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fnc speaker spends eid with emirati soldiers in yemen


dr amal al qubaisi with emirati soldiers in yemen with whom she paid a visit on the first day of eid-al-fitr.abu dhabi: dr amal al qubaisi, speaker of the federal national council (fnc), spent the first day of eid al fitr with emirati soldiers in yemen.in addition to emirati soldiers, dr al qubaisi also spent time with soldiers of the coalition forces from saudi arabia, bahrain, sudan and yemen.al qubaisi expressed immense pride in the uae’s leadership, people and brave soldiers who are helping their brothers in yemen regain their legitimate rights, as well as liberating the country from the hands of those who interfere with its security and stability.dr al qubaisi said that such massive efforts would contribute to building and restoring hope in yemen.she conveyed to the soldiers the uae..






warfare - arguments against robot soldiers in future wars


in the short term, robot soldiers will be inhibited by their programming. since "hacking" robot soldiers will be a grave danger, robots will have to be programmed no-follow certain drills or battle procedures in particular situations. this makes them relatively inflexible compared to human soldiers, and predictable enough that you could set up "kill zones" by creating situations which will cause robot soldiers to react in predictable patterns.in the longer term, the idea of sentient, self programming robots will be either frightening or abhorrent to the majority of people (both soldiers and civilians), especially since everyone will be thinking of the "frankenstein" complex, where the devices turn on their master (this was actually the theme of the play which brought the word "robot...






arizona then & now: buffalo soldiers


african-american soldiers, known as buffalo soldiers, served in the western u.s. after the civil war.       






fnc speaker spends eid with emirati soldiers in yemen


abu dhabi: dr amal al qubaisi, speaker of the federal national council (fnc), spent the first day of eid al fitr with emirati soldiers in yemen.in addition to emirati soldiers, dr al qubaisi also spent time with soldiers of the coalition forces from saudi arabia, bahrain, sudan and yemen.al qubaisi expressed immense pride in the uae’s leadership, people and brave soldiers who are helping their brothers in yemen regain their legitimate rights, as well as liberating the country from the hands of those who interfere with its security and stability.dr al qubaisi said that such massive efforts would contribute to building and restoring hope in yemen.she conveyed to the soldiers the uae leadership and people’s greetings on the occasion of eid al fitr.“all emiratis are forever grateful to y...






india summons pakistan envoy over killing of 2 soldiers


new delhi — a top indian diplomat has summoned pakistan’s ambassador to demand that islamabad take action against soldiers and officers responsible for the killing and mutilation of two indian soldiers.the indian army said the soldiers were killed and mutilated monday in an ambush by pakistani soldiers along the highly militarized de-facto border that divides the disputed region of kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals.pakistan denies any such attack, calling the indian claims false.according to india’s external affairs spokesman gopal baglay, foreign secretary s. jaishankar conveyed to pakistan’s high commissioner abdul basit “outrage at the killing and the barbaric act of mutilation” of the soldiers.copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserved. this material ma...






rebels soldiers wound six while tightening grip on i.coast city


defiant soldiers have also rebelled in the central city of daloa, a trading centrebouaki, ivory coast: renegade soldiers wounded six people in ivory coast’s second-largest city on sunday as they fired warning shots into the air to keep people in their homes, an afp journalist reported.a mother of three children and five men were brought to hospital in the central city of bouake after being shot by the rebels, who took to the streets on friday in a protest over pay.the soldiers had already shot and wounded one person on saturday as they blocked access to the city, while another person was injured by soldiers rebelling in korhogo, the main city in the country’s north.defiant soldiers have also rebelled in the central city of daloa, a trading centre.on sunday, the rebel soldiers in bouake...






cameroon soldiers arrested after demanding bonuses


yaounde: around 30 cameroonian soldiers fighting the nigerian militant group boko haram were arrested after a demonstration to demand the payment of bonuses and some leave, the defence ministry said on monday.the soldiers on sunday “set about stopping traffic with barricades on national route number one,” the ministry said in a statement broadcast on state radio.the men were demanding that they be immediately relieved from duty, as well as “the payment of bonuses for ‘international soldiers’ in line with those granted to their comrades from un peace keeping missions,” the statement said.the soldiers were transferred from the zigue area in the far north to capital yaounde where they were placed under arrest and a judicial investigation was opened, the ministry said.traffic along...






afghan soldier's insider attack wounds 7 american soldiers


the attacker was shot and killed when soldiers returned fire.         






