Saudi Arabia has executed three soldiers convicted of “high treason” and “cooperating with the enemy”, with a statement from the kingdom’s defence ministry saying the trio was sentenced to death by a specialist court after a fair trial. The state-run Saudi Press Agency identified the men as soldiers working in[…]
China’s official military newspaper has said that India has returned a Chinese soldier who had strayed across a contested de facto border in the western Himalayan region where both sides have been locked in a tense standoff. The soldier was handed over early on Wednesday morning, according to the PLA[…]
At least 92 soldiers from Chad have been killed in the deadliest-ever attack by the Boko Haram armed group on the country’s military forces, President Idriss Deby said on Tuesday. “We lost 92 of our soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers,” the president said of the attack overnight on Sunday in[…]
Twelve soldiers in southeastern Niger were killed and eight wounded in an overnight attack by gunmen likely belonging to extremist insurgent group Boko Haram, the defense ministry said on Wednesday. Boko Haram has been fighting for a decade to carve an “Islamist caliphate” out of northeast Nigeria, and has carried out[…]
Zimbabwe’s army said on Thursday soldiers accused of beating residents in townships following protests over fuel price hikes were impostors who tarnished the name of the military. Security forces have been cracking down on violent demonstrations that erupted last week after President Emmerson Mnangagwa decreed a sharp increase in the[…]
Jordanian search teams pulled the bodies of three attackers from the rubble of their hideout, hours after they opened fire and set off explosions that killed four security force members trying to storm the building. Officers also made five arrests on Sunday following the shoot-out, according to government spokeswoman Jumana[…]
Israeli authorities are seeking 12 charges against Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist filmed slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. The teenager was detained on December 19, four days after the video showing her confronting the soldiers outside her family’s home in the village[…]
Nearly 10,000 US soldiers attempted to commit suicide between 2004 and 2009 according to a study by JAMA Psychiatry, a medical journal published by the American Medical Association. The high suicide rate amongst US soldiers was revealed in a study which looked at the risk of such attempts among soldiers[…]
An air strike during Philippine military operations to drive rebels out of a southern city has killed 10 government troops, the defense minister said on Thursday, in a major blow to efforts to defeat fighters linked to the Islamic State group. Seven other soldiers were wounded on Wednesday when two[…]
The director of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Sheikh Omar al-Kiswani, said Sunday that Israel had effectively taken over the holy site, after a day of violent clashes between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli police took place there. Kiswani told Ma’an that having brought the compound under occupation in 1967, “today, the[…]
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