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Brazil steps up military presence on northern border amid Venezuela-Guyana tensions

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) of Brazil announced on Wednesday that it has increased its defensive measures along the northern border of the country due to a territorial dispute between its neighbouring countries, Guyana...

US Reaper UAV shot down near Yemen

A US MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down on Wednesday off the coast of Yemen, as claimed by a spokesperson for the Houthis in Yemen. The drone was operating in international airspace...

Israel’s Arrow air defence system intercepts ballistic missile

Israel's Arrow air defence system intercepted a ballistic missile on 31 October for the first time ever, in an attempted strike that is believed to have been launched from Yemen. The Israeli Defense Forces...

US increases force posture in Middle East amid rising tensions

The United States Department of Defense has taken significant steps to increase its force posture in the Middle East in response to recent escalations by Iran and its proxy forces in the region. The...

Ukraine strikes Russian airbases with ATACMS

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have reported carrying out overnight strikes on military airfields located in Russian-occupied territory. The targets were near Berdiansk in Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Luhansk. Debris collected from Berdiansk appears to be...

US Air Force downs Turkish drone over Syria

On Thursday, a US Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft took down an armed Turkish drone that was operating near US troops in Syria, according to the Pentagon. This marks the first time that the...

Turkish Air Force strike PKK targets in Iraq following Ankara attack

Late on Sunday, Turkish fighter aircraft conducted air strikes within the borders of Iraqi Kurdistan, subsequent to an earlier explosion that resulted in the injury of two police officers near the entrance of the...