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The Biden administration is sending Afghan visa applicants to an Army base in Virginia.

New York Times
John F. Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, spoke opaquely about this option last week when he told reporters that the administration might potentially house some of the Afghans at bases inside the United States on a “short-term” basis while their applications are processed. This would most likely be through humanitarian......

Lebanon’s army needs $100 million immediately for soldiers’ basic needs, general says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Soldiers patrol streets as protesters block roads during a protest demanding “recovery government” as part of a 24-hour general strike against economical crisis and high cost of living in Beirut, Lebanon on June 17, 2021. Houssam Shbaro | Anadolu Agency......

U.S. officials probing conditions faced by migrant children held at Fort Bliss army base

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Biden administration is investigating conditions faced by hundreds of migrant children held by the U.S. government at a military installation in Texas, White House officials said Friday. Symone Sanders, a spokesperson for the vice president, told reporters that......

Former U.S. Army Captain urges Biden to evacuate Afghan interpreters before troop withdrawal ends

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Afghan interpreter saved Matthew Zeller’s life when he served in Afghanistan as an Army Captain — now Zeller is urging President Joe Biden to move quickly and help remove the interpreters and their families from Afghanistan before they’re killed......

With few tangibles, world powers promise help to Lebanese army

Reuters
PARIS, June 17 (Reuters) – World powers agreed to provide support for the Lebanese army at a meeting on Thursday, aiming to prevent the military from collapsing, but stopped short of announcing tangible aid as the country’s economic and political crisis worsens. France, which has led international efforts, has sought......

Myanmar junta media accuse ethnic army of killing 25 workers

Reuters
Myanmar’s junta-controlled media on Monday accused an ethnic armed group of killing 25 construction workers in the east of the country after abducting a group of 47 people last month. Reuters was unable to reach the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) for comment on the accusation. The junta spokesman did......

French army kills an al Qaeda leader in Sahel, minister says

Reuters
The French army has killed an al Qaeda leader during an operation in the Sahel region who is believed to be responsible for the kidnapping and killing of two French journalists in 2013, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly tweeted on Friday. Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source –......

French army chief says UN report into air strike was biased

BBC
France’s defence ministry, the French military and Mali’s government have backed the army’s account of the attack which says they targeted jihadists in a planned and targeted operation against an armed terrorist group while denying there was a wedding, according to AFP news agency. BBC – For more and to......

Nigerian army chief dies in air force plane crash

Reuters
Nigeria’s army chief, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, died in a plane crash on Friday on an official visit to the northern state of Kaduna, which has had security challenges in recent months, the presidency said. The air force said in a statement that its plane crashed near Kaduna airport and......

Migrant children are languishing at an Army base for

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As of last week, nearly 600 migrant children had spent 40 days or more at a sprawling military base in west Texas that the U.S. government has converted into an emergency site for unaccompanied minors, according to government data......

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