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Massive security phalanx aims to shield Biden inauguration from mob, 'lone wolf' threats

KONFRONTASI- Washington braced for a tense inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, as more than 25,000 National Guard troops stood watch over a barricaded city, emptied of the spectators who usually throng to the quadrennial ritual.

With much of downtown fenced off, security analysts expressed confidence the unprecedented precautions would protect Biden’s noon EST (1700 GMT) oath of office from a major assault, like the attack on the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago to the day that left five people dead.

Menhan Prabowo Dan Menhan AS Mark Esper di Pentagon: Dari Isu Keamanan Kawasan Hingga Isu Covid

Konfrontasi - Kunjungan Menteri Pertahanan Prabowo Subianto ke Amerika Serikat (AS) sejak Kamis (15/10) membawa berbagai agenda penting terkait dengan keamanan dan pertahanan.

Setelah tiba di AS, Prabowo bertemu dengan Menteri Pertahanan Mark Esper di Pentagon pada Jumat (16/10).

Trump aims for Michigan victory over Biden, seeking another upset

KONFRONTASI-Terri Loffreda-Weston recently wore her red “Make America Great Again” hat to a boat club in Macomb County, Michigan, where Kid Rock was singing country ballads in front of a giant American flag for a predominantly older white crowd of Donald Trump supporters.

Few wore masks at the outdoor event, although Loffreda-Weston said sanitiser was available and there were temperature checks. She was excited she got to shake Donald Trump Jr’s hand. She said it was “uplifting” to see so many people supporting the president.

China slams US 'bullying', warns of action over TikTok, WeChat

KONFRONTASI-China has accused the United States of "bullying" and threatened to take "necessary" countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of the Chinese video-sharing app, TikTok, and effectively blocked the use of the messaging super-app, WeChat.

Separately, Beijing also launched on Saturday a mechanism enabling it to restrict foreign entities that it deems a threat to its sovereignty and security, in a development seen as retaliation to US penalties against other Chinese companies such as telecom giant Huawei.

'Polishing the gun': China, U.S. tensions raise Taiwan conflict fears

KONFRONTASI-Numerous Chinese and U.S. military exercises, Taiwan missiles tracking Chinese fighters and plummeting China-U.S. ties make for a heady cocktail of tension that is raising fears of conflict touched off by a crisis over Taiwan.

In the last three weeks, China has announced four separate exercises along its coast, from the Bohai Gulf in the north to the East and Yellow Seas and South China Sea, along with other exercises it said were aimed at “the current security situation across the Taiwan Strait”.

Independence Day of America: a Muslim reflection

By. Imam Shamsi Ali* 

 

Today, July 4th, is a very important and memorable day for all Americans. It is the day of Independence. I wish all Americans at the outset a very happy and blessed Independence Day! 

Since its Independence from England, the United States has been struggling to grow, mature, and become ever better. 

Trump wrongly diverted billions to build wall: Appeals court

KONFRONTASI-A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the administration of United States President Donald Trump in its transfer of $2.5bn from military construction projects to build sections of the US border wall with Mexico, ruling it illegally sidestepped Congress, which gets to decide how to use the funds.

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a coalition of border states and environmental groups that contended the money transfer was unlawful and that building the wall would pose environmental threats.

Trump says will pull US troops from 'delinquent' Germany

KONFRONTASI-President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would cut the number of US troops in Germany to 25,000, claiming the country had failed to meet NATO's defence spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of the United States on trade.

The reduction of about 9,500 troops would be a remarkable rebuke to one of the US's closest allies and trading partners and undermine a pillar of post-war European security: that US forces would help defend alliance members against Russian aggression.

Minneapolis city council pledges to disband police; Trump lashes out at NFL

KONFRONTASI-Minneapolis city council members pledged to abolish the police force whose officer knelt on the neck of a dying George Floyd, as the biggest civil rights protests in more than 50 years demanded a transformation of U.S. criminal justice.

Demonstrations have swept a country slowly emerging from the coronavirus lockdown in the two weeks since Floyd, an unarmed black man, 46, died after choking out the words “I can’t breathe” under the knee of a white police officer.

Terimakasih Sahabat atas supportnya terkait proses renovasi dan pembangunan Pondok Pesantren Nur Inka Nusantara Madani di USA

Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuh.

Yth. Sahabat Nusantara.
Alhamdulillaah, puji dan syukur kami haturkan kehadirat Allah SWT atas limpahan rahmat dan karunia yang tak pernah putus. Shalawat dan salam bagi Rasulullah Muhammad SAW.

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