afghan soldier's insider attack wounds 7 american soldiers


the attacker was shot and killed when soldiers returned fire.         






indian soldiers: government to buy 7.60 lakh medals for soldiers | india news


new delhi: in the pursuit of mega weapon systems like fighter jets, submarines and howitzers, basic requirements of soldiers in terms of both protection gear as well as personal honour are often forgotten due to general politico-bureaucratic apathy. but now, after ordering some new ballistic helmets and bullet-proof jackets, the government is finally also scrambling to procure 7.60 lakh medals for military personnel after a hue and cry was recently raised over soldiers being forced to buy cheap replicas to adorn their uniforms+ from the market for the last several years. though much-delayed, the move to procure the 7.60 lakh medals for about rs 28 crore is a welcome step since the basic ethos of indian soldiers revolves around "naam, namak and nishaan" (repu...






indian soldiers: government to buy 7.60 lakh medals for soldiers | india news


new delhi: in the pursuit of mega weapon systems like fighter jets, submarines and howitzers, basic requirements of soldiers in terms of both protection gear as well as personal honour are often forgotten due to general politico-bureaucratic apathy. but now, after ordering some new ballistic helmets and bullet-proof jackets, the government is finally also scrambling to procure 7.60 lakh medals for military personnel after a hue and cry was recently raised over soldiers being forced to buy cheap replicas to adorn their uniforms from the market for the last several years. though much-delayed, the move to procure the 7.60 lakh medals for about rs 28 crore is a welcome step since the basic ethos of indian soldiers revolves around "naam, namak and nishaan" (reputation of...






us soldiers getting credentials for their specialties to help with civilian job


the u.s. army is boosting efforts to help soldiers succeed in civilian life by giving them more tools and qualifications to find work after military service.acting army secretary robert speer plans to give a directive in the near future that will broaden a transition program to include credentialing soldiers in areas ranging from truck driving and mechanics to information technology, according to military.com.in some cases the army gives soldiers the skills they need, such as how to drive a truck, but then does not give them the formal credentials, such as a commercial driver's license, that allow them to apply successfully for similar work in the civilian world.maj. gen. hugh van roosen said thursday the army could do more to help soldiers be employable, reported military.com.we're alwa..






731 turkish soldiers hospitalized with food poisoning


istanbul — a turkish prosecutor says 731 soldiers at a western base were sent to the hospital with food poisoning and 21 people from the company that provided the food have been detained. akif celattin simsek, the lead prosecutor in manisa province, said sunday an investigation was launched with samples taken from the affected soldiers, the food and the water. none of those hospitalized late saturday was in critical condition. defense minister fikri isik, who went to manisa, said the ministry had cancelled the contract with the food company. the governor's office said 24 soldiers remain hospitalized sunday afternoon. there have been several cases of suspected food poisoning at military bases in manisa, affecting more than 1,000 soldiers and killing one in may.tags:newsw...






soldier: baba ramdev calls for '100 heads' for each indian soldier's death


new delhi: yoga guru baba ramdev on thursday said india should "not shy away from beheading 100, if they cut off the head of even one of our soldiers" - on the killing and mutilation of two indian soldiers on the line of control. addressing an annual press conference of his patanjali brand of consumer goods, ramdev told the media that india should "follow israel's cue and behead 100, if they decapitate even one or two of our soldiers". "i have seen the relatives of those soldiers crying and asking why my child's body was mutilated," he said. india has accused the pakistani army of monday's killing and mutilation of two indian soldiers on the line of control. continuing in the same vein, he referred to prime minister narendra modi and said "patriotism is in his blood and he won't...






after sex video, south korea accused of targeting gay soldiers


by: ap | seoul | published:april 21, 2017 7:56 am south korea’s army says it’s conducting a proper criminal investigation into soldiers allegedly involved with filming and uploading the video. (representational)a watchdog group says south korea’s army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. military investigators looking into the case have threatened soldiers to out their gay peers, confiscated cellphones to check communication records, and even used dating apps to dupe soldiers into revealing their sexual identity, said taehoon lim, the head of the military human rights center for korea, which tracks down abuses in the armed fo...






after sex video, s. korea accused of targeting gay soldiers


seoul, south korea — a watchdog group says south korea’s army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group.military investigators looking into the case have threatened soldiers to out their gay peers, confiscated cellphones to check communication records, and even used dating apps to dupe soldiers into revealing their sexual identity, said taehoon lim, the head of the military human rights center for korea, which tracks down abuses in the armed forces.south korea’s army says it’s conducting a proper criminal investigation into soldiers allegedly involved with filming and uploading the video, which is a violation of the country’s commun...






