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Rights Group: Afghan Government Should Commute Death Sentence

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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A top human rights group says Afghanistan’s government should commute the death sentence of an Afghan soldier convicted of killing five French soldiers earlier this year. Human Rights Watch said Wednesday France should make a formal request to the Afghan government to commute the sentence. The group noted that France has abolished the death penalty […]

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Female US Soldiers Sue to End Ban on Women in Combat

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two female U.S. soldiers have filed a lawsuit to force the military to end its policy of restricting women from combat duty. Jane Baldwin and Ellen Haring, currently serving in the U.S. Army has reservists, say the current policy bars them from combat assignments solely on the basis of their gender, which they allege violates […]

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UN Urges South Sudan Military to Release Child Soldiers

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is calling for the military of South Sudan to release all remaining child soldiers who are serving within its ranks. The U.N. Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) said Thursday that 53 child soldiers between the ages of 13 and 17 were released by the South Sudanese armed forces earlier […]

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Reports: Chinese Police Kill Three AWOL Soldiers, Wound One

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say police have killed three soldiers and wounded a fourth who fled from their base in northeast China with an assault rifle and almost 800 rounds of ammunition. The reports say at least one police officer was wounded in a gun battle with the soldiers Thursday. No motive was offered for the […]

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Uruguayan Soldiers Detained for Assault in Haiti

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A military judge in Uruguay has ordered the detention of five soldiers accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man while serving as United Nations peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation. The five men, whose names have not been released, face charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has apologized for […]

Uruguayan Soldiers Detained for Assault in Haiti

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A military judge in Uruguay has ordered the detention of five soldiers accused of sexually abusing a young Haitian man while serving as U.N. peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation. The five men, whose names have not been released, face charges of disobeying orders and dereliction of duty. Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has apologized for the […]

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US: Mexican Soldiers Crossed into Texas

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say nearly three dozen Mexican soldiers in four military vehicles crossed the border into the United States in an incident being described as inadvertent. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the 33 soldiers crossed the new Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge into southern Texas on Tuesday after being unable to turn around on […]

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Burkina Faso Discharges Hundreds of Soldiers for Attempted Mutiny

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burkina Faso has dismissed 566 soldiers linked to a wave of mutiny attempts between April and last month. An army official said Thursday, 217 soldiers are facing prosecution on charges of inciting public rowdiness, and failing to respect military duties. The alleged attempted mutinies follow a trend of disorder in Burkina Faso this year. The […]

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