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Members of the UAE Armed Forces demonstrate skills during the opening of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi [Christopher Pike-Reuters]

UAE signs $1.3 billion in deals as arms fair opens amid criticism

The United Arab Emirates' years long war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia has bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3bn in weapons deals.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey would stage a new military operation against US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria [File-Ismet Bicen-AP]

Turkey increases military deployment to Syrian border

Turkey is sending reinforcements to its border with Syria, Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported on Sunday, adding that some 100 vehicles, including mounted pick-up trucks and weaponry had made their way to the area.
Fethullah Gulen is accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, which he denies [Charles Mostoller-Reuters]

Turkey says Donald Trump working on extraditing wanted preacher Fethullah Gulen

US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Washington is working on extraditing a US-based Muslim preacher accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, Turkey's foreign minister has said.

Boko Haram attacks three military bases in North-East

Boko Haram jihadists at the weekend attacked three military bases in northeast Nigeria, putting the spotlight on insecurity in Nigeria just three months before presidential polls.
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Vladimir Putin inspects war games, vows to beef up army

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday promised to strengthen the army and supply it with new generation weapons, as he traveled to watch Russia’s biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union.

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un visits Beijing, likely to brief Xi Jinping on meeting...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 12, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise.

Jim Mattis wins big with budget victory

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a battle-seasoned Marine with the diplomatic skills needed to join forces with a mercurial president, won an important victory Friday with his sought-for military budget.

UK politicians brand Saudi arms deal a ‘national disgrace’

Politicians from the UK's main opposition party have called for an end to arms sales to Saudi Arabia, calling the sale of 48 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the kingdom a "national disgrace".

Over 100 pro-Syrian forces killed after thwarted attack – US official

More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were killed after U.S.-led coalition and coalition-backed local forces thwarted a large, apparently coordinated attack between Wednesday and Thursday, a U.S. official said.

US-Turkey ties may get ‘irreversibly harmed’ – foreign minister

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said relations between Turkey and the US would be "irreversibly harmed" if Washington moves to form a 30,000-strong army in the north of Syria.

The inside story of Robert Mugabe’s downfall

Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.

Egypt’s options dwindling in its fight against militants

The scale of the bloodshed was vastly higher than past militant attacks but the Egyptian government response the same: Three days of mourning, reassuring messages in the media that things are under control, and the president promising vengeance.

Venezuela holds military drills after US threat

Venezuela has kicked off two days of nationwide military drills seen as a deterrent against military intervention by the United States.

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CDHR calls for probe into killing of citizen by Customs personnel

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has vehemently condemned the recent extrajudicial killing of a Nigerian citizen by an official of the Nigerian Customs Service, calling for a proper probe into the matter in the interest of justice.

Anthony Joshua targets Ortiz fight after US debut against Miller

Anthony Joshua revealed he thinks he will fight Luis Ortiz once he has dealt with Jarrell Miller in his America in June.
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INEC: Why elections may not hold in some areas

A head of tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would not conduct elections in volatile areas where security agencies said the safety of their officials could not be guaranteed, especially in some parts of the North East where Boko Haram insurgents had displaced thousands.
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WHO: Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900

The World Health Organisation says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.