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This section includes the latest news relating to U.S. security policy around the world. Updated daily, the news provided in this searchable database highlights the most relevant security developments from around the world. 

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Monday, November 14, 2016
The Saudi-led coalition is hitting civilian targets, like factories, bridges and power stations, that critics say have no clear link to the rebels. In the rubble, the remains of American munitions have been found.English
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Yemen
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Monday, November 14, 2016
A number of Nigerian Shia Muslims on a religious procession have been shot during clashes with police in the northern city of Kano, reports say. The group behind the procession, the Iran-backed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has a history of tension with the security forces. English
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Nigeria
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Last year, the UN deployed more than 100,000 uniformed peacekeepers to African countries, twice as many as the decade before. The U.S. pays for more than a quarter of this mission's $7.87 billion budget, and recently the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa said he would continue growing partnerships and exercises across the vast continent. English
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Africa Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump said Friday that he was likely to abandon the American effort to support “moderate” opposition groups in Syria who are battling the government of President Bashar al-Assad, saying “we have no idea who these people are.”English
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Syria
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The U.N. adviser on genocide said Friday that South Sudan, embroiled in civil war since 2013, was at a "strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide."English
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South Sudan
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Turkey has halted the activities of 370 non-governmental groups including human rights and children's organizations over their alleged terrorist links, the government said as it widens purges following a failed coup in July. English
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Turkey
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Monday, November 14, 2016
People who had suffered from two decades of massacres carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they no longer have confidence in an army that has failed to protect them. More and more youths are adhering to local self-defense groups that adopt several rituals which aim to insulate them -- they say -- against all kinds of attacks.English
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Monday, November 14, 2016
The Pentagon is moving ahead with plans to deploy more troops, attack helicopters and artillery to Europe early next year as part of a multibillion-dollar effort to reinforce NATO's defenses along Russia's periphery, the military said on Thursday. English
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Europe Regional
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Monday, November 14, 2016
Authorities have arrested more than 11 000 people since Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in early October amid violent protests, state TV said on Saturday.English
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Ethiopia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The Defense Department has implored Baghdad to begin investigations into claims by human rights group Amnesty International of extrajudicial killings by members of the Iraqi Federal Police outside of Mosul.English
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Iraq
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Authorities say that police in Bosnia and Croatia are detaining suspects and raiding 60 locations in search of evidence of organized crime, abuse of office, violation of the law by a judge and money-laundering.English
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Kenya's Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo on Friday launched joint field training for over 2,000 military officers from East African Community (EAC) member states in Kwale County at the coast.English
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East Africa Regional
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The exercise is designed to train a Georgian-Led multinational brigade headquarters staff to plan, coordinate and execute a crisis response operation based on a realistic scenario.English
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Georgia
Friday, November 11, 2016
The European Union will pay the salaries of the Somali Police Force, an official said.The new EU Ambassador to Somalia, Ms Veronique Lorenzo, stated Thursday that the 6,800 police officers will receive the payment next week and that the intervention would support the police’s agenda to reform the security sector.English
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Somalia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Faced with "critical shortages" of ammunition and other equipment, India has triggered its Fast Track Purchase (FTP) process to tap the overseas market, bypassing prescribed routine acquisition procedures, according to a Ministry of Defense (MoD) official.English
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India
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Friday, November 11, 2016
An American drone strike thought to have struck Islamist militants in Somalia actually killed 10 members of a regional force allied with the United States, according to results of a Pentagon investigation that have not yet been made public.English
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Somalia
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Friday, November 11, 2016
In Tajikistan, a former Soviet republic, the militant received extensive taxpayer-funded military training from the United States to help counter drug-running and extremism along the border with Afghanistan.English
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Tajikistan
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Friday, November 11, 2016
The White House told Congress Thursday that it needs an additional $11.6 billion to pay for the campaign against Islamic State militants and the war in Afghanistan. The request raises the price tag for both wars to $85.3 billion in 2017.English
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Global
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Friday, November 11, 2016
A former U.S. state department top expert on Nigeria has asked the American government not to sell 12 warplanes worth $500 million to the Muhammadu Buhari administration due to allegations of human rights violations and corruption.English
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Nigeria
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Human Right Watch (HRW) on Thursday called on Colombia’s Defense Ministry to prevent the promotion to general of at least five top military officials accused of executing civilians, but to no avail.In spite the protest, a Colombian senate commission approved the officials’ promotion, which will now be sent to the full senate for approval.English
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