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Syria's Assad announces amnesty for army deserters

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday. The decree, which was ann

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Putin orders creation of new military reserve force

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new reserve armed force as part of steps to improve training and military readiness at a time of international tensions with the West over Ukraine. The new reserve for

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Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fightin

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Over 100 militants killed in Egyptian army offensive

Egypt's army said more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed in simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the most sustained fighting of its kind in years in the restive province. After a day of

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UAE army convoy escapes Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least three people were killed when a car bomb targeting military trainers from the UAE hit their convoy in the Somali capital but the officials were unharmed, police said on Wednesday. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab cl

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UAE army convoy escapes Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least three people were killed when a car bomb targeting military trainers from the UAE hit their convoy in the Somali capital but the officials were unharmed, police said on Wednesday. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab cl

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India scales back army corps facing China

India's government has scaled back an ambitious plan to establish a new army corps to counter Chinese conventional forces across the Himalayas, defence sources said, pouring funds instead into a new aircraft carrier and border roads.

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Saudi special army, navy forces enter Yemen

Saudi army and naval special forces are now involved in the military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and have carried out specific operations, said a top official. Army special forces supplied weapons and communications e

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As regional war rages, Syria's Assad faces setbacks

In the course of a week, several setbacks for President Bashar Al-Assad have provided fresh reminders of the strains facing the Syrian army and its allies in the four-year-long struggle for Syria. In the southwest at the border wi

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Bahrain condemns attacks on Egypt checkpoints

Bahrain has reiterated its support for Egypt, branding terrorist attacks on army checkpoints in the north of the country yesterday (April 2) as ‘despicable and cowardly.’ At least 17 soldiers and three civilians were k

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