after sex video, south korea cracks down on gay soldiers


seoul, south korea — a human rights group is accusing south korea’s army of hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a sex video between two male soldiers appeared was posted on the internet earlier this year.south korea’s army says it’s conducting a proper criminal investigation on soldiers allegedly involved with filming and uploading the video.but taehoon lim of the military human rights center for korea says the army has embarked on a broader mission to weed out gay soldiers.lim says more than 30 soldiers are being investigated and at least one of them has been arrested. rights advocates say the campaign is stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group.copyright 2017 the associated press. all rights reserved. this material may not be published, broadcast, rewrit...






6 wtf challenges soldiers face (that you won’t believe)


as we've discussed before, soldiers have long had a tendency to take souvenirs home from their deployments -- fun things to place on the mantelpiece like swords, or bullet casings, or human skulls. well, they're still at it, though the latest generation of soldiers has put a modern twist on this classic (and very illegal) hobby.sometime after the fall of saddam hussein, items from his palaces began turning up on ebay -- rugs and swords and other trinkets originally brought back by u.s. personnel or security contractors. this wasn't in any way legal, and we think it actually borders on a war crime, but the soldiers involved say it wasn't difficult or even really discouraged. some were even told they could bring up to ten items home.skitzafrenic/istock"it's by item, so don't waste it ...






afghanistan shooting: 3 us soldiers killed are identified


the pentagon on monday released the names of the three u.s. soldiers killed in an attack by an afghan army soldier over the weekend.the u.s. soldiers were identified as: - sergeant eric m. houck, 25, of baltimore, maryland - sergeant william m. bays, 29, of barstow, north carolina - corporal dillon c. baldridge, 22, of youngsville, north carolinathe soldiers were shot saturday in peka valley, nangarhar province, afghanistan. a fourth u.s. soldier was injured in the attack.the taliban claimed responsibility for the act. taliban spokesman zabihullah mujahid says in a statement that a militant loyalist had infiltrated the afghan army "just to attack foreign forces."the soldiers were assigned to headquarters and headquarters battery, 3rd battalion, 320th field artillery regiment, 101st a...






afghanistan shooting: 3 us soldiers killed are identified


the pentagon on monday released the names of the three u.s. soldiers killed in an attack by an afghan army soldier over the weekend.the u.s. soldiers were identified as: - sergeant eric m. houck, 25, of baltimore, maryland - sergeant william m. bays, 29, of barstow, north carolina - corporal dillon c. baldridge, 22, of youngsville, north carolinathe soldiers were shot saturday in peka valley, nangarhar province, afghanistan. a fourth u.s. soldier was injured in the attack.the taliban claimed responsibility for the act. taliban spokesman zabihullah mujahid says in a statement that a militant loyalist had infiltrated the afghan army "just to attack foreign forces."the soldiers were assigned to headquarters and headquarters battery, 3rd battalion, 320th field artillery regiment, 101st a...






suicide bomber blasts through afghan soldiers killing at least 7


at least seven people were killed when a suicide bomber attacked afghan soldiers in southern helmand province, officials said saturday. three soldiers were among those killed and seven soldiers were among the 22 wounded in the attack, which took place in the provincial capital, lashkar gah, officials said. no group has claimed responsibility for the attack but taliban insurgents frequently use suicide attacks to target afghan security forces.send a letter to the editorjoin the conversation:facebooktweet






mutinous soldiers in ivory coast kill one, injure several


abidjan: mutinous soldiers in ivory coast have killed one person and injured several others after using gunfire to disperse a march against their mutiny in bouake, residents say.violence by some of the soldiers involved in a january mutiny demanding higher pay began on friday, a day after ivorian television broadcast some of the mutinous soldiers meeting with president alassane ouattara and dropping their demand for unpaid bonuses. soldiers involved in a mutiny control a street in abidjan, ivory coast in january. photo: epamany took over the second-largest city of bouake, and other cities including daloa and korhogo, on sunday to show they still demanded the rest of their bonuses promised after the january mutiny. unrest in abidjan was quickly controlled by the army.residents were fo...






philippines president jokes about rape in speech to soldiers


the philippine president said he'd pay the consequences if any of his soldiers were accused of abuses.         






