Thursday 21 June 2018
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US army officer faces Afghan murder charges

Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing Afghan civilians in a shooting rampage in Kandahar province last week, will be charged with 17 counts of murder, a US official said on Thursday. Earlier accounts of the incident, which h


Syrian army officer defects with soldiers

A Syrian military official has defected in protest at a government crackdown on months of demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, footage on Al Jazeera English's website showed on Saturday. Flanked by soldiers brandishing

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