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British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives. The handover was hailed by British Prime Minister David Cameron […]


China to keep closer eye on military spending

China to keep closer eye on military spending

China intends to improve efficiency in military spending through tighter monitoring of how funds are used, state media reported Sunday. Under the new “results-based management system” set to be fully operational by 2020, individuals and military units will be held […]


India Approves $13Bn Weapons Package

India Approves $13Bn Weapons Package

Defence projects worth a whopping Rs 80,000 crore (approx.. $13bn) were on Saturday cleared by the government which decided that six submarines will be made indigenously and over 8,000 Israeli antitank guided missiles and 12 upgraded Dornier surveillance aircraft will […]


US struggles to turn the tide in war against IS

US struggles to turn the tide in war against IS

After more than two months of air strikes, a US-led coalition has prevented the fall of a northern Syrian town to Islamic State jihadists but is still struggling to halt the group’s advances on other fronts, experts say. Since the […]


‘Premature’ to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

‘Premature’ to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday it was too early to discuss cutting the number of US troops stationed in Asia and South Korea, amid increased tensions on the heavily guarded peninsula. The warning came a day after Washington […]


One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One Airdrop to Kurds Fighting in Kobani Intercepted

One bundle of weapons and medical supplies airdropped by U.S. forces to Kurdish fighters in Syria most likely fell into enemy hands, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The pallet was among 28 that were dropped by U.S. forces Oct. 19 […]


India says no compromise with China on territory

India says no compromise with China on territory

India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country’s new national security adviser said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. Hundreds of Chinese troops allegedly […]


Anti-ISIS Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

Anti-ISIS Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

The strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but degrading and destroying the terror group will require “strategic patience,” Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III said today. Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told […]


Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State group advancing in Iraq despite US-led airstrikes. “Over time we believe that the strategy will build, the capacity […]


 
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