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Indian Army chief warns soldiers against using social media

India’s Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has warned soldiers against using social media to air their personal grievances. While addressing the annual Army Day parade in New Delhi on Sunday, he said such practices could impact the morale and discipline of the force. Rawat added that soldiers will face punishment ...

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Shelling near Syrian capital kills 7 civilians

At least seven civilians have been killed in shelling in a rebel-held village near Damascus. Another 20 people were wounded, with some reported to be in a critical condition. UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, claims the attacks were carried out by troops allied to the Syrian ...

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At least 16 dead after Turkish cargo plane crash

At least 16 people have died after a Turkish cargo plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan, en route from Hong Kong. According to reports, the aircraft came down during landing in poor weather conditions near Bishkek. The plane belonged to a Turkish company.

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Russia seeks to expand military presence in Syria

Russia is planning to improve and expand its naval and air bases in Syria, according to reports citing an unnamed source. The source said Moscow will start repairing a second runway at the Hmeimin air base near Latakia, while the Tartus naval base will undergo an upgrade. President Vladimir Putin ...

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Oman-Germany flight diverts to Kuwait over bomb threat

A flight from Oman to Germany has had to make an emergency landing in Kuwait due to a bomb threat. Around 300 people were on the Eurowings jet, which was heading to Cologne. Authorities have searched the plane, but no explosives have been found. Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority said investigations ...

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