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U.S. forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder

Toukyo - US forces in Okinawa are to be put under night-time curfew for a month following the suspected rape and murder of a woman by a former US marine, officials said Saturday.

Germany to take on bigger military role

Berlin - Germany plans to take on a bigger military role in ensuring global security, shedding decades of reticence after World War II, according to a draft government position paper seen Friday.

EU to unveil miitary cooperation plan after Brexit vote

Brussels - The European Union said Friday it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation after Britain's referendum on whether to leave the bloc, but denied they were secret proposals for an EU army.

Russia to raise military presence on disputed Kuril islands

Moscow - Russia said Friday it was taking unprecedented measures to upgrade its military presence on the far-eastern Kuril islands claimed by Japan, including plans to set up a new base on an uninhabited island.

S. Korea navy fires warning shots after North incursion

Seoul - A South Korean naval vessel fired warning shots Friday after a North Korean patrol boat and fishing boat crossed the countries' disputed maritime border, Seoul's defence ministry said.

U.S. nuclear force still using 1970s floppy disks warns watchdog

Washington - America's nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released.

Israeli rights group gives up on army complaints system

Jerusalem - A leading Israeli rights group announced Wednesday it was giving up taking complaints over soldier conduct to the military, after years of going through official channels brought few prosecutions.

Strike on Taliban chief shows dimming U.S. hopes for Afghan peace

Washington - The US killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour marks a significant shift for President Barack Obama, highlighting a new willingness to target the group's leaders in Pakistan and risk retaliatory attacks against struggling Afghan security forces....

PKK bomb kills six soldiers in southeast Turkey: Army

Diyarbakir - Six soldiers were killed and two others wounded when a bomb hit a military convoy in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, the army said, blaming Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants for the attack.

Top U.S. commander for the Middle East visited Syria: Centcom

Washington - The top US military commander for the Middle East made a suprise visit to northern Syria to witness efforts to build up local forces in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, officials said.

Taliban leader Mansour 'likely killed' in US drone strike

Washington - An American drone strike targeted and "likely killed" Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan, US officials said, in a major and rare American military raid in the country.

N. Korea says its proposed talks with South could prevent 'war'

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday suggested holding a preparatory meeting with South Korea ahead of proposed military talks between the two foes that it said could "prevent in advance a second Korean war.

Japan defence minister lodges complaint in Okinawa over U.S. arrest

Toukyo - Japan's defence minister travelled to Okinawa to lodge a formal protest with the commander of the US military base there on Saturday after the arrest of a base employee linked to the suspicious death of a local woman.

Venezuela's armed forces are political too

Caracas - Venezuela's armed forces, which are conducting exercises against perceived internal and external threats, hold immense power in the government of President Nicolas Maduro and notably have interests in the vital oil sector.

Japan 'outraged' over U.S. arrest after Okinawa death

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday expressed "outrage" after the arrest of a US military base employee linked to the suspicious death of a woman on Okinawa, a week before a high-profile visit to Japan by President Barack Obama.

China rejects US claim of 'unsafe' spy plane intercept

Bejing - Beijing on Thursday rejected Pentagon accusations that a Chinese aircraft made an "unsafe" intercept of a spy plane in international air space, as tensions rise in the strategically vital South China Sea.

No drop in Russian military strength in Syria: U.S.

Washington - Russia's military strength in Syria has barely changed since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial withdrawal from the war-torn country in March, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

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.

Turkey military defends top general's attendance at Erdogan marriage

Istanbul - Turkey's army on Monday vehemently defended the attendance of its top general at the wedding of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's younger daughter, after a storm of criticism in the opposition press and on social media.

China says Pentagon report 'severely damaged' relations

Bejing - China on Sunday accused the US of deliberately distorting the facts in a report on the Asian giant's defence policy, warning Washington it had "severely damaged" trust between the superpowers.

Efforts to counter IS propaganda bear fruit, experts say

Washington - US authorities and Internet giants are boosting attempts to counter the Islamic State group's online propaganda, though it is unclear how effective these efforts are in hampering the jihadists' public-relations machine.

Mexico court clears three soldiers in 2014 gang suspect massacre

- Three Mexican soldiers accused of taking part in a massacre of 22 gang suspects in 2014 have been freed by a judge for lack of evidence, officials said, drawing dismay from human rights groups.

One Turkish soldier, two PKK militants killed in clashes: army

Ankara - One soldier and two Kurdish rebels were killed in clashes on Saturday in Turkey's restive southeast, the Turkish army said.

Guatemala reboots genocide trial for ex-dictator

Guatemala City - Former Guatemalan military dictator Efrain Rios Montt's genocide trial will restart from zero after being separated from a similar case against his spy chief, a lawyer said Friday.

Eight Turkey troops killed in anti-PKK operations: Army

Diyarbakir - Six Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in a clash with Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country while two more lost their lives when a military helicopter sent to the scene crashed, the army said.

U.S. Navy officer in charge of sailors held by Iran reassigned

Washington - The officer in charge of 10 US sailors who were briefly captured by Iran in the Persian Gulf was relieved of his command, the Navy announced.

West Point clears female cadets in controversial photo

Washington - The West Point military academy said Tuesday it would not punish 16 female African American cadets who posed for a photo with fists raised in what appeared to be militant style.

No 'imminent' signs of N. Korea nuclear test: U.S. think tank

Seoul - Recent satellite images show no imminent signs of a fifth North Korean nuclear test, following the conclusion of a party congress that many thought Pyongyang would mark with an atomic detonation, a US think tank said Wednesday.

Alleged Turkish military abuses 'extremely alarming': UN

Geneva - The UN rights chief decried Tuesday a range of abuses allegedly committed by the Turkish military, including shooting unarmed civilians and allowing more than 100 people to burn to death.

IS leader for Iraq's Anbar province killed in air strike: Pentagon

Washington - A US-led coalition air strike has killed a senior Islamic State leader in Iraq's Anbar province, along with three other IS jihadists, the Pentagon said Monday.
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