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Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Yemeni rebels said on Monday they shot down a fighter jet as Saudi-led coalition air strikes intensified a day ahead of a hoped-for five-day humanitarian truce. Morocco announced that one of its warplanes taking part in operations against the rebels […]


US, Saudi Arabia play down rift

US, Saudi Arabia play down rift

The White House and Saudi Arabia scrambled to quell talk of a diplomatic rift Monday, after King Salman pulled out of a summit with President Barack Obama at the eleventh hour. Senior US and Saudi officials appeared in public to […]


Germany’s Schaeuble insists Greece war payments settled

Germany’s Schaeuble insists Greece war payments settled

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Tuesday that the issue of whether Germany should pay reparations to Greece for the Nazi occupation during World War II had been settled, while not denying the country’s moral responsibility. Athens’ new radical leftist […]


Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen has been using US-supplied cluster munitions in its air campaign, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, warning of the long-term dangers to civilians. The widely banned bombs contain dozens of submunitions, which sometimes do […]


52 civilians dead in coalition strikes in Syria: monitor

Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighter Aircraft

US-led air strikes targeting the Islamic State group killed at least 52 civilians in a village in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Saturday. “Air strikes by the coalition early on Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo […]


US rejects China’s offer over disputed islands

US rejects China’s offer over disputed islands

The United States on Friday swiftly rejected a suggestion by a top Chinese military official who said that disputed South China Sea islands could be used for international rescue and relief operations. Beijing has been roundly criticized by the West […]


Major Afghan military operation underway in country’s southeast

Major Afghan military operation underway in country’s southeast

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan: Multiple Afghan National Defense and security forces units are in the midst of a large-scale operation in the country’s southeastern areas in a coordinated attack on anti-government forces’ historical safe havens. The Afghan National Army’s 205th Corps […]


Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air

Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air

A NATO mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightened tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and their jets. Four birds of prey – three falcons and an eagle – soar over the […]


US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

US drone war under scrutiny after botched strike

President Barack Obama’s admission that a US drone strike accidentally took the lives of two hostages has raised fresh questions about the limits and the risks of the country’s “targeted killing” campaign. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has relied […]


If NATO Were A Computer OS It Would Probably Crash

If NATO Were A Computer OS It Would Probably Crash

In an article published yesterday in the European edition of Politico, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) attempts to make the case for a new NATO. To freshen up the idea, Admiral Stavridis asks the […]


 
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