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Myanmar defends military build-up on Bangladesh border

Myanmar defends military build-up on Bangladesh border

Myanmar troops want Rohingya to leave border region, drawing sharp response from Bangladesh which hosts most refugees. Myanmar on Friday defended deployment of its troops near the Bangladesh border, where thousands of Rohingya refugees have taken shelter, calling it an “anti-terrorism operation”. The move has drawn criticism from Bangladesh, which summoned Myanmar’s ambassador on Thursday, while […]

March 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base

Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base

Heavily armed al-Shabab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials said Thursday. Residents said civilians, including women, were beheaded during the rampage. Officials called it the region’s deadliest attack in years, highlighting the twin challenges facing security forces from the […]

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
40 soldiers killed in Yemen anti-rebel offensive- army

40 soldiers killed in Yemen anti-rebel offensive- army

At least 28 Huthi insurgents and 12 Yemeni soldiers were killed Tuesday in the southern province of Shabwa as government forces pushed to capture a rebel enclave, military officials said. The fighting flared when forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi attacked rebels in Bayhan district, on the border between Shabwa and Marib provinces. Bayhan […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
South Yemen clashes kill 48- military

South Yemen clashes kill 48- military

May 29, – “A total of 28 Huthis (Shiite rebels) and 20 of our men were killed in the fighting, which continued into the evening,” General Misfer al-Harithi, who commands the army’s 19th Infantry Battalion, told AFP. Fierce fighting between government forces and Shiite rebels in south Yemen on Sunday claimed the lives of 48 […]

May 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Jul 23, – Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency called Thursday for urgent blood donations to treat 105 wounded people, according to spokesman Sani Datti who said at least 29 bodies have been recovered. Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said Thursday after Nigeria’s new president warned that […]

July 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
American, Russian leave Earth this week for year in space

American, Russian leave Earth this week for year in space

Mar 23, – Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission at the International Space Station a few years back, and he hated how his shirttails kept floating out of his pants. So this time, the 51-year-old retired Navy captain packed “a military, tactical-style thing” that can hold a tool pouch. What’s one thing astronauts Scott […]

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Eleven feared dead in US military helicopter crash

Eleven feared dead in US military helicopter crash

Mar 11, – The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was reported missing Tuesday around 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday) near Eglin Air Force Base. The area was under heavy fog. Seven US Marines and four aircrew were feared dead Wednesday after an army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise in Florida, military officials said. A […]

March 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Suspected bomb kills 10 on Philippine passenger bus

Suspected bomb kills 10 on Philippine passenger bus

Dec 10, – The Rural Transit bus had picked up passengers, mostly students, and was passing near the main gate of Central Mindanao University in Maramag town in Bukidnon province on Tuesday night when the powerful blast sent shrapnel and debris flying through the vehicle, town safety officer Alejandro Navarro said. The death toll from […]

December 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
2 rockets fired from Gaza Strip

2 rockets fired from Gaza Strip

Oct 28, – The army said the defense battery — known as the “Iron Dome” — intercepted one rocket above the city of Ashkelon. It said the military was searching for the second launched. No injuries were reported in the attack. Militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward Israel on Monday, one of […]

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Oct 05, –  A look at democratic reform efforts in Arab and Gulf nations since the Arab Spring erupted in December 2010: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi women were allowed this year for the first time in the Shura Council, an advisory body, and women will for the first time be allowed to vote and run in […]

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More