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Turkish military denies it hit Syrian hospital

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish military denied on Saturday that it had struck a hospital in Syria's Afrin region, where it is waging a nearly two-month-old offensive against Kurdish YPG forces.


Cambodia kicks off drills with 'great friend' China as U.S. ties sour

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - China and Cambodia on Saturday kicked off military exercises focused on counter-terrorism and rescue operations, highlighting the strong ties between the two countries amid strained relations between Cambodia and the United States.

United States Defense and Military Forces

2 New York City Firefighters Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash

The crash of an American military helicopter killed seven service members, including the two firefighters attached to an Air National Guard unit.


U.S. helicopter crash in Iraq kills all aboard: military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All personnel aboard a U.S. military helicopter carrying American service members were killed in a crash in western Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday.


Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

ASTANA/LONDON (Reuters) - Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crash to a post-Cold War low due to an attack with military-grade nerve agent on English soil.


Nerve agent planted in luggage of Russian agent's daughter: The Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) - The military-grade nerve toxin that poisoned former Russian agent Sergei Skripal was planted in his daughter's suitcase before she left Moscow, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources.


U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq With Seven Aboard

The crash occurred near the Iraqi city of Qaim, near Syria. The cause was not immediately known, but American officials did not rule out ground fire.

US military helicopter crashes in Iraq

A US military HH-60 Black Hawk variant helicopter has crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, according to multiple US defense officials.


U.S. military discloses firefight in Niger in December

DAKAR (Reuters) - U.S. and Niger troops killed 11 Islamist militants from a Boko Haram splinter group in a firefight in December, the U.S. military said on Thursday, publicly acknowledging a previously unreported incident.


West calls on Russia to explain nerve toxin attack on former double agent

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, the United States, Germany and France jointly called on Russia on Thursday to explain a military-grade nerve toxin attack in England on a former Russian double agent, which they said threatened Western security.

US military reveals new firefight in Niger

The US military revealed for the first time Wednesday that US troops were involved in a firefight in Niger in December, just months after a Green Beret-led team was ambushed by ISIS militants in October, an attack that left four US soldiers dead.

Lamb, Conor J (1984- )

Who Is Conor Lamb, Winner in a Special House Race in Pennsylvania?

A Democrat and first-time candidate, Conor Lamb comes from a political family and has a military background — a résumé tailor-made for Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Stranded mom issues urgent plea to Trump

Despite news of civilian evacuations taking place in Eastern Ghouta, hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped and under the Russian-backed Syrian government's military campaign that has killed more than a thousand in less than three weeks. A trapped American mother of eight has a message for US President Trump and for the world. CNN's Jomana Karadsheh reports.


Turkey's Erdogan says hopes Syria's Afrin town to be captured by Wednesday evening

ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said he hoped Turkey's military and its rebel allies would completely capture the northern Syrian town of Afrin by Wednesday evening, a day after the armed forces said it had encircled the town.


Russia says U.S. plans to strike Damascus, pledges military response

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday it had information that the United States planned to bomb the government quarter in Damascus on an invented pretext, and said it would respond militarily if it felt Russian lives were threatened by such an attack.


Exclusive: Fitness app Strava overhauls map that revealed military positions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fitness-tracking app Strava said starting on Tuesday it will restrict access to an online map that shows where people run, cycle and swim and remove some data after researchers found it inadvertently revealed military posts and other sensitive sites.

Newly-released video shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO

A new purported military video of an unidentified aircraft has been made public, following the Pentagon's acknowledgment last year that it had shelved an initiative devoted to identifying unknown objects in aerospace.


Russian military says will respond if U.S. strikes Syria: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military will respond to a U.S. strike on Syria, targeting any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Group says video shows a Navy jet's encounter with a UFO

A new purported military video of an unidentified aircraft has been made public, following the Pentagon's acknowledgment last year that it had shelved an initiative devoted to identifying unknown objects in aerospace.


UK's May says 'highly likely' Russia behind nerve attack on spy

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday it was "highly likely" that Moscow was responsible for the poisoning in England of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter using a military-grade nerve agent.


Nigerian presidency says to negotiate for release of 110 abducted Dapchi girls

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month rather than use a military option.


