Ivorian president sacks security chiefs over soldiers mutiny

Ivorian president sacks security chiefs over soldiers mutiny

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara dismissed the heads of the army, police and gendarmes on Monday after a two-day army mutiny that spread unrest across the West African nation, according to a statement from the presidency. Disgruntled soldiers demanding the payment of bonuses and wage increases began their revolt on Friday, seizing control of Bouake, […]

Deadly blast hits bus carrying soldiers in Turkish city of Kayseri

Deadly blast hits bus carrying soldiers in Turkish city of Kayseri

Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 more were injured when a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday. The blast is likely to further anger a Turkish public frustrated by a string of deadly attacks this year, several of which have been claimed by […]

IS group claims Ohio university attacker one of its ‘soldiers’

IS group claims Ohio university attacker one of its ‘soldiers’

The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a “soldier” of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday. The Amaq agency said the rampage by Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a logistics student at Ohio State University, was the result of IS […]

South African President Zuma honours fallen black WWI soldiers in France

South African President Zuma honours fallen black WWI soldiers in France

One hundred years after they fought together in World War I, white and black soldiers are finally being honoured equally at South Africa’s memorial on the former battlefields in northern France. South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday inaugurated a new memorial wall at the site of the Battle of Delville Wood where some 3,000 […]

France disciplines five soldiers accused of abuse in Central African Republic

France disciplines five soldiers accused of abuse in Central African Republic

France has disciplined five soldiers accused of physical abuse in Central African Republic, where Paris had sent peacekeepers to quell bloody sectarian violence, the defence ministry said on Saturday. There are currently three investigations under way into allegations that French troops in the country sexually abused children, but the latest case does not relate to […]

In pictures: British D-Day heroes, 70 years on

In pictures: British D-Day heroes, 70 years on

As the world prepares to pay tribute to the soldiers who retook Normandy on June 6, 1944, a photographer asked some of the last living British World War II vets to pose for photos at the places they most remember from the historic military campaign. In “D-Day – The last of the Liberators”, London-based photographer […]