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US Offers $5 Million Reward for Arrest of Colombia Rebel Leader

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:10
The United States is offering a reward up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest of a leader of the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebel group in Colombia.
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Cameroon Security Surround Opposition Leader’s House, Teargas Protesters

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:09
Cameroon police have surrounded the home of opposition leader Maurice Kamto and detained an unknown number of his supporters. Kamto, who accuses President Paul Biya of stealing the 2018 presidential election from him, called for protests Tuesday against regional elections and Biya's leadership of the country. Authorities deployed riot police and troops, some of whom used tear gas on the protesters.
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Italy's Coalition Government Fends off Salvini

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:09
Italy’s fragile coalition government breathed a collective sigh of relief Tuesday after voters denied the country’s populist leader Matteo Salvini the major electoral breakthrough he was seeking in hotly contested regional elections.
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China, India agree to stop sending more troops to frontline: China's Defense Ministry

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:08
China and India agreed to stop sending more troops to the frontline, refrain from unilaterally changing the situation on the ground, and avoid taking any action that may complicate the situation, Chinese National Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian said on Tuesday, after a series of border clashes between the two countries since May, and escalating tensions in recent months.
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JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE 6TH ROUND OF SENIOR COMMANDERS’ MEETING BETWEEN INDIA AND CHINA

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:08
On September 21, the Indian and Chinese Senior Commanders held the 6th round of Military Commander-Level Meeting.
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NATO Secretary General discusses security challenges with the Swedish Foreign Minister

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:08
In a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday (22 September), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde for Sweden’s contributions to international security and its long-standing partnership with NATO.
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Venezuela in latest bid to recover ‘seized’ gold reserves

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:08
Venezuela has stepped up its efforts to recover nearly a billion pounds’ worth of gold currently held by the Bank of England, the UK's central bank.
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Hamas says UN has failed to defend Palestinians against Israel

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:08
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has censured the United Nations for inaction in the face of Israel’s aggressive policies, calling on the world body to "rectify" its mistakes and help end Israeli atrocities.
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Speaking at UN, Trump accuses China of spreading COVID-19

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:07
US President Donald Trump has once again blamed China for the COVID-19 pandemic and called on Beijing to be punished for its handling of the disease.
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At UN, Venezuela, Cuba rebuke US hegemony

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:07
Venezuela and Cuba have called on the international community to put up a united front and fight the United States’ hegemony and its blockade against nations at a time of global crises, including the coronavirus pandemic.
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India rejects high status of dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:07
An Indian official has rejected an assertion by Pakistan’s foreign minister that the dispute over Kashmir region is a global matter high on the agenda of the United Nations (UN).
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US troops to stay longer in Lithuania: Defense minister

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:07
A new battalion of US military forces, equipped with tanks and other armored vehicles, is to be deployed to Lithuania in November and will remain there until next June, the country’s defense minister says.
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Philippine Leader Tells UN 2016 Arbitration Award on South China Sea ‘Beyond Compromise’

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:07
The Philippine president made a strident statement Tuesday on the South China Sea to the United Nations General Assembly, describing a 2016 arbitral tribunal award that struck down virtually all of China’s claims in the disputed waters as “beyond compromise.”
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Court in Cambodia Sentences Seven Opposition Activists to Jail For ‘Treason’

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:06
A court in Cambodia sentenced seven activists with the country’s banned opposition party—including a new mother—to between five and seven years in prison Tuesday for “treason,” as the party’s acting president vowed to return home from self-imposed exile, despite an aborted earlier attempt.
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Vietnam Court Convicts 20 on Terrorism, Explosives Charges in Two-Day Trial

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:06
A court in southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday sentenced 20 people to prison terms ranging from two to 24 years on terrorism charges for their role in the bombing two years ago of a police station in the city, according to media sources.
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DOD Anticipates Significant Troop Reduction in Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:06
Based on the current conditions in Afghanistan, the Defense Department expects there will be fewer than 5,000 U.S. military service members in that country by the end of November, said David F. Helvey, who is currently performing the duties of assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs.
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U.S. Envoy Says Violence In Afghanistan 'Too High,' Expects More Peace Talks Setbacks

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:06
A senior U.S. envoy for Afghanistan on September 22 warned that violence there remains unacceptably high and Washington expects more setbacks in ongoing peace talks between Taliban militants and the Afghan government.
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Pentagon Planning 'Condition-Based' Full Withdrawal From Afghanistan by May 2021

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:06
US President Donald Trump, in his re-election campaign, promised to end America's "endless wars", particularly vowing to reduce the US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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US Air Force Reveals B-1B Lancer Readiness Rate Has Tripled Since Last Year

Globalsecurity.org - Wed, 23/09/2020 - 05:05
In the past year, the US Air Force has considerably improved the functionality of its B-1B Lancer bomber fleet, tripling the number of aircraft available for flying on a given day.
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