Six British soldiers are reburied a century after dying

Apr 19, 2015

Six British soldiers are reburied a century after dying

Six British servicemen have been reburied in Flanders Fields over a century after they died in the chaotic first months of World War I. The six unknown soldiers were accorded a service with full military honors Thursday. Their bodies were found half a dozen ...

WWI Belgian gas attack anniversary marked

Apr 19, 2015

WWI Belgian gas attack anniversary marked

by Raf Casert

As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd Infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way: A yellow-green cloud. He barely had time to react. “All my trenches are choked,” Lamour cried into the field telephone to ...

Citing 'difficulties,' Free Syrian Army boots military chief

Feb 17, 2014

Citing 'difficulties,' Free Syrian Army boots military chief

The rebel Free Syrian Army said Sunday it has fired Selim Idriss as its military chief, citing the “difficulties faced by the Syrian revolution” in its battle with the regime. In a video broadcast on the Internet, the rebel coalition said its military council ...

Aug 26, 2013

Karzai seeks Pakistan help in Taliban talks

Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai held talks Monday with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, seeking help to open communication with the Taliban to end 12 years of war. It is Karzai’s first visit to Islamabad in 18 months and signals a desire by both ...