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A banner showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading "Justice Prevails" displayed on a highway in the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 8, 2022. Photo: Louai Beshara / AFP
A banner showing Syrian President Bashar... […]

Russia tactics in Ukraine war mirror Syria testing ground: experts

Besieging cities, shelling civilian infrastructure and arranging "safe corridors": the tactics used by Russia in its war on Ukraine mirror those it tested and fine-tuned to drain resistance in Syria's conflict
French army 'Leclerc'-type tanks take part in the 'Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017' exercise at the exercise area in Grafenwoehr, near Eschenbach, southern Germany, on May 11, 2017. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP
French army 'Leclerc'-type tanks take pa... […]

EU defence gets 20-billion-euro budget boost

The EU has announced plans to spend nearly 20 billion euros on defence over its next long-term budget, as the bloc seeks to boost its resilience to the perceived threat from Russia
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron stand behind a model of the Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace before talks in Berlin on April 19, 2018. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / POOL / AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and ... […]

Germany hits brakes on Macron’s European dreams

French President Emmanuel Macron's vision for a stronger EU may be under threat as a growing rift emerges with Germany on everything from defence to his plans for deeper eurozone integration.
French tank soldiers drive 'Leclerc' tanks during the 'Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2017' exercise in Grafenwoehr, near Eschenbach, southern Germany, on May 12, 2017. Photo: Christophe Stache / AFP
French tank soldiers drive 'Leclerc' tan... […]

EU tackles tank transport troubles in face of Russia threat

The EU has launched plans to make it easier to move troops and equipment around the bloc as Europe seeks to boost its defences in the face of the growing threat from Russia.