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Attendance dwindles at Joint Base Charleston’s chapel

Oct. 24, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joan Vandawaker has to pass armed guards and show a military ID to get to church on Sunday mornings. She could attend any number of houses of worship in the Charleston area, but going to the chapel at Joint Base Charleston is special for...

Violence erupts at Islamists rally in Pakistan, killing 4

Oct. 22, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Violent clashes erupted between Pakistan's security forces and Islamists in the eastern city of Lahore on Friday, killing at least two policemen and two demonstrators, a police spokesman and witnesses said. The incident happened after thousands...

Bosnian Serb police drill seen as separatist 'provocation'

Oct. 22, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Serb police on Friday held an “anti-terrorist” drill just outside the capital Sarajevo, in a move seen by many as another provocation by the Serb separatist leadership. The exercise was held in the ski resort at Mt....

S Korea blocks army from appealing transgender soldier case

Oct. 22, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Justice Ministry on Friday blocked the army from appealing a landmark court ruling that said it unlawfully discharged the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year. The ministry,...

UN envoy: Myanmar is now in conflict, could be failed state

Oct. 22, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar has warned that February's military takeover has led to armed conflict and if power isn’t returned to the people in a democratic way the country “will go in the direction of a failed state.” Christine...

UN envoy: Myanmar is now in conflict, could be failed state

Oct. 21, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar warned Thursday that the country already faces “an internal armed conflict” and if power isn’t returned to the people in a democratic way “we will go in the direction of a failed state.” Christine...

Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “There will be very limited seating and it will be...

S Korean military to appeal ruling on transgender soldier

Oct. 21, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Thursday it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country’s first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year. A district court ruled this...

Army hiring criminal investigators to improve case work

Oct. 20, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has begun hiring more agents and support staff for its criminal investigations, as the new civilian director works to correct widespread failures that surfaced last year after a string of murders and other crimes at Fort Hood, Texas. Gregory...

Russia ups defense ties with Belarus amid tensions with NATO

Oct. 20, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's defense chief on Wednesday voiced concern about a buildup of NATO forces near the country's borders, and called for stronger defense ties with neighboring Belarus. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted recent efforts to boost military cooperation...