Just six months after activating the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, a deputy commander announced that changes to the training program have produced marked improvements in the quality of troops entering the Afghan National Army.
Indian Army Chief Gen. Vijay Kumar Singh, right, congratulates Cadet Divya Ajith Kumar, 21, after receiving the coveted “Sword of Honour” during the graduation parade at the Officers’ Training Academy in Chennai in September 2010.
A laboratory in Mali will soon be raising Africa’s first mosquitoes genetically modified to resist malaria.
SWAT members of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau use a step ladder to smash the window of a hijacked bus during a joint anti-terrorism and riot control drill with a special unit of China’s paramilitary police force at a training ground on the outskirts of Beijing in September 2010.
Ukraine will host a high-level United Nations-backed conference in April 2011 to mark the 25th anniversary of the April 26, 1986, Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, or SECP, has directed the country’s stock exchanges and financial companies to embrace anti-money laundering and anti-terror financing measures proposed by the multinational Financial Action Task Force, reported the website Central Asia Online.