Follow the money: Myanmar coup puts pressure on army businesses

From SIM cards to beer, skydiving and jade mining, there are few areas of Myanmar’s economy that escape the long arm of its military, the Tatmadaw. But after Senior General Min Aung Hlaing led a coup on February 1 that scuppered a 10-year experiment with democracy, campaigners have once again set their sights on the […]

Armenia PM warns of coup attempt after army seeks his resignation

Tensions between Nikol Pashinyan and the military are rising as a new protest movement against the PM gains momentum. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has warned of an “attempted coup” against him as he fired a top army official in response to the military’s call for his resignation. Pashinyan has faced protests and calls to […]

Colombian army ‘false positives’ scandal: ‘No one listened to us’

On a Tuesday morning in March 2008, Eduardo Garzon failed to show up for his job at a working-class restaurant that he co-managed in Bogota, Colombia. His whereabouts remained unknown for the next five months until his mother discovered Garzon had died 300 kilometres (186 miles) away from their home in an alleged confrontation with […]

Lawsuit blames Saudi Arabia for 2019 attack at Florida army base

The lawsuit is filed on behalf of the families of three killed and 13 injured by a Saudi military trainee at a base in Florida. Victims of a 2019 shooting at a military base in the US state of Florida and their families are suing Saudi Arabia, claiming the kingdom knew the gunman had been […]

Colombian army committed 6,400 extrajudicial killings: Court

Colombia’s military carried out at least 6,400 extrajudicial killings and presented them as combat deaths between 2002 and 2008, a number that is at least three times higher than previously estimated, a special court has said. The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) court is investigating crimes and atrocities committed during half a century of armed […]

Satellite images show China emptying army camps at Indian border

Rivals agree to pull back military from Pangong Tso, a glacial lake that became a flashpoint in a border dispute. China has dismantled dozens of structures and moved vehicles to empty out entire camps along a disputed Himalayan border, where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a face-off since last April, according to […]

Huge rallies in Myanmar for ninth day as army steps up arrests

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Myanmar’s big cities for a ninth day of anti-coup demonstrations, as the country’s new military rulers rolled back laws protecting freedom and stepped up the arrests of politicians and activists. Engineering students marched through downtown Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, on Sunday, wearing white and […]

UN calls for Bangladesh army probe after Al Jazeera investigation

The United Nations is calling for a full investigation into evidence of corruption and illegality involving the Bangladesh army, which was exposed during an investigation released by Al Jazeera on Monday. The corruption involves Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, General Aziz Ahmed, who is due to meet senior UN officials in New York next week. […]

Bangladesh’s army chief and a tale of revenge

Hasan Mahedee Munna now lives and works in a five-star hotel in Germany, but he spends much of his time thinking about his family back in Bangladesh who he says have become victims of a bitter feud with the country’s army chief, General Aziz Ahmed, and his brothers. On Monday, Al Jazeera released All the […]

In pictures: I can see how the Myanmar army seized power

Myanmar The military seized power Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who, along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party, was killed in early morning raids. Taken into custody The military says it carried out the arrests in response to electoral […]

Myanmar army takes control of Rangoon City Hall, declares state of emergency for one year

Myanmar army takes control of Rangoon City Hall, declares state of emergency for one year

Monday morning Reports Myanmar’s military has taken control of the Rangoon municipality building, sparking a possible coup just hours after the arrest of de facto Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. Taliban attacks increased in Afghan capital, says US watchdog An AFP reporter saw five military trucks inside the municipal compound as soldiers arrived at […]

Full text of Myanmar army statement on state of emergency

Myanmar’s military cites ‘terrible fraud’ in last November’s general election as a justification for seizing power. Myanmar’s army declared a state of emergency on Monday as it carried out detentions of senior government leaders in response to alleged fraud during November’s general election. A video address broadcast on military-owned television said power had been handed […]

South Africa’s army lifts hijab ban for Muslims

Army says it has amended its dress policy to allow Muslim women to wear headscarves as part of their uniform. The South African military has amended its dress policy to allow Muslim women to wear headscarves as part of their uniform, an army spokesperson said on Thursday. In January last year, a military court dropped […]

India, China army commanders’ talks on border dispute ‘positive’

Ninth round of negotiations to defuse tensions came days after Indian and Chinese soldiers brawled again along frontier. India and China have said the latest round of talks between their countries’ army commanders to resolve a border confrontation in the Himalayan region of Ladakh had been “positive, practical and constructive”. “The two sides agreed to […]

Pakistan Taliban ‘commanders’ killed in northwest: Pakistani army

Military says two senior members of different factions of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan group killed in North Waziristan district. Pakistan’s military says it has killed five members of the Pakistan Taliban group in two separate security operations in the northwestern North Waziristan district, including two senior members of different factions of the armed group. In a statement […]

Ugandan army says it killed 189 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Al-Qaeda-linked fighters killed after troops raided their hideouts in southern Somalia. Ugandan soldiers working as part of peacekeeping forces in Somalia killed 189 al-Shabab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM), whose aim is to support […]

Tunisia deploys army to help quell days-long unrest

Security forces’ deployment comes after mass arrests and days of violent protests by youth in various cities across the country. Tunisia has deployed military units to help quell days-long social unrest that saw violent protests by young people in various cities, as demonstrators took to the streets to demand the release of hundreds of people […]

In Pictures: Long queues, army patrols as Ugandans cast ballots

Ugandans have lined up to cast ballots in presidential and parliamentary elections under tight security and an internet blackout after one of the most violent campaigns in years. The internet went down on the eve of Thursday’s vote, with some parts of the country reporting complete disruptions or significant slowdowns, Longtime President Yoweri Museveni, 76, […]

Tigray: Ethiopian army kills ex-Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin

Former foreign minister among three prominent TPLF officials killed after refusing to surrender, government says. Ethiopia says its forces have killed three members of the conflict-hit Tigray region’s former ruling party, including ex-Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin. The three Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) officials were killed after they refused to surrender to the military, […]

‘Complete mess’: Ghana army steps in to quell parliament clash

Chaotic scenes erupted after the governing party deputy tried to seize the ballot box during the vote for parliament speaker. Ghanaian soldiers intervened overnight to quell a clash between opposing parties in parliament ahead of the body’s swearing-in set for Thursday, witnesses said. Chaotic scenes erupted after a governing party deputy tried to seize the […]

In Pictures: Indian army patrols tense border with Pakistan

From sandbagged Indian army bunkers dug deep into the Pir Panjal mountains in the Himalayas, villages on the Pakistan-administered side of Kashmir appear precariously close, on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) that for the past 73 years has divided the region between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Tens of thousands of soldiers […]

Outrage after Indian army accused of ‘staged Kashmir killing’

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – On Tuesday, Indian forces killed three young Kashmiri men claiming they were supporters of armed groups and likely planning an attack, but their families saying they were innocent and were murdered in another case of a staged gunfight. The families of the three victims – Zubair Ahmad Lone, 25, Ather Mushtaq […]

DR Congo army says lost two soldiers, killed 14 ADF fighters

Army says its soldiers gained the upper hand over the ADF following a massacre of civilians in eastern DR Congo. The army has said it lost two soldiers but killed at least 14 militiamen while dislodging them from a village in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo following another massacre of civilians. DRC troops […]