Sep 2nd, 2012
AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian rebels said they planted bombs inside the Syrian army’s General Staff headquarters in central Damascus on Sunday as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces bulldozed buildings to the ground in parts of the capital that have backed the uprising.
Syrian state television said four people were wounded in what it called a terrorist attack on the General Staff compound in the highly...
Aug 4th, 2012
ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) – Syrian artillery, planes and a helicopter gunship pounded rebel positions in Aleppo on Saturday, witnesses said, as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces tried to break through the insurgents’ frontline in Syria’s largest city.
Syrian forces clashed with rebels around Aleppo’s television and radio station, activists said, and a local rebel commander said his...
Jul 24th, 2012
Estonia is prepared to allow its NATO allies to train in a bombing and shooting of surface to air missiles on its territory, reported the daily Eesti Päevaleht on Tuesday.
“Some countries want to train in our country to launch bombs and air to surface missiles. We plan to offer them this possibility by the end of 2014,” said Chief of Staff of the Air Force of the Estonia, Lieutenant Colonel Jaak...
May 10th, 2012
This morning exchanges of fire were heard in the neighborhood of the Syrian capital, struck by two powerful explosions, reported local correspondent on the spot.
According to eyewitnesses, two explosions occurred near the highway leading to Damascus International Airport. Two columns of smoke rise above the city.
Ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the attack. The police blocked all access to the area in...
May 9th, 2012
A military parade was held Wednesday morning on Red Square in Moscow for the 67th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
Some 14,000 soldiers and Russian military school students marched on the place, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. 1100 musicians met several Russian military bands accompanied the procession.
Nearly 100 vehicles participated in the parade of military equipment,...
Apr 27th, 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Japan announced Thursday an agreement be reached to reduce the U.S. military presence on the Japanese island of Okinawa.
A total of 9,000 soldiers of the Marine Corps stationed on the island, which was occupied by the United States from 1945 to 1972, will be redeployed to the U.S. island of Guam and other Pacific locations.
Some 47,000 U.S. troops are present on...
Apr 8th, 2012
The avalanche that swept Saturday on the basis of a battalion of the Pakistan army in the Himalayas has left 135 feared dead, including 124 military announced the Western media referring to the country’s armed forces.
“One hundred thirty-five people, including 124 soldiers and eleven civilians were buried under a huge snow” said in a statement from the Pakistani army, quoted by the press.
Apr 6th, 2012
The African Union refuses to recognize the independence of the region of Azawad, proclaimed sovereign by Tuareg rebels in northern Mali on Friday, the Western media reported quoting Jean Ping, Chairman of the Committee of the African Union .
M.Ping described as “null and worthless” the proclamation of independence of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), and called the entire...