Since being accused in 2014 of developing the missile, Russia has repeatedly denied the U.S. assertions and claimed that Washington had essentially quit the Soviet-era arms-control pact already. During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican Deb Fischer asked if Russia was increasing its production and deployment of the cruise-missile system. U.S. intelligence first detected that Russia was testing a new missile system in the late 2000s, but it wasn’t until 2014 when the administration of then-President Barack Obama formally leveled its accusation. The latest legislation funding U.S. military programs calls for spending up $60 million to develop a new ground-launched cruise missile to counter the Russian effort. Adding further to the mistrust is the U.S. conclusion that the Russian engineers deliberately designed the new missile system to blend in with other permitted missile systems, such as the Iskander.
March 20, 2018 17:37 UTC
The case is already the fifth explosion that went off in Texas in three weeks, with police suspecting that the same serial bomber is behind four previous blasts. One employee was injured as a package with nails and shrapnel bound for Austin, Texas exploded at the FedEx facility on Tuesday, according to the local fire department. READ MORE: Fourth Explosion in Austin: Two Men Seriously Hurt by Tripwire Blast (VIDEO)According to the ABC News service, the incident took place at a FedEx distribution facility in Schertz, Texas, just after midnight. The employee who was injured was not hospitalized. Source: Sputnik | News Now(Visited 6 times, 6 visits today)Commentscomments
March 20, 2018 11:26 UTC
Russia’s defense minister says three attempts at staging chemical attacks in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, have been foiled over the past week. Sergei Shoigu made the remarks at a Defense Ministry meeting, Russia Today reported on Tuesday, adding, “There is a possibility that terrorists will use poisonous substances in order to accuse the Syrian troops of using chemical weapons in future.”Last month, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is sympathetic to anti-Damascus militants, claimed a suspected gas attack had taken place in Eastern Ghouta. The US, France and Britain have been trying to put the blame for the suspected chemical incident on the Damascus government. They have warned they would strike Syria if those claims are proven. Source: PRESS TV | News Now(Visited 18 times, 18 visits today)Commentscomments
March 20, 2018 11:03 UTC
Reflecting on the event’s theme: Rural Women and Girls Economic Empowerment, Madam Weah said it was time to empower rural women by giving them land ownership and access to credit to increase their agriculture output and provide much needed income. Sharing her story as a beneficiary, Ma Kebbeh Mongar, National President of the Rural Women Structure explained that she and other rural women benefitted from adult literacy programs, leadership trainings, business management, and mobile banking services. Madam Mongar who displayed packaged products created by rural women at the event, said the interventions from the Government and UN Women have made a huge difference in their lives. She called for more support to empower more women and girls in rural Liberia. Meanwhile, partners including UN Women and Canada have assured that they will continue to work with Liberia to ensure the full accomplishment of gender equality and economic empowerment of women and girls.
March 20, 2018 10:30 UTC
That’s the question many Liberians are pondering over the current whereabouts of Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor. Reflecting on the event's theme: Rural Women and Girls Economic Empowerment, Madam Weah said it was time to empower rural women by giving them land ownership and access to credit to increase their agriculture output and provide much needed income. Sharing her story as a beneficiary, Ma Kebbeh Mongar, National President of the Rural Women Structure explained that she and other rural women benefitted from adult literacy programs, leadership trainings, business management, and mobile banking services. Madam Mongar who displayed packaged products created by rural women at the event, said the interventions from the Government and UN Women have made a huge difference in their lives. She called for more support to empower more women and girls in rural Liberia.
March 20, 2018 06:45 UTC
This was followed by condemnation by other watchdog groups including Global Witness (GW) who, in a release issued on Monday, condemned what it termed as the illegal removal of LEITI Head Secretariat, Mr. Karmo—in clear violation of the act that created the anti-graft entity. “Global Witness strongly condemns the illegal removal of Mr. Karmo, Head of Secretariat of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI). The international watchdog also declared the removal of Mr. Karmo and his replacement by Nyekan as illegal and called for the withdrawal of Nyekan’s appointment. A March 19 Global Witness press release said “LEITI is an autonomous Liberian agency that ensures transparency in Liberia’s forestry, oil, mining, and agricultural plantation sectors. Weah’s illegal appointment of Gabriel Nyenka as Head of LEITI, loyalist CDCians that never see anything wrong the President does, even if such wrong was inadvertent, told us to “shut up”; insisting the President was “right”.
March 20, 2018 02:34 UTC
A doctor at Hope for Women International is reported to have performed an operation on Fahnbulleh, which resulted into her death, while Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah was in the United States. However, a member of the Committee, Margibi County Senator Jim Tornolah, raised the same haunting questions about the death of Desiree. But following consultations among members of the Committee, Senator Coleman informed her (Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah) she could comment on it if she so desired. Finally discharged by the Sergeant-at-arms, Dr. Jallah breathed a visible sigh of relief, accompanied by a large crowd of nurses clad in white uniforms and women wearing white T-shirts. Maryland County Senator Gbleh-Bo Brown, who raised the motion that suspended the first hearing two weeks ago, was conspicuously absent at yesterday’s hearings.
March 20, 2018 02:26 UTC
“I was not here when he (Rep. Kolubah) led police and DEA officers to raid ghettos. No ghetto was discovered here at all.”She said it was Rep. Kolubah who pointed at their house and referred to it as a ghetto. Passawe said the officers reached the porch of his son’s house and ordered him to make available drugs they accused him of selling. When contacted via mobile phone, Rep. Kolubah said if the affected residents have any claims aginst him, they should take him to court. I moved with them from place to place in order to identify the ghettos but I did not give orders for them to break into anyone’s home,” Rep. Kolubah told the Daily Observer.
