France Honors Key Works and Medics on Bastille Day

Paris (AP) — Ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers, postal workers. Medics who died fighting COVID-19. France is honoring them all on its biggest national holiday Tuesday, recalibrating Bastille Day’s usual grandiose military parade to celebrate heroes of the coronavirus pandemic instead. This years’ commemoration is also paying homage to former President Charles de Gaulle, 80 years … Read more France Honors Key Works and Medics on Bastille Day

Pompeo Urges UN Security Council to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo urged the United Nations Security Council to work together to extend an expiring arms embargo on Iran, warning Tehran would quickly become a greater threat to the region if allowed to do so. “This Chamber has a choice: Stand for international peace and security, as the United Nations’ founders … Read more Pompeo Urges UN Security Council to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

Body of pilot found after US Air Force F-15C fighter jet crash off coast of England

The pilot of the US Air Force F-15C fighter jet that crashed off the north-east coast of England has been found dead, RAF Lakenheath have confirmed. This evening Col Will Marshall, comandander of the 48th fighter wing at Suffolk’s RAF Lakenheath where the aircraft was based, said the pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle had … Read more Body of pilot found after US Air Force F-15C fighter jet crash off coast of England

Russian jets ‘intercept’ US strategic bombers over Baltic Sea

US B-52H strategic bombers have again been spotted near Russian borders, forcing the Baltic Sea Fleet’s Su-27 fighter jets to take to the skies and monitor their actions, Russia’s Defense Ministry has said. Video released by Moscow showed all stages of the ‘intercept’ – from the pilot in full gear rushing towards his jet to … Read more Russian jets ‘intercept’ US strategic bombers over Baltic Sea

Why is the US removing military assets from Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story

The United States is removing its Patriot anti-air missiles, and other weapons systems from Saudi Arabia. Donald Trump says it is part of an effort to scale back on a military presence that he says doesn’t benefit the U.S. American weapons and fighter jets were sent to the kindgom last year after Saudi-Aramco oil facilities … Read more Why is the US removing military assets from Saudi Arabia? | Inside Story

Turkey shoots down two Syrian fighter jets over Idlib

Turkey’s military shot down two Syrian government fighter jets over northwest Idlib, hours after forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad brought down a Turkish drone over the region. Russia says it cannot guarantee the safety of Turkish planes flying over Syria as the fighting between the two neighbours grows. Turkey says it is determined … Read more Turkey shoots down two Syrian fighter jets over Idlib

Syria’s army pushes into Idlib province

Syria’s army is trying to fully capture the country’s last rebel-held territory. Backed by Russian fighter jets, it has just recaptured the al-Nairab village in Idlib province that Syrian opposition rebels had regained. This comes as Turkey sends more troops into those areas, after facing direct confrontation with Syrian forces. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Read more Syria’s army pushes into Idlib province

Swiss Referendum Says “No” to Funding Gripen Fighter Jets

A referendum on defence funding in Switzerland has halted the procurement process for 22 Gripen E fighter jets. Saab will continue with plans to supply 60 Gripen E fighter jets to Sweden. In anticipation of the CHF 3.126 billion program, Saab setup 500 contracts with 125 Swiss businesses. Saab has said “contracts placed will be honoured, subject to … Read more Swiss Referendum Says “No” to Funding Gripen Fighter Jets

Five Powers Complete Military Exercise in South China Sea

Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom have just completed a military exercise in the South China Sea named BERSAMA LIMA 2011. The Five Power Defence Arrangements Exercise tested a number of processes and a range of hardware in the Malaysian Peninsula and South China Sea including the AUD $3.9 billion Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and … Read more Five Powers Complete Military Exercise in South China Sea