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Save Idlib from 'transforming into a blood bath', UN chief Guterres urges fighters and their allies

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
A full-scale battle for Idlib must be avoided at all costs, the United Nations Secretary-General has stressed, warning that failure to do so would unleash "a humanitarian nightmare unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict" so far.
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Zambia Continues to Borrow as China Debt Concerns Rise

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
Zambia's government has denied that the country faces an economic crisis, despite widespread concerns that the money it owes China is reaching unsustainable levels.
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Phase 3 of Operation Roundup Starts in Syria

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
Syrian Democratic Forces initiated ground operations for Phase Three of Operation Roundup yesterday.
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Afghan Taliban set to hold new round of talks with US

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
The Taliban militant group is preparing to send a delegation for further talks with US officials in an attempt to end a 17-year-old war in Afghanistan.
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NATO welcomes new Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
General André Lanata took over as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) today (11 September 2018) from General Denis Mercier at a change of command ceremony at Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Video shows first Yemeni drone attack on Saudi-led forces in Hudaydah

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
Yemeni army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly carried out an airstrike against a strategic military target in the country's western coastal province of Hudaydah in retaliation for the Saudi-led devastating military aggression against their impoverished homeland.
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Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border; celebrate Ethiopian New Year together

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea have reopened border crossing points and celebrated the Ethiopian New Year together on their shared frontier, where a fierce war had taken place two decades ago.
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Spain to hold talks with Saudi Arabia on differences over bomb deal: Defense chief

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
Spain says it will discuss with Saudi Arabia ways to resolve their differences over the sale of laser-guided bombs to the kingdom just days after blocking the shipment, in a move observers say is aimed at appeasing the Riyadh regime and maintaining other lucrative contracts with it.
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Terrorists begin filming staged chemical attack in Syria's Idlib: Russian MoD

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
Russian Defense Ministry says foreign-sponsored terrorists have started filming scenes of a staged chemical attack in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib to facilitate the implication of Syrian government forces and invent a pretext for the United States and its allies to launch airstrikes on army troops.
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Erdogan: Idlib liberation battle could pose risks to Turkey, Europe

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned against what he called "the security and humanitarian risks" of an upcoming Syrian army operation to liberate Idlib Province, which holds the largest concentration of militant groups, including those backed by Ankara.
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Chinese troops take part in Russia's huge military exercise

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
Russia's largest military drills in over three decades, also attended by the Chinese military forces, kicked off at the Tsugol training range in Russia's Trans-Baikal region on Tuesday.
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Arleigh Burke Arrives in Halifax, Canada

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 03:27
The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Halifax, Canada for a scheduled port visit, Sept. 7.
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Australia appoints new head of defence procurement

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 02:00
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has appointed a new head of its procurement division, the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG). The DoD said on 11 September that Anthony Fraser will take up the role in November. Fraser, who has previously served in the Australian Army and
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FLIR Systems announces Acyclica acquisition

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 02:00
FLIR Systems announced on 11 September that it has acquired Colorado-based Acyclica. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Acyclica is a developer of cloud-based software for data analytics covering the aggregation of data generated by visible and thermal cameras, radars, and intersection signals.
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Japan, Malaysia sign defence accord

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 02:00
Japan and Malaysia have signed an agreement to expand defence co-operation, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) in Tokyo has announced. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in Japan on 11 September during a meeting chaired by the countries’ defence ministers: Japan’s Itsunori
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Thales and Thailand’s DTI partner on vehicle communications

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 02:00
Thales has signed an agreement with Thailand’s Defence Technology Institute (DTI) to collaborate on providing communications systems for Thai military vehicles. Thales said on 12 September that the memorandum of agreement (MOA), which was signed with DTI and Thales’ in-country
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Yemeni rebels use UAVs for artillery spotting

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 02:00
The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (popularly known as the Houthis) released aerial surveillance footage on 11 September that it said showed how its aviation and artillery units are working effectively together. Said to have been filmed on Yemen’s Red Sea coastal area, the footage showed
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Afghanistan receives first recently ordered MD 530F helos

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 01:00
Afghanistan has received the first five of 30 new MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance rotorcraft that were ordered 12 months ago, the manufacturer announced on 11 September. The helicopters, which are part of a wider US Department of Defense (DoD) order
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Further details emerge of China’s naval nuclear ambitions

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 01:00
China’s state-owned media have furthered the notion that the country’s aircraft carrier fleet will feature nuclear-powered support vessels. “China’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, which will definitely be built, will need nuclear-powered supply ships,” stated a 10
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Indonesia loses Dagger-class attack craft in shipboard fire

Jane's Defense News - Wed, 12/09/2018 - 01:00
An Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) Dagger-class fast attack craft has sunk after succumbing to a shipboard fire on 11 September. The vessel, KRI Rencong (622), sunk at about 13:00 h local time in waters off the West Papuan city of Sorong, in Eastern
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