Stop military from tracking Nigerians on social media, groups tell Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to prevail on the military to halt its ongoing monitoring of Nigerians on the Internet. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, was joined by another civic group, Concerned Nigerians, in a recent demand for the president to respect the freedom of Nigerians on all social media platforms. “Use … Read more

Union Budget 2017: Military modernization a far cry as defence gets only 6% hike

NEW DELHI: India’s defence budget has been hiked by a measly 6% to Rs 2,74,114 crore ($40.42 billion), dashing the hopes for any major jump in military modernization this year despite heightened tensions with Pakistan and the ever-expanding military capabilitiesof China. The defence outlay works out to just 1.63% of the projected GDP for 2017-18, … Read more

In Record US Military Aid, Israel To Get $38 Billion

WASHINGTON: HIGHLIGHTS Deal calls for $3.8 billion a year in aid to Israel that expires in 2018 It allows Israel to avoid uncertainties surrounding next US president For first time, deal will incorporate money for Israeli missile defence The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of US military aid … Read more