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September 11, 2017 - 4:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese film director Ziad Doueiri was briefly detained upon arrival in Lebanon over previous visits to Israel and is undergoing further questioning on Monday, his ex-wife and Lebanese officials said. It was not clear why the Paris-based Doueiri, director of the award-winning civil...
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In this March 14, 2017 photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., questions Marine Gen. Robert B. Neller, the commandant of the Marine Corps, at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gillibrand says sexual assault within the U.S. armed forces remains pervasive. That’s despite numerous changes to the military justice code ordered by Congress in the last five years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 07, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces remains pervasive despite the military's attempts to eradicate sex crimes from the ranks, according to a new report by a Senate Democrat who has been critical of the Pentagon's efforts. In the report released Thursday, Sen. Kirsten...
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Muslims from the besiege city of Marawi shout slogans as they are joined by other indigenous people of the country in marching around Manila to protest the continued siege and the martial law imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte in the whole southern Mindanao region which has now surpassed 100 days Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of indigenous people from all over the country arrived in Manila Thursday after traveling for nine days to also protest alleged militarization in their ancestral communities. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 31, 2017 - 7:51 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine prosecutors have dismissed rebellion complaints against 59 men who were stopped by police and army troops at two checkpoints in the south and accused of attempting to join Islamic State-linked militants who laid siege to a southern city. Senior government...
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Tavan Resit, a Turkish businessman the United States wants to extradite on suspicion of supporting Iran's military procurement plan, walks handcuffed after asking a Romanian court to free him from arrest, in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. Resit was arrested on June 8 in Romania, where he had traveled to meet with U.S. officials. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 31, 2017 - 7:41 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Turkish businessman sought by the United States on allegations he sold equipment to Iran's military in violation of sanctions asked a Romanian court on Thursday to free him from arrest. The businessman, Tavan Resit, owns a Turkish-based company, Ramor Group, which the U...
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August 30, 2017 - 12:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign buyers through eBay, according to testimony at a federal trial this week. The equipment — some of it re-...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, people with the Human Rights Campaign hold up "equality flags" during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, in support of transgender members of the military. Officials say the Pentagon expects soon to ban transgender individuals from joining the military and to consider circumstances in which some currently serving transgender troops could remain in uniform. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
August 28, 2017 - 1:59 pm
Transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen and other members of the military, along with others who want to enlist, sued President Donald Trump on Monday, hoping the federal courts will stop him from preventing their service. One federal lawsuit was filed in Baltimore by the American Civil Liberties...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump reacts before speaking at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix. The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 28, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to lift restrictions on surplus military gear to police departments (all times local): 1:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to restore the flow of surplus military gear to local police departments. The Obama...
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Police officers deploy to positions outside Supreme Court ahead the delivery of a verdict on charges accusing Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of negligence in implementing a rice subsidy in Bangkok Thailand, Friday, Aug 25, 2017. Police stood guard Friday morning as Thailand's Supreme Court prepared to rule on whether Yingluck was guilty of criminal negligence for implementing a rice subsidy program that cost the government as much as $17 billion. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
August 24, 2017 - 9:26 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of police stood guard outside Thailand's Supreme Court ahead of a verdict expected Friday in the contentious trial of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was overthrown three years ago by a military junta that still rules this Southeast Asian country...
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Police officers deploy to positions outside Supreme Court ahead the delivery of a verdict on charges accusing Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of negligence in implementing a rice subsidy in Bangkok Thailand, Friday, Aug 25, 2017. Police stood guard Friday morning as Thailand's Supreme Court prepared to rule on whether Yingluck was guilty of criminal negligence for implementing a rice subsidy program that cost the government as much as $17 billion. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
August 24, 2017 - 8:49 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of police deployed outside Thailand's Supreme Court ahead of a verdict expected Friday in the contentious trial of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was overthrown three years ago by a military junta that still rules this Southeast Asian country...
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August 23, 2017 - 9:56 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Commanders at an Army post in Georgia have suspended "multiple" drill sergeants as the military investigates allegations that trainees were victims of sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, an Army spokesman said Wednesday. Army investigators were notified immediately...
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