Tag Archive | Army

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

[…]The UN’s International Organisation for Migration estimated last week that more than a million people had been displaced from east and west Mosul and that there were more than 800,000 people living in camps. […]

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Russia deploys troops westward because of NATO

Russia deploys troops westward because of NATO

Russia is building an army base near its border with Ukraine, the latest in a chain of new military sites along what the Kremlin sees as its frontline in a growing confrontation with NATO. While there have been no clashes between the former Cold War rivals, Russia is building up forces on its western frontiers […]

Obama lifts US arms ban on Vietnam

Obama lifts US arms ban on Vietnam

President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States is fully lifting a decades-long ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam. In a joint news conference in Hanoi with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that the removal of the ban on lethal weapons was part of a deeper defense cooperation with […]

Purge of the military prepares the Chinese army

Purge of the military prepares the Chinese army

Much has been made of Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s flurry of announcements in recent months signaling major structural reforms to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), scheduled for completion by 2020. While understanding the details of Xi’s reforms is critical to assessing the direction of PLA modernization going forward, it is also necessary to consider the […]

Confrontos multiplicam-se em Moçambique

Confrontos multiplicam-se em Moçambique

Desde quarta-feira que as províncias de Sofala e da Zambézia (centro) têm sido palco de confrontos entre combatentes da Renamo (Resistência Nacional Moçambicana) e as Forças de Defesa e Segurança (FDS). Apenas na sexta-feira, o ministro do Interior Jaime Basílio Monteiro confirmou os combates e referiu que as acções de desmantelamento das bases da Renamo […]

African Standby Force starts first military exercises

African Standby Force starts first military exercises

Members of the African Union’s new 25,000-strong multinational standby force are gathering to begin field training for the first time. The exercises in South Africa aim to make sure the force is ready by January to respond to crises across the continent. The force will be made up of five brigades from Africa’s economic blocs. […]

Ugandan army confirms it will leave South Sudan

Ugandan army confirms it will leave South Sudan

Ugandan troops will start leaving South Sudan by the end of this week, according to the head of the Ugandan force in the country. This was a key rebel demand during drawn-out talks which led to a peace deal in August. All foreign forces were meant to have left by 10 October. Meanwhile, a rebel […]