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Myanmar’s Tatmadaw engages in fresh clashes with ethnic fighters in Shan State

Following clashes in August involving the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) and Myanmar’s military, or Tatmadaw, hostilities between the parties once again erupted on October 6. For several hours, some 300 government soldiers from the Eastern Command in Taunggyi clashed with ethnic … Continue reading

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India & Pakistan border hostilities likely to continue as Islamabad seeks to intensify Kashmir debate

On January 13, in a joint conference with Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Pakistan to work with India to establish peace. However, Aziz … Continue reading

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Thousands flee border as fighting between India and Pakistan escalates

Tensions on one of the world’s most fortified borders have escalated over the last two weeks. On New Year’s Eve, days of cross-border skirmishes escalated into hours of heavy cross-border fire between Indian and Pakistani forces over the Line of … Continue reading

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India and Pakistan again trade shelling in disputed Jammu and Kashmir region

With tensions running high in Pakistan following the recent Peshawar killings, and India on high-alert for jihadist attacks emanating from Pakistan, Indian and Pakistan forces have again traded cross-border fire in the restive and disputed Jammu and Kashmir regions for … Continue reading

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Rocket attack from Gaza prompts first Israeli air strike since summer war

Rocket sirens blared in Israel’s Eshkol region on the morning of December 19. Shortly thereafter, an explosion was heard. After security forces canvassed the border area, an impact site was located in an open field. No casualties were recorded. It … Continue reading

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Washington warns India of major jihadist attacks ahead of Obama visit

Concerns are growing in India, with warnings that Muslim militants are plotting attacks against the Hindu-led state. According to recent reports, the US government warned India of possible militant attacks in the capital New Delhi and the restive regions of … Continue reading

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Iraqi forces take Baiji, secure most significant gains in months

On November 14, Iraqi military personnel, Shiite militiamen, and Sunni Arab tribesmen reportedly gained complete control of the strategic city of Baiji in Salahaddin Province after weeks of fighting against Islamic State (IS) militants. Numerous military officers, politicians, and Iraq’s … Continue reading

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