New Burundi defence minister demands army `cohesion` after coup bid

 Burundi`s defence minister has called for army unity after a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza and demanded soldiers hiding "rejoin their units."

Russian activists say find fresh graves of soldiers killed in Ukraine

 Russian opposition activists investigating the deaths of three special forces soldiers said Wednesday their findings indicate that elite Russian army reconnaissance units are operating in Ukraine.

Turkey arrests 7 soldiers in 'Syria arms consignmen' case

A Turkish court on Sunday remanded in custody seven serving soldiers accused over the interception last year of an alleged consignment of arms bound for Syria, state media said.

Egypt executes six militants for attack on soldiers

Egypt has executed six members of a Sinai-based militant group with links to Islamic State for carrying out an attack on soldiers near Cairo last year, their lawyer said on Sunday.

DNA: Analysis of why 'Shaheed' not defined in defence or central forces

Government on Tuesday informed the Parliament that the term 'shaheed' or martyr is not defined "anywhere" and there is no official order to accord the same to defence or paramilitary personnel.

Israel charges soldiers over looting during Gaza war

 Israeli military prosecutors have filed charges against three soldiers for alleged theft from Palestinians, and related offences, during last summer`s Gaza war, the military said on Monday.

Israel honours fallen soldiers, terror victims on Memorial Day

 Israel came to a grinding halt today as the Jewish nation paid tributes to its soldiers who died in the line of duty and civilians killed in terror attacks, on the occasion of Memorial Day.

Taliban kill 18 Afghan soldiers, some beheaded

Taliban fighters killed 18 Afghan soldiers -- including some who were beheaded -- after storming an army outpost in the remote mountainous northeast in a major attack before the spring fighting season, officials said Monday.

Thanks to the squid, soldiers may now be invisible

Ancient organisms like squids, cephalopods, octopus and cuttlefish could hold the key to making soldiers of the future invisible, US scientists say.

Pakistan says Saudi asked for warplanes, warships and soldiers

Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan for military aircraft, warships and soldiers, Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday, at the start of a parliamentary debate on whether Pakistan should get involved in a Saudi-led campaign in Yemen.

Three soldiers killed in restive east Ukraine

Three Ukrainian soldiers died when a mine exploded in the separatist-held east where isolated clashes continue to undermine a ceasefire aimed at ending a year-long war.

Egypt jihadists kill 15 soldiers and two civilians in Sinai

Jihadists in Egypt`s Sinai killed 15 soldiers and two civilians in attacks on checkpoints on Thursday, security officials said, the deadliest in months despite a massive army campaign against the insurgents.

Bodies of Japan WWII soldiers found in Palau cave

The bodies of six soldiers, believed to be Japanese troops who fought in World War II, have been found in a reopened cave in the Pacific nation of Palau, a report said on Wednesday.

'Invisibility stickers' to help troops evade detection in dark

 Researchers have developed squid-inspired 'invisibility stickers' that could one day help soldiers evade detection in the dark, even when sought by enemies with tough-to-fool infrared cameras.

Troops from Chad, Niger retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram

Soldiers from Niger and Chad have retaken a Nigerian town from Boko Haram, another victory in a regional campaign to wrest back control of swaths of northeastern Nigeria from the Islamist militants.

Why women find war heroes so sexy
Why women find war heroes so sexy

 Ever wonder why women go gaga over war heroes? A new study has the answer for you.

Cameroon honours 38 soldiers killed in Boko Haram fight

Cameroon honoured 38 soldiers on Friday killed in fighting with Boko Haram Islamists in recent months, with officials pledging the struggle against the militants will be won.

Kiev says three soldiers killed despite lull in fighting

Three government soldiers were killed in war-torn eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours, the country`s military said Friday, after a two-day lull in which no fatalities were reported.

`179 soldiers killed` in Ukraine battle; rebels ready prisoner swap

An adviser to Ukraine`s president said Kiev lost 179 troops in a month-long battle for the town of Debaltseve, while pro-Russian rebels readied a prisoner swap Saturday as part of a battered ceasefire.

Seven Syrian soldiers killed in chopper attack

At least seven Syrian military personnel, including three officers, were killed when their helicopter was attacked by jihadis in Idleb city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.