BANGKOK— Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.» Read More
BEIRUT, Aug 27- Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday.
The 2008 lawsuit against Philip Morris, an Altria Group Inc company, concerns cigarette sales to the Navy Exchange Service Command and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, both of which operate facilities that sell products to military personnel and their families.
*Ukraine says soldiers on "special mission". MINSK/ KIEV, Aug 26- Ukraine released a video of captured Russian soldiers on Tuesday, sharply escalating a dispute over Moscow's alleged backing for separatist rebels in the east of the former Soviet republic.
MINSK/ KIEV, Aug 26- Ukraine released video footage on Tuesday of what it said were Russian soldiers captured on its territory, only hours before the presidents of the two countries were due to meet for the first time in months.
UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN LYSENKO SAYS MARIUPOL HAS ENOUGH RESOURCES TO REPEL ANY ATTACK.
UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS MAIN HIGHWAY BETWEEN NOVOAZOVSK AND PORT CITY OF MARIUPOL IS STILL UNDER CONTROL OF UKRAINIAN FORCES.
UKRAINIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS "RUSSIAN FORCES IN THE GUISE OF DONBASS FIGHTERS" HAVE OPENED A NEW FRONT IN EASTERN UKRAINE.
BOSTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.
India's biggest companies are pouring billions into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks, buoyed by the government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces.
NEW DELHI, Aug 21- Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.
Aug 20- Japan plans to seek funding to buy six F-35 stealth fighter jets in next year's budget to strengthen defense of remote southwestern islands against China, which has grown increasingly assertive at sea and in the air, the Nikkei reported. The Ministry of Defense intends to ask that 124.9 billion yen be set aside, the Nikkei said.
CAIRO, Aug 19- Egypt's Suez Canal Authority announced on Tuesday that a Bahrain- registered firm is to develop a huge industrial and logistics hub around the canal, but gave no details of the project itself.
JERUSALEM, Aug 19- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ordered the military to attack in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, a government source said, hours before a truce between the sides was set to expire.
Aug 15- A Chinese businessman has been indicted in California on charges he hacked the computer systems of Boeing Co and other U.S. defense contractors and stole confidential plans for military aircraft, federal prosecutors said on Friday.
The US has sent 130 additional military personnel to Iraq to help contain the threat posed by hard-line militants from the Islamic State.
Aug 12- Boeing Co said it had been jointly selected with United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky unit to build a next-generation multi-role helicopter for the U.S. Army. The first flight for the program is expected in 2017, Boeing said. The company did not disclose the value of the contract.
KIEV, Aug 12- Ukraine said on Tuesday that it would not allow any Russian aid into the country if it was accompanied by the Russian military or members of Russia's emergencies ministry.
UKRAINE WILL NOT ALLOW ACCESS TO A HUMINATARIAN CONVOY ACCOMPANIED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY OR EMERGENCIES MINISTRY- AIDE CHALY.
UKRAINE MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAYS NO HUMANITARIAN AID WILL BE ALLOWED INTO UKRAINE UNTIL RED CROSS HAS ESTABLISHED THE REGION'S NEEDS IN A WEEK'S TIME.
MOSCOW, Aug 12- Russia began military exercises in the Kurile Islands in the Pacific Ocean, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a move likely to anger Japan, which also lays claim to them. The dispute has strained relations Japan and Russia since World War Two, when Soviet forces occupied the four islands at the southern end of the Kurile chain.
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