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India scales back army corps facing China

India's government has scaled back an ambitious plan to establish a new army corps to counter Chinese conventional forces across the Himalayas, defence sources said, pouring funds instead into a new aircraft carrier and border roads.

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Saudi special army, navy forces enter Yemen

Saudi army and naval special forces are now involved in the military operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen and have carried out specific operations, said a top official. Army special forces supplied weapons and communications e

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As regional war rages, Syria's Assad faces setbacks

In the course of a week, several setbacks for President Bashar Al-Assad have provided fresh reminders of the strains facing the Syrian army and its allies in the four-year-long struggle for Syria. In the southwest at the border wi

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Bahrain condemns attacks on Egypt checkpoints

Bahrain has reiterated its support for Egypt, branding terrorist attacks on army checkpoints in the north of the country yesterday (April 2) as ‘despicable and cowardly.’ At least 17 soldiers and three civilians were k

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Egypt, Arabtec to resume talks on $40bn housing plan

Arabtec's chairman will meet officials of Egypt's housing ministry on Wednesday to renegotiate the terms of a $40 billion plan to build one million homes in that country, a source familiar with the matter said. Dubai-liste

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Army eyes key role in Egypt infrastructure projects

Egypt's military could help build an industrial hub around a new Suez Canal, the project's manager said, the first suggestion that the armed forces may play an important role in the huge investment venture planned alongside the new water

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US sends arms to bolster Lebanon army

The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon's army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, US officials sai

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Lebanon truce falters, Saudi gives $1bn to army

Lebanon's army and Islamist militants clashed on Wednesday in breach of a ceasefire aimed at ending five days of fighting in the most serious spillover of Syria's civil war onto Lebanese soil. Saudi Arabian King Abdullah g

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Lebanon army fights to expel gunmen from town

Lebanese soldiers traded fire with Islamist gunmen and shelled areas around the border town of Arsal on Sunday in a push to dislodge the biggest incursion by militants into Lebanon since Syria's civil war began. At least 10 Le

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Rise of Islamic State tests Syrian army strategy

The growing power of the ultra-hardline Islamic State means the Syrian army is now having to confront a group it has until now been reluctant to attack for political reasons.  

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