospital.

But her condition worsened and she was taken on the train to Patna Medical College and Hospital.

She is still in a critical condition and the suspects are on the run, according as reported by

Friday, 6 January 2017

How a mother's negligence drowns her 4-year-old boy while she was busy texting with her phone

Boy four drowns in China

The rate in which gross negligence is being exhibited by some parents, makes one wonder if having children is becoming a curse in this present generation we find ourselves?

A boy drowned in a swimming pool despite being just metres away from his mother who was busy texting on her phone.

In a video clip which revealed the sad event, the woman had her back turned while her son desperately fought to stay above the water in the background.

She was completely oblivious to what was going on as she seemingly searched for the four-year-old after finishing with her phone.

As the woman walked off, she had no idea that her son was seconds from death and struggling for his life a short distance away.

The incident which happened in China, has been shared hundreds of times on Twitter by people raising awareness of the risks of leaving children unsupervised in water.

The Child Accident Prevention Trust warns that babies and children can “drown silently” in as little as five centimetres of water.

It was also included that: “In the last six years, 30 children under 10 have drowned in a hotel or villa pool abroad. This usually happens when they wander away from their parents and fall into the pool.”

Source: The Mirror UK, January 2017.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The life transformation story of a 2-year-old Indonesian smoker

Indonesian baby smoker

In 2010, the world was stunned when a 2-year-old kid from Indonesia circulated around the web — for being dependent on smoking cigarettes. A video of the chain-smoking kid, named Ardi Rizal, was presented on the web. It indicated him puffing on a cigarette and news spread that he smoked up to 40 cigarettes a day.

At the time, Ardi's folks had sorry excuses for their child's compulsion. His mom was cited saying, If he doesn’t get cigarettes, he gets angry and screams and batters his head against the wall. He tells me he feels dizzy and sick.” His dad said he thought Ardi looked sufficiently sound.

As per Independent, youngster smoking in Indonesia is a noteworthy worry, with up to 30 percent of the nation's 80 million kids taking up the propensity by age 10. In 2008, more than 165 billion cigarettes were sold in the nation.

Ardi's story brought about so much worldwide sicken and far reaching consideration that the Indonesian government put Ardi in a recovery program to get out from under him of his horrendous propensity. Truth be told, there was such a great amount of reaction against the footage and photographs of Ardi smoking that the administration propelled an across the nation crusade to end youth smoking inside and out.

Though Ardi conquered his smoking dependence, yet immediately supplanted it with another hurtful propensity…

When he was 3, Ardi was smoking up to 40 cigarettes a day. In view of the worldwide shock, the administration put Ardi in a recovery program and propelled a battle to address the issue of kid smoking.

Fortunately, Ardi could get out from under the propensity through his treatment program, which included directing and treatment — however he supplanted one hurtful habit with another.

Ardi got snared on garbage sustenance. When he was 6 years of age, Ardi was beyond husky. His folks, at last ready and prepared to see their child solid, associated him with a nutritionist and put him on a strict eating regimen.

Ardi, now 8, has kicked both of his addictions. He has promised to avoid cigarettes and garbage sustenance and has been doing awesome in this way.

In spite of the fact that his story started as a grievous one, Ardi demonstrates anybody can conquer undesirable propensities with assurance and support. 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Search for escaped monocled cobras in Eastern China intensifies

Cobras escape in China

Trouble in Eastern China as relevant agencies in the country are desperately scanning for around 50 venomous snakes after a mass escape from an unlicensed reproducing ranch.

To date around 150 of them have been gotten or murdered. When around 200 monocled child cobras got away from the ranch in Nanjing in August.

The snakelets are around 20cm (7in) long as indicated by Liuhe locale powers, state media Xinhua stated.

In China, body parts of snakes are being used for traditional medications. The venoms from monocled cobras are said to be extremely lethal if proper treatment is not made. Nonetheless, the infant snakes' venom is less harmful than develop snakes.

According to Xinhua, A sum of 1,820 monocled cobra eggs were first conveyed to the Chunyi animals farm in August, of which 1,500 incubated.

Be that as it may, the Chinese authorities just got to be mindful of the escape when a villager from Liuhe area found and slaughtered a snake he found at home in October. Due to the danger posed by these snakes, the farm has been closed down.

It is not remarkable to know about snakes getting away from homesteads in China. In August, 23 child cobras got away from a rearing homestead in Sichuan.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Chinese man beaten by mobs for sleeping with too many dogs

Man beaten for sleeping with dogs

In what is certainly one of the more unusual things I discovered trawling the Internet today, a man in Chendgu, Sichuan area, in China, has apparently been assaulted in the wake of engaging in sexual relations with female puppies all the time. Besides, the man, as indicated by People's Daily China, was running a puppy massage parlor and charging for the services given.

China is famous for not treating pooches well, including a celebration committed to eating them, however some of its nationals sexually damaging them is another one.

There is some debate over who was in charge of thrashing him, with it being blurry whether it was animal rights activists or the neighborhood group.

Jiang Yun, a dissident who took part in the mortification, contended that despite the fact that it was activists that dragged him out of the house, it was local people that beat him.

