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Russia carries out military exercise in Crimea

Moscow: Russian Armed Forces have carried out a military exercise, transferring troops and equipment to the Crimean peninsula from the mainland, authorities said on Friday. The exercise involved vessels of the Black Sea Fleet, including the large landing ship Tsezar Kunikov, diesel-electric submarine Stary Oskol, several minesweeping ships and missile cruisers, as well as railway

US military confirms 14 new civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

Washington: The US military has confirmed 14 new 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) — yesterday which oversees US military operations in the Middle East — followed an internal investigation into six US airstrikes

No US role in failed Turkish military coup: Kerry

Washington: The US has rejected accusations that it was behind the failed military coup attempt in Turkey and said such public insinuations are harmful to our bilateral relations. Secretary of State John Kerry called his Turkish counterpart yesterday to offer US support in the wake of a failed coup and protest claims that US had

Double-car bomb attack kills six near Aden airport: Military

Dhaka: The Islamic State terror group on Wednesday issued a new chilling video warning the Bangladesh government of more attacks in the country and across the world until Shariah law is established globally, saying last week’s gruesome attack on a cafe here was just “a glimpse”. The video message believed to be issued from Raqqa,

Military medical college soon in P’kula

Chandigarh: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has assured Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar that a military medical college on the pattern of AFMC Pune would be constructed on the 30 acres of land in Panchkula available with the state government. He has also held out the assurance that the demand regarding relaxation in the


US lifts ban on transgenders to serve in the military

Washington: In a historic decision, the Pentagon has lifted the ban on transgender Americans to serve in the United States military, a move which is being hailed across the country. “We are ending the ban on transgender Americans in the United States military,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters at a Pentagon news conference. “Effective