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DR Congo military under fire over massacre video

Kinshasa - The Democratic Republic of Congo's government came under pressure on Sunday to stem violence after the emergence of a video purporting to show soldiers massacring unarmed civilians.

Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country's second city.

Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country's second city.

DR Congo dubs video massacre fake, but admits "excesses"

Kinshasa - A Democratic Republic of Congo spokesman condemned as a "ridiculous montage" Saturday a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed civilians by DR Congo soldiers (FARDC).

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Tehran - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test.

Russia's Red Army Choir sings for first time after crash

Moscow - Russia's legendary Alexandrov Ensemble, known as the Red Army Choir, gave its first performance Thursday following the December plane crash that killed most of its singers.

9,000 Brazilian troops deploy in Rio ahead of carnival

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is sending 9,000 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city's carnival to boost security, following violent street protests and attempts to paralyze the police, the defense minister said Tuesday.

Shots fired by angry troops in I. Coast army barracks town

Abidjan - Fresh protests by angry soldiers erupted in the Ivorian barracks town of Adiake, east of the commercial capital Abidjan on Tuesday, weeks after troops and security forces mutinied in the west African nation.

Yemen rebel 'suicide boat' attack kills Saudi sailors

Riyadh - Yemeni rebel "suicide" boats attacked a Saudi warship on patrol in the Red Sea, killing two sailors in what the Saudi-led coalition called an escalation of the nearly two-year-old war.

Yemen rebel 'suicide boat' attack kills Saudi sailors

Riyadh - Yemeni rebel "suicide" boats attacked a Saudi warship on patrol in the Red Sea, killing two sailors in what the Saudi-led coalition called an escalation of the nearly two-year-old war.

Yemen rebel 'suicide boat' attack kills Saudi sailors

Riyadh - Yemeni rebel "suicide" boats attacked a Saudi warship on patrol in the Red Sea, killing two sailors in what the Saudi-led coalition called an escalation of the nearly two-year-old war.

Shabaab attacks Kenya army base in Somalia

Mugadishu - Islamist Shabaab fighters attacked a Kenyan military base in southern Somalia on Friday in the second assault by the Al-Qaeda linked group this week.

Chechens serving as Russian military police in Aleppo: Kadyrov

Moscow - Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on Tuesday confirmed that troops from the mainly Muslim Caucasus region were serving as Russian military police in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

Ivory Coast hit by fresh protests in wake of mutiny

Abidjan - Angry protests erupted in several Ivory Coast cities on Monday, including in the economic capital Abidjan where retired soldiers barricaded a major highway as a teachers' strike kept schools closed.

14 members of pro-govt militia killed in Mali attack

Bamako - A pro-government militia in Mali said that it had lost 14 fighters in an attack blamed on former rebels, three days after a suicide car bomber left more than 70 dead.

Nigerian air force overflies The Gambia: official

Abuja - The Nigerian air force is flying over The Gambia, an official said Thursday, as African troops seemed ready to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his December election defeat.

Russia, Turkey stage first joint air strikes against IS in Syria

Moscow - Russia and Turkey on Wednesday staged their first joint air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said.

Russia, Turkey stage first joint air strikes against IS in Syria

Moscow - Russia and Turkey on Wednesday staged their first joint air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, the Russian defence ministry said.

Ivory Coast soldier killed as mutiny protests return

Bouak - A mutinous soldier was killed in Ivory Coast's administrative capital Tuesday, as fresh trouble erupted in several cities after troops took to the streets, firing shots in the air and terrifying residents.

Congolese M23 rebels cross over from Uganda, 'clash with army'

Kinshasa - Armed Congolese rebels crossed back overnight into the country from their longtime refuge in Uganda, prompting fears that a guerilla conflict put to rest in 2013 could be rekindled.

Ivory Coast government and rebel troops reach deal

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's government and rebel troops have reached a final deal at talks in Bouake, government sources said late Friday at the close of a tense day which saw outbreaks of gunfire at barracks across the country.

Greek prosecutor argues against Turkish officers' extradition

Atenas - A Greek supreme court prosecutor on Wednesday argued against extraditing two Turkish officers over July's failed coup, in the second of three such hearings this week.Prosecutor Haralambos Vourliotis said the officers "came (to Greece) as supplicants.

Afghan ex-interpreters seek French visas, citing threats

Kabul - Nearly 100 Afghan former interpreters for the French army demanded French visas on Tuesday so they can leave their country, saying they face regular threats from Islamist insurgents.

Israel arrests after protests against soldier's conviction

Jerusalem - Israeli police made seven arrests overnight following an unruly protest against the manslaughter conviction of a soldier for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant, police said on Sunday.

Israelis rally for unity after soldier's manslaughter verdict

Jerusalem - Israelis on Saturday answered a wounded army veteran's call for a show of unity after the deeply divisive manslaughter conviction of a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant.

Israelis rally for unity after soldier's manslaughter verdict

Jerusalem - Israelis on Saturday answered a wounded army veteran's call for a show of unity after the deeply divisive manslaughter conviction of a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant.

Israelis rally for unity after soldier's manslaughter verdict

Jerusalem - Israelis on Saturday answered a wounded army veteran's call for a show of unity after the deeply divisive manslaughter conviction of a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant.

Arrests after death threats over Israeli soldier's conviction

Jerusalem - Israeli police arrested two people Thursday after death threats emerged online against a judge and other officials over the manslaughter conviction of a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant.

Gambia army chief backs president as region watches

Banjul - The Gambia's army chief on Wednesday reaffirmed his loyalty to President Yahya Jammeh, despite the threat of a regional military intervention if the strongman refuses to step down.

Russian military plane headed for Syria 'disappears from radar'

Moscow - A Russian military plane headed to Syria has disappeared from radar after taking off from the southern city of Adler, local news agencies reported the defence ministry as saying Sunday.
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