The Swedish army sends reinforcements to the island of Gotland, in the heart of the Baltic

By Anne-Francoise Hivert Posted today at 03:15 Reserved for our subscribers ReportageIn a context of tensions with Russia, the Scandinavian country, which is not a member of NATO, delivered a show of force. An operation well received by the population. For nearly a week, the images have been circulating on Swedish television channels and all … Read more

In Ethiopia, the Tigray pounded by drones of the federal army

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Pro-government forces in Hayk, northern Ethiopia, December 13, 2021. AMANUEL SILESHI / AFP The fighting in the … Read more

In northwestern Nigeria, the army struggles to counter the “bandits”

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Violence is not abating in northwestern Nigeria, as the most recent attacks in Zamfara State recalled. Between … Read more

Swiss army bans WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram and chooses local messaging

The recommendation to use Threema messaging applies to all members of the Swiss Army, including conscripts who are coming for the first time to do their military service. ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE / AP The Swiss army has banned WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram messaging during service operations, preferring a Swiss messaging system, an army spokesman announced … Read more

Israeli army relaxes shooting rules against Palestinian civilians

By allowing its soldiers to fire live ammunition at rock throwers or Molotov cocktails, even if they no longer pose an immediate threat, the IDF has considerably relaxed its firing rules in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank. The information, revealed by state broadcaster Kan on December 19, was confirmed by several military force … Read more

“The French president has unparalleled flexibility in the use of the army”

Tribune. Recently, on two occasions, the President of the Republic reacted spontaneously to security threats through armed force: by sending two Rafale fighters and two vessels of the national navy in the eastern Mediterranean in August 2020 following of the unexpected exploration of a Turkish ship, and by deploying 4,000 additional soldiers on the national … Read more

In Denmark, company condemned for selling kerosene used by Russian army in Syria

Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, known as the “white helmets”, search for casualties after a building was destroyed by a bombardment in Aleppo in October 2016. KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP In Denmark, a fuel trading company and its chief executive officer (CEO) were convicted on Tuesday December 14 for delivering large quantities of kerosene … Read more

Milorad Dodik threatens to “recreate a Serbian army” in Bosnia if the country is not “demilitarized”

Milorad Dodik, member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina), on November 11, 2021. DADO RUVIC / REUTERS In power for fifteen years in Banja Luka, the Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, member of the tripartite presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, threatens to remove the Serbian Republic from common … Read more

In the Burkinabe army, “many prefer to resign than to be sent to the slaughterhouse”

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 am, find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of “Monde Afrique”. Men of the gendarmerie in a street in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, during a demonstration calling for the … Read more

Zsolt Balla, a combat rabbi for the German army

By Anne Vidalie Posted today at 00:47 Reserved for our subscribers PortraitFor the first time in over a century, the Bundeswehr has appointed a Jewish military chaplain. Zsolt Balla, of Hungarian origin, will have to fight in particular against the slippages of the extreme right in the ranks of the institution. Funny place to meet. … Read more

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