Russian military says it evacuated 52 civilians from Syria's Ghouta

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military said late on Sunday that it had managed to evacuate 52 civilians, including 26 children, from Syria's rebel-held eastern Ghouta after talks with local authorities.


Myanmar builds military bases where Rohingya once lived and prayed: Amnesty

YANGON (Reuters) - After driving nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, Myanmar's military is building bases where some of their homes and mosques once stood, Amnesty International said on Monday, citing new evidence from satellite imagery.

Yountville: Casualties of America's war at home

The standoff in Yountville ended Friday night as we all feared it might -- in tragedy. And it was especially tragic for our veterans and members of the military community. Alongside leaders who know The Pathway Home and the dedicated team there who do the work of serving our veterans, we are reeling today.

They are the veterans home shooting victims

The three women killed in a standoff at a Northern California veterans home Friday were dedicated to helping former and current military service members with mental health issues. Jennifer Golick, 42, Christine Loeber, 48, and Jennifer Gonzales, 29, were employees of The Pathway Home, a counseling service for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that operates at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.


Boeing says Israel may opt for Chinooks over Sikorsky choppers

JERUSALEM, March 11 (Reuters) - The Israeli military could decide within months to buy Boeing Co.'s CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters following a strong endorsement by its ground forces, a senior Boeing official said on Sunday.


Israeli politicians suspect Netanyahu seeks election to survive corruption probes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A dispute within Israel's governing coalition over military conscription of ultra-orthodox Jewish men stirred speculation on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to see a snap election to help him survive corruption investigations.

Victims of veterans home shooting lived 'to serve others'

The three women killed in a standoff at a Northern California veterans home Friday were dedicated to helping former and current military service members with mental health issues.


Syrian Kurds: U.S. Allies, but Followers of Leader Jailed as Terrorist

The Syrian Democratic Forces, military allies of the United States, are dominated by Kurdish units that revere Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned on terrorism charges in Turkey.


Trump’s Military Parade Plans Come Into Focus: Planes, but No Tanks

The parade, scheduled for Veterans Day in Washington, will provide a history lesson with “an emphasis on the price of freedom,” according to a memo.


Gunman holed up at California veterans home with three hostages

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - A gunman who once served in the U.S. military opened fire on Friday inside a California home for disabled and aging war veterans, where he took three hostages and was holding police at bay as negotiators sought to make contact with him for several hours, authorities said.


Trump's military parade planned for Veterans Day - without tanks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A military parade requested by President Donald Trump will take place in November on Veterans Day in Washington D.C., but to minimize damage to roads it will not include tanks, a Pentagon memo released on Friday said.

Trump will get a military parade -- without tanks

President Donald Trump will get his military parade, but it is unlikely to mirror the Paris Bastille Day event which inspired him as it will not involve any heavy military vehicles like tanks to avoid doing damage to the streets of Washington, according to a Pentagon planning memo shown to CNN.

Global Warming

The E.P.A Chief Wanted a Climate Science Debate. Trump’s Chief of Staff Stopped Him.

The idea for a military-style exercise to question climate science encountered widespread resistance within the administration, officials said.

North Korea

Word of Trump-Kim Summit Meeting Stirs Concern in Asia

Japan and South Korea worry that President Trump may offer too many concessions to Kim Jong-un, or turn to a military option if talks fail.


Iraq's Shi'ite militias formally inducted into security forces

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued a decree on Thursday formalizing the inclusion of Shi'ite paramilitary groups in the country's security forces.

Defense and Military Forces

Russia’s Greatest Problem in Syria: Its Ally, President Assad

The Syrian leader’s push for a military victory has put the Kremlin in a corner, unable either to risk a withdrawal or to craft the political settlement that would cement its gains in the region.

War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Op-Ed Contributors: John McCain and Angelina Jolie: America Should Lead in Saving the Rohingya

A campaign of atrocities long inflicted by the Burmese military has sent 680,000 people fleeing slaughter, rape and razed villages in recent months.


Russia seeks military cooperation, diamond, platinum projects in Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday his country was pursuing military cooperation with Zimbabwe and looking at opportunities in the diamond sector as well as fully implementing a $3 billion joint platinum project near Harare.


