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Israel defense chief jets to Morocco to cement security ties

Nov. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister headed to Morocco on Tuesday for an official visit to cement security ties just ahead of the first anniversary of their agreement to establish full diplomatic relations. Benny Gantz will be making the first official visit by...

US defense chief vows to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain

Nov. 20, 2021 02:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — America's top defense official vowed Saturday to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to counter its “dangerous use” of suicide drones in the wider Mideast, a pledge coming as negotiations remain stalled over Tehran's tattered atomic deal...

Seoul says Russian, Chinese warplanes enter air buffer zone

Nov. 19, 2021 07:53 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it scrambled fighter jets to respond to a group of Russian and Chinese warplanes that entered its air buffer zone unannounced. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said it detected seven Russian and two Chinese...

Libya's powerful ex-minister announces bid for president

Nov. 18, 2021 10:15 AM EST

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s former interior minister announced Thursday his bid to run for president in the much-anticipated elections next month, the latest candidate to join the race for the highest office in the oil-rich nation devastated by years of civil war. ...

Review says Pentagon reacted appropriately to Jan. 6 riot

Nov. 17, 2021 18:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent review has concluded that the Defense Department and its top leaders acted appropriately before and during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, despite sharp criticism from some local and congressional leaders that the military did not respond quick...

Libya's parliament speaker announces run for president

Nov. 17, 2021 18:44 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s influential speaker of parliament announced late Wednesday that he will be running for president, making him the latest candidate to join the race for the country’s highest office after years of civil war. Aguila Saleh, 77, who has led...

Queen carries out in-person audience at Windsor Castle

Nov. 17, 2021 10:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II met with the British military’s chief of staff at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, the first time she was seen carrying out a face-to-face engagement since she missed the national Remembrance Sunday service due to a sprained back. The...

Libya’s powerful military commander, Khalifa Hifter, announces his candidacy for president in next month's vote

Nov. 16, 2021 03:27 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s powerful military commander, Khalifa Hifter, announces his candidacy for president in next month's vote.

Biden salutes troops as 'spine of America' on Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden saluted the nation’s military veterans as “the spine of America” on Thursday as he marked his first Veterans Day as president in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. "There's nothing low risk or low cost...

Colin Powell remembered as a model for future generations

Nov. 05, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin L. Powell, the trailblazing soldier-diplomat who rose from humble beginnings to become the first Black secretary of state, was remembered by family and friends Friday as a principled man of humility and grace whose decorated record of leadership can serve as a model...