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Syria rejects foreign ground troops to fight IS

ISIS Militants

Syria will not allow foreign ground troops on its territory to fight the Islamic State group, Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Damascus, Muallem also said Jordan had not responded to a Syrian […]


Lebanon receives US artillery, ammunition

An M-198 155mm Howitzer of the US Marines

The Lebanese army received a shipment of US weapons on Sunday, an embassy official told AFP, to help in the fight against jihadists who have staged incursions from Syria. “The Lebanese military received 72 M198 power supply (howitzers), and more […]


North Korea fires short-range missiles into sea

North Korea fires short-range missiles into sea

North Korea test-fired five short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast Sunday, raising cross-border tensions ahead of Seoul’s planned joint army drills with the US. The North fired the missiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) from […]


UAE warplane squadron lands in Jordan to back strikes on IS

UAE F-16F Block 60 fighter aircraft

A squadron of warplanes from the United Arab Emirates arrived Sunday in Jordan to help the kingdom in its fight against the Islamic State group, state media reported. The F-16 fighter jets were deployed at a Jordanian air base along […]


Jordan pounds IS as air war begins to bite

Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighter Aircraft

Jordan announced Sunday it conducted dozens of air strikes on the Islamic State group that murdered one of its pilots, as part of an international assault Washington says is beginning to bite. Air Force chief Major General Mansour al-Jobour said […]


Ex-NATO chief says Russia likely to act in Baltics

Russian Air Force Fighter Aircraft

Russia is highly likely to intervene in the Baltic states to test NATO’s collective defense commitment, the former head of the Atlantic alliance was quoted as saying by Britain’s Daily Telegraph on Friday. “This is not about Ukraine. Putin wants […]


Lebanon to start receiving French arms in April

Lebanon to start receiving French arms in April

The first deliveries of Saudi-funded French weapons to help Lebanon combat jihadists will begin in April, a spokesman for Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday. Fabius confirmed the time frame at a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam on […]


Pakistan military says 25 militants killed in air strikes

Pakistan military says 25 militants killed in air strikes

Pakistan’s military said it killed 25 militants in air strikes on tribal regions near the Afghan border Wednesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents. The strikes took place in the Sanzila area of South […]


Greece defense minister reassures NATO over Russia ties

Greece defense minister reassures NATO over Russia ties

Greece’s new government remains committed to its NATO role despite close ties with Russia that have worried its allies, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told AFP on Wednesday. Speaking after his first meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and on […]


 
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