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Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after US threat

Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after US threat

Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises on Saturday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after US President Donald Trump warned of a ‘military option’ for the crisis-hit country.

Turkey sends more artillery to Syrian border

Turkey sends more artillery to Syrian border

Turkey sent artillery units to the border with Syria Saturday, where its army regularly clashes with Kurdish militia, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders

Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders

Thousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone ...

Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian shelling in Kashmir

Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian shelling in Kashmir

Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday when their army vehicle was struck by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) that separates parts of Kashmir held by both countries, the Pakistani military said.

Indian army commends Kashmir 'human shield' officer

Indian army commends Kashmir 'human shield' officer

India's army has commended an officer accused of tying a Kashmiri man to a jeep and using him as a human shield, media reports said, sparking strong criticism.

Tunisia protester 'accidentally' killed in south: ministry

Tunisia protester 'accidentally' killed in south: ministry

A young protester was killed Monday after a police vehicle ‘accidentally’ ran him over outside an oil and gas installation in south Tunisia after weeks of social unrest, a ministry said.

DRC govt under fire for violence after video massacre

DRC govt under fire for violence after video massacre

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government came under pressure Sunday to stem violence after the emergence of a video purporting to show soldiers massacring unarmed civilians.

Yemen rebel 'suicide boat' attack kills 2 Saudi sailors

Yemen rebel 'suicide boat' attack kills 2 Saudi sailors

Yemeni rebel ‘suicide’ boats attacked a Saudi warship on patrol in the Red Sea, killing two sailors in a rare naval clash in the nearly two-year-old war, the Saudi-led coalition said.

Ivory Coast government and rebel troops reach deal

Ivory Coast government and rebel troops reach deal

Ivory Coast's government and rebel troops have reached a final deal at talks in Bouake, government sources said late Friday at the close of a tense day which saw outbreaks of gunfire at barracks across the country.

Typhoon Nock-ten intensifies as it approaches Philippines

Typhoon Nock-ten intensifies as it approaches Philippines

A powerful typhoon strengthened on Sunday as it approached the central Philippines and authorities issued warnings of Christmas Day destruction as they moved thousands of people to safety.

Syria-bound Russian military jet crashes with 91 onboard

Syria-bound Russian military jet crashes with 91 onboard

A Russian military plane crashed Sunday in the Black Sea as it made its way to Syria with 91 people onboard, including musicians heading to celebrate the New Year with troops.

India appoints new army, air force and intelligence chiefs

India appoints new army, air force and intelligence chiefs

The Indian government has appointed new heads of its army and air force among a series of senior military and intelligence appointments, two weeks before its two most senior defence force chiefs are due to retire.