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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, Kazakhstan Minister of Defense, has presented Olga Rypakova and Serik Sapiyev with captain straps at the awarding ceremony.
Kazakhstan's defense expenditures will exceed 1 trillion tenge ($8.6 billion) in 2013-2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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