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US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Sep. 21, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least for now put off any immediate military strike on Iran in response to the attack on the Saudi oil...

Algeria protesters defy army chief's tougher stance

Sep. 20, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of the capital on Friday, chanting defiantly in the face of a crackdown on the demonstration by the country's powerful army chief. For the 31st straight week, the protesters made their presence felt in Algiers though this...

Algeria army chief orders clampdown on protesters

Sep. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's army chief has ordered a clampdown on those who head into the capital for weekly demonstrations. In a speech Wednesday at an army barracks in the south of the gas-rich nation, Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah said members of the military — or gendarmes — should arrest...

Congo's army says it kills militia leader wanted by the ICC

Sep. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army has killed the commander of the Rwandan Hutu militia group FDLR who had been wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, a spokesman said Wednesday. Gen. Sylvestre Mudacumura was gunned down overnight in Rutshuru territory in North Kivu province,...

Trump outpaces Obama, Bush in naming ex-lobbyists to Cabinet

Sep. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they're regulating. The Cabinet choices are...

APNewsBreak: Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

Sep. 17, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. Army leaders tell The Associated Press that they expect to sign up more than 68,000 active duty soldiers for...

Palestinian sues Israeli military commanders for war crimes

Sep. 17, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pitching his case as a David-versus-Goliath fight, a Dutch-Palestinian man went to court in the Netherlands Tuesday seeking damages from two former Israeli military commanders for their roles in a 2014 airstrike on a Gaza house that killed six members of his family. One of the...

Algeria's interim leader sets Dec. 12 date for presidential election, following army chief's demand

Sep. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's interim leader sets Dec. 12 date for presidential election, following army chief's demand.

AP PHOTOS: Ex-army chief hoping to be Israel's next premier

Sep. 15, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

ROSH HAAYIN, Israel (AP) — As former army chief of staff Benny Gantz campaigns to be Israel's next leader, he is relying less on policy specifics than on the archetypal image of a military man who can rise above the political fray and defend a country that feels perpetually under siege. With piercing blue...

Algerian army chief wants new election; protesters want more

Sep. 14, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is at a harrowing political impasse. Africa's largest country hasn't had an elected president for five months, and the powerful army chief wants to change that by holding an election, which he hopes will quell long-running protests he sees as a threat to his energy-rich...