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13th Annual James D. McNaughton benefit hosted at Mulcahy's

Wantagh - On January 27, 2018, the 13th Annual James D. McNaughton Fund will take place at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall, in honor of an American hero.

Four Venezuelan generals placed on US sanctions blacklist

Washington - The US Treasury placed four serving or retired Venezuelan generals on its sanctions blacklist Friday, raising pressure on the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Too fat to march: Spanish Legion soldiers put on diet

Madrid - The fierce reputation of Spanish Legion soldiers is being put to the test: too fat, some of them have been offered a weight-loss plan to save the "prestige" of the force.

Israel grants bail to Palestinian woman in 'slap video' case

Ramallah - Israel on Friday released a Palestinian woman on bail after she was charged with assaulting an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank following a viral video of the incident.

Israel charges Palestinian teen in viral 'slap video'

Palestinian - Israel charged a Palestinian teenager with 12 counts including assault on Monday following her arrest after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank went viral.

Israel charges Palestinian woman in viral 'slap video'

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities have filed charges against a Palestinian woman after a video showing her and her cousin slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank went viral.

Guinea massacre suspects to go before criminal tribunal

Conakry - Fourteen suspects held over a 2009 stadium massacre in Guinea which killed 157 people are to go before a criminal tribunal after a legal investigation concluded, the country's justice minister said.

US forces kill 13 Shabaab militants in air strike

Nairobi - The United States carried out an air strike on Christmas Eve against the Shabaab Islamist group that left 13 dead, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Zimbabwe ex-army chief Chiwenga named ruling party VP

Harare - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday named the former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in the ruling party, his office said.

Zimbabwe's ex-army chief Chiwenga named ruling party VP

Harare - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday named the former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in the ruling party, the presidency said.

Zimbabwe army ends intervention that led to Mugabe's ouster

Harare - Zimbabwe's army chiefs announced Monday the end of the military intervention which forced former president Robert Mugabe to resign, while urging citizens to remain alert and allow a smooth transition of government.

US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

Washington - The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks.

Two Palestinian militants killed in Gaza explosion

Gaza - Two Palestinian militants were killed in Gaza on Tuesday in an explosion whose cause was unclear, with Israel denying claims from authorities in the Hamas-run enclave that it was responsible.

Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims

Washington - The Pentagon on Monday voiced skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement that he had ordered the partial withdrawal of troops from Syria.

On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Ankara - Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday for the last leg of a day-long diplomatic dash, during which he ordered the partial withdrawal of Russia's troops from the war-torn country.

Putin orders partial Russia troop withdrawal from Syria

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a surprise visit to the war-torn country.

Israel says demolishes tunnel from Gaza into its territory

Jerusalem - Israel's military said it demolished a tunnel Sunday stretching from Gaza into its territory in an operation that comes at a time of increased tension over US President Donald Trump's recent Jerusalem declaration.

US and Russia clash over Ukraine as OSCE meets

Vienna - The United States and Russia clashed over the crisis in Ukraine as OSCE foreign ministers met in Vienna on Thursday, casting doubt on efforts to negotiate terms for a UN peacekeeping force.

Syria army clears last IS pockets west of Euphrates: monitor

Birut - Syrian government troops and allied militia have cleared the last pockets held by the Islamic State group on the west bank of the Euphrates River, a monitor said on Thursday.

Israel army deploys more troops after Trump Jerusalem move

Jerusalem - The Israeli military said on Thursday it was deploying hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Rift over Ukraine peacekeepers as OSCE meets

Vienna - Foreign ministers from the 57-member OSCE met in Vienna on Thursday with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russia's Sergei Lavrov set to discuss a possible UN peacekeeping force for Ukraine.

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for 139 soldiers over massacre

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court upheld the death penalty for 139 soldiers on Monday over their role in a "brutal and barbaric" mutiny in which dozens of top army officers were massacred.

Bangladesh upholds 2013 death sentence for 139 soldiers for mutiny

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Monday upheld death sentences for 139 soldiers over the massacre of 74 people including 57 senior army officers during a 2009 mutiny, the attorney general said.

Crew member relatives mourn as Argentina searches for missing submarine

Mar Del Plata - Ten days after Argentina's missing San Juan submarine went silent, grieving relatives have begun mourning the loss of its 44 missing crew members with a religious ceremony Saturday, even though the navy has yet to declare them dead.

NATO takes 'disciplinary' action over Turkey 'enemy' insult

Brussels - NATO has taken 'disciplinary action' against an individual over an incident in which Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were portrayed as enemies, the alliance's secretary general has said.

Soldiers held without trial threaten 'new Gambia' reputation

Banjul - When strongman Yahya Jammeh left The Gambia for exile after 22 years, new foreign minister Ousainou Darboe pledged the tiny nation would become the "human rights capital of Africa".

Hundreds of Haitians protest government corruption

Port-au-prince - Hundreds of Haitian opposition activists took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Saturday to protest the army's remobilization and government corruption.

France says 'go ahead' to African security initiatives

Dakar - France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday encouraged African nations calling for greater autonomy over their security to "go for it", following the launch of a regional anti-jihad force in the Sahel.

Judges finish investigation into Guinea stadium massacre

Conakry - Guinean judges have completed an investigation into a massacre in which at least 157 opposition supporters were killed and 109 women raped by troops in a stadium in 2009, the justice ministry said in a statement Thursday.

No letup in Juba standoff around ex-army chief's home

Juba - Troops remained deployed around the home of South Sudan's powerful former army chief Paul Malong on Sunday in a dispute over the fate of his 30 bodyguards, an army spokesman told AFP.
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President Barack Obama visits with a platoon of U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan that ...
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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Staff Sgt. Timothy Blackman, a squad leader in Company D, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, provides over watch security while the Afghan National Army conducts a shura with the people in Pirkowti Valley with the Paktika Province
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Staff Sergeant Ferguson s daughter proudly wears her dad s cap.
Staff Sergeant Ferguson's daughter proudly wears her dad's cap.
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U.S. Army Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, fire at an enemy bunker during Task Force Training on Camp Roberts, Calif.
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President Obama watching the Navy vs. Army football game
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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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Kristian Bush's father, an officer in the Army stationed in Korea in the center
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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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U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Glenn Niemitalo, an engineer with the Paktika Provincial Reconstruction Team, talks to a village elder with the assistance of an interpreter
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American flags were everywhere along the parade route.
The Salvation Army used the viral internet sensation #thedress to create a powerful campaign against...
The Salvation Army used the viral internet sensation #thedress to create a powerful campaign against the abuse of women
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Georgia National Guard Army Soldiers of the 3rd and 108th
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Two Afghan children look at a U.S. Army photographer in June, 2010
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U.S. Navy Seaman Christopher Hotella wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft
U.S. Navy Seaman Christopher Hotella wipes down the canopy of an F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft
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Image of the violent clashes at Bangkok's Democracy Monument on April 10, 2010
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Israeli soldiers march next to an army deployment area near the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 25, 2014
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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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The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323  with fou...
The number of US deaths in the Afghanistan war has set a new annual record of at least 323, with four months remaining in the year. The number surpasses the previous record of 317 for all of 2009.
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Panama has no military forces.
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