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Grief, questions as France remembers troops slain in hostage raid

Paris - A grieving France paid its respects Tuesday to two commandos killed during a raid to rescue four hostages in the Sahel region of Africa last week, under the shadow of a row over risks taken by two of those freed.

Caracas blasts Guaido's courting of US military

Caracas - Venezuela reacted with outrage Monday after the opposition openly courted US military support, with the regime denouncing what it called a "repugnant" attempt to plot an armed intervention in the crisis-torn country.

US sends assault ship, missiles to Mideast amid Iran 'threat'

Washington - The Pentagon announced Friday that it is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East to bolster an aircraft carrier force sent to counter alleged threats from Iran.

Venezuelan opposition deputy takes refuge with Argentine ambassador

Caracas - A Venezuelan lawmaker who backed a failed opposition uprising against the government said Thursday that he had taken refuge in the Argentine ambassador's residence.

Colombia blasts Venezuela over alleged military incursion

Apo - Colombia hit out at neighbor Venezuela on Wednesday for "repeated provocations" after claiming around 30 military personnel crossed into its territory.

Mexico president says no to US security plan

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he wants the United States to end a security assistance program called the Merida Initiative and instead invest in economic development in Mexico and Central America.

French court jails brother of jihadist killer for 30 years

Paris - A Paris appeal court on Thursday handed a 30-year jail term to Abdelkader Merah, brother of a French jihadist who shot dead seven people, finding him guilty of being an accomplice in the 2012 murders.

Iran's Rouhani calls on Mideast states to 'drive back Zionism'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to "drive back Zionism", in an Army Day tirade against the Islamic republic's archfoe Israel.

President of Iran Rouhani urges Mideast states to 'drive back Zionism'

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on Thursday to "drive back Zionism", saying Israel and its US ally were the root causes of the region's problems.

US confirms killing No.2 Islamic State leader in Somalia

Mugadishu - The US military confirmed Monday that it had killed the second-ranking Islamic State leader in Somalia in an air strike.US Africa Command said that Abdulhakim Dhuqub was killed Sunday in the strike vicinity of Xiriiro in the Bari region.

UN votes to shut down Haiti police mission

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday decided to shut down a police mission in Haiti and replace it with a smaller UN political presence even as it admitted that the poor Caribbean nation faces major problems.

Algeria army demands start of impeachment against Bouteflika

Alger - Algeria's military on Tuesday demanded the immediate launch of impeachment proceedings against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika as it dismissed an announcement he will resign before his mandate expires.

Blast wounds four at Russian military academy

Sanktpeterburg - A blast caused by an explosive device wounded four people on Tuesday at a military academy in Russia's northwestern city of Saint Petersburg, investigators said.

Rwanda's genocide killers learn new life back home

Ruhengeri - Dozens of ex-militia killers stroll around an open camp beneath mist-shrouded volcanoes in Rwanda. They are learning to reintegrate into the country whose government they have spent years trying to overthrow.

Bolsonaro sparks anger with call to celebrate Brazil coup

Rio De Janeiro - Born soon after Brazil's 1964 coup, Sueli Alves is too young to recall the horrors of a military takeover that led to the murder and disappearance of hundreds.

Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule

Alger - Algeria's army chief called Tuesday for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit to govern, following weeks of mass protests demanding the ailing leader step down after two decades in power.

Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule

Alger - Algeria's army chief called Tuesday for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit to govern, following weeks of mass protests demanding the ailing leader step down.

French plan for army backup in 'yellow vest' protests draws fire

Paris - The French government's decision to deploy the army as backup during Saturday's weekly "yellow vest" protests has drawn fire, with the opposition warning of the risk of using soldiers for law and order.

Senators ask US to sanction Myanmar army chief

Washington - Senators called Wednesday for the United States to slap sanctions on Myanmar's army chief, saying more needed to be done to bring accountability over the campaign against the Rohingya.

Venezuela's opposition-controlled legislature makes new military offer

Caracas - Members of the Venezuelan armed forces that abandon President Nicolas Maduro will keep their rank and be reinstated once a new government is in place, the opposition-controlled legislature said Tuesday.

France questions if US support for NATO is 'perennial'

Washington - France's defense minister questioned Monday whether the US commitment to the NATO alliance is "perennial" and said Europe needs to build defense "autonomy" as that question goes unanswered.

At least 8 dead as gunmen storm Mali army camp

Bamako - At least eight people were killed on Sunday in a raid by suspected jihadists on an army camp in central Mali, military and security sources said, warning the toll could rise.

Maduro creates military unit to protect public service installations

Caracas - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro created a military unit on Friday charged with protecting basic installations and services such as electricity and water just over a week after the country was hit with a massive blackout.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says democracy, freedom up to will of army

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that "democracy and freedom only exist when the armed forces want them to" -- prompting a quick clarification from his vice president.

Fear reigns in heart of separatist Cameroon region

Buea - In the capital of Cameroon's Southwest Region, people drily say the streets are so dangerous that even the dogs are too scared to go outside.

Algerian army chief vows to secure protest-hit country

Alger - Algeria's army chief on Tuesday pledged to guarantee the country's security following mass demonstrations against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office.

China, Russia urge against military action in Venezuela

Wuchen - The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers voiced their opposition to military action in Venezuela on Wednesday, as President Nicolas Maduro faces increasing pressure from the United States to step down.

Colombia says 326 Venezuelan army deserters since Saturday

C - A total of 326 members of Venezuela's armed forces have deserted embattled President Nicolas Maduro and crossed the border into Colombia since Saturday, Bogota's migration service said Tuesday.

Burkina forces kill nearly 30 'terrorists' in operation: military

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's armed forces killed around 30 suspected militants last week in an land and air operation against jihadist groups operating in the east of the country, the military said on Sunday.

Japan's Okinawa 'votes against' controversial US base move: exit polls

Nago - Voters on the Japanese island of Okinawa have rejected the relocation of a controversial US military base, according to exit polls from a non-binding referendum cited by local media Sunday.
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