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Iran Guards seize British-flagged tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Friday they had seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for breaking "international maritime rules" as tensions mount in the highly sensitive waterway.

Three soldiers killed in French Guiana gold mine accident

Cayenne - Three soldiers have been killed and another seriously injured in an operation to destroy an illegal gold mine in French Guiana, France's Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said Thursday.

Sudan protesters reject 'absolute immunity' for generals

Khartoum - Sudan's key protest group is opposed to giving the military "absolute immunity" against prosecution for violence against demonstrators, a spokesman said, as the two sides held talks on a power sharing deal.

S.Africa military set to deploy against Cape Town gangs

Cape Town - South African soldiers will deploy in Cape Town's crime-ridden townships after a surge of shootings, gang violence and murders in one of the country's top tourist destinations, the head of the defence forces said Friday.

US Navy SEAL found not guilty of murder in war crimes trial

Los Angeles - A decorated US Navy SEAL was found not guilty Tuesday of murdering a captive teenage militant in Iraq, the most serious of the charges brought against him during a two-week war crimes trial in San Diego.

US Navy SEAL found not guilty of murder in war crimes trial

Los Angeles - A decorated US Navy SEAL was found not guilty Tuesday of murdering a captive teenage militant in Iraq, the most serious of the charges brought against him during a two-week war crimes trial in San Diego.

Second deadly German military air crash in a week

Frankfurt Am Main - An army helicopter crashed in northern Germany on Monday, killing the pilot, defence officials said, in the second fatal crash in a week for a military plagued with equipment problems.

US-led coalition says it killed 1,319 civilians in anti-IS war

Washington - The US-led coalition said Thursday it had unintentionally killed at least 1,319 civilians in strikes during its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

Iran air defence missiles must be taken seriously: experts

Dubai - The shooting down last week of a sophisticated US drone by an Iranian missile demonstrates that Tehran's air defence capabilities can pose a challenge to US air superiority, experts say.

Mexico cracks down at US border with 15,000 troops

Mexico - Mexico has deployed nearly 15,000 soldiers and National Guardsmen to its border with the United States, the army chief said Monday -- admitting they are detaining migrants who try to cross, after the policy triggered backlash.

Mexico deploys 15,000 troops to US border to slow migration

Mexico - Mexico has deployed nearly 15,000 soldiers and National Guardsmen to its border with the United States, the army chief said Monday -- admitting they are detaining migrants who try to cross, after the policy triggered backlash.

Ethiopia mourns after army chief, top officials killed

Addis Ababa - The death toll from two attacks believed linked to an attempted coup in Ethiopia's northern Amhara state rose to five on Monday, as flags flew at half-mast on what was declared a national day of mourning.

Iran reports previous incident with 'spy drone' in May

Tehran - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a map on Sunday showing a border incident with a "spy drone" encroaching its airspace in late May.

Ethiopia army chief, local officials killed amid regional 'coup' bid

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's army chief and a top local leader have been shot dead during an attempt to overthrow a regional government in the north of the country, underscoring political instability as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tries to reform the nation.

Ethiopia army chief of staff shot amid unrest

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's army chief of staff has been shot, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on television Sunday as the government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in a regional state of this Horn of Africa nation.

Iran and US trade barbs ahead of new sanctions

Tehran - Iran and the United States, locked in a tense standoff after the US withdrew from a nuclear deal, traded barbs Sunday the day before the US tightens sanctions against the Islamic republic.

Ecuador denies Galapagos Islands will host US military base

Quito - Ecuador President Lenin Moreno insisted Tuesday the United States would not be installing a military base on the Galapagos Islands, a day after the government revealed that American aircraft would be able to use an airstrip there.

DR Congo's army moves in to dislodge illegal miners

Lubumbashi - Democratic Republic of Congo's army has sent a battalion of troops to oust illegal miners from land worked by a majority-owned Chinese company, the military said Tuesday.

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.
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