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US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port

US spy chief predicts spring attack on Ukraine port

Russia wants to secure a land corridor in eastern Ukraine that could include Mariupol but pro-Moscow rebels may wait until the spring to attack the strategic port city, the US spy chief said Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aim was […]


Russia could target Moldova: NATO commander

Russia could target Moldova: NATO commander

Russia could set its sights on Moldova to prevent it from “leaning to the West,” following the conflict with Ukraine, the top NATO commander warned Wednesday. Speaking to US lawmakers at a Capitol Hill hearing, General Philip Breedlove said Moldova […]


Breedlove: Russia, Violent Extremism Challenge Europe

Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command

Europe faces a different and more challenging security environment than it did just a year ago, including an increasingly aggressive Russia and a surge of violent extremism, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove said here yesterday. Breedlove, commander of U.S. […]


Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

F-18 fighter aircraft

SOUTHWEST ASIA: U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, […]


Britain will not send arms to Ukraine: minister

Britain will not send arms to Ukraine: minister

A senior British minister ruled out sending arms to Ukraine Sunday as the United States and European nations sought ways to pressure Russia over the conflict in the ex-Soviet republic’s east. William Hague, who was foreign secretary until last year […]


Russia’s Arms Exports Top $13 Billion In 2014

Russia’s Arms Exports Top $13 Billion In 2014

Russian arms exporting firm Rosoboronexport, owned by state conglomerate Rostec, sold more than $13 billion worth of military products last year, the head of Rostec said on Monday. “In 2014, we sold a little more than $13 billion worth of […]


Airstrikes Continue Against ISIS/ISIL in Syria, Iraq

A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets targets in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014. DOD photo.

SOUTHWEST ASIA: U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday […]


India’s Kalyani group announces Israel defence venture

India’s Kalyani group announces Israel defence venture

India’s Kalyani industrial group announced on Thursday a “substantial” joint venture with Israel to make missiles and other weapons, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi eased rules on foreign ownership in defence. Kalyani and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems will make […]


Turkey, US Sign Deal to Train Syria Rebels

Syrian civil war

The United States and Turkey have signed an agreement to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the “Islamist State” group. Washington and Ankara have been in talks about such a pact for several months. “The agreement was signed by […]


 
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