U.S. State Dept approves $467 million in military sales to Qatar and UAE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department approved a total of $467 million worth of potential foreign military sales to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said in separate approval notices on Thursday.


Embraer missed 2017 profit target due to KC-390 flight tests -CFO

SAO PAULO, March 8 (Reuters) - Unexpected additional costs for flight testing the new KC-390 military airlifter led Embraer to miss 2017 profit targets that the company had reaffirmed in October, Chief Financial Officer Jose Filippo told journalists on Thursday.


Syrian government forces poised to slice eastern Ghouta in two: commander

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army is poised to slice rebel-held eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at the enclave's western edge, a pro-Damascus military commander said on Thursday.


MBDA and Lockheed form joint venture for German missile defense project

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German unit of European missiles maker MBDA and U.S. arms company Lockheed Martin Corp have formed a joint venture to press ahead with a new air and missile defense system being negotiated with the German military, they said on Thursday.


MBDA and Lockheed form joint venture for German missile defence project

BERLIN, March 8 (Reuters) - The German unit of European missiles maker MBDA and U.S. arms company Lockheed Martin Corp have formed a joint venture to press ahead with a new air and missile defence system being negotiated with the German military, they said on Thursday.


Xi Jinping's latest tag: living Buddhist deity, Chinese official says

BEIJING (Reuters) - President of China, head of its Communist Party, commander-in-chief of the military and now living Buddhist deity - Xi Jinping has added another title to his growing collection, at least in the eyes of some ethnic Tibetans.


U.S. Holocaust museum rescinds award to Myanmar's Suu Kyi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday.

Aung San Suu Kyi

U.S. Holocaust Museum Revokes Award to Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s civilian leader has failed “to condemn or stop the military’s brutal campaign” against the minority Rohingya population, the museum said.


U.S. sailors visit Vietnamese shelter for victims of Agent Orange

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Sailors from a U.S. aircraft carrier on Wednesday visited a Vietnamese shelter for people suffering from the effects of Agent Orange, a chemical used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to destroy foliage.


Syrian rebels say will defend Ghouta, not negotiating withdrawal

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in eastern Ghouta will defend the territory and there are no negotiations over a withdrawal that has been proposed by Russia, the military spokesman for one of the main eastern Ghouta rebel groups said on Wednesday.


Asian giants China and India flex muscles over tiny Maldives

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts.

Nuclear Tests

Raising Hopes, North Korea Offers to Talk About Its Nuclear Arsenal

South Korea says the North is open to negotiations with the United States over its nuclear program but wants military threats eliminated and its security guaranteed.

Russian military plane crashes in Syria, killing all 39 on board

Thirty-nine people, including military personnel, were killed when a Russian transport plane crashed Tuesday while trying to land at Hmeimin air base in northwest Syria, Russian state media reported.


'Significant' consequences if China takes key port in Djibouti: U.S. general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general for Africa told lawmakers on Tuesday that the American military could face "significant" consequences should China take a key port in Djibouti, as Beijing becomes increasingly muscular in Africa in an effort to expand its influence.


‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Snow Brings Rural U.K. to a Halt

Some remote villages, cut off for days by deep snows, are being supplied by military helicopters, while farmers are just now gauging their losses.


Russia offers rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta

MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta, setting out a deal by which the opposition would surrender its last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar al-Assad.


China defends hike in military spending as proportionate and low

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's increase in military spending for 2018, the biggest rise in three years, was proportionate and low, and Beijing had not been goaded into an arms race with the United States, state media said on Tuesday.


South Korea's Moon says Seoul must bolster defense against North

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday the military should focus "all its power" to boost its defense capabilities to counter North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, even while it engages Pyongyang in dialogue.

Skripal, Sergei V

Former Russian Spy Mysteriously Falls Ill in Britain. Again.

A man said to be a former Russian military intelligence officer who spied for Britain was critically ill after exposure to an unknown substance.


China defends defense spending rise as low, proportional

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Tuesday defended the country's 8.1 percent budgeted increase in military spending for this year as proportionate and low, saying Beijing has not been goaded into an arms race with the United States.


