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Recent mishaps highlight growing deficiencies in Russian military equipment

Recent mishaps highlight growing deficiencies in Russian military equipment

Russian officials regularly trumpet new military mega-projects, but a number of recent mishaps have shown a light upon the increasing weaknesses of the Kremlin's aging military.

Kazakh special forces test combat readiness in military exercise

Kazakh special forces test combat readiness in military exercise

The drills were aimed at verifying the readiness of the nation's special operations units for a variety of situations, including potential terrorist attacks.

Wives and children of defeated IS fighters face future of statelessness

Wives and children of defeated IS fighters face future of statelessness

Following the collapse of the group's so-called 'caliphate' in Syria last month, thousands of fighters, women, and children have been confined in a number of camps, awaiting their fate.

Coalition hunts down remaining 'Islamic State' fighters in Syria

Coalition hunts down remaining 'Islamic State' fighters in Syria

The US-led coalition is conducting 'precision strike support' to help flush out the remaining militants.

France to hold Syria, Russia responsible for any further chemical attacks

France to hold Syria, Russia responsible for any further chemical attacks

Paris, alongside coalition partners such as the United States, is ready to again launch punitive strikes against the Syrian regime 'if necessary.'

Unease grows in Central Asia as Putin celebrates anniversary of Crimea seizure

Unease grows in Central Asia as Putin celebrates anniversary of Crimea seizure

While Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrates the Kremlin's illegal annexation, Central Asian countries wonder if the same could happen to them.

China chips away at Russia's security influence in Central Asia

China chips away at Russia's security influence in Central Asia

Chinese behaviour in the region belies the old assumption that Beijing cares only about economic investments -- and is increasing tension with Russia, analysts say.

Dying IS territory in Syria empties itself of last survivors

Dying IS territory in Syria empties itself of last survivors

Tens of thousands of civilians have been trucked out in recent weeks from the jihadists' ever-shrinking territory in Baghouz, near Syria's border with Iraq.

Putin suspends Russia's compliance with key missile treaty

Putin suspends Russia's compliance with key missile treaty

In his state of the nation address, Putin threatened to deploy new missiles against Western capitals, a common Kremlin tactic to use external threats to avoid dealing with domestic issues.

US, Kazakhstan hold joint training on nuclear-material smuggling

US, Kazakhstan hold joint training on nuclear-material smuggling

Exercises aimed at ensuring materials don't fall into the hands of terrorists.