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Kurdish forces capture key IS Syria bastion: Monitor

Kurdish fighters gained an important victory against the Islamic State group Friday by seizing a key stronghold in Syria`s northeastern Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Training Afghan forces key to US mission: Pentagon chief

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday said that training and advising Afghan security forces is "becoming the heart" of a US military mission that is winding down after 13 years of war.

Nigeria says its forces recapture towns from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops backed by air strikes recaptured the northeastern towns of Monguno and Marte from Islamist Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, the military said in a statement.

Nicole Scherzinger forces herself to work out
Nicole Scherzinger forces herself to work out

Pop star Nicole Scherzinger says she forces herself to hit the gym. The 36-year-old singer said getting herself to the gym is getting harder as she gets older, reported Contactmusic.

Putin orders central Russia forces on `full combat alert`: Defence minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops in central Russia on "full combat alert" for snap drills, the defence minister said on Saturday.

US may send 100 special forces to Baghdad: Official

The United States is considering deploying 100 special operations troops to advise the Iraqi army in its defense of Baghdad from Sunni extremists, a US defense official said Thursday.

Israel arrests 30 Palestinians as search for teens continues

Israeli security forces arrested 30 Palestinians in predawn raids in the West Bank as they continued searching for three Jewish youths abducted in the area a week ago, the Israeli military said Thursday.

Yemen says security forces kill senior al Qaeda leader

Yemen`s security forces on Sunday killed a senior al Qaeda leader wanted for attacks on local and foreign targets in Sanaa, the Yemeni government said, after a raid near the capital in which at least four other militants died.

Ukraine says Russia pulls back forces ahead of vote

Ukraine confirmed Tuesday that Russia had pulled its troops back from the border for the first time in a move that could ease spiralling tensions five days ahead of a make-or-break presidential poll.

Libya`s general Haftar: `outlaw` battling Benghazi Islamists

Rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar, who was readying an offensive against Islamist groups in the country`s restive east Sunday, is a former rebel commander accused by Tripoli of staging a coup.

Myanmar won`t allow forces inimical to India on its soil: Gen

Myanmar on Thursday promised that its territories would not be allowed to be used by forces inimical to India.

Forces fighting Naxals likely to get enhanced allowances

Paramilitary personnel fighting Maoists may soon get enhanced allowances on a par with those serving in Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern region.

Forces seek Rs 6 lakh cr star-war weapon systems

Seeking to prepare itself for futuristic warfare, Indian armed forces are planning to spend around Rs 6 lakh crore to get hi-tech equipment such as robots for combat roles.

Lanka deploys forces after Muslim store torched by Buddhist monks

A mob, including Buddhist monks, allegedly stoned and set afire a Muslim-owned business in Sri Lanka in the latest attacks directed against the minority.

Bahrain forces deploy against unrest:Opposition

Bahrain`s main opposition group says the kingdom`s paramilitary National Guard is deploying to back up police as authorities try to quell rising political violence.

Forces kill 9 militants in Somalia: Kenya Army

Kenya last month sent hundreds of troops into the failed state of Somalia to pursue the powerful militant group.

Yemeni govt forces, tribesmen clash in capital

Yemeni government forces clashed on Friday with supporters of the powerful Hashed tribal grouping led by Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar that is demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh leave office.

Assad forces fire on protesters across Syria

Syrian tanks shelled the city of Hama after Ramadan prayers Tuesday, residents said, on the third day of an armored assault to crush some of the largest street protests against President Bashar al-Assad in a five-month uprising.

Huge protests grip Syria; 6 killed in clashes

Hundreds of thousands flooded cities around Syria in one of the largest
outpourings against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

Libyan forces shell rebel port city in west

Gaddafi forces are fighting hard to keep rebels bottled up in the city.