Army

    • Military will help testing in England as Indian Covid variant threatens reopening

      Military will help testing in England as Indian Covid variant threatens reopening

      Britain deployed public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute coronavirus tests door-to-door in two northern England towns on Saturday in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens plans to lift all lockdown restrictions next month, AP reported. Cases of a strain first identified in India have more than doubled in a week, defying a sharp nationwide downward trend in infections won by months of restrictions and a rapid vaccination campaign.

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    • Brazil appoints new army chiefs as coup fears rise

      Brazil appoints new army chiefs as coup fears rise

      Brazil has made hard efforts to ease mounting pressure on president Jair Bolsonaro by appointing new chiefs for key army command posts, Reuters reported. The country sank in unprecedented political crisis as Bolsonaro tried to intervene in the army command and key figures resigned. Bolsonaro is one of the biggest Covid-19 skeptics which lead to devastating results for Brazil. The country is unanimous leader as far as death toll from the virus is concerned.

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    • Putin considers using the army to tackle virus crisis

      Putin considers using the army to tackle virus crisis

      President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Russia might need to call in the army to help tackle the coronavirus crisis and warned the contagion was getting worse. Russia reported 2,558 new cases on Monday, bringing the overall nationwide tally to 18,328, with 148 deaths. Though rising, the number of deaths remains much lower for now than countries such as the US and Italy.

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    • US military to be out of Syria by April

      US military to be out of Syria by April

      The US military is reportedly preparing to withdraw all of its forces from Syria by the end of April, the WSJ has announced, citing former and current US officials. Unless the Trump administration changed course, the military plans to pull a significant portion of its 2,000 troops out by mid-March, with a full withdrawal coming by the end of April. However, a key concern for the US's Kurdish partners has yet to be addressed: Striking a deal to safeguard Kurdish allies from Turkish forces after the US leaves Syria. 

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    • Kosovo lawmakers approve army

      Kosovo lawmakers approve army

      Kosovo's parliament on Friday approved three draft laws on the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) expanding its competences and creating a legal base for its transformation into a regular army with 5,000 troop, plus 3,000 reservists. The three draft laws concern one directly on the Kosovo Security Force, KSF, another on a Ministry of Defence and a third on service in the KSF.

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