Catastrophic bushfires have turned swathes of land into smouldering, blackened hellscapes and destroyed an area about the size of the island of Ireland, according to official figures, with authorities warning the disaster still has weeks or months to run.
Military aircraft and three warships with some 600 navy, army and air force personnel have been deployed to waters around the Natuna islands, which border the South China Sea.
The attack apparently targeted a local militia commander who escaped unharmed, said Jawad Hajri, a spokesman for the governor of Takhar province, where the attack took place late Saturday.
With the recent passage of this year’s big defence bill, Congress authorised the creation of a sixth branch of the armed forces — the United States Space Force. The move reflects
As chief of the general staff, Gen. Shen Yi-ming was responsible for overseeing the island's defense against China, which threatens to use military force to annex what it considers it own territory. The helicopter was flying from Taipei to the northeastern city of Ilan for a new year's activity when it crashed.
India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met on Saturday with recently elected Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed setting up a maritime coordination centre, Rajapaksa's office said in a statement.
Two US military officials quoted by the paper said the Pentagon wanted to resume these operations in order to pick up the fight against the Daesh group. Washington began the pause on January 5 two days after the strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani at the Baghdad airport.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, along with several representatives of Arab and foreign countries, attended the inauguration of the Barnis Military Base located in the Southern Military Area of the Red Sea Governorate.
The siren at Camp Casey, which is near the border with North Korea, went off by "human error" at around 10pm on Thursday, said Lt. Col. Martyn Crighton, a public affairs officer for the 2nd Infantry Division.