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More US troops going to Middle East

The United States is sending nearly 3 000 additional troops to the Middle East from the 82nd Airborne Division as a precaution amid rising...

Sudan reduces troop numbers in Yemen

Sudan’s prime minister said his country had reduced its troops in Yemen from 15 000 to 5 000, confirming a drawdown in a conflict...

Houthi prisoners freed

A Saudi-led military coalition said it freed 200 prisoners from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in a move that could further efforts to end the...

Iran protest deaths

At least 106 protestors died in 21 cities in Iran during unrest over fuel prices rises last week, Amnesty International said. “The organisation believes...

Ship seized in the Red Sea

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said the Houthis seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the...

Russia setting up helo base in Syria

Russia is setting up a helicopter base at a civilian airport in the north-eastern Syrian city Qamishli, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Zvezda TV channel...

New company consolidates UAE defence industry

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a new defence conglomerate, Edge, which consolidates 25 entities to become the UAE’s largest defence company. Edge was...

US presence in Syria is illegal – Russia

Russia’s defence ministry attacked US plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as “international state banditry” motivated by a...

Syria assault paused as Kurds withdraw

Turkey agreed to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara sought to capture,...

Turkish offensive on Syria continues

]Turkey vowed to press ahead with offensive in northern Syria despite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria’s Russia-backed army...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...