Gambia’s Jammeh says he will step down

Gambia’s Jammeh says he will step down

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh said Saturday he would step down to keep peace in his country after 22 years in power, following last-chance talks with west African leaders before a military intervention. Jammeh spent hours with Guinea and Mauritania’s presidents on Friday in Banjul, where agreement was reached that he would hand power to Adama […]

French military to boost cyber defence in wake of hacking scandals

French military to boost cyber defence in wake of hacking scandals

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview published Sunday that French infrastructure could be vulnerable to cyber attacks and that the country is looking to boost its defences with thousands of “digital soldiers” by 2019. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, Le Drian said the nation’s infrastructure – including […]

Russia to scale back military presence in Syria

Russia to scale back military presence in Syria

Russia announced on Friday that it is withdrawing its aircraft carrier and some other Russian warships from the waters off Syria as the first step in a drawdown of its forces in the war-torn Mideast country. According to Russian General Staff chief Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier and accompanying ships are to be […]

Two military officers sentenced to life in prison over failed Turkey coup

Two military officers sentenced to life in prison over failed Turkey coup

Two senior Turkish military officers were jailed for life on Thursday for involvement in July’s failed coup attempt that killed almost 250 people, marking the first conviction related to the putsch, news agencies said. The court found that a colonel and a major had been assigned duties as provincial commanders after the intended overthrow of […]

US military service members killed in shooting at Jordan base

US military service members killed in shooting at Jordan base

Three U.S. military trainers were shot dead in Jordan on Friday when their car failed to stop at the gate of a military base and was fired on by Jordanian security forces, a Jordanian military source said. The incident occurred at the Prince Faisal air base in the south of Jordan, which is a close […]

Iraqi forces enter jihadist-held Mosul, military says

Iraqi forces enter jihadist-held Mosul, military says

Iraqi forces fought their way into jihadist-held Mosul on Tuesday as a top commander said the “true liberation” of the city from the Islamic State group had begun. Just over two weeks into the massive offensive to retake Mosul — IS’s last major stronghold in Iraq — the army said its forces had managed to […]

Fears of fresh violence in CAR as France ends military mission

Fears of fresh violence in CAR as France ends military mission

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian headed to the Central African Republic on Sunday to formally end Operation Sangaris, begun three years ago to halt mass killings there but which failed to disarm militias terrorising the population. The formal end to the French mission comes as a fresh wave of bloodshed shook the troubled nation, […]

US to boost military presence in Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

US to boost military presence in Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

President Barack Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The troops will train and advise Iraqi forces as planning for the Mosul operation ramps up, officials said. Though the precise number of troops was not immediately disclosed, […]

Syrian army takes rebel district in Aleppo, says military source

Syrian army takes rebel district in Aleppo, says military source

Syria’s army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes. In the first advance since announcing plans last week to retake all of the divided city, pro-government troops seized the Farafira district northwest of Aleppo’s historic […]

US, Israel sign landmark $38 billion military aid package

US, Israel sign landmark $38 billion military aid package

The United States on Wednesday signed a landmark agreement to provide Israel with $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade, the largest such aid package in US history. The deal will allow Washington’s chief Middle East ally to upgrade most of its fighter aircraft, improve its ground forces’ mobility and strengthen its missile […]

US, South Korea begin military drills amid Pyongyang threats

US, South Korea begin military drills amid Pyongyang threats

The United States and South Korea kicked off annual military exercises on Monday, prompting warnings of retaliation from the North, as already-heightened tension on the peninsula has been inflamed by the defection of a Pyongyang diplomat. North Korea has become further isolated after a January nuclear test, its fourth, and the launch of a long-range […]

Ukraine puts military near Crimea on alert amid Russia tensions

Ukraine puts military near Crimea on alert amid Russia tensions

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday put the military on highest state of alert along the frontier with Crimea after Russia accused Kiev of making attempted incursions into the annexed region. Moscow’s FSB security service said Wednesday it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” by Ukraine’s military on the Black Sea peninsula that Russia seized from Ukraine […]

US military confirms more civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

US military confirms more civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

The US military Thursday confirmed 14 new civilian deaths resulting from the bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, bringing the total official toll to 55 killed. The announcement from the US Central Command (Centcom) — which oversees US military operations in the Middle East — followed an internal investigation into six US airstrikes between […]

France to end military operations in Central Africa in October

France to end military operations in Central Africa in October

  President Francois Hollande announced on Wednesday that France would end its military mission in the Central African Republic in October. “Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will go to the Central African Republic next October to officially declare the end of Operation Sangaris,” Hollande said at a reception at the defence ministry. Operation Sangaris was […]

North Korea tests submarine missile, a failure says Seoul

North Korea tests submarine missile, a failure says Seoul

North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine on Saturday but it appears to have failed soon after launch, South Korea’s military said. The launch comes at the end of a week of sharply rising tensions on the peninsula. It is only a day after the U.S. and South Korea pledged to deploy an […]

British military to lift ban on women in close combat roles

British military to lift ban on women in close combat roles

The British military will lift the ban on women serving in combat roles later this year, the defence ministry said on Friday in what Prime Minister David Cameron hailed as a “major step”. The announcement follows a review into whether women are physically strong enough to serve with the infantry, and whether their presence poses […]

Dozens of US diplomats call for military strikes against Syria’s Assad

Dozens of US diplomats call for military strikes against Syria’s Assad

  More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of US policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government to stop its persistent violations of a civil war cease-fire. The “dissent channel cable” was signed by 51 mid- to high-level State Department officers involved with advising […]

NATO allies kick off biggest military exercises since Cold War

NATO allies kick off biggest military exercises since Cold War

Troops were set to hit the ground in Poland Tuesday as Warsaw kicks off its largest-ever joint military exercises with its NATO allies, aimed at shoring up regional security amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War. The two-week long Anaconda manoeuvres are aimed at “checking the alliance’s ability […]

Two military officials among five martyred in Rawalpindi suicide attack

Two military officials among five martyred in Rawalpindi suicide attack

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) – Two military officers and three civilians embraced martyrdom when a suicide bomber hit their twin cabin vehicle in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, Dunya News reported. According to military spokesperson, the two officers were identified as Lt. Colonel Zahir Shah and Lt. Colonel Arshad. The incident took place near railway crossing on Fateh […]

Ukraine crisis: Border guards’ centre is attacked

Ukraine crisis: Border guards’ centre is attacked

Hundreds of separatists in eastern Ukraine are continuing their assault on a border command centre near the city of Luhansk, the border agency says. It says five militants were killed and eight wounded when the centre came under sustained attack. Seven border guards are said to have been wounded. A Ukrainian military aircraft was called […]

Triceracopter Design Is A Concept: Military Helicopters

Triceracopter Design Is A Concept: Military Helicopters

If playing with vinyl dinosaurs was not enough for you, what do you think about (or dare) trying fun with a war machine, called the Triceracopter? It’s scary to the likes of Werewolves and even the Ghost Rider would run away from the very sight of this machine, termed as “Hope for obsolescence of war”. […]

2 World War: Most Humorous Pictures

2 World War: Most Humorous Pictures

World War II, or the Second World War was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world’s nations, including all of the great powers: eventually forming two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million […]