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Six Philippine troops killed in friendly fire: Military

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:05

Six Philippine soldiers who were killed in one of the bloodiest clashes against al Qaeda-linked militants this year were hit by friendly fire, the military acknowledged Friday.

Syria troops converge as rebels ready for Aleppo showdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:59

Elite government forces backed by Hezbollah converged Tuesday on the north Syrian city of Aleppo as rebels bolstered their own fighters in readiness for a major showdown, a monitor said.

Almost 100 killed in Uganda clashes since weekend: Army

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 19:34

At least 96 people have been killed in four days of clashes between tribal gunmen and Ugandan troops in the west of the country, the army said on tuesday.

Government troops advance in Syria`s largest city

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:56

Syrian troops advanced in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Monday in what appears to be an attempt to lay siege to rebel-held parts of the country`s largest city, activist said.

Clash between Army, `tribal gunmen` leaves 65 dead in Uganda

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 13:15

At least 65 people have been killed in clashes between tribal gunmen and Ugandan government troops in the west of the country near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said on Sunday.

Iran will send arms to Iraq but not troops: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 01:11

Iran will not send troops to fight a militant offensive in Iraq but will supply weapons if the government in Baghdad asks for help, the deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Japan`s move to lift ban on troops to fight abroad riles China

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 19:57

China on Tuesday reacted angrily to Japan`s biggest change in defence policy since the World War II, saying the move could undermine regional peace and harm Chinese sovereignty.

Nigerian Islamists attack villages, churches near Chibok, dozens killed

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:19

Suspected Islamist militants killed dozens of people on Sunday in an attack on three Nigerian villages, including one targeting worshippers at a church, a few kilometres (three miles) from Chibok, the scene of an abduction of more than 200 school girls.

Heavy fighting in Sudan`s South Kordofan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 06:22

Sudanese troops and rebels engaged in heavy fighting on Saturday near the South Kordofan state capital Kadugli, both sides said, with rebel shells landing inside the town.

Yemen troops foil attack on hospital, 6 killed

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:36

Yemen`s defense ministry says its troops have foiled a militant attack on a military-affiliated hospital in the country`s south, setting off clashes that killed four militants and two soldiers.

Afghan forces claim victory in major Taliban battle

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:18

Afghan security forces on Saturday claimed victory against a Taliban offensive in the country`s volatile Helmand province after days of fighting seen as a test for the country`s security forces as NATO-led troops pull out.

Russia says Ukrainian shells hit its territory

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 17:49

Russia said Saturday that three shells fired by Ukrainian troops have hit a customs post and residential areas inside its territory, causing damage but no injuries.