March 20, 2018 02:26 UTC
We find it URGENTLY NECESSARY to remind the Ministry of Health and the Executive Mansion to pay swift heed to the recently reported resurfacing of the deadly Lassa Fever in Nimba and Montserrado Counties. Unlike Ebola, whose true source was unknown, Lassa Fever has been well documented and there are procedures already put in place to combat the disease effectively. One of these known facts is that Lassa Fever originates from infected rats carrying the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever. Here is the perfect environment for rats, cockroaches, mosquitoes and other parasites, who are waiting to carry any deadly diseases, including Lassa Fever, into our homes. No one will feel sorry for Liberia if we are again attacked by another deadly disease epidemic.
March 20, 2018 02:15 UTC
Hundreds of citizens, county officials, dignitaries and local and international guests joined the Orange Liberia team to launch its new 4G LTE sites in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, on Tuesday, March 13. Speaking at the event, the CEO of Orange Liberia, Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly, said the launching of 4G LTE in Buchanan was part of a long-term strategy of Orange, which had been announced by OMEA CEO Mr. Bruno Mettling, during the branding of Orange in Liberia in 2017. Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly declared that Orange Liberia will continue to implement an unprecedented network expansion across rural Liberia, despite infrastructural challenges. He revealed that Orange has invested more than US$40 million infrastructure and network expansion in Liberia since 2016 and referred to it as “the largest investment in the Liberian telecommunications sector in recent times.”The Orange network expansion focuses heavily on reaching vast parts of rural Liberia, which do not have access to telecommunications network. In addition, the company (which was the first to launch 4G LTE sites outside of Monrovia) is making strides to ensure that every county will have access to high-speed internet in the near future.
March 20, 2018 02:15 UTC
The Liberia Chess Federation (LCF) has elected an interim leadership after a vote of no confidence was passed on the Winston K. Ireland leadership. I tried to evoke the relevant part of the constitution to call for a special assembly,” Wilson told delegates. Those who signed the February 24 resolution were Presidents Roland Zayzay of Arabian Knight Chess, Thomas Karyah of Invincible Knight Chess, Kemo Samola, Jr. of 72nd Chess, Tom Sawyer of Borough Chess, Robert Sonkalay of Boulevard Chess, Clarence Buigbo of CIA Chess, Kona Tamba of 10 Street Chess, Christian Brownell of Old Hands Chess, Jamal Isharka Turay of White Castle Chess, James S. Tondo of Bardnersville Chess and Yenkenyen Glay of Central Maltadi Chess Clubs respectively. Others, who signed, were Liberia’s defending male champions Barcon Harmon of Invincible Knight Chess Club, who is an Executive Council member, runner-up Anthony Waylea, Jr. of the Boulevard Chess Club, female champions Widor Tarplah of Invincible Knight Chess Club and runner-up Siatta Gray-Sherman of Boulevard Chess Club, who are also Executive Council members respectively. Thompson also promised to secure an office space for the federation, having been thrown out of their Front Street office for rent.
March 20, 2018 02:03 UTC
Liberia needs leaders with doers’ imperative mindset. After over 170 years of independence, I’m in total agreement with President George M. Weah that the time has come to effectively transform our nation. In terms of social infrastructure, Liberia needs to direct significant resources towards health and education. The doers’ imperative is urgently needed to effectively transform the nation to economic self-sufficiency. With our new President and his passion and pro-poor, pro-Liberia mindset, today is the most critical time for doers to effectively transform our beloved nation and people.
March 20, 2018 01:41 UTC
Monrovia – America students visiting the main campus of the University of Liberia on Capitol Hill for the first time were delighted to see the monument of former President Williams V. S. Tubman, the longest-serving President of the Republic of Liberia. The students who were led into the main campus by a student activist Martin K.N. Kollie, had a short meeting with the President of the University of Liberia Students Union (ULSU) Flomo Maiwo before passing through the Firestone Quadrant (FQ) Building to get to the University Park where the monument of the late President is well placed. Comparing America to Liberia, Windley says like Liberia, America is faced with the same economy and education issues but adds that the situation in Liberia is huge. Also, the President of the University of Liberia Students Union (ULSU) Maiwo praised the students for visiting the University of Liberia and mainly the students’ leadership.
March 20, 2018 01:30 UTC
Monrovia - Two weeks after making his professional debut for French champions Paris Saint Germaine, Timothy Weah has received his first senior call-up to the United States of America soccer team. After scoring a hat trick against Paraguay at the Under-17 World Cup last October, Tim was being monitor by Sarachan. But his decision, which reaffirms his allegiance to the United States national team over Liberia, has sparked mixed reactions in the home of his father. “Tim was born, raised, and school in the States, he even played for the U.S. U-17 soccer team, logically, which country’s soccer team would he had wished to play for? It would be unfair if his father ever requested him to play for the Lone Star senior team.
March 20, 2018 01:18 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia National Police (LNP) has arrested an 18-year-old man identified as Jonathan Bewere for allegedly killing his friend in the VOA Community, Roberts Field High, Margibi County. “On the night of March 5, 2018 at about 21:00 hours, Mrs. Grimes came from work, forgot her keys and asked victim Dean and defendant Bewere to break the lock of the door. After breaking the door, victim dean and defendant Bewere were seen at the porch of the boy’s quarters accordingly joking with one another while in possession of the gun. Police investigators also established that there has been no registration document obtained from the Grimes’ family for possessing the arm. Negligent homicide is a felony of the third degree”
March 20, 2018 01:18 UTC