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It's pretty remarkable what a fresh coat of paint can do for a game. Take Mercenary Kings, for example. When it first came out on PS4 as a PS Plus title back in 2014, its reception was, at best, mixed. While some people admired the way it borrowed from games of yesteryear like Metal Slug and Contra, it had ...
By Fr. Paul Samasumo. At least 19 persons including two priests were killed when suspected Fulani herdsmen opened fire at a Church in Ayar Mbalom community of Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. Speaking to Vatican News in an exclusive interview, four Bishops of Nigeria's ...

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In 1975 Soldier of Fortune magazine hit magazine racks everywhere. It was unabashed pro-gun and pro-military when it wasn't cool to be either. The direct involvement of the US military in the Vietnam War ended two years earlier, and Saigon would fall in April of this year.
Another provocation by Russia-backed militants in Luhansk region put the end to an attempt to disengage troops and forces near Stanytsia Luhanska. The Ukrainian military reported that at noon on April 25. 'The attack on positions of Ukraine's Armed Forces lasted for about ten minutes.
During the election campaign Orban promised to "seek moral, legal and political recourse" after the elections from those who opposed him, particularly the 'Soros mercenaries'. Last month, Orban said on state radio that the government knew the names of some 2,000 members of the 'Soros mercenary ...
Betrayed by their former boss — a South African crime lord who testified against them — three American men who worked as soldiers of fortune were convicted on Wednesday of a murder conspiracy plot to assassinate a real estate agent in the Philippines six years ago. After only two hours of deliberations, ...

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be the first standalone single-player MechWarrior title in development for PC in nearly 15 years, and will feature intense PvE 'Mech combat in an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. This new MechWarrior game will be powered by the ...
Russian investigative journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria dies from fall ... Recently Borodin had been writing about the Syria-based activities of a Russian mercenary organization called the "Wagner Group." Officials say there is no sign of foul play, but one of Borodin's friends, ...
SANAA, Apr. 16 (Saba) – Several of Saudi solders and mercenaries killed and injured by the army artillery and missiles forces to gatherings and sites of Saudi aggression coalition in numbers of places of ... In Najran , a Saudi' mercenary was killed and the other was injured explosion on Alagasher desert.
A Russian journalist who wrote on Moscow's "shadow army" in Syria has died after falling from the balcony of his fifth-floor flat, but investigators said Monday they were not treating the death as suspicious. Maksim Borodin fell from his apartment in Yekaterinburg, a major city in the Urals, last week and died ...
He had reported extensively for the news service Novy Den about the deaths of Russian mercenaries from the secretive Wagner group in US airstrikes in Syria in February. While Vladimir Putin's government admitted Russians had died, it insisted they were private citizens, despite mounting evidence that ...
In February, Russian investigative journalist Maxim Borodin published a series of bombshell reports about the secret, substantial presence of Russian mercenary forces in Syria. On Sunday, he died, following a mysterious fall from his fifth-floor balcony. Now, a journalists' advocacy group is calling for an ...
GENEVA, Switzerland, April 16, 2018–The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries will undertake its first visit to Chad from 16 to 23 April. The delegation, comprising Patricia Arias and Saeed Mokbil, will be in the country to assess the activities of mercenaries and foreign fighters, and their impact on human ...
Russian journalist who covered Wagner Group mercenary deaths in Syria dies after falling from balcony. Follow @BiNordic ... A Russian journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria has died from injuries sustained after falling from a balcony. Maxim Borodin, 32, died at a hospital on Sunday after falling from his ...
Russian journalist who covered Wagner Group mercenary deaths in Syria dies after falling from balcony. Follow @BiNordic ... A Russian journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries in Syria has died from injuries sustained after falling from a balcony. Maxim Borodin, 32, died at a hospital on Sunday after falling from his ...
GENEVA (13 April 2018) – The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries will undertake its first visit to Chad from 16 to 23 April. The delegation, comprising Patricia Arias and Saeed Mokbil, will be in the country to assess the activities of mercenaries and foreign fighters, and their impact on ...
