Hundreds of soldiers and army reservists from the Gaza Division and the Southern Command have held an annual five-day training exercises to rehearse their skills in thwarting an enemy attack. IDF special forces units and armored brigades also took part in the drills, in which the Navy, Airforce and Home Front Command also participated.
Latvia’s fence construction began in 2015 and the first 23km section is ready, according to local media reports, citing State Border Guards spokeswoman Evgeniya Poznyak. The Latvian government has allocated an additional €6.3 million on the construction and is seeking to build 60km of fence in 2017.
The islands, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, were transferred by US under Japan’s administrative control in 1971, sparking a territorial dispute with China. Beijing has claimed ownership of the islands from the 14th century, while Tokyo argues it had ownership of the islands from 1895 until its surrender at the end…
LYON, France French far-right leader Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday with a promise to shield voters from globalization and make their country “free”, hoping to profit from political turmoil to score a Donald Trump-style upset.
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko the United States will work to restore peace along the border with Russia. “We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border,” Trump said in a White House statement on Saturday.
Martin Laird stayed firmly in contention to claim his first PGA Tour title in almost four years as Byeong Hun An ended the third day of the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a slender lead.
Hideki Matsuyama came within a few inches of becoming only the 10th player to make a hole-in-one with a superb tee shot to the 16th on day three of the Phoenix Open.
DUBAI A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions on its missile programme by holding a military exercise on Saturday.
Great Britain lead Canada 2-1 in their Davis Cup World Group tie after Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray claimed a hard-fought win in Saturday’s crucial doubles rubber.
Sergio Garcia maintained his three-shot cushion at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after finishing his third round in near-darkness on Saturday.