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Soldiers murdered 10 captured Rohingya, says Myanmar military

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Myanmar’s military said its soldiers had murdered 10 captured Muslim “terrorists” during insurgent attacks at the beginning of September, after Buddhist villagers had forced the captured men into a grave they had dug. “Villagers and members of the security forces have confessed that they committed murder,” the military said in a statement on Wednesday. It was a rare admission of wrongdoing by the Myanmar military during its operations in the western state of Rakhine ...

US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. While the Army’s mission is generally to “attack and destroy,” the cyber troops have a slightly different goal, said Colonel Robert Ryan, who commands a Hawaii-based combat team. “Not everything is destroy. How can I influence by non-kinetic means? How can I reach up and create confusion ...

Saudi Crown Prince meets British senior defense advisor to the Middle East

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister met in Riyadh on Wednesday with outgoing senior British military advisor to the Middle East Lt Gen Tom Beckett and his successor Ly Gen John Lorimer. The Crown Prince welcomed Gen Lorimer and congratulated him on his new position wishing him success. He also thanked Gen Beckett for his efforts in developing defense relations between the two countries during his tenure. During the meeting, military cooperation between ...

Former Al-Udeid US general: ‘If Qatar doesn’t shape up, US can ship out’

Friday, 1 December 2017

It’s time to end the Washington myth that the United States must tread carefully in confronting Qatar over its support for terrorism in order to avoid losing access to a strategic US air base, according to a high-ranked general who assisted in setting up the new air operations hub at Al-Udeid Air Base near Doha in 2001. In an op-ed published by Fox News, Charles Wald, a retired US Air Force general and former deputy commander of the US European Command, said that Qatar has a choice to make ...

VIDEO: Egypt raids militants responsible for Western Desert attack

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Egypt’s air force killed a large number of militants responsible for a deadly attack on a police convoy 10 days ago, the military said on Tuesday following an air raid on the militant’s base. The raid, the second in a week targeting militants behind the Oct. 21 attack, was coordinated with police and based on intelligence about the location of their hideout, the military statement said. Three security sources said at the time that at least 52 police officers and conscripts were ...

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of his Saudi counterpart General Abdul Rahman Al-Bunyan, Chief of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces. The visit was the first of its kind in decades for a senior Iraqi military official, according to Alsharq Alawsaat newpaper. The visit aimed to “discuss important issues through cooperation ...

Saudi joint forces ambush Houthi militias near Jazan

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Joint Saudi forces, on Monday night, carried out a military operation on Houthi strongholds opposite the border region of Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Saudi units struck Houthi militias as they were preparing to conduct a ground offensive on coalition forces' positions close to the al-Qarn village near Jazan. Military sources told Al Arabiya that a military ambush took place besieging the militia. Artillery units shelled Houthi missile platforms as well as militia units. The source concluded that the ...

Saudi cabinet sets up General Authority for Military Industries

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Saudi cabinet, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, decided on Monday to set up the General Authority for Military Industries, which enjoys legal status as well as financial and administrative independence.The agency aims to regulate the military industry in the Kingdom, develop and monitor its performance, and do everything necessary to achieve its objectives.The Council also decided that the Authority shall have a Board of Directors chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister; with its ...

Kuwait announces measures against North Korea

Friday, 11 August 2017

Kuwaiti authorities have begun taking measures against North Korea, including stopping direct flights to and from Pyongyang, state news agency KUNA cited an official source in Kuwait's foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. The official source said the measures included stopping entrance visas for North Korean workers and stopping the issuance of commercial licenses. Kuwait's measures come as U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea on Thursday. Trump said North ...

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