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Video: Training Afghanistan's women soldiers

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

Women in Kabul's military training academy are proud to serve and protect their country, despite opposition and threats

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Putin says Russian military threat to NATO is 'imaginary'

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.

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Confusion over refuelling requests for Russian warships

Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.

Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.

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Iraqi army advances on Mosul, as ISIL strikes back

Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.

Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.

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Libya: Freed ISIL migrant girl relives kidnap ordeal

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…

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Iraqi army prepares to retake Mosul

Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.

Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.

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Afghanistan: suspected US drone strike kills at least 18, including civilians

A suspected US drone strike against ISIL targets in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province has killed at least 18 people, though other reports put the death toll and number of civilian casualties…

A suspected US drone strike against ISIL targets in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province has killed at least 18 people, though other reports put the death toll and number of civilian casualties…

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At least 21 killed in Yemen air strikes

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

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Syrian forces retake key Aleppo district

Syrian army forces and their allies have recaptured the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, according to a monitor.

Syrian army forces and their allies have recaptured the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, according to a monitor.

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Taliban claim another success in northern Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban have recaptured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, which they briefly overran last September before being pushed back by the Afghan…

The Afghan Taliban have recaptured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, which they briefly overran last September before being pushed back by the Afghan…

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Turkish parliament ratifies renewed Israeli relationship

The Turkish parliament has ratified a deal made earlier this year between Turkey and Israel ending their six-year long freeze in relations.

The Turkish parliament has ratified a deal made earlier this year between Turkey and Israel ending their six-year long freeze in relations.

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Assaults and air strikes in northern Syria

US-backed forces battling ISIL near the Turkish border in northern Syria say they have launched a final assault to flush the remaining jihadists out of the city of Manbij.

US-backed forces battling ISIL near the Turkish border in northern Syria say they have launched a final assault to flush the remaining jihadists out of the city of Manbij.

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Russia deploys missile system to Crimea

It comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.

It comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.

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Turkish diplomats go AWOL

Turkey says several of its diplomats have absconded after missing a deadline to return to Ankara following last month’s failed coup.

Turkey says several of its diplomats have absconded after missing a deadline to return to Ankara following last month’s failed coup.

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Ukraine puts border troops on full alert

Tension is high in the region as Kyiv dismisses Moscow's claims of armed incursions into the contested Crimean peninsula.

Tension is high in the region as Kyiv dismisses Moscow's claims of armed incursions into the contested Crimean peninsula.

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South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for ballet shoes

After a heavy day patrolling the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean peninsula, South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for a pair of ballet…

After a heavy day patrolling the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean peninsula, South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for a pair of ballet…