Pentagon readying plan to lift transgender ban

Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the US military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior US officials said.

Prince Harry ends army career after a decade

Britain's Prince Harry officially left the army on Friday after more than a decade of full-time military service, including two stints in war-torn Afghanistan.

Asian Games: South Korea beat Japan 1-0 to reach football semis
Asian Games: South Korea beat Japan 1-0 to reach football semis

Hosts South Korea beat bitter rivals Japan 1-0 in a feisty Asian Cup quarter-final on Sunday thanks to a late penalty from captain Jang Hyun-Soo.

United Arab Emirates mandates military service

The United Arab Emirates has issued a law requiring compulsory military service for adult males, formalising a proposal outlined earlier in the year to feed more of the US-allied Gulf federation`s citizens into the armed forces.

Ultra-orthodox Jews protest pending Israeli draft

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked highways across Israel to protest attempts to draft them into the army.

UAE plans compulsory military service for all adult males

The UAE has decided to make military service compulsory for all adult males, but kept it optional for women, the Gulf nation`s prime minister said on Sunday.

Cuba seeks to attract more women to military service

The UJC, the youth wing of Cuba`s ruling Communist Party, called for increasing the no. of women in military service, the official daily Juventud Rebelde reported.

Prince William `to put military service before royal duties

The Duke of Cambridge is currently posted in the Falkland
Islands as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.