Sunday, December 5, 2021

Burma-Myanmar: Kokang armed group reports escalating fighting with military junta

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The ethnic Kokang army said it clashed with Myanmar’s junta 126 times during November in northern Shan State.

The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) is fighting around Kokang, Mongkoe and Hsenwi to gain control to the west of Salween River with violence increasing last month after the arrival of junta reinforcements.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Ukraine: America warns of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine with 175,000 troops in January 2022

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U.S. intelligence is warning of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine involving as many as 175,000 troops as soon as January, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News following a Friday report in The Washington Post about the scale of a possible offensive.

The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment, according to an administration official.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Iran: Iranian soldiers and Taliban forces clash in border area

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Clashes erupted between Iranian soldiers and Taliban forces near the Afghanistan-Iran border, but appear to have led to no casualties and was later described as a “misunderstanding”.

Multiple videos on Wednesday showed Taliban troops mobilising. Gunfire can be heard while one shows Iranian forces firing artillery shells in response to Taliban fire.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Barbados: A new independent republic is born

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The Eastern Caribbean island of Barbados is now a republic, replacing Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and severing centuries-old ties with the British crown on the 55th anniversary of the Caribbean nation’s independence from the United Kingdom.

Barbados today replaced the Queen with Sandra Mason, a former governor-general who also will serve as the island’s first president.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sudan: 2 military officers killed in border clashes with Ethiopian forces

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Two officers in the Sudanese army were killed on today in armed clashes with Ethiopian forces on the border between the two countries, Anadolu Agency reports.

A Sudanese military source told Anadolu Agency that the two officers were killed in the disputed Al-Fashqa border area.

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