The North Korean state media recently boasted of the armed forces' "invincible power." This comes just days ahead of a key military holiday, which is likely to be observed with a show of military strength. Just this year, North Korea has conducted over a dozen weapon tests, including an inter-continental ballistic missile. Satellite images reveal thousands of North Korean soldiers practising at a parade ground in Pyongyang.
The fresh wave of violence in Israel and the West Bank could possibly lead to military conflict with the Hamas. There were clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police forces in Jerusalem last week. This comes amid several weeks of violence unfolding in Israel and the West Bank, following multiple terrorist attacks. The US State Department has called on all sides to exercise restraint.
Former Myanmar's PM Aung Sann Suu Kyi and President Win Myint have been awarded four years of jail by the country's court on December 6. They were sentenced to two years' for inciting dissent against the military and two years' imprisonment for breaking Covid protocol, said Zaw Min Tun, Junta spokesman. However, the 76-year-old Suu Kyi has been in detention since February 1 after the military coup.
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A convoy carrying 90 Muslims was attacked in Central Nigeria by suspected Christian militia killing at least 22 people and injuring 14 others. According to the police spokesperson Ubah Ogaba, the convoy was returning from the Annual Zikr prayer in Bauchi state and heading towards Ikare in Ondo State when it was ambushed by a suspected local ethnic group. However, 21 people were rescued and six were arrested.
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The UN General Assembly has asked the Myanmar's military to accept the results of elections and stop the supply of weapons. Furthermore, they urged to release political prisoners Aung San Suu Kyi. However, the General Assembly adopted a resolution backing 119 nations after the military toppled the democratic government. "We cannot live in a world where military coups become a norm. It is totally unacceptable," said UN Secretary-General… read-more
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The Indian Army has pushed the "Cut-off" in class 10 to over 80% for women candidates in order to meet the rising number of applications. An initiative was launched in 2019 to recruit 100 women every year. Notably, 1.6 lakh women candidates had registered in both 2019 and 2020. Considering the number of applications at present, a third batch of recruitment for women candidates were held recently.
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The military in Mali on May 24 detained the President, PM and Defence Minister of the interim government. Reportedly, the action came after government removed to military leaders in reshuffling. While the UN, African Union and ECOWAS urged for the immediate and unconditional release of the leaders, a military official from Kati said 'What they (the detained leaders) have done is not good' and the decision will be made soon.
Aung San Suu Kyi was produced before the court in person for the first time on May 24. Previously taken as a military prisoner, the ousted Myanmar leader was only allowed to contact her defending team via video calls. The hearing was focussed on the six charges she faced and two of them for violating COVID-19 norms during the election campaign, illegal use of walkie-talkies and unlicensed use of radio.
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The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ranked India as the third-largest military spender in the world in 2020, after the US and China. With total military expenditure of $72.9 billion in 2020, India clocked 3.7% of the global military expenditure. Meanwhile, the top two countries US and China spent 39% and 13% respectively of the global share. Notably, India's spending increased by 2.1% from 2019 amid the pandemic.
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A recent study released by Military Direct has revealed that India stands fourth in terms of military strength with 61 out of 100 points. While China, scoring 82 points, topped the list, the United States and Russia stood second and third with 74 and 69 points respectively. Notably, the US emerged as the highest spender on the military with a budget of $732 billion a year followed by China and India.
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