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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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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Government figures indicate a significant decrease in El Salvador's homicide rate this year, but the conflict between gangs and security forces appears to be intensifying.English
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El Salvador
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
NATO promised on Wednesday to defend all allies despite election victor Donald Trump's call to set conditions for U.S. help, as the alliance braced for a more impulsive leader some fear could withdraw funding to deter Russia.English
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Europe Regional
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Association for Media Development in South Sudan (AMDISS) said journalists have had to contend with frequent death threats, arbitrary arrests, assaults, detention and killings under President Salva Kiir's administration.English
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South Sudan
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Bulgaria's defense ministry has signed a 21.8-million euro ($23.75 million) contract with Sofia-based company Aviostart for the supply of 10 Russian engines for its aging fleet of Russian MiG-29 jet fighters, it said on Thursday.English
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Bulgaria
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Opposition leaders are warning that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces civil war if president Joseph Kabila does not relinquish his grip on power and step down when his mandate ends. English
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
According to the MoD, the rifles were bought under a EUR1.3 million (USD1.4 million) contract with Accuracy International (AI). By the end of the year the AXMC rifles are to be distributed among the Land Forces' battalions and training facilities.English
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Lithuania
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
The government of Zimbabwe is crafting a bill to clamp down on cybercrime and terrorism, but journalists fear the bill will trample the fragile freedoms of the press and expression in the country.English
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Zimbabwe
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Only the development of transparent, legitimate institutions accountable to the people of Pakistan can serve as a long-term bulwark against instability and extremism in the countries.English
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Pakistan
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
U.S. ambassadors to the European Union and NATO sought to reassure Washington's allies in Europe on Wednesday that close cooperation would continue following the election of Donald Trump as president.English
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Europe Regional
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Donald Trump's surprise election as U.S. president has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favor arch-foe India in the long rivalry between nuclear-armed neighbors, analysts said on Wednesday.English
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Pakistan
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
More than 600 shipping containers worth of ammo arrived at the port of Nordenham, Germany, as part of the continued effort to reassure NATO allies in Europe and bolster deterrence against potential Russian aggression.English
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Europe Regional
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Up to 300,000 Nato troops have been put on alert amid rising tensions between Russia and the Baltic states. The secretary-general of NATO said the alliance hoped to speed up the response time of thousands of its troops to allow it to react to a combat situation more effectively.English
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Europe Regional
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Indian central government’s refusal to renew foreign funding licenses of 25 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) without valid reasons violates their rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International India and Human Rights Watch said today.English
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India
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday.English
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Global
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
South Africa’s arms exports (export permits) were worth R2.98 billion in 2014 compared to R3.2 billion the year before and R10.6 billion in 2012, according to NCACC figures.English
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South Africa
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Prison murders have surged 60 percent in parts of northern Brazil, a potential sign of the serious repercussions of a new war between the country's two most powerful gangs.English
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Brazil
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Rwandan military has acquired ATMOS 2000 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from Israel’s Soltam, which were revealed for the first time during a live fire exercise attended by President Paul Kagame.English
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Rwanda
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Corruption is so endemic it has generated a vocabulary of its own. A new book, the Corrupcionario Mexicano, hopes to make people stop seeing it as normal.English
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Mexico
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The first batch of Kenyan troops who had served in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan arrived home on Wednesday, after Nairobi ordered them to withdraw in response to the sacking of the Kenyan commander of the UNMISS force.English
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Kenya
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Russia is a case in point. A year ago Turkey and Russia were on the brink of war over Syria. Today they are in a courtship that may include critical defense and procurement cooperation.English
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Turkey
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