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EU military chief discusses security issues with COAS, Defence Minister

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday received Chairman European Union Military Committee General Mikhail Kostarakos at the General Headquarters. According to the Inter Services Public Relations, both discussed regional security issues and matters of mutual interest during the meeting. The visiting dignitary appreciated the resolve of Pakistan Army and its continuing efforts towards fighting terrorism and bringing peace in the region. The European Union Military Committee (EUMC) is the…

Indonesia demands answers after military chief denied US entry

JAKARTA: Indonesia intends to send a diplomatic note to the US secretary of state and summon Washington’s deputy ambassador in Jakarta to explain why the head of its military was denied entry to the United States, Indonesian officials said on Sunday. Armed Forces Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo was about to board a flight on Saturday when the airline informed him that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection had denied him entry, military spokesman Wuryanto told a news conference in Jakarta. Nurmantyo was going to the…

Hamas appoints military chief as deputy leader

GAZA CITY: The Palestinian movement Hamas has appointed as its deputy leader a military official accused of organizing multiple deadly attacks against Israelis, an official said on Thursday. "Salah al-Aruri was elected deputy to (Hamas leader) Ismail Haniya," an official in the movement told AFP on condition of anonymity, after a vote of its 18-member political bureau. Aruri, who lives in exile after having spent almost two decades in Israeli jails, is alleged to have masterminded a series of attacks against Israelis…