Category: military

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US, China and Saudi Arabia top checklist of militia spending

Global military spending rose last year to its highest level since the Cold War, with the United States, China and Saudi Arabia topping the list, according to a Swedish-based research institute.  In a report published on Wednesday, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) estimated that world military expenditure totalled $1.73tn in 2017, up 1.1…

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Durham first US city to ban police training with Israeli militia

A coalition of community organisations in the city of Durham in the US state of North Carolina has successfully lobbied the city council to ban training and exchanges between Durham’s police department and the Israeli military. Durham’s city council unanimously voted to adopt the measure on April 16, prohibiting an exchange with the Israeli military,…

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Syria locations forces ‘on alert’ amid threat of US defense power motion

The Syrian government has put its forces on “high-alert” amid a looming threat of a US military response following Saturday’s suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town near Damascus. US President Donald Trump has described the apparent chlorine barrel bomb attack on Douma as “atrocious” and pledged to respond “forcefully”. Syria’s government and its…

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Portray: Western states aided Egypt’s protection force vitality consolidation

Western governments and arms companies have contributed to the Egyptian military’s consolidation of political power, a new report said. Titled The Officers’ Republic, the report was published by Transparency International Defence & Security on Friday a week before Egyptians take to the polls in an election that is expected to see the president and military…

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Saudi Arabia fires high navy chiefs in armed forces shake-up

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has fired his top military commanders and reshuffled his cabinet in a shake-up of key security and government ministries, according to royal decrees. Those dismissed include the Saudi army’s chief of staff, and the heads of the ground and air defence forces. First Lieutenant General Fayyad bin Hamed al-Ruwayli was appointed…

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Backlash in DC after Trump orders major navy parade

Opponents of US President Donald Trump belittled his order to put on a massive military parade in Washington DC to celebrate American power with one calling him “Napoleon in the making”. Trump’s order to his generals to prepare a military extravaganza replete with tanks and marching soldiers was met with comparisons on Wednesday to autocratic…

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Gunmen assault Kabul militia academy

A military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has come under attack leaving at least two soldiers dead, days after more than 100 people were killed in an explosion near the interior ministry building. A presidential spokesman said on Monday that the gunmen did not manage to get inside the Marshal Fahim National Defense University…