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Israeli officer punished for violence against protesters

Oct. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it has reprimanded an officer who was found to have used excessive force against protesters in the occupied West Bank, including pushing a 65-year-old Israeli peace activist to the ground. The army said the officer, a...

Air Force general is second woman to lead a top US command

Oct. 15, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost on Friday became only the second woman to lead one of the Pentagon's 11 so-called combatant commands, the multi-service organizations that spearhead U.S. military operations around the world. At a change-of-command...

Laxalt paves path in 2022 Senate race with Biden backlash

Oct. 14, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — In a western battleground state that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate, Republican Adam Laxalt has early on targeted those who feel angered and afraid, telling them the stakes of next year's race against Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto are no less than...

Judge sets deadline for Libyan commander to answer questions

Oct. 14, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge has set a two-week deadline for a Libyan military commander to answer questions in a lawsuit accusing him of war crimes. Khalifa Hifter, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army, is a defendant in multiple federal lawsuits in...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi pleads not guilty to breaking virus rules

Oct. 11, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former President Win Myint pleaded not guilty Monday to violating COVID-19 restrictions, their lawyers said, as the pair were formally indicted after the army seized power. Each was charged with two counts under...

India, China army talks to defuse border tensions fail

Oct. 11, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate and failed to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, the two sides said Monday. The...

India, China army commanders meet to defuse border tensions

Oct. 10, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian and Chinese army commanders have discussed steps to disengage troops from key friction areas along their disputed border to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, an Indian army spokesman said. The commanders met...

Army general who commanded in Iraq dies of cancer at age 67

Oct. 09, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raymond T. Odierno, a retired Army general who commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the war and capped a 39-year career by serving as the Army's chief of staff, has died, his family said Saturday. He was 67. “The general...

Syria's Assad allows exiled uncle to return to avoid prison

Oct. 09, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad allowed his exiled uncle back into Syria to avoid serving a four-year prison term in France, where he had spent more than 30 years, a Syrian pro-government newspaper reported late Friday. Rifaat Assad's lawyer confirmed his client...

Fort Hood launches effort to address sexual assault, suicide

Oct. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials unveiled a new resource and training center at Fort Hood on Thursday that aims to create a more supportive culture following reports of murder, suicide and sexual assault at the embattled Texas military installation. The...