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    India's defence budget breaks into world's top five: UK report

    India's defence budget broke into the world's top five, beating the UK for the first time, a new report by a London-based global think-tank has said, signalling a key shift in the military balance

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    Reports of Pak ISI ‘honey trapping' Lt Colonel ‘pure speculation’: Indian Army official

    A day after reports of an Indian Army officer being detained in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh over alleged honey trap by Pakistan’s spy agency ISI, a senior Army official on Thursday said that such reports

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    Syrian anti-aircraft fire repels Israeli spy drones

    "Syrian air defenses have repelled Israeli surveillance planes over Quneitra, forcing them to leave Syrian airspace," the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Wednesday night.

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    US pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

    The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watch-list with an anti-money laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

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    US Syria strikes 'killed up to 200 Russian fighters' in Deir az-Zour

    US military forces reportedly killed scores of Russians fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime last week in deadly clashes in the oil-rich region of Deir az-Zour, according to one US official.

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    Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America,' says Iran's General Qassem Soleiman

    Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in his hometown of Kerman on Sunday, Soleimani said Saudi Arabia and its allies "have sold everythig.

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    US to deploy 1,000s of troops near China’s border: Report

    The Pentagon is planning to deploy thousands of US Marines and other military forces to East Asia in a bid to form a front against China, a new report has revealed.

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    Eleven Turkish troops die, chopper down in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

    Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday, including two military personnel when a helicopter was downed, in the bloodiest day in Ankara's offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria.

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    What is behind the hostility between Iran and the US?

    Washington’s hostility towards the Islamic Republic of Iran dates back nearly 40 years to February of 1979, when revolutionary forces overthrew the Western-backed monarchy of Mohammad Reza Shah.

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    Iranians parade 'to disappoint enemies' in Revolution anniversary

    This year the massive turnout has a special meaning for the leadership as the rallies are held in the back drop of highly publicised sporadic anti government protests which hit several cities earlier this year

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    Israeli F-16 shot down during raid on Iran base in Syria

    Israel has shot down several drones that previously tried to infiltrate its territory from Syria. The targeting of an Iranian site in response, however, marks an escalation in the Israeli retaliation. 

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    US soldiers possible targets in Syria operation:Turkey

    Turkey has warned that American soldiers risk being targeted in northwestern Syria as the Turkish military pushes ahead with its offensive against Kurdish militants supported by the United.

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    11 killed, 13 injured in Taliban suicide attack in Pakistan

    At least 11 soldiers were killed in a suicide attack near a military camp in Swat, a valley in north-western Pakistan and hometown of noble laureate Malala Yosuafzai.

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    UAE-backed group to expel Saudi-backed govt in Yemen’s Aden

    Clashes between United Arab Emirates (UAE)-backed groups and the Saudi-backed, internationally recognized government has intensified, with most of Aden now under control.

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    Fighting Flares in Yemen’s Aden After Coup Attempt

    Aden has served as the headquarters of Saudi-backed president Abd-rabbu Mansour Hadi’s government since it was forced out of the capital Sanaa by Houthi fighters three years ago, AFP reported.

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    Turkey's opt against Kurds in Syria's Afrin strains ties with U.S

    As the Turkish military advances in Syria's Afrin against Kurdish militia forces, the U.S. call for a limitation of the operation's scope reveals rising tension in ties between the two NATO allies.

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    India displays military might, cultural prowess before Asean chief guests

    Signifying India's fast growing strategic ties with ASEAN, leaders of all the 10 countries of the powerful bloc attended the parade at the majestic Rajpath which showcased the country's military might and cultural.

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    UN says attacks on Rohingya continue, return to Myanmar still not safe

    Attacks on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Myanmar and it is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning home, a senior United Nations official said.

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    Will extend Syria opt despite risk of US confrontation:Erdogan

    President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday that Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into.

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    ‘I’m not giving up’ on ties with Pak, says top US general

    The top US military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the US-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure.

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    Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on Rohingya return in 2 years

    Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a recent army crackdown in Myanmar within a period of two years.

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    Erdogan vows to 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria

    The US infuriated its NATO partner Turkey on Sunday by announcing that Washington and a coalition of its allies purportedly fighting Daesh will work with US-backed militants of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF

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    Indian Army chief's comments will hurt peace: China

    China on Monday expressed anger over Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat's remarks, saying such "unconstructive" comments would hurt peace and tranquility in the border area.

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    Hariri backs Hezbollah despite Saudi pressure

    Speaking to the Wall Street Journal in his first interview with a US newspaper since he withdrew his resignation in December, Hariri dared to defy Saudi Arabia, largely thought to be behind his shock resignation.

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