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US military aid to rebels unlikely to tip balance in Syria

US military aid to rebels unlikely to tip balance in Syria

Some 27 months into the conflict raging in Syria and with over 90,000 dead, the United States has vowed for the first time to send military aid to the rebels battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad. But with the White […]


Putin holds back on Syria missile delivery

Putin holds back on Syria missile delivery

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow has held back on delivering sophisticated S-300 missiles to the Syrian regime, while UN investigators said they have “reasonable grounds” to believe both sides in the conflict have used chemical weapons. Putin, […]


Elite Afghan soldiers complete training

Elite Afghan soldiers complete training

Fourteen Afghan air force members of the Kabul Air Wing Quick Reaction Force Company graduated from Ground Combat Skills Course in a ceremony May 29 at Kabul International Airport here. The graduation marked the completion of 50 hours of advanced […]


EU embargo move boosts Russia plan to arm Syria

EU embargo move boosts Russia plan to arm Syria

The European Union’s decision to lift its arms embargo on the Syrian opposition has provided Russia with a new defence of its controversial weapons deliveries to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Russia reacted with fury to the EU’s decision Monday — […]


After vowing transparency, US silent on drone killing

After vowing transparency, US silent on drone killing

A week after President Barack Obama cracked the lid of secrecy on his drone war, the United States refused Wednesday to confirm it had killed a top Pakistani Taliban leader in an airborne attack. Pakistani security and intelligence sources said […]


Russia to send Syria missiles as spillover fears grow

Russia to send Syria missiles as spillover fears grow

Russia insisted Tuesday it would deliver anti-aircraft missiles to Syria despite international criticism, as fears of spillover from the conflict grew after three Lebanese soldiers were killed in a border-area attack. Israel warned Russia it would “know what to do” […]


Air assault, the Afghan way

Air assault, the Afghan way

Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan Uniformed Police, and a smattering of U.S. Army Soldiers serving as mission advisors, sat by their heavy packs on the gravel, talking and laughing in quiet anticipation, waiting for a sound. After several […]


Predator passes 20,000-hour mark in Afghanistan

Predator passes 20,000-hour mark in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan: An MQ-1 Predator assigned here recently became the first Predator to pass 20,000 flying hours over Afghanistan, a feat equivalent to flying 15 hours every other day, for 2,667 days. While the Predator remotely piloted aircraft program […]


Japan PM warns of possible military response to subs

Japan PM warns of possible military response to subs

Hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday Tokyo could mount a military response if foreign submarines enter its territorial waters while underwater, as Japan and China continue to squabble over islands. Abe’s comment came after Japan’s Defence Ministry said a […]


 
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