Jan 28, 2017

Turkish NATO soldiers seek asylum in Germany: report

Several dozen Turkish soldiers assigned to NATO have sought asylum in Germany, a media report said Saturday, quoting officers who said they fear jail and possibly torture back home. Around 43,000 people are under arrest in Turkey on charges or links to last year’s ...

Philippine militants wound 22 soldiers in clash after freeing Italian

Apr 9, 2016

Philippine militants wound 22 soldiers in clash after freeing Italian

Some 22 Philippine soldiers were wounded Saturday in a firefight with Islamic militants, the military said, a day after the release of a retired Italian priest taken hostage in the Muslim-populated south of the country. The Philippine security forces have been hunting the militant ...

Troops aid evacuations in flood-ravaged northern England

Dec 28, 2015

Troops aid evacuations in flood-ravaged northern England

British soldiers helped evacuate hundreds of people from rising floodwaters in the historic city of York on Sunday, after heavy rainfall inundated towns and cities across northern England. Prime Minister David Cameron pledged more military help for the region as the army was deployed ...

/ May 26, 2015

Suspicion taints war dead from Philippines

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The remains of some 15,000 Japanese soldiers who died in the Philippines during World War II continue to lie in undignified government storage after the media raised suspicions five years ago that the deceased include those of local residents obtained by profiteering grave robbers.