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Syria says Israel attacked posts held by its military, allied militias

Illustrative: Missiles rise into the sky as Israel hits an air defense position and other military bases, in Damascus, Syria, May 10, 2018. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP) An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria’s state news agency said. Local media reported that air defenses shot down ... Read More »

Russia is now the world’s third largest military spender

Lavrov: Attack damages U.S.-Russia relations Russia is back in the top ranks of military spenders. The country boosted its military spending to $69.2 billion in 2016, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The 5.9% increase landed Russia behind only the United States and China in the ranking of top spenders. Russian President Vladimir ... Read More »