26, 2013m file photo, Joseph Hunter, center, a former U.S. Army sniper who became a private mercenary, is in the custody of Thai police commandos after ... 2012 execution-style hit — a case that's provided an inside glimpse into the secret fraternity of private mercenaries willing to kill in cold blood for cash.

"Not only the 'traditional' structures that have actively been assisting in recruiting Russian mercenaries for Donbas since 2014 (as, for example, the Union of Russian Paratroopers,) will be involved in the recruitment, but also individuals who have authority and ties among former paratroopers and spec-ops ...
Over the course of the next few weeks, a jury in New York will hear the story of a South African crime lord who dealt in guns and gold and the team of former military men he hired to do his dirty work. The panel may be told about a smuggling ship that sank one day in the waters off Manila or of plans to stage ...
GamenGame has announced that Atlantica Online has been updated with a new patch to bring both a new mercenary and a new map into the game. The map is called the Hall of Chaos and features three distinct sections, each with its own set of monsters. In addition, a variety of new crafting materials are ...
For those that regularly browse the Nintendo eShop, you have probably noticed that even a year on, strategy role-playing games are few and far between on Nintendo Switch. The magnificently wacky Disgaea 5 Complete with its sweeping tale of revenge and rebellion would easily be my first choice, but, ...
I knew these guys were 5 Commando mercenaries, Col. “Mad” Mike Hoare's troops. Probably the most famous mercenary in modern history, the colorful “Mad” Mike collected a hodgepodge of experienced soldiers, pretenders, and combat castoffs the way others collected stamps. He had ability and ...
Retired Army Sgt. First Class Mike DiRocco, who served three tours of duty during the Vietnam War, stands Wednesday by a painting of himself reproduced from a 1962 photo of DiRocco on patrol in Van Canh Valley in Vietnam. The painting is displayed at the WNC Military History Museum in Brevard.
Four heavily armed foreign terrorists, who had recently infiltrated from across the Line of Control, were neutralised by a joint team of Indian security forces in Sunderbani area of Rajouri on Wednesday. The terrorists were dressed in combat fatigue. Briefing mediapersons. in Sunderbani, Brigade ...
It was guarded well, Markus noted, with two armoured Guards at its grand front door, and several more positioned around the large walls. Most mercenaries would have given up the job as being useless without an army behind them, but Markus had the gift of patience on his side, and knew that Kalefe often ...
US forces in Syria narrowly averted another clash with Russian mercenaries like one last month that left more than 100 opposing fighters dead, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said ... According to a US official, the Russian mercenaries have been moving into an area near Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria.
The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on April 5, when Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes will interview Tim Maurer about his new book, “Cyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers, and Power.” This series of monthly book conversations about national ...
It's worth reiterating this is the first single-player focused MechWarrior game since MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries. ... Take contracts from the factions of your choosing and engage in tactical, first-person, PvE 'Mech combat through an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline confront bulldozers working on the new oil pipeline September 3, 2016, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Private security guards used pepper sprayed and attack dogs to attempt to repel the protestors.
American troops may have killed hundreds of Syrian forces backed by Russian mercenaries, a US army general has said. Up to 300 pro-regime fighters are thought to have died in American bombing that was launched in response to a surprise attack on a US-held base in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region last ...
They engaged in some combat with the ISIS but rapidly returned to Russia, where two backers of the scheme were jailed for three years for mercenary activities. In June 2014, Mr Utkin joined the ranks of pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine - the Wagner Group's birthplace - according to official ...
They engaged in some combat with the IS but rapidly returned to Russia, where two backers of the scheme were jailed for three years for mercenary activities. In June 2014 Utkin joined the ranks of pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine - the Wagner Group's birthplace - according to official ...
Mercenary warfare is embedded deeply within American history: French General Marquis de Lafayette was contracted to train George Washington's forces. The Defense Base Act passed in 1941 provided private military contractors workman's compensation. But even after mercenaries emerged from ...
