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A Ukrainian recruit holds a Javelin anti-tank weapon during a five-week combat training course with UK armed forces near Durrington, southern England on October 11, 2022. Photo: Daniel Leal / AFP
A Ukrainian recruit holds a Javelin anti... […]

Arms for Ukraine: US pulls ahead, Europe slows

Dozens of countries have supplied military support to Ukraine since Russia invaded it on February 24, but new pledges of support from European countries have tapered off, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy notes
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
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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
A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre rubber defensive bullet launcher with an attached camera during clashes with protesters in Paris on February 2, 2019
A policeman aims an LBD 40 40-millimetre... […]

Riot control guns: the different choices made by European nations

The use of rubber bullets by security forces has become a source of controversy in France because of dozens of injuries to people during violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters
US army officers stand in front a US Patriot missile defence system during a joint Israeli-US military exercise at the Hatzor Airforce Base in Israel on March 8, 2018. Photo: Jack Guez / AFP
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Poland buys US Patriot anti-missile system for $4.8 bn

Poland has signed a $4.75 billion (3.8-billion-euro) contract to purchase a US-made Patriot anti-missile system, a move that is likely to irk Russia as East-West tensions rise.