China accused of trying to pay a million dollars to spy to infiltrate Australian parliament
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has responded to allegations that China tried to pay a Chinese-Australian man a million dollars to infiltrate federal parliament, calling the reports “deeply disturbing and troubling.” Speaking to reporters in Canberra on Monday, Morrison said that the government was doing everything possible to prevent... Read more
Navy secretary fired over handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher

Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s top official Sunday over his handling of Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher’s war crimes case, a move that signals an end to a public feud between defense leaders and President Donald Trump.

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Turkey detains 46 for posting criticism of country’s offensive in Syria online

Turkish authorities on Friday detained 46 people for allegedly disseminating “terror propaganda” on social media regarding Turkey’s military operation in north-eastern Syria, according to state media.

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Trump insists on ceasefire as a precondition for Afghan peace talks

US President Donald Trump, in a telephone conversation with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, has insisted on a ceasefire as a precondition to begin peace talks, presidential palace spokesman Sediq Sediqi said in a series of tweets on Friday.

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Thousands of annual landmine victims despite 20-year-old weapons ban
Around 6,900 people were killed or maimed last year by landmines, improvised bombs and unexploded munitions, even though its has been two decades since the treaty to outlaw such weapons came into force, according to an annual global report. More than 3,000 people died and around 3,800 were injured... Read more
Deployment of 3,000 US troops to Saudi Arabia almost complete

The number of US troops in Saudi Arabia will reach 3,000 in the coming weeks as Washington boosts its forces in the Kingdom to help defend against Iran.

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Israel carries out ‘wide-scale strikes’ on Syrian and Iranian targets

Israel said it carried out “wide-scale strikes” on “Iranian and Syrian terror targets,” in the early hours of Wednesday, after explosions were reported around the Syrian capital of Damascus.

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Taliban release US, Australian hostages in prisoner swap

US citizen Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were released by the Taliban on Tuesday, three years after being kidnapped, as part of a prisoner-swap deal.

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Army to use new “Chris H.” robots to disarm, and dispose of bombs
The US Army will soon have a new fleet of explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) robots, and they go by a certain name: “Chris H.” Known as the Common Robotic System- Heavy (or “Chris H.” for short), the new robots will become a useful (albeit heavy) tool in the EOD... Read more
This expensive new air base is now the hub for operations against terrorists in Africa

The government of Niger has invited the United States to set up a massive military presence in Africa- and the obscure (and expensive) base is the forward line in the quiet war against terror and near-peer threats in Africa.

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