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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.

Japan's Okinawa to vote on controversial US base move

Okinawa - Residents of Japan's Okinawa go to the polls Sunday in a closely watched referendum on the controversial relocation of a US military base to a remote part of the island.

Iran announces 3-day navy drill from Gulf to Indian Ocean

Tehran - Iran is to launch a three-day annual navy drill from Friday in a vast area of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean including a sensitive global shipping route, state TV reported on Thursday.

Rival Venezuela concerts to take place 300-meters apart

Ure - A music concert called by Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro will take place just 300-meters from a rival gig organized by billionaire Richard Branson in support of opposition leader Juan Guaido, an official said on Wednesday.

Iran launches 'cruise missile capable' submarine

Tehran - Iran on Sunday launched a new locally-made submarine capable of firing cruise missiles, state TV said, in the country's latest show of military might at a time of heightened tensions with the US.

Pence hails $414 mn deal on US rockets for Poland

Warsaw - The US and Poland finalised a deal on Wednesday for Warsaw to buy American mobile rocket launchers worth $414 million (365 million euros) as it lobbies Washington to boost troops on Polish soil.

Venezuela's Guaido vows to bring in aid next week

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido told tens of thousands of supporters on Tuesday that desperately-needed humanitarian aid would be brought into the country on February 23, despite opposition from President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela opposition prepares protest, presses for aid to be let in

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition plans more marches Tuesday to press the military to let in US humanitarian aid, which President Nicolas Maduro says is the stepping stone to an invasion.

Venezuela's Guaido warns military on blocked aid

Caracas - Opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by some 50 countries as Venezuela's interim president, warned the military Sunday that blocking humanitarian aid from entering the country is a "crime against humanity.

Venezuela's Guaido warns military on blocked aid

Caracas - Opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by some 50 countries as Venezuela's interim president, warned the military Sunday that blocking humanitarian aid from entering the country is a "crime against humanity.

Poland to buy US rocket system for $414 million

Warsaw - Poland said Sunday it will buy mobile rocket launchers worth $414 million (365 million euros) from the United States, as Warsaw seeks closer ties with Washington amid concerns over a resurgent Russia.

Army-aligned party buoyed amid Thai political turmoil

Bangkok - Opponents of the Shinawatra political clan campaigned triumphantly in the Thai capital on Sunday, after a weekend of high political drama when a Thai princess' bid to be premier provoked a rare royal rebuke.

Venezuelan military official drops allegiance to Maduro

Caracas - An active-duty Venezuelan army colonel who is a military doctor has dropped his allegiance to President Nicolas Maduro, backing opposition leader Juan Guaido instead.

France makes fresh air strikes against rebel incursion into Chad

Paris - French warplanes have carried out fresh attacks against an armed convoy which crossed into Chad from Libya, after initial strikes over the weekend failed to halt its advance, the French army said Wednesday.

Lima Group calls for Venezuela regime change without force

Ottawa - The Lima Group of Latin American countries and Canada called Monday for a peaceful change in government in Venezuela, without military intervention.

French air strikes 'repel incursion into Chad from Libya'

Paris - French warplanes on Sunday struck twice to halt an armed group that crossed into northern Chad from Libya in a column of 40 pickups, the French military said, adding it acted at Chad's request.
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