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Ammunition plant to be built in Kazakhstan by 2016

An ammunition plant is to be built in Kazakhstan in 2015-2016. It will produce ammunition for pistols, submachine guns and rifles.

Ammunition plant to be built in Kazakhstan by 2016
Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana
Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana

The Colombian Army seized 1.3 tons of marijuana worth nearly a million dollars, allegedly owned by FARC leftist guerrillas, it said Saturday.

Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana
An armed man patrols at the airport in Simferopol, Crimea. ©Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili
Unidentified armed men seize Crimea airport: report

Some 50 armed men on Friday seized the airport of Crimea's capital Simferopol, a day after pro-Russian gunmen took over government buildings in the city.

Unidentified armed men seize Crimea airport: report
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Artefacts of 18 century war discovered in South Kazakhstan

Shepherds have found a ring-mail armor dating back to the 18th century in a desert in southern Kazakhstan.

Artefacts of 18 century war discovered in South Kazakhstan
South Sudan rebels threaten key town: army
South Sudan rebels threaten key town: army

Rebels in violence-wracked South Sudan sought to take back control Monday of a key town they were forced from last week, the army said, vowing to defeat the militia.

South Sudan rebels threaten key town: army
US to maintain 35,000 troops in Gulf region: Hagel
US to maintain 35,000 troops in Gulf region: Hagel

The United States is committed to maintaining a 35,000-strong force in the Gulf region regardless of a nuclear deal with Iran, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday in Bahrain.

US to maintain 35,000 troops in Gulf region: Hagel
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Suspected French cannibal served in Afghanistan: army

A suspected cannibal who killed a 90-year-old man in southern France apparently to eat his heart and tongue was a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, an army source said on Monday.

Suspected French cannibal served in Afghanistan: army
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Kazakhstan Defense Ministry to use computer games and cartoons to make military service more attractive

Computer games and cartoons will be made available on the website of the Defense Ministry of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Defense Ministry to use computer games and cartoons to make military service more attractive
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan Defense Minister

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed strategic partnership in defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan's Minister of Defense Adilbek Dzhaksybekov.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discusses defense and countering terrorism with Kazakhstan Defense Minister
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Kazakhstan interested in British defense experience

Kazakhstan is moving towards establishing a professional army, and Britain possesses valuable experience in this realm: Kazakhstan Minister.

Kazakhstan interested in British defense experience
Checkpoint at the entrance of the House of Army in Almaty. ©Alisher Akhmetov
Disputed US checkpoint in Almaty removed

Local authorities of Almaty have removed the disputed checkpoint installed by the United States Embassy near the House of Army.

Disputed US checkpoint in Almaty removed
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan to have professional army by 2016

Kazakhstan Defense Ministry plans to complete the transition to the professional army within the nearest two years.

Kazakhstan to have professional army by 2016
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US Army seeks 'Iron Man' armor for commandos

US Army researchers are working on building hi-tech body armor that would give soldiers "superhuman strength" in a real-life version of the suit featured in "Iron Man" films.

US Army seeks 'Iron Man' armor for commandos
U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kenneth J. Fairfax passed the enrollment certificates. ©mod.gov.kz
Two Kazakhstan citizens enter US universities

Two Kazakhstan citizens, Ilias Kameledinov and Abylai Akhmetov, have been enrolled in military universities of the US Armed Forces.

Two Kazakhstan citizens enter US universities
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Defense Ministry's press-service
Kazakhstan Defense Minister visits military plants in Turkey

Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov is in Turkey to visit Aselsan and TAI military companies.

Kazakhstan Defense Minister visits military plants in Turkey
©REUTERS/Kenny Katombe
82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo: UN

More than 80 children, some as young as eight years old, have been rescued from an armed group in the southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and are being reunited with their families.

82 child soldiers rescued in DR Congo: UN
Deadly fighting traps hundreds of families in Damascus: NGO
Deadly fighting traps hundreds of families in Damascus: NGO

Shelling killed at least 13 people on Sunday in the Damascus district of Qaboon, where fierce fighting between the army and rebels has trapped hundreds of families.

Deadly fighting traps hundreds of families in Damascus: NGO
Egypt army urges conciliation ahead of Morsi rallies
Egypt army urges conciliation ahead of Morsi rallies

Egypt's military appealed for conciliation and warned against revenge attacks, after it toppled president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt army urges conciliation ahead of Morsi rallies
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (R) meets with Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ©REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
Egypt army to intervene if unrest erupts: minister

Egypt's defence minister has warned that the army will intervene if violence breaks out in the country where opponents of President Mohamed Morsi are planning rallies against him this month.

Egypt army to intervene if unrest erupts: minister
Turkey warns it may use army to end protest unrest
Turkey warns it may use army to end protest unrest

Turkey warned on Monday it may bring in the army to help quell nearly three weeks of nationwide anti-government protests as two major union federations went on strike over police violence against demonstrators.

Turkey warns it may use army to end protest unrest