Nigerian military: Some officers selling arms to Boko Haram
Africa

Nigerian military: Some officers selling arms to Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country’s fight against the Islamic extremists continues despite government efforts to halt graft. The admission comes three weeks after the Nigerian army said a military tribunal is trying 16 officers and troops accused … Continue reading

Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack
Asia / International News

Military disciplines about 16 in Afghanistan hospital attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 people, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. According to officials, no criminal charges were filed and the service members received administrative punishments … Continue reading

Skirmishes continue in Nagorno-Karabakh despite cease-fire
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Skirmishes continue in Nagorno-Karabakh despite cease-fire

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Skirmishes continued Friday, Apr. 8, around Nagorno-Karabakh with Azerbaijan and Armenia blaming each other for cease-fire violations, while Russia sought to stabilize the situation by playing as go-between. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev in Baku a day after holding talks with the Armenian leadership. Azerbaijan’s … Continue reading

Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore
Asia / International News / Middle East

Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Monday vowed to eliminate perpetrators of terror attacks such as the massive suicide bombing that targeted Christians gathered for Easter the previous day in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 70 people. The attack underscored both the militants’ ability to stage large-scale attacks despite a months-long government … Continue reading

Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care
National / Politics / U.S. News

Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members. Carter told a Pentagon news conference that he will double the length of … Continue reading

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom
Asia / Politics

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan’s emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in territorial disputes with China, while further moving past painful memories of Japan’s World War II aggression. Aquino and Emperor Akihito held talks at Manila’s Malacanang … Continue reading

Rapid response on NATO agenda during Norfolk, Virginia conference
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Rapid response on NATO agenda during Norfolk, Virginia conference

By Mahogany Waldon, Antonio Garland and Richelle Hammiel The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) brought its annual Chief of Transformation Conference to the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia from Tuesday, Dec. 8, through Thursday, Dec. 10.  The conference highlighted the goals and plans for NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT), which is one of two NATO … Continue reading