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russian military makes rare visit to pakistani tribal region


pakistan officials say a russian military delegation has made a rare visit to the north waziristan tribal region near afghanistan, which until recently served as a militant headquarters.






russian military makes rare visit to pakistani tribal region


islamabad (ap) — pakistan officials say a russian military delegation has made a rare visit to the north waziristan tribal region near afghanistan, which until recently served as a militant headquarters. in a statement, pakistan’s military said the russian delegation praised pakistan’s achievements in fighting terrorism. thursday’s visit comes months after russian servicemen held a […]






pakistan says attack by militants kills 5 soldiers


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — islamic militants attacked three pakistani military border posts in a tribal region along the afghan border, killing five soldiers, the army said monday. pakistani troops repulsed the attackers, who had crossed overnight from afghanistan into the mohmand tribal region, the military statement said. it added that 10 of the attackers were […]






pakistani troops clash with militants near afghan border


islamabad (ap) — pakistan’s military says troops have clashed with militants during a raid in a tribal region near the afghan border, with two soldiers and five “terrorists” killed. it says a local pakistani taliban commander was among those killed in wednesday’s raid in the orakzai tribal region. pakistan stepped up operations against militants following […]






official: suicide attack kills 2 in northwestern pakistan


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — a local pakistani government official says a suicide bomber has targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in the country’s northwest, killing two policemen. hameedullah khan says wednesday’s bombing struck at the main gate of the tribal headquarters in ghalanai, in the mohmand tribal region. no one immediately claimed responsibility […]






pakistan: airstrikes target militants on afghan border


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — the pakistani military says the air force has killed dozens of militants in a series of airstrikes in a tribal region along the afghan border. the monday statement from the military says the attacks targeted militant hideouts in the wucha bibi area of north waziristan. the military’s claims could not be […]






pakistan says attack by militants kills 5 soldiers


islamic militants attacked three pakistani military border posts in a tribal region along the afghan border, killing five soldiers, the army said monday.






pakistan: airstrikes target militants on afghan border


the pakistani air force killed dozens of militants in a series of airstrikes on monday in a tribal region along the afghan border, the military said.






pakistani troops clash with militants near afghan border


pakistan's military says troops have clashed with militants during a raid in a tribal region near the afghan border, with two soldiers and five "terrorists" killed.






pakistan says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militants


pakistani airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants on monday in a tribal region along the afghan border, the military said.






pakistan says attack by militants kills 5 soldiers


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — the pakistani army says militants killed five soldiers when they attacked three military posts in a tribal region along the afghan border. an army statement monday says that the troops repulsed the attackers, who had crossed overnight from afghanistan. it says 10 of the attackers were believed to have been killed. […]






gunmen kill leading lawyer in nw pakistan


pakistani police say unidentified gunmen have killed a prominent attorney in an apparent targeted shooting in a northwestern town near a tribal region bordering afghanistan.






official: suicide attack kills 5 in northwestern pakistan


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — a suicide bombing targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in northwestern pakistan on wednesday, killing three policemen and two passers-by, officials said. the explosion went off at the main gate of the tribal headquarters in ghalanai in the mohmand tribal region, just as the workday was about to start, […]






pakistan says attacks by militant kills 6 soldiers


islamic militants attacked several pakistani military posts in tribal regions along the afghan border, killing six soldiers, the army said monday.






militant attacks target pakistani security forces, 3 killed


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — a pair of suicide bombers attacked a pakistani training facility belonging to the country’s frontier troops early on friday, killing an officer, while an overnight cross-border attack in the khyber tribal region killed two troops, officials said. according to liaquat ali khan, the commandant of the frontier constabulary, the attackers sneaked […]






pro-government tribal leader among dead in us raid in yemen


the main figure killed in last month's u.s. raid in yemen targeting al-qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's u.s.- and saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight yemen's shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives.






pro-government tribal leader among dead in us raid in yemen


cairo (ap) — the main figure killed in last month’s u.s. raid in yemen targeting al-qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country’s u.s.- and saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight yemen’s shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives. the government connections of tribal chief sheikh abdel-raouf […]






putin approves army deal with georgia's south ossetia


russian president seeks to incorporate some military units of the breakaway region into the russian army.






