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Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said Wednesday it has closed its files on several allegations of military misconduct during the 2014 Gaza war but others are still under investigation.

First army vehicles pull out of Turkey cities after coup bid

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday began pulling out tanks and other military vehicles from bases in its main cities in line with an order to move all barracks outside Istanbul and Ankara following the failed July 15 coup.

Lithuania buys German combat vehicles in major arms deal

Vilnius - Lithuania on Monday signed a deal for German-made armoured vehicles intended to boost its defence capabilities, as it seeks to allay concerns of a military resurgence of Russia on its doorstep.

Four dead in bomb attack on army convoy in southeast Turkey

Ankara - Three soldiers and a local guard were killed on Thursday in an attack on a Turkish military convoy in the town of Bitlis in the country's troubled southeast, state-run media reported.

Bolivia's Morales opens 'anti-imperialist' army academy

Warnes - Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a new "anti-imperialist" military academy Wednesday, calling it a response to the former School of the Americas, a US program that provided training to Latin American military regimes.

Hollande confirms France to form National Guard to protect citizens

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday confirmed that a National Guard would be formed from existing reserve forces to better protect citizens facing terror attacks.

Humiliated Turkish army still faces twin challenge

Istanbul - The failed coup of July 15 left the Turkish army humiliated and weakened at a time when it must tackle the twin challenges of fighting guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group.

Hollande says boosted reserve force could form 'National Guard'

Saint-astier - French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that a call to boost reserve forces had paved the way to a "National Guard.

Three French troops killed in Libya intelligence operation

Paris - Three French soldiers were killed during a mission to gather intelligence in Libya, President Francois Hollande said Wednesday in the first official confirmation that France has troops in the country where IS controls a key city.

Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base

Bamako - Seventeen soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in central Mali in an assault on their base that authorities called a "coordinated terrorist attack".

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction: report

Nairobi - Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group said Wednesday.

Turkey army helped save Erdogan but risks losing clout

Istanbul - Support from the highest echelons in the army helped keep President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in power after the failed coup but Friday's events risk further undermining the military's status as a key player in Turkish politics.

'Unified' Libyan army on table at Tunis meeting

Tunis - The UN is set to host a second day of talks on Libya Sunday with the aim of creating a "unified" army in a country wracked by internal divisions and a jihadist threat.

Turkish army says 104 putschists killed in coup attempt

Ankara - A total of 104 coup plotters were killed after a bid to bring down the Turkish government, the acting army chief said on Saturday.

Venezuela's military to the fore as Maduro struggles

Caracas - Venezuela's military has been put on the frontline of a worsening national economic crisis by taking charge of food distribution and key ports amid dire shortages and mounting unrest.

Venezuela's woes deepen as Citibank shuts teller window

Caracas - Venezuela's howling economic woes have worsened as Citibank closed the government's overseas payments account and multinational firms are packing up and leaving.

Indian court orders investigation into army killings

New Delhi - India's top court on Friday ordered an investigation into use of "excessive and retaliatory" force by security forces in the insurgency-wracked state of Manipur, where a controversial law gives troops powers to shoot on sight.

Venezuela opposition asks for Vatican mediation

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition coalition called for the Vatican to join an international mediation effort with the government, but said it would not back down on a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela president vows military boost to fight crisis

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday the country must boost its military might, as he fends off attempts to remove him from office.

Israel closes Hebron after Palestinian attacks

Jerusalem - The Israeli army has imposed a closure on and around the West Bank city of Hebron, a military spokesman said Friday, following a series of deadly attacks in the region.

Honduras denies murdered activist was on army 'hit list'

Tegucigalpa - Honduran authorities on Wednesday denied a British newspaper report alleging their military had issued orders to kill a high-profile environmental activist who was murdered at her home in March.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Iraq forces gain ground from IS west of Fallujah

- Iraqi forces gained new ground from the Islamic State group Saturday in a key area west of the jihadist bastion of Fallujah, security sources said.

17 killed in India army ammunition depot fire

Mumbai - A fire at a massive military ammunition depot on Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured 19 more in central India, officials said.

U.S. calls for 'robust' NATO posture on eastern flank

Brussels - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that NATO was building a "robust" defensive posture on its eastern flank, as the alliance faces an increasingly aggressive Russia.

U.S. Senate confirms Army's first openly gay civilian leader

Washington - The US Senate unanimously confirmed America's first ever openly gay official to be the secretary of the Army.
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Kristian Bush's father, an officer in the Army stationed in Korea in the center
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Soldiers at Fort Drum marching into a welcome home ceremony.
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