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Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp

May 06, – According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, some 73 fighters — 43 on the opposition side and 30 pro-government troops — have died since Thursday afternoon in the battle for the village of Khan Touman. The advance signals a reemergence of a powerful, ultraconservative coalition on the opposition’s side in […]

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Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal, no survivors

Wreckage of missing U.S. helicopter found in Nepal, no survivors

May 15, – A U.S. search team identified the wreckage as that of the missing Marines UH-1Y Huey helicopter deployed after the Himalayan state was hit by a massive earthquake last month that killed more than 8,000 people. The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter lost on an earthquake relief mission was found on Friday, […]

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Norway’s parliament approves mandatory military service to women

Norway’s parliament approves mandatory military service to women

June 15, AP – Norway’s parliament overwhelmingly backed a resolution on Friday, which urges the government to push ahead with legislation on gender neutral conscription. Norway has voted to extend mandatory military conscription to all citizens, regardless of gender, the first peacetime European or NATO country to do so. Women will now likely face one […]

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UK fighter jets escort Pakistani passenger plane after on-board incident

UK fighter jets escort Pakistani passenger plane after on-board incident

May 25, AP – The Defense Ministry said the two men were arrested on Friday after a Pakistan International Airlines flight was diverted from its intended destination at Manchester airport. British police have arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after fighter jets were scrambled to deal with an incident onboard a plane from […]

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Afghanistan: NATO convoy attack leaves 15 dead including 2 Americans

Afghanistan: NATO convoy attack leaves 15 dead including 2 Americans

May 16, Kabul AP – The suicide attack Thursday on a convoy also killed four foreign contractors and nine Afghan civilians. Cmdr. Bill Speaks, a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Secretary, confirmed that two U.S. soldiers in the NATO military coalition were killed in the attack. The U.S. military says two American service members are […]

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