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presstv-new military force announced for saharan region




ramin mazaheripress tv, parisa new multinational african military force has been announced for the saharan region of africa known as the sahel. many wonder who is funding the new army in the former french colony and why.our correspondent ramin mazaheri has more from paris.



presstv-south korea ‘to partake in us western pacific drills’




south korea has announced plans to join a us drill set to be held in the western pacific in a show of force against north korea.the south korean military announced in a statement on friday that a total of seven south korean navy vessels would join 14 us warships off the eastern coast of the united...



presstv-sahel ‘g5’ force starts anti-extremists fight




a joint anti-extremist force linking countries in the sahel began operations on wednesday, the french military mission in the region, which is providing support, told afp."the deployment of malian, nigerien and burkinabe troops in the g5 sahel force began this morning," said a colonel for france's b...



presstv-‘trump’s new nuke strategy to please military’




the us air force decision to rebuild and update old b-52 nuclear bombers is, according to former us congressman and political analyst ron paul, both in line with president donald trump’s promise to make the military great again and an effort to please the military-industrial complex.dr. paul made ...



presstv-'recall of us military pilots indication of perpetual war'




the potential recall of more than 1,000 retired us military pilots is an indication of a “permanent war” mentality, says an american analyst.in an interview with press tv on tuesday, gordon duff, a senior editor of veterans today said, saudi arabia, turkey and israel’s intelligence agencies h...



presstv-china boosting air force capabilities: paper




china’s military has been boosting its air force as part of its overall program to strengthen its armed forces amid the threat posed by the united states’ military presence in the region.chinese combat exercises are becoming more intense and more realistic, according to a friday report by the of...



presstv-france-led drills in pacific targeting china aborted




a french-led amphibious force has postponed joint military exercises in the pacific with forces from the united states, the united kingdom, and japan after the failure of one of its vessels.a us commander said the joint military forces had to postpone their first ever collective beach attack drills ...



presstv-us threatens military force against n korea




frank smithpress tv, seoulthe united states has threatened to use military force against north korea if pyongyang continues what washington calls its provocative behavior. the us ambassador to the un also suggested that the us may impose unilateral sanctions on countries that do business with north ...



air force: we have more drone pilot jobs than for any other aircraft




enlarge/ a us air force mq-9 reaper awaits maintenance december 8, 2016, at creech air force base, nevada. u.s. air force photo by senior airman christian clausenshare this storythe united states air force now has more jobs available for drone pilots—known in military parlance as "remote-piloted a...



presstv-‘intl. force must supervise return of rohingya refugees’




a political analyst calls for the establishment of an international military force to ensure the safe return of rohingya refugees from bangladesh to their homes in rakhine state as myanmar refuses to provide them with safety guarantees.the muslim refugees would be endangering their lives if they att...



presstv-us military to upgrade outposts in turkey




the us military is set to upgrade a number of its facilities in turkey’s incirlik air base and other discrete outposts that it uses to run operations across the region, according to the white house's proposed 2018 budget.the us air force has requested about $26 million in funding to build a new do...



presstv-us expanding military drills in asia




while the us, australian and south korean navies are conducting joint exercises in the east china sea, us officials have also revealed  three us aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the western pacific in the coming days in a show of unprecedented force as president donald trump...



presstv-us expanding military drills in asia




while the us, australian and south korean navies are conducting joint exercises in the east china sea, us officials have also revealed  three us aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the western pacific in the coming days in a show of unprecedented force as president donald trump...



presstv-indian helicopter crashes near china border, 7 dead




an indian air force helicopter has crashed in the country’s remote northeastern border with china, killing all seven crew members and passengers.the helicopter—a russian-made mi-17—went down during a routine flight in the mountainous tawang area in the northeastern state of arunachal pradesh ...



presstv-iraq starts border military drills with turkey




iraqi army has commenced major military drills with turkish military along the common border after a highly controversial referendum on independence was held in the arab country’s kurdish region in open defiance of the central government in baghdad.  iraq's defense ministry said in a statement ...



presstv-eu to give 50mn euros for sahel africa force




the european union says it plans to spend 50 million euros to finance the establishment of a joint african military force in the sahel region with the declared aim of fighting terrorism, among other threats.announcing the bid in mali’s capital of bamako on monday, the european union’s foreign p...



presstv-boko haram repelled from nigeria town




militants of the takfiri terrorist group boko haram captured a town in northern nigeria for several hours before being repelled by a massive army deployment.a nigerian military source said sunday that boko haram militants had launched a “huge invasion” on the town of magumeri, some 50 kilometers...



presstv-us military to launch mysterious spacecraft




the us air force has announced plans to launch its secretive, unmanned spacecraft known as x-37b orbital test vehicle (otv) later this week to carry out “experimental operations.”for the first time, the experimental space plane will be launched on september 7 aboard elon musk’s spacex falcon ...



presstv-kenya to use latest generic aids drug




kenya is the first country in africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with hiv, officials said wednesday.kenya's government and the global health initiative unitaid announced that the east african nation will make the generic version of dolutegravir avai...



presstv-israel holds controversial military drill in cyprus




israeli military forces have conducted their first and largest military drill overseas, in cyprus, drawing strong criticism inside and outside the island-state.the week-long military wrapped up on wednesday. it involved israeli special forces, black hawk helicopters, and hercules transport planes.t...



presstv-iran’s military might thwarts threats: analyst




a political analyst says iran’s military capabilities have averted the threats against the country amid the west’s efforts to create conflicts in the region.in a monday interview, abdullah hosseini, a lecturer at al-mustafa university, pointed to iran’s achievements in enhancing its military ...



presstv-‘wisdom, not military source of iran’s influence’




a senior iranian diplomat has slammed saudi arabia’s hostility towards iran, saying the islamic republic’s regional influence originates from its “wisdom” in dealing with its neighbors rather than its military power.in an exclusive interview with press tv released on friday, gholamali khoshr...



presstv-us, s korea launch major air force drills




south korea and the us have launched major air force drills involving hundreds of aircraft from kunsan air base.some 230 aircraft, including six f-22 and 18 f-35 stealth fighter jets, are participating in the annual 'vigilant ace' drills. a total of 12,000 us military personnel are also taking part ...



presstv-us, japan hold wargames amid n korea tensions




japan’s naval and air forces have launched a three-day joint military drill with us aircraft carriers in the sea of japan amid tensions with north korea over its missile and nuclear programs.on thursday, japanese destroyers hyuga and ashigara joined the us aircraft carriers, the uss carl vinson an...



presstv-us sending f-35 jets to japan amid n korea row




the us air force is planning to deploy as many as 12 f-35 lightning ii fighter jets to japan over the coming days, a move that is expected to kick up tensions with north korea.the aircraft are expected to arrive at the us military’s kadena air base in okinawa, pacific air forces (paf) announced, a...