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DNA to solve mystery of Napoleon's general lost in Russia

DNA to solve mystery of Napoleon's general lost in Russia

Archaeologists are set to unveil the answer to a 200-year-old question over the remains of a French general who died during Napoleon's 1812 campaign in Russia.

Malta troops arrested for 'cold-blooded' migrant murder

Malta troops arrested for 'cold-blooded' migrant murder

Maltese police have arrested two soldiers for the ‘cold-blooded’ murder of an Ivorian migrant, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Saturday.

Army wants Bouteflika to be declared unfit for office

Army wants Bouteflika to be declared unfit for office

Algeria's army chief of staff called on Tuesday for a constitutional move that would see President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika declared unfit for office, in a rare direct intervention by the military after weeks of protests.

Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

A new group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists called on Algeria's powerful generals to stay out of politics as it pressed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the government to quit.

Pence hails $414 mn deal on US rockets for Poland

Pence hails $414 mn deal on US rockets for Poland

The US and Poland finalised a deal on Wednesday for Warsaw to buy American mobile rocket launchers worth $414 million (365 million euros) as it lobbies Washington to boost troops on Polish soil.

Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing 25 on board: officials

Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing 25 on board: officials

An Afghan army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing all those on board, officials said.

Bomb in van kills 11 at checkpoint in Philippine south: army

Bomb in van kills 11 at checkpoint in Philippine south: army

A bomb exploded in a van and killed 11 people at a military checkpoint in the restive southern Philippines on Tuesday in an attack that officials blamed on militants with ties to the Islamic State group.

Pakistan army to deploy over 370,000 troops for July 25 elections

Pakistan army to deploy over 370,000 troops for July 25 elections

Pakistan will deploy 371,388 troops to polling stations across the country to ensure free and fair elections on July 25, the army said Tuesday.

Chad soldier, 20 Boko Haram fighters killed in clash: army source

Chad soldier, 20 Boko Haram fighters killed in clash: army source

A Chadian soldier and 20 Boko Haram members were killed in a clash in the restive Lake Chad region near Nigeria, a Chadian military officer told AFP Saturday.

At least 44 militants killed in clash with Philippine troops: army

At least 44 militants killed in clash with Philippine troops: army

At least 44 pro-Islamic State militants were killed and 26 more were wounded when Philippine soldiers shelled positions held by the rebels in southern Maguindanao province, the army said on Sunday.

Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

Iran's armed forces spokesman said on Saturday that there can be no talks on the country's missile programme without the West's destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

Greece not planning soldier exchange with Turkey

Greece not planning soldier exchange with Turkey

Greece is not planning to exchange two soldiers held by Turkey after illegally entering the country with eight Turkish soldiers who seek asylum in Greece, the Greek junior foreign minister said Saturday.