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Sep 01, 2014

Lesotho's king to appoint minister to lead country with PM, deputy away in South Africa

The king of Lesotho must fill a power vacuum after the military's actions over the weekend caused the prime minister of the mountainous African country to flee... #Lesotho #Johannesburg

Aug 31, 2014

Filipino peacekeepers escape encirclement by Syria rebels in Golan Heights

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, the Philippine military chief Sunday, while 44 Fijian soldiers remained in the hands of the insurgen... #Syria #Golan Heights

Aug 30, 2014

Syrian Rebels Attack U.N. Troops

Clashes erupted between al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday. Later, the Philippine military chief said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers had escaped... #Al-Qaeda #Golan Heights

Aug 31, 2014

All Filipino peacekeepers escape from Syrian rebels in Golan areas after fierce firefight

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers who were surrounded and came under fire by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights made a daring escape, the Philippine military chief Sunday, while 44 Fijian soldiers remained in the hands of the insurgen... #Al-Qaeda #Golan Heights

Aug 31, 2014

Islamic State's media-savvy militants spread message with ease

Driving hulking tanks and armored trucks, Islamic State militants conducted a victory parade of sorts recently in Raqqah, their stronghold in northern Syria, flaunting military hardware that they had captured... #Al-Qaeda #Golan Heights

Aug 29, 2014

Pilot killed in F-15 crash identified as Lt. Col. Fontenot Jr.

Military officials have identified the Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed when his F-15 jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia as Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr... #Massachusetts #Virginia #Air National Guard

Aug 30, 2014

EU leaders set to decide new Russia sanctions as Ukrainian President Poroshenko seeks support

European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow... #European Union #Brussels

Aug 28, 2014

SEE IT: Black Hawk get sprayed with foam at military base

Black Hawks drowned! Fearsome war helicopters were given a surprise soapy bubble bath after an Oklahoma military hangar was mistakenly filled with anti-fire foam... #European Union #Brussels

Aug 29, 2014

Obama rules out military response to Russian moves in Ukraine

President Obama rebuffed pressure for quick U.S. action in two foreign crises Thursday, declining to label Russia's military moves into Ukraine an invasion and saying that he was not ready to expand an air campaign against Islamist militants to Syria... #Syria #Barack Obama

Aug 29, 2014

Pakistan Prime Minister Vows to Defend Democracy

Nawaz Sharif appears embattled a day after the country's powerful military intervened in the standoff between protesters and his government... #Pakistan #Nawaz Sharif