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Israeli soldier, Palestinians freed in captive swap

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Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and hundreds of Palestinians crossed Israel's borders in opposite directions as a thousand-for-one prisoner swap brought joy to...

Yemeni warplane mistakenly bombs soldiers, officials say

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Local security officials said up to 20 soldiers were killed when Yemen's air force mistakenly bombed a military site in the south...

Seven Syrian troops die as armed resistance emerges

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Syria said that seven of its soldiers and police were killed in an operation against terrorists in the central town of Rastan,...

Nigeria investigates military misconduct in north

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Nigeria's ministry of defence said it will investigate military misconduct in the remote northeast of the country where a Joint Task Force...

Burundi gunmen kill one, insurgency fears rise

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Gunmen killed one soldier and seriously wounded five people in western Burundi, the latest attack in a spate of violent incidents that...

Ivory Coast arrests 57 troops from former regime

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Ivorian authorities arrested 57 soldiers from former president Laurent Gbagbo's regime and charged them with crimes ranging from murder and kidnapping to...

U.S. troops in Iraq will need immunity – U.S. chief

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Any agreement for U.S. troops to stay in Iraq beyond a year-end deadline for their withdrawal would require the Iraqi parliament to...

Captured Libyan soldiers say army morale is low

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's army is so demoralised that officers have to threaten soldiers and their families with death to force them...

Yemen says kills two Qaeda leaders, critics voice doubt

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Yemeni security sources said their forces had killed two al Qaeda leaders in the south during an offensive in the flashpoint Abyan...

Syrian military assaults intensify on Homs, 16 killed

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Syrian troops and militiamen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed 16 people in attacks in the city of Homs residents said, an...

Egyptian military arrests Italian national

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Egyptian soldiers detained an Italian national for taking pictures of a military building in Cairo, the state's news agency MENA said. "(The Italian...

Soldiers break up clashes in southern Tunisia

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Tunisian soldiers fired in the air to break up clashes between hundreds of young people in the southern city of Gafsa residents...

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