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Yemeni national army orders movement of seven brigades from Marib towards Sanaa

Monday, 4 December 2017

The Yemeni national army has issued an order to transport seven brigades from Marib to gain control of Khawlan front then head towards Sanna, according to Al Arabiya and Al Hadath sources. The sources said that the national army’s leaders sent out an urgent order to troops stationed in Nahem front to condense their military operations and to make their way towards Sanaa. READ ALSO: What we know so far about the situation in Yemen The orders coincided with dispatched military ...

Army officer arrested for Indian journalist’s murder

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Indian police have arrested a senior army officer for the murder of a journalist shot dead while investigating allegations of financial fraud against him. Reporter Sudip Dutta Bhaumik was allegedly killed by a junior officer when he went to a paramilitary base in the northeastern state of Tripura on Tuesday to investigate a story. Police said Tapan Debbarma, the commandant of the Second Tripura State Rifles, was arrested Wednesday on charges he ordered his bodyguard to shoot the reporter. &ldquo ...

Is it time for an alternative Syrian army?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

The idea of establishing an army for the Syrian opposition seems late but I think that proposing this idea today is more appropriate than ever. The concerned parties, including the group of countries in support of the Syrian revolution and which is secretly known as the “military room” in Jordan, had different stances about the presence of an opposition army.However, the situation calls for establishing a new Syrian army for several reasons. First of all, this army will represent the ...

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Suicide bomber attacks Lebanese army in north: Security sources

Friday, 26 May 2017

An ISIS suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in an attack on a Lebanese army post in the north of the country on Friday, lightly injuring several soldiers, security sources said. Security forces also seized two cars rigged with explosives before they could be detonated in the same area - near the town of Arsal close to the Syrian border, the sources said. Lebanon’s army has regularly clashed with Islamist militants around Arsal who often come across the ...

Jordan, US kick off major military drill

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Jordan and the United States kicked off annual military exercises Sunday known as “Eager Lion”, with about 7,400 troops from more than 20 nations taking part, officials said. US and Jordanian officials said the maneuvers would include border security, cyber defense, and “command and control” exercises, to bolster coordination in response to threats including terrorism. “Joint efforts and coordination and the exchange of expertise... are needed at the time when the ...

ISIS flaunts rocket-mounted vehicle attack in northwestern Mosul

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Flaunting new arms it first announced in late April, ISIS has posted images showing its use of a rocket-mounted vehicle in a suicide bombing in northwestern Mosul. The images showed the attacker inside the vehicle before he carried out the attack targeting Iraqi forces, the vehicle advancing on its target and the detonation he purportedly orchestrated. But they did not illustrate the novel feature ISIS had advertised as key to the new weaponry - the firing of rockets mounted on the vehicle. The ...

Operation shape-up: Indian army to let waist size determine promotions

Friday, 21 April 2017

Overweight officers and soldiers in the Indian army have been warned that they may lose their eligibility for promotions and transfers if they don’t slim down. The privileges that could be taken away from them could also include the right to attend ceremonial functions.According to a news report, the army has adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward obesity in its rank and file. This happened after a sample survey of 767 soldiers last year found a third of them overweight. The findings put a ...

Syrian army regains key town in north Hama province

Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Syrian army regained the strategic town of Soran near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria on Sunday with an assault backed by heavy Russian air strikes, rebels and residents said. Most of the rebels had retreated from the town after troops stormed it following dozens of strikes by jets believed to be Russian since dawn, including so-called parachute bombs that also targeted other towns in the area, including Latamneh and Kafr Zeita. “There ...

Pakistani gangster in military custody for leaking sensitive information to Iran

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A notorious gangster who was arrested in Pakistan last year was taken into military custody Wednesday early morning apparently for leaking sensitive information to Iran, the Pakistan Army has announced. According to a news report, Uzair Baloch has been arrested in accordance with the Pakistan Army Act. Uzair was arrested outside Karachi in January last year in what the paramilitary force said was a raid. The court had then handed him over to the police on remand. Also read: Is Iran beginning to ...

Why is Egypt’s military entering the pharmaceutical industry?

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Is this another attempt on the part of the army to control the economy

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