Germany is mulling to send troops to Tunisia in order to train soldiers in the fight against IS.
Representatives of the defense and foreign ministries will be holding discussions on Thursday and Friday on how Germany could support a training mission. Bild am Sonntag, German news daily reported Sunday.
"The ISIS terror is threatening all of North Africa, it is thus crucial to make every effort to support countries struggling with democracy such as Tunisia,” German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was quoted as saying by the news daily.
“A training camp in Tunisia would be a contribution towards regional stability. If its direct neighbour Libya manages to put in place a unity government one day, its security forces could also benefit from established training facilities in Tunisia," she said.
German forces are currently engaged in the international alliance against the IS group, including by arming and training Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and flying reconnaissance missions over Syria with Tornado jets.
Iraq has requested Germany to assist further in the fight against Islamic State (IS). Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had in particular asked the German government to provide help with troop training
Sale of military hardware and reported talk of civil nuclear deal with Pakistani military by US will only add fuel to the existing tensions between India and Pakistan. Former Pakistani diplomat to the US, Husain Haqqani said Tuesday that "The Obama administration's consideration of a nuclear deal with Pakistan, just like its decision a few months ago to sell almost USD 1 billion in US-made attack helicopters, missiles and other equipment to Pakistan will fuel conflict in South Asia without fulfilling the objective of helping the country fight Islamist extremists or limit its nuclear arsenal
Poorly regulated arms flow and careless handling on the ground in Iraq for decades has led to Islamic State (IS) to get weapons, ammunition and equipment that were looted from the Iraqi army. In a report by Amnesty International that draws expert analysis of thousands of videos and images, ‘Taking Stock: The arming of the IS catalogues how IS fighters are using arms, mainly looted from Iraqi military stocks, which were manufactured and designed in more than two dozen countries, including Russia, China the USA and EU states
The Tunisian Ministry of Defense has denied Washington Posts report which stated that US has been flying surveillance drones out of unspecified bases within Tunisia. “The Ministry of National Defense denies the reports circulating in foreign media outlets concerning the existence of US bases in Tunisia or the use of the Tunisian soil to target military spots in Libya
The German government has requested pricing and availability to buy 41 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters from US. “The Germans have started to communicate the need to replace the CH-53G in their heavy-lift program,” Mike Torok, Sikorskys CH-53K program vice president, said in a joint briefing with his Marine Corps counterpart, Col
Islamic State (IS) group may be producing chemical weapons on their own in Syria and Iraq, the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said. "Although they could not attribute this to Daesh (IS)
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved sale of 24 OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters to Tunisia for an estimated cost of $100.8 million
Astronaut In Space Station Hacks into Same-Sex Spouse's Bank Account
Pentagon Orders $2.4B Worth F-35 Parts from Lockheed Martin
General Atomics Demos New Capabilities of MQ-9B SkyGuardian
North Korea Practicing Bombing with WWII Era AN-2 Biplanes
India's First Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Ready
Russian AF to Receive Upgrade Su-30SM Jet with Engine from Su-35 Fighter...
Turkish Air Force Seeks Su-35 after F-35 Deal Collapse
China to Debut Black Hawk Competitor, Z-20 Helicopter in October Event
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...