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Chad’s Deby wins sixth term as army fends off rebel advance

People drive past a Chad army tank near presidential palace, as fighters from the rebel Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) appeared to be moving toward the capital according to the United States, in N’djamena, Chad April 19, 2021. REUTERS/ Stringer April 19, 2021 By Mahamat Ramadane N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – Chad’s veteran leader […]

Ex-U.N. chief Ban urges Guterres to engage directly with Myanmar army

FILE PHOTO: Head of the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool April 19, 2021 By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) -Former U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon urged his successor on […]

‘Critical Race Theory’ Being Taught at US Army’s West Point: Congressman

A Republican congressman said he is looking for answers from the U.S. Military Academy West Point about whether “critical race theory” is part of instruction for cadets. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) sent a letter to West Point’s superintendent, Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams about “information” that recently came to his “attention from unsettled soldiers, cadets, and families that […]

GameStop up 13% more as ‘Reddit army’ bets on sales turnaround

FILE PHOTO: GameStop logo is seen near displayed stock graph in this illustration taken February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration March 26, 2021 By Susan Mathew (Reuters) – “Meme” stock-in-chief GameStop jumped another 13% in value on Friday, building on a surge since results earlier this week that showed online sales improving and a much-hyped management […]

Army helicopter vaccine drop brings relief to tiny Irish island

Dr. Richard Quinn, his daughter clinical nurse Aoife Gallagher and Sgt Niall O’Connor carry boxes as Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines are delivered by helicopter to Arranmore Island, Ireland March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne March 11, 2021 By Clodagh Kilcoyne ARRANMORE, Ireland (Reuters) – The army pilots landed their helicopter on the tiny Irish island […]

Myanmar coup protesters mass to reject army claim of support

Demonstrators protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer February 17, 2021 (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Myanmar on Wednesday, rejecting the army’s assertion that the public supported its overthrow of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and saying they would not be cowed in their bid […]

Army Secretary Says Commanders on Look Out for Potential Insider Threats Ahead of Inauguration Day

U.S. Army commanders are on the look out for any potential insider threats ahead of inauguration day, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said in a recent interview. McCarthy told The Associated Press on Sunday that defense officials are keeping an eye out for threats from within their ranks. But so far, he and other leaders have not […]

Up to 25,000 National Guard in DC for Inauguration: US Army

The U.S. Army confirmed that as many as 25,000 National Guard members will be stationed in Washington D.C. for Inauguration Day next week. The Defense Department authorized up to 25,000 service members to be deployed, which is an increase of 5,000 from numbers earlier this week. A statement from the Army to news outlets on […]

Exclusive: Iraq trains U.S.-sanctioned militia leader for army position – sources

November 26, 2020 By John Davison and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The Iraqi military is training a former member of an Iran-backed militia, who is under U.S. sanctions for killing protesters, to become a high-ranking officer in the army, according to six government, security and militia officials. They said that Hussein Falih Aziz, known […]

Syrian Army: Israel bombs Iranian forces for second time in a week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens during a joint statement with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:53 AM PT – Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Israel launched its second airstrike against Iranian forces inside Syria in less than one week. Early Wednesday morning, […]