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Egypt inaugurates its largest naval base along Mediterranean

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua | Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated on Saturday the 3rd of July Naval Base in Gargoub on Egypt’s northwest coast, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement. Covering an area of 10 million square meters along the Mediterranean, the new base is considered Egypt’s largest naval …

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China opens first overseas base in Africa

Beijing, China | AFP |  China has officially opened its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, state media said Tuesday, a major step for the country’s expansion of its military presence abroad. Chinese military personnel, officials and guests attended a flag-raising ceremony and military parade to mark the occasion, the …

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China flexes military muscle before Trump takes office

Peking, China | AFP | An aircraft carrier in the Pacific and a newly upgraded combat aircraft: China’s military is showing off its newest equipment less than a month before the swearing-in of US President-elect Donald Trump, who has raised tensions between Beijing and Taipei. In recent days state media …

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China slams ‘provocative’ US sail-by in South China Sea

Beijing, China | AFP |  China has slammed the US for sailing a warship near disputed territory in the South China Sea, saying the move was a “serious illegal act” and “deliberately provocative”. In a statement on its website late Friday night, the country’s defence ministry said two Chinese naval …

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