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Moscow: U.S. Syria Strike A Threat To Russian Forces

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.26.2017 | World

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat t...

Russia 'Deploys Special Forces' On Libyan Border With Eye On Deepening Engagement

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.14.2017 | World

Russia appears to have deployed special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic...

Syria-Bound Russian Military Jet Crashes, Killing All 92 On Board

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.25.2016 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed int...

Back to Iraq's Future: A Constructive Partnership With the UN

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to meet with Iraq's leadership including Grand Ayatollah Sistani on 24 July. The meeting which is understood, in essence, to have been primarily a consultative one, is potentially a critical turning point in the United Nation's involvement in Iraq's steps towards democracy.

Red Arrows Have Suspended Shows After Pilot Death

Press Association | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

It could be weeks before the Red Arrows resume flying after the air show crash that killed one of the aerobatics team's elite pilots, according to sou...

British Soldier 'Collected Taliban Fingers'

PA | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a British soldier kept body parts of dead Taliban fighters as "souvenirs". ...

Reserve Forces Gain £1.5bn Investment As Part Of Military Shake-Up

PA | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Defence Secretary Liam Fox has announced a £1.5 billion investment in UK reserve forces over the next 10 years as part of a wide...

Hillary Clinton is Right to Warn the UK Over Defense Cuts

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Hillary Clinton and General Casey are right. A decline in the UK's military capabilities means a decline in importance in world affairs. For centuries, Britain has been able to stand proud of the strength of her forces.

'Mosques' Used For Target Practice, Claims British Muslim Group

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The British Ministry of Defense has apologized after a Muslim group complained that structures used on a firing range closely resembled Islamic mosque...

State Agenda: 'Curbing Maoist Menace'

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

A recent debate showcased the ideational divisions in the Indian establishment about actions against the Maoists.

The Price of this War Just Keeps Going up

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

War is an abomination. It's a last resort. It's a thing you do when it's the only thing to do.