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Iran president: we don't intend any aggression in region

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran "does not intend any aggression" against its neighbours but will continue to produce all the weapons it needs for its defence.

Canada rejects UN request to hasten Mali deployment

Ottawa - Canada is still "several months" away from deploying peacekeepers to Mali in support of a UN mission, an official said Thursday, rejecting a UN envoy's call to accelerate its plans.

Greek fighter pilot killed in crash after Turkish intercept mission: officials

Atenas - A Greek fighter pilot died Thursday when his plane crashed in the Aegean while returning from a mission to intercept Turkish jets, officials said."A Greek pilot (has entered) the pantheon of heroes," Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said in a tweet.

Gazan who says was shot in Israeli sniper video denies posing threat

Khan Yunis - A Palestinian who says he was shot by an Israeli sniper along the Gaza border said Wednesday he was posing no threat to soldiers at the time, after a video of the incident went viral.

Israel confirms video of soldier shooting Palestinian

Jerusalem - Israel's military on Tuesday confirmed the authenticity of a widely shared video showing a soldier shoot a Palestinian on the Gaza border followed by rejoicing, actions that have added to scrutiny of the army's use of live fire.

Israel ministers defend soldiers appearing to rejoice in shooting Palestinian

Jerusalem - Two Israeli right-wing ministers on Tuesday defended soldiers after a video appearing to show them shoot a Palestinian and rejoice in it spread widely on social media and news sites.

Greek PM hardens tone on soldiers jailed in Turkey

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday demanded the release of two soldiers jailed in Turkey, arguing that they should not be "pawns to blackmail.

In Kenya, British soldiers train in massive war games

- High on Kenya's Laikipia plateau hundreds of British soldiers spent a recent half-moon night fording a river, marching across wadis and over escarpments before attacking a mocked-up army training camp.

NATO does not want new arms race: secretary general

Ottawa - NATO does not want a new arms race with Russia, the alliance's secretary general said Wednesday amid heightened tensions following an ex-spy's poisoning in England.

Four Ugandans killed in Shabaab attack on AU base in Somalia

Mugadishu - Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union military camp outside Mogadishu on Sunday, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, their army said.

Driver tries to ram soldiers as France mourns terror victims

Varces - A man driving a car with fake licence plates tried to ram a group of soldiers out jogging in southeast France on Thursday, security sources told AFP, sparking fears of a new attempted attack as the country mourns the victims of an Islamist shooting spr...

Israel army given shoot orders ahead of Gaza border protest

Jerusalem - Israeli chief of staff Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot has warned the army has been given authorisation to open fire ahead of mass protests on the Gaza border planned for Friday.

Haiti installs leaders of reborn army

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday installed the leaders of his country's army, a symbolic step in the impoverished Caribbean country's reformation of a military demobilized 23 years ago after decades of coups and political interference.

UN strengthens role of DR Congo mission in elections

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday tasked its huge peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo with helping to prepare elections meant to end President Joseph Kabila's rule.

Turkey court refuses to free jailed Greek soldiers: reports

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday ruled that two Greek soldiers charged with espionage and illegally entering the country would remain in jail, in defiance of European Union pressure for their release, reports said.

Canada aims for August Mali deployment of Blue Helmets: minister

Montr - Canada aims to deploy peacekeepers backed by helicopters to join UN Blue Helmets in Mali in August, the country's defense minister said on Sunday.

'Wagner Group': the mercenaries serving Putin in Syria

Moscow - The deaths of several members of the so-called "Wagner Group" in Syria last month shone a light on Russian President Vladimir Putin's mysterious private army Moscow is using there.

Nigeria was warned before Boko Haram abduction: Amnesty

Lagos - Nigeria's military was on Tuesday accused of ignoring repeated warnings about the movements of Boko Haram fighters before they kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in the country's restive northeast.

Canada to deploy troops, helicopters to help UN in Mali

Ottawa - Canada will deploy an infantry unit and military trainers along with attack and transport helicopters to Mali for 12 months in support of an ongoing UN peacekeeping mission, the government announced Monday.

Canada to deploy troops, helicopters to help UN in Mali

Ottawa - Canada will deploy an infantry unit and military trainers along with attack and transport helicopters to Mali for 12 months in support of an ongoing UN peacekeeping mission, the government announced Monday.

Israeli soldier's manslaughter sentence cut by a third: army

Jerusalem - An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a case that divided the country had his sentence reduced by a third Monday by a military parole board.

Tearful reunions, uncertain fates for Syrians fleeing Ghouta

Adra - Syrian soldier Ayman al-Khatib scoured the crowds streaming out of Eastern Ghouta until he spotted his parents. Falling to his knees, he embraced them for the first time in seven years.

Israeli manslaughter soldier seeks cut in jail term

Jerusalem - An Israeli military court on Wednesday began examining a request for a shorter prison term by a soldier jailed for 14 months for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian, the army said.

Greeks rally for soldiers held in Turkey

Thessalon - Thousands of people rallied in northern Greece on Sunday demanding the release of two Greek soldiers held in Turkey accused of illegally entering the country, police said.

Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Tehran - Iran's armed forces spokesman said on Saturday that there can be no talks on the country's missile programme without the West's destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

Turkey arrests two Greek soldiers 'on espionage charges'

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday placed two Greek soldiers under arrest on espionage charges after they illegally crossed into Turkey, state media reported, in a move that risks a new flaring of tensions between Ankara and Athens.

Mexican troops kill 'El Chapo' family security chief

Mexico - Mexican soldiers and police killed the security chief for the family of jailed drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday, officials said.

Military takeover of Rio police stirs dictatorship ghosts

Rio De Janeiro - The ghosts of Brazil's dictatorship are stirring in the wake of President Michel Temer's order for the army to take over policing in Rio de Janeiro.

Mali blast kills two French soldiers

Paris - Two soldiers from France's counter-terrorism force in West Africa were killed and another was hurt Wednesday when their vehicle struck a mine in northeast Mali.

German army facing 'big gaps' as spending cuts bite

Berlin - Germany's armed forces are being pushed beyond their limits as Berlin makes greater international commitments while failing to invest in and reform the military, according to a report published Tuesday.
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Members of the South African Special Forces skydiving team with the flags of Special Forces and the Joint Operations Division.
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Staff Sergeant Ferguson's daughter wears her father's fatigues to show her support for her dad.
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Staff Sergeant Ferguson's daughter proudly wears her dad's cap.
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American flags were everywhere along the parade route.
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A Korean soldier
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Image of the violent clashes at Bangkok's Democracy Monument on April 10, 2010
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Turkish army officers have been forbidden to watch Games of Thrones, which includes Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.
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U.S. Soldiers conduct a patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers to check on conditions in a village in the Wardak province of Afghanistan
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Soldiers of Chin Shi Huangdi's terracotta army at Xi'an.
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President Barack Obama visits with a platoon of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan that recently lost six members, Dec. 3, 2010. The President made an overnight trip to visit troops in Afghanistan.
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A Ugandan Army helicopter hunts for LRA members in Central African Republic.
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Israeli soldiers in the co-ed Karakal combat unit on their final hike of basic training.
Israeli soldiers in the co-ed Karakal combat unit on their final hike of basic training.
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Kristian Bush's father, an officer in the Army stationed in Korea in the center
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Two AH-64D Apache attack helicopters
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Israeli soldiers in the co-ed Karakal combat unit on their final hike of basic training.
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A company of the South Africa Infantry leads of the brigade-sized parade.
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EGHS's drill team.
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