A Thrush 510G crop dusting aircraft, a weaponized version of which was part of negotiations between American mercenary Erik Prince and the ... An American mercenary attempted to sell modified crop duster aircraft to Azerbaijan's military, contravening United States laws on defense exports, a new ...
Braga's men launched punishing airstrikes and artillery fire at the pro-regime fighters and Russian mercenaries. The Pentagon called the attack retaliation for their “unprovoked” incursion into territory controlled by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of Kurds and Syrian rebels. Between ...
Paradox Interactive and developer Harebrained Schemes have shared a new video for their upcoming BattleTech turn-based strategy game. Featured above, the new video provides a nice overview of the game's mercenary life and management features, with commentary from Jordan Weisman (creator of ...
There are different heroes in Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and every hero has further four classes, which have unique skills and abilities and can be built according to your own playstyle. There are a number of weapons to choose from which all impact the character's ability to tackle different situations.
The Arab Organisation for Human Rights in Britain has called on the UN Human Rights Council to form a special committee to investigate the UAE's recruitment of mercenaries in Yemen. During a seminar organised at the UNHRC in Geneva, the organisation accused the United Arab Emirates of carrying ...
If we can believe James Mattis, the retired US Marine General who is US Secretary of Defense, Syria, a country without chemical weapons and in need of none in its mopping up operations against Washington's mercenaries, is using chlorine gas “against its own people,” exactly the same phrase as the ...
I don't remember if I ever finished the old Mechwarrior game from back in the day, but I poured an awful lot of hours into it because it was an open-ended game: Players could pursue the main quest, or opt to live the simple life of a merc, cruising the galaxy, taking on jobs, and trying not to die. Harebrained's ...
Smoke rises following an air strike on a rebel-held area in Syria. According to one commander, a Russian officer "coordinates the air cover" with mercenary troops on the ground. "Sometimes it is a thing of beauty to see how perfectly the aviation and artillery support works out," he says. (illustrative photo).
“People can come on a fishing expedition. They will come and make all manner of noise. People have been rented as mercenaries because of change and reshuffle at the NLA. They latch onto any piece of paper or any documentation and they take in out to some mercenary journalist and they go on a frolic ...
“People can come on a fishing expedition. They will come and make all manner of noise. People have been rented as mercenaries because of change and reshuffle at the NLA. They latch onto any piece of paper or any documentation and they take in out to some mercenary journalist and they go on a frolic ...
He also clearly accused Khalifa Haftar of arming mercenaries to kill Libyans as he said in the letter: "Chadian and Sudanese rebels attacked the oil terminals in Ras Lanuf and Essidra on September 12, 2016 and this is a first in arming mercenaries and use them to kill Libyans for personal and political ...
The forces of Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk, have given Africans in the south of the country nine days to leave it. This ultimatum was issued on Thursday, and came in the context of armed clashes in the city of Sabha (750 km to the south of the capital, ...
special ops sniper A national defense analyst says it was apparently hired Russian "proxies" that U.S. forces easily defeated in a clash in Syria last month. On February 7, U.S. forces repelled an attack from "pro-regime" Syrian forces against their base. Five days later, Reuters reported that two Russians ...
Forces loyal to Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Thursday gave African “mercenaries” -- who are allegedly operating in Libya's south -- nine days to depart the country. The move comes in the wake of armed clashes that recently occurred in the city of Sabha some 750 kilometers south of capital ...
On February 7, in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, the US army bombed fighters who were advancing towards oil installations held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the US-backed rebel coalition. Shortly afterwards, the Pentagon said these fighters could be "Russian mercenaries". Moscow is trying ...
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Tuesday the United States needs to be “alert” about Russia using mercenaries to hide its activities in Syria and elsewhere. “I do think that we ought to be alert for the potential that Russia uses some sort of mercenary forces as a way to camouflage ...
The next week, information began to emerge that many of those killed were Russian mercenaries contracted to the Wagner Group, a private military company with close ties to the Kremlin. A pair of Russian-language audio recordings described 200 dead Wagner fighters; other sources gave casualty figures ...


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