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Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds

Recovery of Falklands war helmets helps heal wounds

After almost 37 years, two helmets are helping to bring reconciliation between two opposing sides.

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Iraqi soldiers killed in clash with Kurdish PKK
Iraq

Iraqi soldiers killed in clash with Kurdish PKK

Security incidents pitting the Iraqi military against armed groups other than Islamic State are rare.

US Senate tells Trump to withdraw from war in Yemen
Yemen

US Senate tells Trump to withdraw from war in Yemen

US Senate has voted to withdraw support for the Saudi-led war, effectively giving the Trump administration 30 days to remove armed forces from the conflict. 

  • by Daniel Flatley
US airstrikes kill hundreds in Somalia, anti-militant effort surges
Somalia

US airstrikes kill hundreds in Somalia, anti-militant effort surges

A surge in US airstrikes over the last four months of 2018 pushed the annual death toll of suspected al-Shabab fighters in Somalia to a record high.

Islamic State faces 'final' territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle
Syria

Islamic State faces 'final' territorial defeat in eastern Syria battle

The battle to oust IS from its last stronghold has taken longer than predicted because of the number of civilians trapped and the jihadists' network of tunnels.

  • by Ellen Francis
Chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma, Syria
Syria

Chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma, Syria

Medical workers said the April 2018 attack killed more than 40 people.

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Yemen's warring parties agree to start troop withdrawal
Yemen

Yemen's warring parties agree to start troop withdrawal

The conflict, which has killed tens of thousands, is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

A feast of war and terror as Abu Dhabi fair showcases military might
Defence

A feast of war and terror as Abu Dhabi fair showcases military might

In one demonstration, an unnamed militia threatened to launch ballistic missiles, resulting in an all-out assault by armoured vehicles, tanks and helicopters.

'Hotheads': Russia warns against Venezuela intervention
War

'Hotheads': Russia warns against Venezuela intervention

Russia is "very much concerned that some hotheads may be considering a military action against Venezuela", according to its ambassador to the UN.

Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace
Afghanistan

Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

It's the first time in Afghanistan for Pat Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, who took over as Defence Secretary when Jim Mattis suddenly resigned.

US-backed fighters capture part of Islamic State-held Syrian village
Syria

US-backed fighters capture part of Islamic State-held Syrian village

Forces have captured 41 positions held by IS and destroyed their fortifications in the last pocket they hold in eastern Syria amid fierce fighting.