Burkina Faso govt demands departure of French troops

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest to support the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore and to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on Jan 20, 2023. (OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP) OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's military government has demanded the departure of French troops...

Russia loses 63 troops in Ukraine raid

Anger grows over highest casualty count since start of conflict last year Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed on Monday that 63 soldiers had been killed on New Year's Eve in a fiery blast that destroyed a temporary barracks in a vocational college in Makiivka, twin city of the regional capital Donetsk....

Putin inspects training of newly mobilized forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Western Military District training ground in the Ryazan region on Oct 20, 2022. (KREMLIN PRESS RELEASE) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday inspected the training of the newly drafted personnel who will participate in the special military operation in Ukraine, the Kremlin...

Uganda removes president’s son from army role

Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, who leads the Ugandan army's land forces, looks on during his birthday party in Entebbe, Uganda May 7, 2022. (ABUBAKER LUBOWA / REUTERS) President Yoweri Museveni has removed his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as commander of Uganda's land forces, the...

Zelensky, Blinken meet on US assistance for Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) poses with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sept 8, 2022. (GENYA SAVILOV / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) KYIV - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday met with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss US assistance...