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Pakistan test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile

Pakistan on Wednesday closed three aviation routes of Karachi airspace till August 31, which had promoted speculation about the possible missile testing. Islamabad: Pakistan has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, capable of delivering multiple warheads up to 290 kms, the Army said on Thursday, amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Read More »

Three UPDF men killed in ‘gunfight’ with army in the hills

Khagrachhari – Three members of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF-Bikash Khisa) were killed in a reported gunfight with army personnel at Boradom in Dighinala upazila early Monday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.“Criminals opened fire on a patrol team of army, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, leading to a gunfight,” said a press release ... Read More »

NDC commandant honoured by USI of India

Dhaka, Aug 25 – The Commandant of National Defense College (NDC), Bangladesh Lieutenant General Sheikh Mamun Khaled has been awarded a fellowship from the United Service Institution (USI) of India in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the study and practice of Military Leadership. Read More »

35 dead as Sudan troops move against democracy protesters

Sudan, June 4 (AP/UNB) — Sudan’s ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 35 people, witnesses and protest leaders said. With the assault, the generals signaled an end of their ... Read More »

Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military

Seoul, Jun 3 (AP/UNB) — The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain hidden from view during President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Japan. Trump’s top aide scoffed at the idea that anyone working for ... Read More »

Stop the war on children

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 2019 (IPS) – Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war. In a new report, Save the Children documented the devastating toll that armed conflicts have on children psychologically and physically and is urging further resources and political commitment to protect ... Read More »

US military confirms rocket near embassy in Iraq

Dubai, May 20 (AP/UNB) —The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad and says there are no U.S. or coalition casualties. A spokesman for U.S. Central Command, Bill Urban, says in a statement that Iraqi Security Forces are investigating Sunday’s incident. A State Department spokesman says that “a low-grade ... Read More »

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

Dubai, May 20 (AP/UNB) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, warned Iran that it will face destruction if it seeks a fight, ... Read More »

Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

Dubai, May 19(AP/UNB) — Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran, amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry made the announcement via its state-run news agency Saturday afternoon. It cited the “unstable situation in the region and the grave developments and threats that threaten security and stability.” Baharin is a small, ... Read More »

Pyongyang launches two projectiles from NE province: Seoul

The launch took place at 1630 KST from DPRK’s North Pyongan Province: JCS Oliver Hotham North Korea on Thursday afternoon test-fired at least one projectile, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced, the country’s second such test in less than a week. The projectile was launched at around 1630 KST from Sino-ri in the DPRK’s North Pyongan Province in ... Read More »

Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela is not ‘just about oil’

By Andre Vltchek Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin and in other areas of the country. But it is not all ‘about oil’; actually, far from ... Read More »

Four female Army officers made battalion COs for first time

Dhaka, Jan 24 – For the first time in Bangladesh Army’s history, four female officers have been made commanding officers (COs) of as many as battalions following their promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from Major. Of them, three have been appointed COs to three artillery battalions while one has been made commanding officer to an engineers’ battalion. Chief ... Read More »

Syria’s No-Fly Zone

By Askiah Adam The Russian Defence Minister has announced that the promised S-300 air defence system has been delivered to Syria with the Karushka 4 radar systems jammer and other related military equipment, to boost the safety of Russia’s military personnel and facilities. The system will be in place by 20th October. Syrian Army personnel will, meanwhile, be brought up ... Read More »