three soldiers killed as avalanches struck ladakh


by: pti | jammu | published:april 7, 2017 5:53 pm image for representational purpose.army on friday found bodies of three soldiers who were missing after multiple avalanches struck their post in batalik sector of ladakh region of jammu and kashmir. “army today recovered bodies of three soldiers who went missing during avalanches”, an army official said. unprecedented snowfall triggered multiple avalanches in batalik on thursday, burying a post, he said.the soldiers have been identified as — havaldar  prabhu kirke (43), lance naik bihari marandi (34) and sepoy kuldeep lakra (22). all of them hailed from jharkhand, the official said. the bodies were trapped under 15 feet of snow. the soldiers were deployed at the hills of kargil.fresh avalanches  hit army posts in kaksar belt of...






3 indian soldiers, kashmir woman killed during rebel attack


srinagar, india — three indian soldiers and a woman were killed after rebels ambushed soldiers in the disputed region of kashmir, police said on thursday.inspector-general syed javaid mujtaba gillani said the militants tossed grenades and sprayed bullets at soldiers after they were returning from a search operation in the southern shopian area early thursday.gillani said the attack triggered a brief exchange of gunfire and a stray bullet hit the 60-year-old woman while she was sleeping in her home.three soldiers, including two officers, were also injured in the attack.india and pakistan each administer a portion of kashmir, but both claim the himalayan territory in its entirety. most people in the indian-controlled portion favor independence or a merger with pakistan.rebels have been fig..






two soldiers killed in pakistan firing: army


written by mir ehsan | srinagar | published:july 13, 2017 12:30 am the two soldiers who were killed, both from 3 jak rifles, were deployed in the area close to the line of control. (source: ani)top newstwo army soldiers were killed in a ceasefire violation in keran sector, in north kashmir, on wednesday afternoon. “at around 2:20 pm, there was a ceasefire violation in keran sector in which two soldiers attained martyrdom,’’ said defence spokesman colonel rajesh kalia. officials said that in the afternoon, pakistani forces started firing at balbir post, manned by 3 jak rifles.the two soldiers who were killed, both from 3 jak rifles, were deployed in the area close to the line of control. a pti report quoted an army officer as saying that a patrol party was ambushed and fired ...






india says 2 soldiers killed by pakistan in kashmir


pakistani army denies committing any ceasefire violation along the line of controlsrinagar, india: two indian soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated monday in an ambush by pakistani soldiers along the highly militarised de facto border that divides the disputed region of kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals, the indian army said. but pakistan denied any such attack, calling the indian claims false.separately, five police officials and two bank employees were killed when suspected rebels ambushed a bank van in indian-administered kashmir, police said.pakistani soldiers fired rockets and mortars at two indian positions southwest of the line of control in the krishna ghati sector, the army said in a statement.it said pakistani soldiers also ambushed an indian patrol operating bet






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 8 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authorize...






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 10 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authoriz...






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 7 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authorize...






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 47 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authoriz...






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 7 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authorize...






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 7 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authorize...






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 47 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authoriz...






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 7 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authorize...






remembering the buffalo soldiers in the southwest


tempe history: black soldiers proved to be capable fighters in conflicts with native americans and gained a nickname along the way.congress established african-american military divisions in 1866. a portion of a 1899 stereograph shows a formation of buffalo soldiers that fought in the spanish-american war in cuba.(photo: library of congress) 7 connectlinkedinemailmoreduring the civil war nearly 180,000 blacks (10 percent of the total union army) plus 19,000 in the navy, were engaged in the fight to eliminate slavery — though generally not in combat positions.those who did proved to be able soldiers, serving with distinction.the ink had barely dried on robert e. lee’s signature of surrender, ending the nation’s most divisive internal conflict, when congress authorize...






with some pork, fan lures sergio ramos into giving his shirt


by: ap | madrid | published:february 1, 2017 11:51 pm sergio ramos ran across the field and threw his shirt to the fan in the stands. (source: reuters)a real madrid fan had just the right gift to convince sergio ramos to hand over his shirt a package of pork.the fan went into santiago bernabeu stadium for sunday’s game against real sociedad carrying a sign that said, “sergio, if you give me your shirt, i’ll give you a tray of pork in lard.”after madrid’s 3-0 win, ramos ran across the field and threw his shirt to the fan in the stands. smiling, the defender asked for the meat and waited a few seconds as a steward picked up the package up from the fan.a video of the exchange was posted on twitter, and several p os showed ramos returning to the changing rooms carrying the pack of meat.local