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Venezuela opposition strategy depends on military support

Caracas - Winning over the military is paramount if Venezuela's opposition-controlled parliament is to succeed in forcing President Nicolas Maduro from power, experts say.

China 'needs three aircraft carriers': naval expert

Bejing - China needs "at least three aircraft carriers" to protect its extensive coastline and its interests abroad, a senior Chinese naval expert said Wednesday."Our country has an 18,000-kilometre (11,000-mile) long coastline.

Military help UK police respond to Heathrow drone threat

London - Britain's armed forces were supporting police Wednesday at London's Heathrow Airport after a drone sighting led to the suspension of all departing flights for nearly an hour on Tuesday.

UN chief condemns attempted coup in Gabon

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned an attempted coup in Gabon, his spokesman said, recalling that the UN chief opposes unconstitutional changes of power by force.

Gabon rebel chief caught, two killed in failed coup: presidency

Libreville - The chief military rebel who led a failed coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed a public radio station, the presidency said.

Gabon says coup bid thwarted, as president abroad

Libreville - A group of soldiers sought to take power in Gabon on Monday while the country's ailing president was abroad, but the government declared the bid had failed and the rebels had been arrested.

Gabon soldiers call for uprising, shots heard in capital

Libreville - Gabon soldiers on state radio early Monday called on the people to "rise up" and announced a "national restoration council" would be formed, as an ailing President Ali Bongo is out of the country.

Deal with Syria regime 'inevitable': Kurdish commander

Oguz - A deal between Damascus and Syria's Kurds over their autonomous region in the country's north is "inevitable", a senior Kurdish military official said on Saturday, insisting that Kurdish forces should remain in the area.

Brazil troops deploy to stop criminal attacks in northern city

Rio De Janeiro - A special deployment of Brazilian troops began fanning out in the northern city of Fortaleza Saturday with orders to stop a spike in violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, officials said.

Syria army allows more pre-2011 conscripts home

Damascus - Syria's army has issued demobilisation orders for a new round of men conscripted for compulsory service in 2010, a year before the civil war started.

Israeli army says destroys Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Friday it has blown up a cross-border tunnel dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon, the first of four it has uncovered -- and pledged to destroy -- in recent weeks.

Russian new military barracks in disputed Kuril islands anger Japan

Moscow - Russia says it has built four new military barracks in the Kuril islands, angering Tokyo on Tuesday with whom it has been locked in a decades-long row over the archipelago in the Sea of Japan.

Kosovo votes to create its own army, enraging Serbia

Pristina - Kosovo on Friday passed laws to build an army, asserting its statehood in a US-backed move that prompted outrage in Serbia, which does not recognise its former province's independence.

Indian, Chinese troops share dance year after standoff

New Delhi - Indian and Chinese soldiers looked to have hit it off in their first joint exercises since a dangerous standoff last year, with videos released by the Indian military showing them dancing and playing football.

Palestinian shoots dead two Israelis in West Bank: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian shot dead two Israelis and wounded at least two others at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the army said.

Kosovo tests Serbia with vote to build an army

Pristina - Kosovo will vote Friday on whether to create its own army, in a heavily symbolic show of independence from Serbia that has inflamed tensions between the former wartime foes.

US backs Kosovo's plan to create an army

Pristina - Washington supports Kosovo's plans to create its own army, the US ambassador to Pristina said Thursday, signalling a rift with NATO, which is against the move.

Israeli opposition chief says Netanyahu overplayed border operation

Jerusalem - Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday of over-dramatising the army's discovery of Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon for political gain.

Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

Jerusalem - Israel's army said Tuesday it has discovered Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and launched an operation to destroy them, a move likely to raise tensions with the Iran-backed group.

Israel launches operation to cut off Hezbollah infiltration tunnels

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Tuesday it had detected Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and had launched an operation to cut them off.Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the "attack tunnels" detected were not yet operational.

Ukraine holds military drills after Russia sea confrontation

Babakh-tarama - A Ukrainian general wearing camouflage and a bulletproof vest looks out from his Mi-8 helicopter flying over the Sea of Azov, the flashpoint of rising tensions between Kiev and Moscow."Our presumed enemy is Russia.

French judges reject bid to reopen Rwanda genocide case

Paris - French judges have rejected a bid by survivors of Rwanda's genocide to reopen an investigation into claims that French troops were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people they had promised to rescue.

Slovenia becomes only NATO state with female army chief

Ljubljana - Slovenia on Tuesday became the only NATO country whose army is headed by a woman with the appointment of Major General Alenka Ermenc as chief of staff.

Bolsonaro makes another military appointment to Brazil cabinet

Rio De Janeiro - President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named a fourth member of the military to his cabinet on Monday with general Carlos dos Santos Cruz named as government secretary.

Three soldiers killed in C. Africa army shootout

Bangui - Three Central African military died in a shootout between soldiers in the town of Bambari in the centre of the restive country, a high-ranking military source told AFP on Sunday.

Bolsonaro names general as Brazil defense minister

Bras - Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday announced the appointment of former military general Fernando Azevedo e Silva to the post of defense minister.

Seven Turkish soldiers die in munitions blast

Ankara - Seven Turkish soldiers were killed in an "accidental" explosion at an army munitions depot, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

Remains of 26 victims of Peru's Shining Path handed over

- The remains of 26 Peruvians, victims of an atrocity carried out by Maoist rebels more than three decades ago, were handed over to their families in a ceremony Wednesday, officials said.

Venezuela blames Colombia after border ambush kills three

Caracas - Caracas accused neighbor Bogota on Monday of being unable to control its armed groups after three Venezuelan soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Colombian ELN guerrillas.

China to showcase peacekeeping role with UN Security Council visit

New York - China has invited the UN Security Council for a visit this month that will showcase its growing support for peacekeeping and include a tour of the modern cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou, the UN ambassador said on Thursday.
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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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