MILLITARY

  • Crimea goes East, Ukraine goes West in two new deals March 22, 2014

    Brussels: Two almost simultaneous signatures on Friday on opposite sides of Europe deepened the divide between East and West, as Russia formally annexed Crimea and the European Union pulled Ukraine closer into its orbit. In this "new post-Cold War order," as the Ukrainian prime minister called it, besieged Ukrainian troops on...
  • TN: Jaya writes to PM seeking cancellation of defence pact with Lanka September 11, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minster Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking cancellation of defence pact with Sri Lanka. In her letter, Jayalalithaa asked for the cancellation of an agreement on the proposed sale of naval warships to Sri Lanka. "These ships could be potentially deployed...
  • Several countries warn citizens against travel to Lebanon September 1, 2013

    Several countries have advised their citizens against travelling to Lebanon as regional tensions grow over a possible US military strike on Syria. Those issuing the advice include Bahrain, Kuwait, Britain and France, while Austria told its citizens to contact its embassy in Lebanon before travelling there. Bahrain and Kuwait also urged its...
  • US will take military action against Syrian regime: Obama September 1, 2013

    US President Barack Obama on Saturday announced his decision to take military action against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons. Though he announced his decision to bypass the UN Security Council, which he alleged has been paralysed, Obama said he would seek the...
  • John Kerry makes forceful case for military action against Syria August 31, 2013

    The Obama administration made a forceful case for limited US military action against Syria on Friday, releasing evidence the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against civilians multiple times in the past year and saying the "indiscriminate, inconceivable horror" could not go unpunished. US Secretary of State John Kerry called Syrian...
  • Clashes reported as thousands of Morsi supporters march in Egypt August 31, 2013

    Thousands of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi marched through Cairo and cities across Egypt on Friday to demand his reinstatement, in the movement's biggest show of defiance since hundreds of protesters were killed two weeks ago. Although most marches passed without major incident, three deaths were reported, and police...
  • China, India to hold joint anti-terrorism training August 30, 2013

    China and India will launch joint anti-terrorism training between the two armies within 2013 in southwest China, a Chinese defence ministry spokesman said on Thursday. The training, set in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, has been arranged in accordance with the two armies' annual military exchange plan, Xinhua reported...
  • Strike on Syria could trigger retaliatory attacks, cyberwar August 30, 2013

    It's a truism often repeated in the Pentagon and across the US security establishment: In war, the enemy gets a vote. A US-led cruise missile attack on Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons, which seems increasingly likely in the coming days, could provoke reprisals from Damascus and...
  • Egypt military supporters rally at White House August 23, 2013

    About 500 protesters supporting Egypt's military are marching outside the White House. They are denouncing the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorists and insisting the ouster of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi was not a coup. The protesters are chanting "down with the Brotherhood" and demanding Obama not interfere with the military's crackdown. Twenty-four-year-old...
  • Going to Iraq was not the right decision, believes Obama March 20, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama continues to believe that going to Iraq was not a wise decision, although he agrees Iraq is a better place today as a result of sacrifice made by the US military, 10 years after it invaded the nation in search of chemical and biological weapons. Obama...
  • Was Pakistan aware of Osama's presence? May 5, 2011

    CNN's Nic Robertson shows how close Osama's compound was to the Pakistan's military academy. ...
  • Obama launches cyberspace security plan May 30, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday declared the country's digital infrastructure a "strategic national asset" whose protection needs to be overseen from within the White House. Referring to a series of brazen crimes ranging from attacks on thousands of US military computers to the theft of an estimated $1 trillion...
  • Army's MES embroiled in tender scam, Col in loop March 22, 2008

    Pune: Indian Army's Military Engineering Service (MES) unit in Pune is in the centre of a corruption scandal. Defence Minister A K Anthony is aware of the situation and the army is now quietly tracking the scam. The Indian Army is investigating Commander Works Engineer MES Colonel Mukesh Kumar for...