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India clears purchase of Russian combat jets worth $2.4 billion

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India’s government on Thursday approved the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to another 59 planes, acting to beef up its air...

Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill US troops – NY...

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US intelligence has concluded that the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops and other coalition forces, the...

Russia says US plans to lift curbs on drone sales would...

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday US plans to lift restrictions on heavy strike drones would land a severe blow to a 1987 arms...

US reveals new evidence of Russian aircraft in Libya

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Russian aircraft delivered to Libya in late May are being actively flown in the North African country, the US military has said, citing new...

Iran urges Russia, China to resist US push to extend arms...

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Iran on Wednesday called on Russia and China to resist a push by Washington to extend a UN-imposed arms embargo due to expire in...

Russia backs Egyptian peace initiative for warring factions in Libya conflict

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that a new Egyptian peace initiative for Libya must be the main forum to decide the future of...

Russia sends second batch of fighter jets to Syria: embassy

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Russia flew a batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, Moscow’s embassy in Damascus said, with Syrian pilots already using the planes to...

Germany calls in Russian envoy over hack attack

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Germany’s foreign ministry called in the Russian ambassador in Berlin on Thursday to complain “in the strongest possible terms” about a hack attack on...

US warns of Russian bid for Libya stronghold after warplane delivery

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The US military believes a Russian introduction of warplanes into Libya may not tip the balance in its stalemated civil war but could further...

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

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As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...