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Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies launched air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen, the start of a military operation to protect the government, the kingdom’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday. “The operation is to defend […]


US House urges President Obama to send lethal arms to Ukraine

US House urges President Obama to send lethal arms to Ukraine

American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian “aggression.” The US House of Representatives approved the resolution in a broadly bipartisan 348-48 vote, heaping further pressure on […]


NATO allies come to grips with Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’

Ukraine Rebels

NATO allies are scrambling to protect vulnerable Baltic partners from the threat of hybrid warfare, a Russian tactic that officials and experts say is based on deception rather than formal declaration of war. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s use of anonymous […]


Pakistan kills 34 militants in air strikes: military

Pakistan air force F-16 fighter aircraft

Pakistan’s military said it killed 34 militants Wednesday in air strikes on a tribal region near the Afghan border as part of a major offensive against insurgents that began last year. The Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam militant groups are based in […]


Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria’s military has shot down a US drone over the coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said on Tuesday. “Syrian air defences brought down a hostile US surveillance aircraft over north Latakia,” the official […]


Germany warns of ‘dangerous’ consequences to arming Ukraine

Germany warns of ‘dangerous’ consequences to arming Ukraine

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday argued against arming Ukraine during a trip to Washington where support is growing for delivering weapons to help Kiev battle pro-Russian separatists. “I understand that many of you are calling for a more […]


Iraqi forces enter IS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Iraqi forces enter IS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Iraqi forces have entered Tikrit, dodging bombs and sniper fire in search of their biggest victory yet against embattled jihadists who tried to light new fires elsewhere in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State group has suffered stinging defeats in […]


From AK47s to drones, Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

From AK47s to drones, Afghans ‘war rugs’ reflect bloody decades

More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan’s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with “war rugs” depicting guns, tanks and warplanes. On Chicken Street, the most famous street in […]


US forces could have role in Syria in future: Dempsey

US forces could have role in Syria in future: Dempsey

The US military’s top officer, General Martin Dempsey, told lawmakers on Wednesday it was possible special operations forces could eventually be sent to Syria to back up American-trained rebels. But officials said Dempsey’s comment was addressing a “hypothetical” scenario for […]


 
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