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Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister
Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister

Libya's defence minister said Monday that the army has no control over Bani Walid, one of the last bastions of Moamer Kadhafi's regime, and that armed groups there prevent families from returning home.

Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister
Recruits at the medical examination in Astana. Photo by Gulnara Zhandagulova©
Short young men will not be recruited to Kazakhstan army

Kazakhstan’s Armed Forces are selecting only the most physically and mentally fit young men, preferably with higher education and professional skills, in an attempt to boost the Army's image.

Short young men will not be recruited to Kazakhstan army
Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion
Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion

Kenyan helicopter gunships struck Shebab bases outside the Somali port of Kismayo to clear the way for a takeover of the town abandoned by the Al-Qaeda linked Islamist fighters.

Kenyan forces hit Shebab bases around final Somali bastion
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Syria army HQ bombed as leaders at UN clamor for peace

Two bombs struck the Syrian army headquarters in the heart of Damascus Wednesday, as Hillary Clinton appealed for the "paralyzed" UN Security Council to find a way to end the conflict.

Syria army HQ bombed as leaders at UN clamor for peace
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Russian army accidentally fires on school: official

Russia launched an investigation after an army unit accidentally fired mortar shells into the grounds of a boarding school in the troubled North Caucasus region of Dagestan.

Russian army accidentally fires on school: official
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Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south

Implicated by the wand of a "bogus" bomb detector, Hassan became one of hundreds detained in Thailand's insurgency-racked south because of equipment that experts say is useless.

Hundreds jailed by 'fake' bomb detectors in Thai south
Taliban 'open' to ceasefire, US presence to 2024: think-tank
Taliban 'open' to ceasefire, US presence to 2024: think-tank

The Taliban are open to a general ceasefire as well as a political agreement which could lead to a US military presence in Afghanistan up until 2024.

Taliban 'open' to ceasefire, US presence to 2024: think-tank
Thailand grapples with killer student gangs
Thailand grapples with killer student gangs

Sweat dripping from their foreheads as they complete a set of press-ups, students at a Thai army boot camp are momentary allies, but a spate of gang shootings suggests it is an uneasy peace.

Thailand grapples with killer student gangs
Olympic champion Olga Rypakova and Serik Sapiyev became Kazakhstan Army captains. ©Yermek Sarbassov
Sapiyev and Rypakova made Kazakhstan Army Captains

Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, Kazakhstan Minister of Defense, has presented Olga Rypakova and Serik Sapiyev with captain straps at the awarding ceremony.

Sapiyev and Rypakova made Kazakhstan Army Captains
Kazakhstan Finance Minister Bolat Zhamishev. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Kazakhstan increases military spendings

Kazakhstan's defense expenditures will exceed 1 trillion tenge ($8.6 billion) in 2013-2015.

Kazakhstan increases military spendings
Assad slams anti-Syria 'conspiracy' after massacre claims
Assad slams anti-Syria 'conspiracy' after massacre claims

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the foreign "conspiracy" against his country would be defeated, as his forces were accused of a bloody rampage in a town near Damascus that left hundreds dead.

Assad slams anti-Syria 'conspiracy' after massacre claims
Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army
Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army

The Israeli army has deployed an Iron Dome air defence system, designed to intercept and destroy rockets, days after two rockets were fired at the town of Eilat near the border with Egypt.

Israel deploys anti-rocket battery near Egypt border: army
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US Army reports spike in suicides

Suicides among US Army soldiers more than doubled in July compared to June, the Pentagon said Thursday, the latest evidence of a worrisome trend that has vexed military leaders.

US Army reports spike in suicides
Venezuelan soldiers. ©REUTERS
Venezuela plans a 'guerrilla army' against US invasion

Venezuela is training a "guerrilla army" aiming to be a million strong by 2013 to fight off a possible US invasion, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday.

Venezuela plans a 'guerrilla army' against US invasion
Aleppo battle rages as both sides report atrocities
Aleppo battle rages as both sides report atrocities

The Syrian army pressed its assault on rebels in commercial capital Aleppo on Sunday, while both sides reported atrocities and Arab foreign ministers postponed a planned meeting on the 17-month conflict.

Aleppo battle rages as both sides report atrocities
Egypt army masses troops in tense Sinai
Egypt army masses troops in tense Sinai

Egypt's army massed troops in Sinai on Thursday in a campaign to quell increasingly deadly Islamist militants as Bedouin leaders pledged their help in a meeting with the interior minister.

Egypt army masses troops in tense Sinai
Egypt army promises to avenge Sinai attack
Egypt army promises to avenge Sinai attack

The Egyptian army on Monday promised to "avenge" the deaths of 16 border guards in an assault the previous day on a post near the border with Israel, in a statement issued by state news agency MENA.

Egypt army promises to avenge Sinai attack
Assad says key battle afoot as UN says rebels have tanks
Assad says key battle afoot as UN says rebels have tanks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that the army was fighting for the nation's future as UN officials said the regime was using fighter jets against rebels armed with tanks.

Assad says key battle afoot as UN says rebels have tanks
White House denies comparison of Syria to Libya
White House denies comparison of Syria to Libya

The United States said it was "very concerned" about a Syrian offensive in Aleppo, Syria, but rejected comparisons to Libya where NATO-led forces intervened last year to protect civilians.

White House denies comparison of Syria to Libya
Syria rebels ready for 'mother of all battles' in Aleppo
Syria rebels ready for 'mother of all battles' in Aleppo

Rebel forces were bracing Friday for a decisive "mother of all" battles in Aleppo, as Washington warned the Syrian army could be preparing to carry out a massacre in the country's second city.

Syria rebels ready for 'mother of all battles' in Aleppo