UK troops deployed in Estonia to ‘defend NATO’ from Russia © Sõdurileht / Facebook

UK Troops Deployed in Estonia to ‘Defend NATO’ from Russia

The first batch of British soldiers has arrived in Estonia to serve as part of the NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence on the borders of Russia and part of “wider efforts to defend the alliance” from the perceived threat from Moscow. Some 130 soldiers from 5 Rifles RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire landed at the Amari … Continue reading UK Troops Deployed in Estonia to ‘Defend NATO’ from Russia

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Busted! US Soldiers Caught with $12M Worth of Crystal Meth in South Korea

South Korean prosecutors allege that two American troops stationed in the country smuggled nine pounds worth of methamphetamine from California using the Army’s postal service. Two South Korean nationals have also been detained, the law enforcement office said. The operation may also implicate four South Koreans with family members living in the US, Stars and Stripes reported. … Continue reading Busted! US Soldiers Caught with $12M Worth of Crystal Meth in South Korea

South Korean navy's war supply ship Cheonji (R) refuels KDX-II destroyer Choi Young © South Korean Navy / Reuters

US Carrier to Arrive for Joint Drills with South Korea as Pyongyang Warns of ‘Merciless’ Strikes

A US Navy aircraft carrier group is expected to arrive in South Korea on Wednesday to take part in joint annual drills, the US military announced. It comes after the North warned of “merciless” attacks if its sovereignty is violated during the exercises. The strike group will arrive at the port city of Busan on … Continue reading US Carrier to Arrive for Joint Drills with South Korea as Pyongyang Warns of ‘Merciless’ Strikes

Pakistan Sends Combat Troops to Saudi Southern Border

Brigade deploys to shore up border against Houthi reprisal attacks from Yemen, but sources tell MEE it will 'not be used beyond Saudi borders' The Pakistan army is sending a brigade of combat troops to shore up Saudi Arabia’s vulnerable southern border from reprisal attacks mounted by the Houthis in Yemen, according to senior security … Continue reading Pakistan Sends Combat Troops to Saudi Southern Border

Situation Escalates in Southern Lebanon

The situation escalates in southern Lebanon as Hezbollah and Israel step up the already harsh rhetorics against each other. On February 16, pro-Hezbollah media released a video showing a list of Israeli targets which could be destroyed in case of a new war. The list included 9 targets: The Negev Nuclear Research Center (a nuclear instalation located in … Continue reading Situation Escalates in Southern Lebanon

Pakistani Naval Fleet Docks at Southern Iranian Port

Two Pakistani warships berthed at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Sunday for an official visit. The Pakistani mission comprising Navy ships Tippu Sultan and PNS Jurrat was officially received by the Iranian Navy’s officers in Bandar Abbas on Sunday. Speaking at the welcoming ceremony for the Pakistani fleet, Commander of Iran’s First … Continue reading Pakistani Naval Fleet Docks at Southern Iranian Port

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Syrian Invasion: US Confirms Deployment of Hundreds of Marines to Fight ISIS

Hundreds of US Marines have arrived in Syria to establish an outpost in support of the operation to retake the city of Raqqa, the de-facto Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) capital in the country, the US-led coalition confirmed on Thursday. "We are talking about an additional 400 or so forces in total, and they will … Continue reading Syrian Invasion: US Confirms Deployment of Hundreds of Marines to Fight ISIS