TROOPS

  • Egypt could send forces to stabilise Palestinian state: Sisi 17 hours 29 minutes ago

    Rome: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview published on Sunday that he would be prepared to send troops to a future Palestinian state to help stabilise it. Sisi, who begins his first European trip on Monday since ousting his Islamist predecessor, made the comments in an interview with...
  • Chinese Army entered Indian waters at Pangong Lake November 2, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) recently made a two-pronged simultaneous incursion by sending its troops into Indian waters in the Pangong lake as well as five kms deep into Indian territory through the land route in the same area, according to reports. Official sources said on Sunday that according...
  • Spain to train Iraqi troops to fight Islamic State October 19, 2014

    Washington: Spain will begin training Iraqi forces later this year to battle Islamic State fighters but has ruled out taking part in ground operations in Syria, officials have said. Defense Minister Pedro Morenes made the announcement in Washington, where he met Friday with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. "We could be starting...
  • Chinese troops must withdraw from the LAC at the earliest, says Shashi Tharoor September 26, 2014

    Congress member Shashi Tharoor said that the Chinese troops should withdraw from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as soon as possible. ...
  • Israeli troops kill Hamas men blamed for slaying teens: Army September 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians blamed for abducting and killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incident that spiralled into a seven-week war in Gaza. Israel had spent months searching for Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, militants in their...
  • Nigerian troops arrest senior commander of the Boko Haram sect September 19, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said on Thursday. The commander, whose identity remain unknown, was captured on Wednesday during a operation, and is receiving treatment at a military facility,...
  • Hamas rejects plan to deploy international force in Gaza September 7, 2014

    Jerusalem: Hamas has rejected a plan by Israel's foreign ministry to deploy international troops in the Gaza Strip, a media report said on Sunday. "Hamas will deal with any international troops as a new occupation force," the Jerusalem Post quoted Hamas representative Ismail Radwan as saying. "The international parties should work toward...
  • 50 militants killed in Nigeria's Borno state September 7, 2014

    Lagos: Nigerian troops on Saturday stormed a suspected hideout of Islamic militants in the northeastern Borno state, killing over 50 members, the military said in a statement. The army launched the raid following a tip off about the suspected hideout of Boko Haram members in Kawuri area shortly before setting...
  • Barack Obama sends 350 troops to protect US Embassy in Baghdad September 3, 2014

    Washington: The US is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of US forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for protection of American personnel following...
  • J&K : Firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians August 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians in the RS Pura sector and injured a jawan and three other people. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Our Army & BSF are effectively responding...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again August 20, 2014

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • Afghan election resolution inches forward with audit deal July 31, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's floundering attempts to declare a winner of its presidential election inched forward on Thursday with a deal allowing an audit of all votes to restart, but the United Nations warned of the risk of further delays. Alleged fraud during the June 14 election has plunged the country into a...
  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional manpower, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts in RS Pora, Arania July 20, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in RS Pora and Arania sector on 10 Border Security Force(BSF) posts on Sunday. BSF also responded to firing. Earlier Pakistani troopers violated the ceasefire on July 18 in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district after a flag meeting between the two sides. ...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate July 12, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire once again by targeting troops in forward area along International Border in Jammu district with small weapons, prompting BSF troops to retaliate. "Pakistan rangers resorted to firing by small weapons along the IB in Pindi border belt in R S Pura sector of Jammu district...
  • Sunnis, Kurds abandon Iraq parliament after no replacement for Maliki named July 1, 2014

    Baghdad: Newly elected Iraqi lawmakers convene on Tuesday, under pressure to name a unity government to keep the country from splitting apart after an onslaught by Sunni Islamists who have declared a 'caliphate' to rule over all the world's Muslims. The meeting of the new legislature in Baghdad's fortified 'green zone'...
  • Iraq crisis: 500 US troops, including 180 military advisors in Baghdad June 29, 2014

