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German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen, center, speaks with soldiers after her arrival to Azraq air base in northern Jordan Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. The Germany's defense minister is visiting a Jordanian air base where German troops have been stationed since October as part of an international military campaign against Islamic State extremists. A group of German parliamentarians accompanied Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday during her tour of the Azraq base in northern Jordan. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 9:24 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Germany will continue to participate in the battle against Islamic State group, even after the extremists suffered territorial losses, the German defense minister said Saturday as she visited German troops at a Jordanian air base. The German contingent has been stationed since...
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A Russian officer stands next to drones that attacked the Russian air base in Syria and were captured by the Russian military are displayed at a briefing in the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Saturday's, Jan.6, 2018 raid against the Hemeimeem air base and a Russian naval facility in Tartus involved 13 drones, seven of the drones were shot down by air defense systems and the remaining six were forced to land, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 12, 2018 - 10:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Friday it has eliminated a group of rebels that had attacked Russia's air base in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said it tracked down the rebels with drones and other intelligence assets and struck them with artillery while they were getting into a...
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January 11, 2018 - 7:23 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark and its autonomous Arctic island of Greenland have signed an agreement to clean up U.S. military installations that were left to rust in the pristine landscape after the Cold War. The deal earmarks 180 million kroner ($29 million) over six years for the cleanup...
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In this photo taken from the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 9 2018, one of the drones that was forced to land after an unsuccessful attack attempt sits at a table at Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Russia's Defence Ministry said its forces repelled a series of drone attacks on the Hemeimeem air base and a naval facility in Tartus, adding that such attacks would have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology — a statement that appeared to be aimed at the United States. (Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 7:02 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that a recent series of drone attacks on its military bases in Syria would have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology — a statement that appeared to be aimed at the United States. Russia's Defense Ministry said its forces...
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In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran's weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic's clerical establishment. (AP Photo)
January 01, 2018 - 11:44 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Protests across Iran saw their most violent night as "armed protesters" tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, killing 10 people, Iranian state television said Monday. The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its...
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In this frame grab from video released Monday Jan. 1, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense group, known as the White Helmets, Syrians evacuate a boy from a building by using a ladder after an airstrike hit the Damascus suburb of Masraba, Syria. Opposition activists are reporting heavy clashes between government forces and insurgents east of Damascus, and at least a dozen airstrikes. (Syrian Civil Defense, via AP)
January 01, 2018 - 10:59 am
BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad reshuffled his government Monday replacing the ministers of defense, information and industry, Syria's state news agency SANA reported. SANA did not give a reason for the government reshuffle that comes at a time when Assad's forces have been gaining ground over...
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2014, file photo, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Charles D. Luckey joins other volunteers taking phone calls from children around the world asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their homes, inside a phone-in center during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Hundreds of volunteers are on the phones at the base, answering questions from eager kids who want to know where Santa is on his Christmas Eve travels. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
December 24, 2017 - 1:26 pm
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers at an Air Force base in Colorado were answering questions on Sunday from eager children who wanted to know where Santa was on his Christmas Eve travels. NORAD Tracks Santa got underway early Sunday morning at Peterson Air Force Base in...
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The contrail from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen in the sky Friday, Dec. 22 2017, in Apple Valley, Calif. The launch was more than 200 miles from Apple Valley yet was still brilliantly visible. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying the latest batch of satellites for Iridium Communications. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)
December 23, 2017 - 4:48 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying the latest batch of...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, attend a meeting while visiting the Military Academy of Strategic Rocket Troops of the Peter the Great in Balashikha, outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin is accusing the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era arms nuclear pact. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 22, 2017 - 10:54 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the U.S. of violating a landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms pact and harboring aggressive intentions, and pledged to fend off any potential threats at a fraction of the U.S. cost. Putin, speaking during a meeting with the top military...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani upon arrival at the President Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
December 21, 2017 - 5:27 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 a.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says "real progress" is being made on the ground in Afghanistan. Pence is visiting the war-torn nation to meet with its leaders and rally U.S...
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