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AFRICOM commander testifies before Congress

  April 21, 2021   By U.S. AFRICA COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, United States Africa Command   U.S. Africa Command commander, U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, testified before the House Armed Services Committee on April 20 as part of the command’s annual Posture Statement to Congress. Townsend testified alongside Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Amanda Dory and the U.S. ...

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Ukraine says Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on its borders

  April 20, 2021   Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces drive an armoured vehicle during a training at a firing range in Donetsk region, Ukraine April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Serhiy Takhmazov   By Matthias Williams and Robin Emmott   KYIV/BRUSSELS (REUTERS) – Russia will soon have more than 120,000 troops on Ukraine’s border, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said ...

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Former UN leader presses for ‘strong action’ on Myanmar

  April 19, 2021   File – Ban Ki-Moon, 2008 | Image: Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo   By Jennifer Peltz | The Associated Press   UNITED NATIONS – Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the world body and Southeast Asian countries Monday to take swift and strong action to stop the deadly crackdown that has followed the military coup in Myanmar, ...

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Taiwan seeking to acquire long-range cruise missiles from US

  April 19, 2021   Taiwan’s armed forces are in the midst of a modernisation programme to offer a more effective deterrent against China. PHOTO: REUTERS   By REUTERS   TAIPEI – Taiwan is seeking to acquire long-range, air-launched cruise missiles from the United States, a defence official said on Monday (April 19), as the Chinese-claimed island bolsters its forces ...

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UPDATED: Egyptian, Greek FMs discuss developments in East Mediterranean, GERD dispute

  April 18, 2021   Minister Shoukry reviewed, during the meeting, the overall developments in the region and Egypt’s vision regarding settling the region’s crises Egyptian Foreign Minister and Greek Foreign Minister are holding a meeting in Cairo. Photo: via Ahram Online   By Ahram Online   CAIRO – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendiasaa ...

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