The activists supposedly figured out how to deceive him into doing an exhibit as they figured out how to penetrate his group chat that demonstrated these infringement. He additionally made floods of his exercises.

In what is an ever more unusual turn, it shows up he was pimping the dogs out for individuals so they could "rape female dogs in a way that serves us all." A really stunning, puzzling and peculiar thing to do and an either all the more chilling thing to offer as some sort of service. He would purportedly charge 50 yuan (£5.72) for this.

It was revealed in the video, how individuals are holding banners that mean: "Pervert sexually assaulted female dogs, going against morality" so it is clear it was an arranged assault on him.

Thus, the man has since been detained.

As indicated by reports, he can't be charged for sexually ambushing the creatures, however can be charged for spreading erotic entertainment.

Police are additionally investigating the activities of the horde.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Court jails father for killing his autistic son

Father kills autistic son

A 61-year-old Choy Sin-hung who stabbed his autistic son to death has been sentenced to a four year prison term after pleading guilty for manslaughter. According to report, the man stabbed his son for about a hundred times in 2014.

Sources said the court heard that Choy had been taking care of the 15-year-old alone in order to enable his wife go to work.

However, a complaint came from his teacher that the victim had been hitting people in school. The Autistic boy who also suffered hyperactivity, hit his father after they got home, his action made his younger brother scared and later left home.

It was reported that the Judge said, it was as a result excessive stressed that the father decided to kill the boy, and was also planning to commit suicide before the police got him arrested.

While passing sentence, Madam Justice Maggie Poon said the tragic case meant Choy will live in pain for the rest of his life.

The judge also noted that the defendant had previously suffered from depression. She said Choy had never hit his son in the past, and had simply lost his mind when he committed the offense.
The judge also said the defendant had sacrificed himself in order  to make his wife and their younger son live normal lives.

She said the defendant is not a major threat to society, because his psychological report says it’s unlikely he will re-offend. -

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Here is a father who exchanged his infant daughter with goat

Afghan man exchanges daughter for goat

AFGHANISTAN: Police arrests a father who sold his 6-year-old girl to a 55-year-old man for a forceful marriage in exchange of goat.

It was also reported that the girl’s father was given rice, tea, sugar and cooking oil. According to the man, his family members were in desperate need for food and that with this transaction, the burden has been reduced.

But the action of the father negates the Afghanistan law, which states that until girls are up to 16 years old, they cannot be given out for marriage. The further attempted to justify his actions when he said, Abdolkarim (the 55-year-old man) promised never to have carnal knowledge of the girl till she turns 18.

Trouble brewed when Abdolkarim introduced the little girl to a relative in Firozkoh, Ghor province as his daughter, and while another relative was told that she was his wife

When her father was arrested, local women were seen on video hitting him as he was dragged away by police.

Although, a local women's rights bureau in Ghor province ran checks on the girl and it is believed she did not have sex with the older man.

The father has been stripped of parental rights while the girl now reportedly lives with her mother. 

Thursday, 21 July 2016


Indian refiners shun Nigerian crude

Due to the several attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and Federal Government attitude towards the plight of the people in the region, Indian refiners are now turning to Malaysian oil cargoes for loading in July and August due  to the increasing tension and uncertainty over the exports of Nigeria’s crude.

On Monday, it was reported by Platts that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited issued a spot tender to purchase a number of Malaysian light sweet crude grades, with increasing expectations that end uses in India may switch their attention to Southeast Asia supplies.

This is because buying any Nigerian crude grades would be a big risk due to a lot of production interruptions as a result of hostilities in the Niger Delta.

 “BPCL, like many other Indian state-run companies, prefers to take Nigerian light sweet crudes like Qua Iboe and Bonny Light. Those are the number one choices,” the source said, adding that “when production [of light sweet Nigerian grades is] in doubt, the next best option would be Malaysian (grades).”

According to report last week, Mobil Producing Nigeria, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, Nigerian crude grade, Qua Iboe, had been placed under force majeure and exports were halted, while Italian company Eni confirmed earlier this month that 4,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent of equity production had been shut in following an attack claimed by Nigerian militants in the Niger Delta.

Nigerian militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers, has declared that it would not allow foreign oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region nor the government to carry out repairs on bombed oil pipelines, threatening more devastating attacks on any repaired facility.

Thus, they concluded that “There is no guarantee the Nigerian crudes will load and set sail safely. It’s very risky,” said a Singapore-based sweet crude trader.

Sunday, 10 July 2016


Wonders they said shall never end, as the son of Osama bin Laden, threatens to revenge against the United States for the assassination of his father.

Bin Laden

According to an online audio message, Hamza bin Laden has said he will continue militancy globally against America’s interest and all its allies in the 21 minute audio speech titled “ We Are All Osama.”

Hamza said “we will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression.”

“As for the revenge by the Islamic nation for Sheikh Osama, may Allah have mercy on him, it is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam.”

After the death of Osama bin Laden from his hideout in Pakistan by the U.S. in 2011, certain documents were recovered from the compound where he was hiding which was published by the U.S. last year revealing that his followers were trying to regroup the militant leader with Hamza, who had been in house arrest in Iran.