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New hearing set Monday in Army general’s sex case

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair. AP

The case of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a female captain under his command is set to return to a Fort Bragg courtroom less than a week after proceedings were postponed to allow time for a possible plea agreement.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

NATO confirms five Afghan soldiers killed accidentally

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The NATO coalition confirmed five Afghan soldiers were killed accidently in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, in an incident that government officials said was a mistaken US drone strike on a local army base.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prosecutor in Army sex case wanted charges dropped

In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2012 file photo, Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, left, leaves a Fort Bragg courthouse with a member of his defense team, Maj. Elizabeth Ramsey, after he deferred entering a plea at his arraignment on charges of fraud, forcible sodomy, coercion and inappropriate relationships. AP

The former lead prosecutor in a sexual assault case against a United States Army general wanted most of the charges dropped after he became convinced the accuser had lied about crucial evidence.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

CHR denounces use of landmine by NPA in Davao del Sur attack

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Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday condemned the roadside blast allegedly perpetrated by the New People’s Army in Davao del Sur.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

6 soldiers wounded in clash with NPA rebels in Davao del Sur

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New People's Army  FILE PHOTO

Six soldiers were wounded in an encounter between government troops and New People’s Army guerrillas in Davao del Sur, the military said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Maguindanao fighting rages; 38 killed

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Members of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The fatalities in the fighting in Maguindanao between government forces and Moro rebels rose to 38, the military said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Myanmar frees scores of child soldiers from armed forces–UN

A former Myanmar child soldier (R) carries his belongings as he walks out from a military compound in Yangon after a ceremony discharging a group of children and young people back to their parents and guardians on January 18, 2014.  Myanmar's army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said on January 18, hailing a "historic step" towards ending the use of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation. AFP

Myanmar’s army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said Saturday, hailing a “historic step” towards ending the use of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

7 soldiers, 2 others wounded in NPA encounter in Agusan Sur

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Nine people were wounded, seven from the Army, in an ambush by New People’s Army in Agusan del Sur on Thursday.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Army turns counter-terrorist unit into regiment

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Army chief Lieutenant General Noel Coballes. Photo courtesy of Army Public Affairs

The Army is upsizing its elite counter-terrorist unit into a regiment. The Light Reaction Battalion, composed of three companies or about 500 soldiers, will get additional troops, Army chief Lieutenant General Noel Coballes said.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Saudi to give Lebanon $3B to strengthen army

In Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 file this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, right, meets with the U.N, humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut. Lebanon's president has announced a $3 billion grant from Saudi Arabia to help support and strengthen the Lebanese army. Sleiman says the funds will allow Lebanon's military to purchase French weapons. AP

BEIRUT— Saudi Arabia has pledged $3 billion to Lebanon to help strengthen the country’s armed forces and purchase weapons from France, Lebanon’s president said Sunday, calling it the biggest grant ever for the nation’s military.   Michel Sleiman, who made the surprise announcement in a televised national address, did not provide any further details. The [...]

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Army says it seized NPA bomb factory

The Army said government soldiers seized a major bomb factory of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Agusan del Sur province and were able to haul over 160 land mines.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Troops sent to guard Mt. Pulag vs intrusion

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IN MAY 2008, the Inquirer caught these men clearing a section of mossy forest in the boundary of Kabayan town, on the way up to Mt. Pulag. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The Army has sent soldiers to guard Mt. Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon, against intrusion and protect one of the country’s last remaining biodiversity preserves, police said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Army engineers to help Zamboanga folk rebuild homes

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THE RUBBLE left by the 20-day fighting between government forces and Moro National Liberation Front fighters in Barangay (village) Santa Catalina, Zamboanga City. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Army will send military engineers to help in the rehabilitation of coastal villages damaged in the fighting between government forces and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels in Zamboanga City last month, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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