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Russia and West hold war games over Arctic

Moscow - Russia conducted huge and unexpected war games on Tuesday, coinciding with a Nato drill in the Arctic at a time of heightened tensions in the region.

Tunisian soldier kills 7 comrades in barracks attack

Tunis - A Tunisian corporal shot dead seven of his comrades on Monday before himself being killed, the defence ministry said, adding that he had family and psychological problems.The rampage "caused the deaths of seven soldiers and also of the shooter.

Syrian rebels 'seize hospital holding 150 soldiers'

Damascus - Islamist rebels on Friday overran a hospital in northwest Syria where at least 150 regime forces and dozens of civilians were trapped for nearly a month, a monitor said.

Syria army pushes towards Jisr al-Shughur seeking morale boost

Damascus - Stung by recent losses, Syria's regime is making a concerted push to reach besieged forces trapped in the rebel-held town of Jisr al-Shughur, hoping to give supporters a much-needed morale boost.

72 dead as Syria army battles to free loyalists: monitor

Birut - At least 72 fighters were killed in a single day as the Syrian army battled to relieve some 250 besieged regime loyalists under rebel assault, a monitoring group said Monday.

Turkey ex-president Evren, 1980 coup leader, dies aged 97

Ankara - Turkish former president Kenan Evren, convicted last year for his key role in the country's bloody 1980 coup, died Saturday in the capital Ankara, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported. He was 97.

China negotiating Horn of Africa military base: Djibouti president

Djibouti - China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president told AFP, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation.

Burundi's army walks thin line as crisis deepens

Nairobi - Deadly protests in Burundi against the president's bid for a third term has put the army in a pivotal role, standing between protestors, police and pro-government militia.

Probe launched into claims French soldiers raped C.Africa children

Paris - Judges in France will investigate claims that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic, the state prosecutor announced Thursday.

C.Africa to take 'legal action' against French soldiers in rape case

Bangui - The Central African Republic will take legal action against the French soldiers accused of raping children in exchange for food at a refugee camp, the country's justice minister said Wednesday."Legal action will be pursued...

Syria's Assad says losing battles doesn't mean war is lost

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that setbacks are a normal part of war and do not mean the conflict is lost, in his first comments after several regime defeats."Today we are fighting a war, not a battle.

Soldiers who assaulted C.Africa kids 'should own up': France

Paris - France's defence minister has urged soldiers "to give themselves up" if they are guilty of sexually assaulting hungry Central African kids, as questions remain on why the probe into the alleged crimes is taking so long.

14 French soldiers implicated in C. Africa child rape probe

Paris - Fourteen French soldiers are implicated in a probe into the alleged rape of children in the Central African Republic, a judicial source said Thursday, in what could be a potentially devastating scandal for the army.

'No mercy' if troops guilty of C. Africa child rape: Hollande

Bangui - President Francois Hollande on Thursday vowed to "show no mercy" if French peacekeepers in Central African Republic were found guilty of raping hungry children in exchange for food.

France investigating alleged child sex abuse by its troops in C.Africa

Paris - France is investigating allegations that its peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic after a leaked UN report said victims as young as eight were raped in exchange for food and money.

Boko Haram retakes NE town from Nigerian army

Marte - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said.

U.S. army walks cultural minefield training Ukraine troops

Yavoriv - U.S. paratrooper Gregory Crocker is giving a group of Ukrainian soldiers lesson one in dealing with an unexploded bomb: don't touch it until the experts arrive.

Ukraine soldier killed by rebels: Army

Kiev - A Ukrainian soldier was killed in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east, the army said Tuesday, its first fatality in nearly a week as shelling rumbled on despite a ceasefire deal.

Saudi king mobilises National Guard for Yemen operations

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the National Guard, a ground force that exists apart from the army, to mobilise for operations against rebels in Yemen, the official SPA news agency said Tuesday.

Rouhani says Iran's military strategy purely defensive

Tehran - Iran's military is purely for defence and should not be seen as a threat in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday amid rising tension with Saudi Arabia.

U.S. troops on Ukrainian soil could reignite fighting: Moscow

Moscow - Russia on Friday warned that the arrival of U.S. paratroopers in Ukraine to train its forces fighting pro-Russian rebels could reignite the conflict, leading to mass bloodshed.

Chilean peacekeeper killed in Haiti protest

Santiago - A Chilean soldier who was part of the UN peacekeeping force in Haiti was shot dead during a violent protest in the Caribbean nation, the mission said.

NATO tests rapid reaction forces in Czech, Dutch drills

Strechov Nad Sazavou - NATO tested its newly forged rapid reaction forces for the first time Thursday with drills in both the Czech Republic and the Netherlands involving some 1,500 troops, an alliance official said.

Britain's Prince Harry in Australia for army stint

Sydney - Prince Harry reported for duty with the Australian Army on Monday to begin an "authentic" experience featuring bush patrols and indigenous engagement, as he prepares to retire from the British military.

Serbian helicopter in fatal crash while evacuating newborn

Belgrade - A Serbian military helicopter evacuating a five-day-old baby for emergency medical treatment has crashed in heavy fog, killing all seven people on board, the officials said Saturday.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Russia denies US claim of 'thousands' of troops in Ukraine

Moscow - Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent "thousands" of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

Russia denies U.S. claim of 'thousands' of troops in Ukraine

Moscow - Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent "thousands" of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

Honduran army races gangs to reach child trash-pickers

Tegucigalpa - Fourteen-year-old Cristian competes with stray dogs, scavenging birds and hundreds of other trash-pickers for food at a Honduran dump, but when the army offers him a square meal, he warily declines.

East Congolese fear assault on Rwandan rebels without UN

Rutshuru - Doubts linger over a long-announced military offensive against Rwandan rebels based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but local people and relief workers are preparing for reprisal raids on civilians.
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