Putin, before vote, says Russia has thwarted hundreds of foreign spies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin boasted Russia had thwarted more than 400 foreign spies last year and on Monday called on the FSB, the domestic intelligence agency, to act to block further foreign attempts to obtain political, economic and military information.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Behold Vladimir V. Potemkin

Behind a facade of strength, Putin leads a nation deep in economic rot, military overreach and failure to serve its citizens.


Iran says missile work will continue despite Western pressure: Tasnim

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will press on with its missile program regardless of Western pressure to halt it, a senior military commander was quoted on Monday as saying.


China boosts defense spending amid military modernization

BEIJING (Reuters) - China unveiled its largest rise in defense spending in three years on Monday, setting an 8.1 percent growth target compared to 2017, fuelling the country's ambitious military modernization program amid rising Chinese security concerns.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks

Wounds From Military-Style Rifles? ‘A Ghastly Thing to See.’

Trauma surgeons tell what it is really like to try to repair such devastating injuries. “Bones are exploded, soft tissue is absolutely destroyed,” one said.


China says its 'moderate' defense spending rises are no threat

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's "moderate" defense spending rises in the past few years have been to make up for past deficiencies and the country's military will not threaten anyone, a senior diplomat said on Sunday ahead of the release of the defense budget.


South Korea names envoys in bid to arrange U.S.-North Korea talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has picked two senior security officials as special envoys to North Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday, as upcoming joint military drills by U.S. and South Korean troops drew condemnation from Pyongyang.

United States International Relations

Need a North Korean Missile? Call the Cairo Embassy

Egypt has long had military ties to North Korea, but their weapons trade violates international sanctions, officials say, and has angered the U.S.


Iranian official calls on West to scrap nuclear arms before any missile talks

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday.

Gun Control

Once Banned, Now Loved and Loathed: How the AR-15 Became ‘America’s Rifle’

The AR-15 cemented its place in American culture after the assault weapons ban ended, at a time of heightened interest in the military, and as shooting was popularized in video game culture.


North Korea threatens to 'counter' U.S. over military drills

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea threatened on Saturday to "counter the U.S." if the United States holds joint military exercises with South Korea, and said it would not beg for talks with Washington.


Iran calls on U.S., Europe to scrap nuclear arms, missiles

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate over its ballistic missiles until the United States and Europe dismantle their nuclear weapons, a top Iranian military official said on Saturday, keeping up the Islamic republic's tough stance on the issue.

Drones (Pilotless Planes)

How a Drone Hunted Three Kurdish Fighters in Syria

In January, Turkey launched an offensive into Syria’s northwest. We analyzed drone footage released by the military to show how two sides fight on a modern battlefield.


Recent return from deployment tied to preterm births for military women

(Reuters Health) - Military women who give birth within six months of returning from deployment are twice as likely to have premature babies compared to other soldiers, a U.S. study suggests.


At Least 13 Dead in Attacks in Burkina Faso, Growing Target of Al Qaeda

Assaults on a military headquarters and on the French Embassy left at least 7 members of the security forces and 6 attackers dead.


Three aid workers killed in militant attack in Nigeria: U.N.

ABUJA (Reuters) - At least three aid workers have been killed in the northeastern Nigerian town of Rann during an attack by militants on a military facility, a United Nations spokeswoman said on Friday.


Microchip to buy Microsemi for about $8.35 billion

(Reuters) - Microchip Technology Inc said on Thursday it would buy Microsemi Corp, the largest U.S. commercial supplier of military and aerospace semiconductor equipment, for about $8.35 billion.


Microchip Technology to buy Microsemi for about $8.35 billion

(Reuters) - Microchip Technology said on Thursday it had agreed to buy Microsemi Corp, the largest U.S. commercial supplier of military and aerospace semiconductor equipment, for about $8.35 billion.


Exclusive: U.S. mulls sanctions on Venezuela to put pressure on Maduro

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering sanctioning a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to ratchet up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.


Russia says civilians in Syria's Ghouta are asking to be evacuated: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military said on Thursday that civilians in Syria's rebel-held eastern Ghouta had made numerous requests to be evacuated, the TASS news agency reported, citing Russian Major-General Vladimir Zolotukhin speaking to reporters in Damascus.


