• Brazilian Army set to choose its 4x4 armoured vehicle

    Four industry teams have until mid-December to deliver offers to the Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro) for an initial tranche of 32 4x4 tactical armoured vehicles, following a request for proposals issued in October. Italy's Iveco Defence Vehicles together with its Brazilian operation Iveco

  • EU defence ministers discuss new pooling and sharing concepts

    European Union (EU) defence ministers are considering several new concepts that could catalyse future capability development and see more pooling and sharing (P&S) among their militaries, including a new barter mechanism for exchanging services between them. The concepts were debated during the

  • IED attack kills child in Pakistan's Balochistan

    A CHILD was killed and 13 others were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated near Arbab Complex in Khuzdar district in Pakistan's Balochistan province on 16 November, Dawn reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • IED attack kills two children in Iraq's Babil

    TWO children were killed and another civilian was wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated targeting a vehicle travelling along the road between Iskandariya and Musayyib, north of the city of Hilla, in Iraq's Babil province on 16 November, NINA

  • Likely delays in military action against FDLR rebels raise war risks in eastern DRC

    EVENT Mai-Mai Cheka militants besieged Misau and Misoke, in Walikale, in DRC's North Kivu province on 15 November, under the pretext of protecting them from members of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda: FDLR). The FDLR is

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  • Looming unrest - Kosovo faces continued instability

    Political deadlock, coupled with economic uncertainties and poor infrastructure, have amplified public distrust in the Kosovan government. Dijedon Imeri analyses the deepening civil discontent and its ramifications for the country's stability.
  • The Islamic State's European Fighters

    Nearly 4,000 foreign fighters from European countries have travelled to Syria during the past two years, joining groups such as the Islamic State, raising concerns among Western governments that the organisation could use such individuals to attack targets in their home countries, according to analysis from IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security.
  • Boko Haram's control grows in run-up to election

    As Nigeria's general election approaches, Boko Haram's expansion in the northeast shows how ill-prepared the country's security forces remain. Atta Barkindo examines three security scenarios that could emerge and their potential impact on the 2015 poll.
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  • US says 'serious questions' remain over Syrian CW

    The United States has made the strongest indication to date that Syria may have withheld some of its chemical weapons on 18 August, when it said there are still "serious questions" about its declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The White House

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