    As many as 500 US troops including 180 military advisors have been stationed in wartorn Iraq. Iraqi forces, meanwhile, claim that they have retaken the city of Tikrit from ISIS control in a military offensive on Sunday. The Iraq air force launched air strikes on ISIS strongholds in the Anbar...
  • Chinese troops make bids to enter Indian waters in Ladakh: Reports June 29, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: After making incursion bids in Ladakh through land route, Chinese troops have made several attempts to enter Indian waters at Pangong lake nestled in the higher reaches of Ladakh with the latest incident reported on Friday. According to reports reaching various government agencies, the Army had a faceoff with...
  • NATO chief says more Russian troops now at Ukraine's border June 20, 2014

    NATO SecretaryGeneral Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday that at least a few thousand more Russian troops were now at Ukraine's eastern border, a buildup he called a regrettable step backwards. After Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March, NATO said Russia had massed some 40,000 troops near the Ukrainian border....
  • Troops parade in London for Queen's birthday June 14, 2014

    London: Hundreds of British soldiers in tall bearskin hats and ceremonial dress marched on Saturday in central London for the "Trooping the Color" parade, an annual display of pomp and pageantry that marks the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen, who wore a pastel blue outfit, rode in a...
  • Iraq needs to help itself, US won't send military forces: Obama June 13, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else US military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there. He says, quote, "We can't do it for them." Obama says the US won't send troops back into Iraq. But he says he's asked...
  • Putin orders Russian troops back to bases after drills near Ukraine May 19, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces to return to their permanent bases after drills in three regions bordering Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Monday. Putin's office said that he had issued the order because the spring manoeuvres were over. The move could also be intended to ease...
  • Acknowledging defeat, Ukraine pulls troops from Crimea March 25, 2014

    Ukrainian troops and their families began evacuating from Crimea on Monday, as Kiev effectively acknowledged defeat by Russian forces who stormed one of the last of their remaining bases on the peninsula. Thousands of Ukrainian troops have been besieged on bases in Crimea, offering no armed resistance but refusing to surrender,...
  • Russia's Putin orders troops in military exercise back to base March 4, 2014

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops that took part in military exercises in central and western Russia to return to base after completing their training, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin spokesman as saying on Tuesday. Moscow had denied that the exercises, which began last week, had anything to do with...
  • Russia tightens grip on Ukraine; world capitals, stock markets rattled March 4, 2014

    Kiev: Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets. The West struggled to find a way to get Russia to back down, but with little beyond already threatened diplomatic...
  • 16,000 Russian troops deployed in Crimea: Ukraine tells UN March 4, 2014

    United Nations: Ukraine's mission to the United Nations has claimed that 16,000 Russian troops have been deployed in the strategic Crimea region, while Russia's UN ambassador told an emergency Security Council meeting that Ukraine's fugitive president requested them. A letter from Ukraine's UN mission circulated during the latest emergency council meeting...
  • Obama prepared to leave no troops in Afghanistan after 2014 February 26, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has told the Pentagon to prepare for the possibility that the United States will not leave behind any troops in Afghanistan after its troop drawdown at the end of this year, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama said he had given the order to the Pentagon...
  • Army movement was a routine exercise, no conspiracy behind it: Gen VK Singh February 24, 2014

    Former Army General VK Singh has slammed media reports on the movement of troops towards Delhi in January 2012, playing down reports of a conspiracy. ...
  • J&K: Pakistan troops violate ceasefire on Republic Day January 26, 2014

    Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir on the morning of the 65th Republic Day on Sunday by resorting to unprovoked firing for three hours, Army said. "Today morning at 6:15 AM, when it was dark, there was unprovoked firing from Pakistani side. They fired about...
  • Chinese troops set up camp in Chepzi in Ladakh December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Around 20 Chinese soldiers last week entered Indian territory near the LAC and pitched their tents in Chepzi area in Ladakh, sources said on Sunday. Around 2022 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers had last week pitched around 810 tents in the west of Chepzi in Ladakh area, the...