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Adama Barrow

Gambian president places army on standby to tackle rising crimes

Gambian President Adama Barrow declared Monday that the national guard of the Gambia Armed Forces have been on standby to assume police duties to...
Ukrainian troops: Frontline positions have been generally static for more than a year

Ukrainian army says no attack planned on separatists in the east

(dpa) - The Ukrainian military has rejected Russia's accusations that it is preparing an attack on separatist areas in eastern Ukraine. "The liberation of the...
Al Shabab

Somali army launches operation on al-Shabab strongholds

Somali National Army (SNA) said Friday its forces have launched a major security operation against al-Shabab in Galgaduud region in the central part of...
Burkina Faso Map

Burkina Faso army kills 13 terrorists

The General Staff of the Burkina Faso armed forces on Wednesday announced the killing of 13 terrorists during dragging operations from Dec. 14 to...
Ethiopian Army

Ethiopian PM hails army’s good job in crippling TPLF’s destabilizing agenda

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday said that members of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF) have done "remarkable deeds" in their duty...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Libya’s eastern-based army agrees to resume oil exports with conditions

Khalifa Haftar, commander of the eastern-based army of Libya, on Friday announced allowing the resumption of oil exports with conditions. "It has...

Mozambique defence minister says army not behind brutal killing video

Mozambique's defence minister said on Wednesday that a graphic video appearing to show soldiers killing a naked woman was a fake, although Amnesty International...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

South Sudan speeds up unification of army under peace deal

South Sudan said on Tuesday it has already completed screening of 19,000 troops in the Central Equatorial region as it speeds up unification of...
UNITED NATIONS, July 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (on the screen) briefs the Security Council on the situation in Yemen at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 28, 2020. The prolonged UN-brokered peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels might fail, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths warned on Tuesday. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo/Handout via Xinhua)

Pakistani army chief, U.S. special envoy hold talks on Afghan peace process

Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with visiting U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Rawalpindi on...
An explosion occurs at a fuel station in north Accra, capital of Ghana, Oct. 7, 2017. The explosion happening late Saturday left at least two people dead. (Xinhua/Shi Song) (yk)

Jordan says explosion hits army base due to high temperature

Jordan Armed Forces said Friday dawn explosion that rocked a military base in the Zarqa governorate was due to the high temperature. ...

Mexican army seizes 1.3 tons of cocaine from aircraft

The Mexican army seized a 1.3 tons of cocaine from a plane that landed at the airport in Palenque, a small town in...
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Libya’s UN-backed gov’t accuses eastern-based army of attacking its forces in Sirte

The UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday accused the rival eastern-based army of attacking its forces in Sirte city. Spokesman of the...

9 al-Shabab militants killed by Somali army in southern region

Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday killed nine members of al-Shabab militants in an operation in Awdhigle town in the southern region of Lower...
MOGADISHU, Aug. 17, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Aug. 17, 2020 shows the blast site of the Elite hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia. At least 16 people, including suspected attackers, were confirmed dead, and 28 others injured in the attack at a popular hotel in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Sunday. (Photo by Hassan Bashi/Xinhua)

Somali army operation kills 3 militants

Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday killed three al-Shabab extremists during an operation on the outskirts of the capital city Mogadishu, a military officer...
Israeli soldiers are seen in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights next to Blue Line, a border demarcation drawn in 2000 by the United Nations after Israel withdrew its forces from southern Lebanon, July 28, 2020. Lebanese leaders on Tuesday warned against heightened border tensions with Israel, while slamming Israel for attacking southern Lebanon a day earlier, LBCI local TV channel reported. (Ayal Margolin/JINI via Xinhua)

Israeli military drone fell in Lebanon

An Israeli military reconnaissance drone has crashed inside Lebanon, Israel's army said overnight between Saturday and Sunday. A military spokesperson said in...
Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Seven soldiers killed in central Mali

Seven Malian soldiers were killed Thursday in an ambush in Bankass Cercle of Mali's central region of Mopti, Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) confirmed on...
Somalia Special Forces

At least 24 Malians soldiers killed in central Mali

The Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) confirmed Monday night that an attack against Malian soldiers on Sunday at Diabaly town, in the central region of...
Major General Thomas Oppong Peprah

‘Chief of Army is a gift from President Akufo-Addo to the Army’

The current Chief of Army Staff has been a great asset to the army since he was appointed by President Akufo-Addo to the position...

Rwanda says suffered no casualties in clash with Burundi army

The Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) said Sunday there were no casualties when its forces clashed with Burundian army Friday on a lake in eastern...

Libya’s eastern-based army says Turkish weapons delivered to Misurata city

Spokesman of Libya's eastern-based army, Ahmad al-Mismari, on Sunday said that Turkish weapons and military equipment have been delivered to the city of Misurata,...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader directs army to help tackle problem of gassing of people

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Friday directed the army to join forces with the police to deal with the problem of increased incidents of...

South African parliament supports probe into sexual abuse in army

South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday voiced support for investigations into allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). ...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s youth urged to join the army to fight terrorism

The alliance of presidential majority parties (APMP) in Burkina Faso on Thursday called on the youth to join the army for the fight against...

Ethiopia deploys army to calm deadly protests across different towns

The Ethiopian government on Friday disclosed the deployment of military personnel to control widespread deadly protests across major towns in central and eastern parts...
Mali Terror Attacks

Attacks on Malian Army Condemned by AU Chief

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Monday condemned the recent terrorist attack against a military base of the Malian...

Troops kill scores of Boko Haram fighters in NE Nigeria

Nigerian troops have successfully repelled attacks by Boko Haram terrorists at Gajiram community of the restive northeastern state of Borno, killing scores of the...
Nigerian troops

Nigerian Army rescued 49 Boko Haram hostages

A total of 49 hostages held by terror group Boko Haram have been rescued by troops in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the army...
Boko Haram

53 hostages held by Boko Haram freed

A total of 53 hostages held by terror group Boko Haram have been rescued by troops in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the army...

Nigerian Army to flush out outlaws

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai on Monday ordered soldiers to flush out bandits in troubled Birnin-Gwari area in restive Kaduna State within...
A soldier is patrolling on Beishuang Island in China’s southeastern coastal area on February 14, 2018. (Photo from 81.cn, the website of the People’s Liberation Army)

China Downsizes Its Army to 300,000 Troops

China has basically completed its mission of reducing the armed forces by 300,000 troops, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday when delivering a...