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More killed as Syria ignores international appeals

More killed as Syria ignores international appeals

Syrian troops continued their crackdown in the north of the country, with more civilian deaths reported, as the United States accused Iran of backing the assault on pro-democracy protesters. Activists said security forces were continuing to sweep through villages near […]


Syria says 120 police killed, activists see mutiny

Syria says 120 police killed, activists see mutiny

One hundred and twenty policemen were killed by “armed gangs” in northwest Syria, state television said, as the authorities warned of a firm response. Activists who spoke to AFP in Cyprus disputed the official account, speaking instead of a mutiny […]


Syria says 23 dead as Israel opens fire on Golan Heights

Syria says 23 dead as Israel opens fire on Golan Heights

Israeli troops opened fire on Sunday as protesters from Syria stormed a ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights, with Damascus saying 23 demonstrators were killed. Hundreds of protesters rushed the ceasefire line, cutting through barbed wire as they tried […]


DOD Works Toward Successful Transition in Iraq

DOD Works Toward Successful Transition in Iraq

The recent Middle East turmoil underscores the importance of an active U.S. engagement in Iraq and a “shoring up” of relations with key regional partners, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East said yesterday. “[The Defense Department] […]


Balanced, Versatile Force Key, Mullen Says

Balanced, Versatile Force Key, Mullen Says

A reduced military presence in the Middle East, economic limits, and an increased need for partnerships lie ahead for the U.S. military, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Speaking here at the inaugural Lee Hamilton Series […]


Obama in call for transatlantic renewal

Obama in call for transatlantic renewal

US President Barack Obama was due in France Thursday after delivering a powerful speech to Britain’s parliament exalting the future of the transatlantic alliance in the face of the emerging world’s rapid rise. But the gap between soaring oratory and […]


Bloodshed along Israel borders kills 12 on Nakba Day

Bloodshed along Israel borders kills 12 on Nakba Day

Israeli gunfire killed 12 people and wounded hundreds Sunday as Palestinians marched on Israel’s borders with Lebanon, Syria and Gaza in a mass show of mourning over the creation of the Jewish state. Tensions along the Israeli-Syrian frontier spiralled as […]


Middle East Military Air Market to Showcase Robust Growth

Middle East Military Air Market to Showcase Robust Growth

Due to the increased recognition of advanced air platforms as a force multiplier, Middle Eastern Ministries of Defence (MODs) are acquiring defensive air capability in earnest. The regional military air market is accordingly set to generate revenues of $62.90 billion […]


More deaths as Syria deploys troops, UN meeting urged

More deaths as Syria deploys troops, UN meeting urged

More deaths were reported after Syria bolstered its troops in the flashpoint town of Daraa as a rights group appealed for UN intervention in a bloody crackdown it said has killed 400 people since mid-March. UN leader Ban Ki-moon and […]


 
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