tribal leader who supported u.s.-backed government among dead in yemen raid


the main figure killed in last month's u.s. raid in yemen targeting al-qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's u.s.- and saudi-backed president and had been enlisted to fight yemen's shiite rebels, according to military officials, tribal figures and relatives. the government connections...






is militants abduct 4 alleged informants in egypt, killing 2


egyptian security officials and a tribal leader say that islamic state militants in the volatile northern sinai region have abducted four civilians accused of cooperating with the military and killed at least two of them.






pakistani army says 3 convicted islamic militants executed


islamabad (ap) — the pakistani army says three islamic militants convicted by military courts have been executed. the army’s statement wednesday says the militants were associated with the pakistani taliban and a second extremist group named harkat-ul-jihad e-islami. they were convicted of involvement in the killing of soldiers and police officers. the pakistani government began […]






pakistan launches military crackdown as death toll in shrine bombing rises to 80


the pakistani army on friday arrested or killed dozens of suspected militants and launched artillery rounds at targets in neighboring afghanistan a day after a suicide bombing at a sufi shrine killed at least 80 people. residents in pakistan’s khyber tribal district said security forces fired barrages...






pakistan launches military crackdown as death toll in shrine bombing rises to 88


the pakistani army on friday arrested or killed dozens of suspected militants and launched artillery rounds at targets in neighboring afghanistan a day after a suicide bombing at a sufi shrine killed at least 88 people. residents in pakistan’s khyber tribal district said security forces fired barrages...






japan considers more muscular military role to counter north korea


after seven decades of relying chiefly on u.s. military guarantees, japan is considering moving its self-defense forces into a more aggressive posture to help counter the growing threat from north korea and china’s expanding military in the region. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson makes his...






gunmen kill leading lawyer in nw pakistan


peshawar, pakistan (ap) — pakistani police say unidentified gunmen have killed a prominent attorney in an apparent targeted shooting in a northwestern town near a tribal region bordering afghanistan. khalid khan, a police officer in shabqadar, says two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fired on mohammed jan gigyani when he was driving his car saturday. […]






roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary soldiers in nw pakistan


dera ismail khan, pakistan (ap) — pakistan’s military says a roadside bomb attack has killed three paramilitary soldiers in the south waziristan tribal region near the afghan border. a military statement monday said the three men were wounded during a search and cordon operation in the zarmilan area late sunday night and later died at […]






planes, tanks, ships: russian military gets massive upgrade


the russian military received a sweeping array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and the wide-ranging military modernization will continue this year, the defense minister said wednesday.






roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary soldiers in nw pakistan


pakistan's military says a roadside bomb attack has killed three paramilitary soldiers in the south waziristan tribal region near the afghan border.






syria fires missiles at israeli jets after airstrikes in rare military exchange


syria fired missiles at israeli warplanes on a mission to destroy a weapons convoy destined for the iranian-backed lebanese militant group hezbollah prompting it to deploy its missile defense system, israeli officials said friday, in a rare military exchange between the two hostile neighbors. the...






1 killed as large fire rips through ukraine military arsenal


a woman has died in an enormous fire at a ukrainian munitions dump in the country's kharkiv region near the russian border.






pakistan raises security in rehearsal for military parade


pakistani authorities have suspended mobile phone services and blocked roads in parts of the country's capital during a rehearsal for a military parade due later this week in islamabad.






oklahoma tribe sues oil companies in tribal court over quake


an oklahoma-based native american tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the state's largest earthquake that caused extensive damage to some near-century-old tribal buildings.






russian military chief speaks to nato counterpart


the russian defense ministry says the nation's top military officer has spoken to his nato counterpart for the first time in several years.






russia says 4 of its soldiers die in syria roadside bombing


moscow (ap) — the russian military says four of its servicemen were killed in syria when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb. the defense ministry says the explosion happened as a syrian military convoy, including the vehicle with russian military advisers, was driving to the city of homs in central syria last thursday from the […]






putin visits arctic to reaffirm stranglehold over region that holds one-quarter


over the past few years, the russian military has been conducting a costly effort to restore and modernize abandoned soviet-era outposts in the arctic by rebuilding old air bases