Russia completes 10,000-troop drills near Ukraine

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Russia announced Saturday that more than 10,000 troops had finished month-long drills near Ukraine, amid Western accusations that Moscow was plotting an invasion of its ex-Soviet neighbor. The defense ministry said in a statement that the drills for Southern Military District forces had taken place in a host of southern regions including Rostov, Krasnodar and… Continue reading Russia completes 10,000-troop drills near Ukraine

Taiwan, Europe must defend democracy together, president says

Taiwan and Europe must work together to defend against authoritarianism and disinformation, President Tsai Ing-wen told visiting lawmakers from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia on Monday, November 29. Lithuania has faced sustained pressure from China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, since allowing the opening of a de facto Taiwanese embassy… Continue reading Taiwan, Europe must defend democracy together, president says

Philippine, Australian navy ships conducts maritime drills to promote peace and stability

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Aimed at promoting peace and stability in the region, the BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151) of the Philippine Navy (PN) and two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels engaged in the at-sea portion of Exercise Lumbas 2021 on Saturday, September 25, 2021, for the “maneuver exercise, division tactics, and formations in column and abreast using NATO coded… Continue reading Philippine, Australian navy ships conducts maritime drills to promote peace and stability

World leaders condemn ‘despicable’ Kabul airport attack

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Coordinated explosions on Thursday tore through crowds of people at Kabul airport who were hoping to board flights to safety, as countries raced to evacuate as many people as possible before an August 31 deadline. Here is a round-up of the reaction to the attack, which was claimed by the Afghan branch of the Islamic… Continue reading World leaders condemn ‘despicable’ Kabul airport attack

Taliban risk military strikes if they host terrorists again, NATO warns

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The Taliban must not let Afghanistan become a breeding ground for terrorism again, NATO said on Tuesday, warning that the alliance after its withdrawal still has the military power to strike any terrorist group from a distance. “Those now taking power have the responsibility to ensure that international terrorists do not regain a foothold,” NATO… Continue reading Taliban risk military strikes if they host terrorists again, NATO warns

Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan

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Five rockets were fired on Saturday at a major US facility in Afghanistan, but no one was hurt, according to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and provincial officials. According to Wahida Shahkar, a spokeswoman for the governor of northern Parwan province, the rockets hit Bagram Airfield. She added that 12 rockets were placed in a vehicle, five of… Continue reading Multiple rockets hit US base in Afghanistan