Exclusive: U.S. mulls sanctions on Venezuela to put pressure on Maduro - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering sanctioning a Venezuelan military-run oil services company and restricting insurance coverage for Venezuelan oil shipments to ratchet up pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

United States Defense and Military Forces

U.S. Banks on Diplomacy With North Korea, but Moves Ahead on Military Plans

The American military is looking at everything from troop rotations to surveillance to casualty evacuations should it be ordered to take action against North Korea.


Hospital releases three U.S. Marines who fell ill when letter opened at Virginia base

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. Marines have been released after being evaluated for symptoms that began after a letter was opened at a military base in Arlington, Virginia, a base spokeswoman said on Wednesday.


Nobel peace laureates to Suu Kyi: 'End Rohingya genocide or face prosecution'

DHAKA (Reuters) - Three Nobel peace laureates urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military on Wednesday to end the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims now or face prosecution.


South Korea says complains to Chinese ambassador about military jet in its airspace

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea summoned the Chinese ambassador on Tuesday to lodge a complaint over a Chinese military aircraft entering the South's air defence territory, the second such incident this year, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.


China's military flexes muscles for domestic objective: more funding

BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) - With stealth jets entering service, leaked pictures of new high-tech naval artillery and proud reports of manoeuvres that "dare to shine the sword," China's armed forces are putting on a show of power as they lobby for greater defence spending.


South Korea presidential adviser says U.S.-South Korea drills to start early April: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States will start in early April a joint military exercise postponed until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, a South Korean presidential security adviser said according to Yonhap news agency.

11 ill after suspicious letter opened at military base

Eleven people fell ill after a suspicious letter was opened in an administrative building at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday, according to the Arlington County Fire Department.


Three taken to hospital after letter opened at Virginia military base

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven people fell ill and three were transported to a hospital on Tuesday after a letter was opened at a U.S. military base in Arlington, Virginia, the fire department and a base spokeswoman said.


German military helicopter crash in Mali caused by incorrectly set autopilot-report

BERLIN (Reuters) - The crash of a German military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last July was caused by incorrect settings on the autopilot, Germany's Spiegel Online reported on Tuesday.

US military photos from February

More than 1.3 million people serve in the five branches of the US armed forces. Add in civilian employees from the Defense Department and you get the world's largest employer: 3.2 million employees, according to the World Economic Forum. Take a look at some of the things the military has been doing in the past month.


Key U.S. lawmakers want to boost Israel's $38 billion defense aid package

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators who just returned from a trip to Israel called on Tuesday for an increase in the $38 billion in military aid the United States is currently providing Israel, signaling support for more funds for Israeli missile systems.

Politics and Government

Saudi King Shakes Up Military and Security Leadership

The royal decrees appear intended to elevate a new generation of leaders as the kingdom undergoes sweeping changes in military, security and economic policy.


Microchip Technology in talks to buy Microsemi: source

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Microchip Technology is in talks to buy Microsemi Corp , the largest U.S. commercial supplier of military and aerospace semiconductor equipment, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.


In a first, openly transgender recruit signs up for U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A transgender recruit has signed a contract to join the U.S. military for the first time since a federal court ruled late last year that the military would have to accept openly transgender people, the Pentagon said on Monday.


Saudi reshuffles top military posts, adds a woman deputy minister

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman reshuffled some of the kingdom's top military officers and several deputy ministers on Monday in a broad shakeup seen as elevating younger officials in key economic and security areas.

Trump says military parade would be great for country's spirit

President Donald Trump says a military parade in Washington could take place on Veterans Day or the Fourth of July, adding that it would be "something great for the spirit of the country."


Israeli navy kills Palestinian after boat breaches sailing limit, military says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said.

McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, Maria

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Fighting Terror and Corruption in Colombia

In “There Are No Dead Here,” Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno documents the violence carried out by paramilitary groups in Colombia, and three men who have tried to help solve the problem against enormous odds.


France has foiled two Islamist attacks this year: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - French security forces have foiled two planned attacks so far this year as Islamic State militants set their sights on domestic targets in response to the group's military setbacks in Iraq and Syria, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Sunday.


South Sudan military officers may have committed war crimes: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.N. investigators said on Friday they had identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.