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American Sikhs Push To End Army Ban on Beards

For the past 30 years, the Army has barred soldiers from wearing beards, or articles of clothing like turbans, for religious reasons. The service contends they...

Japan to Keep U.S. Air-Base on Okinawa

Controversial decision by prefecture Governor Hirokazu Nakaima comes despite 17 years of protests over safety and environmental concerns

Army Cadet in NY Accused of Emailing Child Porn

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A West Point cadet was arrested on campus Thursday and charged with distributing child pornography via email. Papers filed in federal...

South Sudan Unrest Continues as Army Loses Town

(KAMPALA, Uganda) — South Sudan's military said Thursday it no longer controlled a key town in a rural state where fighting has spread in the aftermath of what...

Thai Protesters Storm Army Headquarters

(BANGKOK) — Thailand's army spokesman says more than 1,000 anti-government protesters have stormed inside the army's headquarters, the latest high-profile target...

Volcano Raises New Island Far South of Japan

(TOKYO) — A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said. Advisories from...

Syrian Army Captures Suburb South of Damascus

(BEIRUT) — Syrian troops captured a contested suburb of Damascus on Wednesday as the government forged ahead with a punishing military offensive that already has...

Congo Army Regains Town of Rumangabo

(RUMANGABO, Congo) — The Congolese army, who just one year ago abandoned their posts and fled in the face of an advancing rebel army, succeeded on Monday in...