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Kazakh peacekeeper returns home after one year in Cote d'Ivoire

Captain Temirlan Mussapirov of Kazbrig, the first Kazakh to arrive to Cote d'Ivoire as a military observer returned home.

Kazakh peacekeeper returns home after one year in Cote d'Ivoire
Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media
Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media

Kiev showed off two purported Russian soldiers it captured during a gun battle in the separatist east that Ukraine's pro-Western leadership says proves the Kremlin's direct involvement in the war.

Kiev shows off captured 'Russian soldiers' to media
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924 red tulips to honour Kazakhstani Soldiers who died Soviet Afghan War: Astana memorial service

In Astana, to honour the deceased, the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan has organised memorial services and a celebration of the anniversary of end of the Soviet Afghan War.

924 red tulips to honour Kazakhstani Soldiers who died Soviet Afghan War: Astana memorial service
Baby in Armenia family massacre blamed on Russian soldier dies
Baby in Armenia family massacre blamed on Russian soldier dies

A six-month-old Armenian baby boy, the sole survivor from a family of seven apparently gunned down by a deserting Russian soldier, died from his injuries.

Baby in Armenia family massacre blamed on Russian soldier dies
Thousands mourn Canada soldier killed in Ottawa attack
Thousands mourn Canada soldier killed in Ottawa attack

Thousands of mourners lined the streets of the Canadian city of Hamilton for the funeral of a soldier killed in an attack in the center of the nation's capital.

Thousands mourn Canada soldier killed in Ottawa attack
Two frontline soldiers commit suicide in S. Korea
Two frontline soldiers commit suicide in S. Korea

South Korea's military confirmed the apparent suicides of two army privates, raising fresh questions over the deployment of young conscripts in frontline units after a deadly shooting spree last month.

Two frontline soldiers commit suicide in S. Korea
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Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in Philippines: military

An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway Muslim rebel group in the country's south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said.

Muslim rebel attacks kill 18 in Philippines: military
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Attack on mountain posts kills 14 Tunisia soldiers

Assailants killed 14 Tunisian soldiers in an attack on two posts near the border with Algeria, where the army has been waging a crackdown on jihadists, the government said.

Attack on mountain posts kills 14 Tunisia soldiers
Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army
Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army

The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said.

Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army
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Land mine kills four Tunisian soldiers: ministry

Four Tunisian soldiers were killed by a land mine in the country's northwest, where the army has been battling Islamist militants, the defence ministry said.

Land mine kills four Tunisian soldiers: ministry
South Korean President Park Geun-hye. ©Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
S.Korea president apologises for army shooting

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye apologised Monday for a deadly front-line shooting rampage by an army conscript and called for a close look at abuses in barracks.

S.Korea president apologises for army shooting
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Military medics to be trained at postgraduate center in Almaty

Center for postgraduate training of military medics will open in Almaty in 2014, according to the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan.

Military medics to be trained at postgraduate center in Almaty
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S. Korean soldier who killed comrades in 'stable condition'

A South Korean soldier who killed five comrades was in a stable condition Tuesday after an apparent suicide bid, doctors said, as details emerged of a final note he wrote regretting his actions.

S. Korean soldier who killed comrades in 'stable condition'
Ukraine urges Merkel, EU help end pro-Russian revolt
Ukraine urges Merkel, EU help end pro-Russian revolt

Ukraine pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other Western allies on Monday to help settle a pro-Russian uprising that has raged on in the industrial east despite Kiev's unilateral ceasefire.

Ukraine urges Merkel, EU help end pro-Russian revolt
Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis
Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis

President Barack Obama has not decided how to respond to rampant Sunni militants grabbing swathes of Iraq, but is looking at every option short of sending US combat soldiers back to war.

Obama under pressure to respond to Iraq crisis
US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad
US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadist offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels.

US mulls air strikes as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad
Five NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan: officials
Five NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan: officials

Five NATO soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan, coalition officials said Tuesday, without giving the cause of the deaths or releasing the nationalities of the victims.

Five NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan: officials
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Turkish troops fire tear gas at Kurdish protesters

Turkish soldiers on Wednesday fired tear gas and water cannon at Kurds protesting plans to build military barracks in the southeast of the country.

Turkish troops fire tear gas at Kurdish protesters
Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit
Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit

US President Barack Obama promised a decision on post-2014 troop numbers in Afghanistan "fairly shortly", after paying a surprise visit to soldiers fighting the last battles of America's longest war.

Obama makes surprise Afghanistan visit
Russia military says troops to quit Ukraine border in 20 days
Russia military says troops to quit Ukraine border in 20 days

Russian troops near the Ukraine border will return to base in at least the next 20 days following an order from President Vladimir Putin, the military's chief of general staff said.

Russia military says troops to quit Ukraine border in 20 days