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Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base

Moscow - Six Russian soldiers were killed in Chechnya Friday when gunmen tried to storm their base in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Angry Colombia says Venezuela sent troops into its territory

Estanzuela - Colombia slammed its neighbor Venezuela on Thursday for what it said was an "unacceptable" incursion by Venezuelan military forces on its territory, and sent troops to secure the area.

NATO, US condemn Kosovo army plans

Pristina - NATO and the US on Wednesday condemned Kosovo's plans to create a national army, a move that would spark anger among its minority ethnic Serbs and in Belgrade.

China defence spending to rise 'around 7%': official

Bejing - China will raise defence spending "around seven percent" this year as it guards against "outside meddling" in its disputed regional territorial claims, a top official said Saturday, in an apparent reference to Washington.

Syrian army advances to outskirts of IS-held Palmyra

Birut - Syrian government forces backed by Russian soldiers advanced Wednesday to the outskirts of ancient Palmyra after battles with the Islamic State group, a monitor and a military source said.

Syrian army advances to outskirts of IS-held Palmyra

Birut - Syrian government forces backed by Russian soldiers advanced Wednesday to the outskirts of ancient Palmyra after battles with the Islamic State group, a monitor and a military source said.

Syrian army advances to outskirts of IS-held Palmyra

Birut - Syrian government forces backed by Russian soldiers advanced Wednesday to the outskirts of ancient Palmyra after battles with the Islamic State group, a monitor and a military source said.

Erdogan says paper to pay 'price' over controversial report

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned that a Turkish newspaper would pay a "price" after a contentious report over alleged tensions between his government and the army.

To secure Mosul, Iraq army makes desert push with US help

- Much of the fighting for west Mosul will be at close quarters, but Iraq's battle against the Islamic State group is also being waged in the open desert.

To secure Mosul, Iraq army makes desert push with US help

- Much of the fighting for west Mosul will be at close quarters, but Iraq's battle against the Islamic State group is also being waged in the open desert.

To secure Mosul, Iraq army makes desert push with US help

- Much of the fighting for west Mosul will be at close quarters, but Iraq's battle against the Islamic State group is also being waged in the open desert.

Turkey lifts military ban on Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey will lift a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country's armed forces, state media said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts military ban on Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey will lift a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country's armed forces, state media said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts military ban on Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey will lift a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country's armed forces, state media said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday.

Turkey lifts ban on army officers wearing Islamic headscarf

Istanbul - Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Wednesday.

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.
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