The US Pentagon is to announce it will lift a ban on women serving in frontline combat. The policy change will open up thousands of jobs to women who have been kept out from frontline positions and elite commandos.
Among those requested to leave are the families of American soldiers at the Incirlik air base. The US State Department and Pentagon cited continued security fears for the notice.
The Pentagon chief has announced that he will open up all military roles - including combat ones - to women. The decision represents a major step toward promoting gender equality in the US military.
Al-Shabab militants were preparing "a large-scale attack" on US and African Union forces, said the Pentagon. The airstrike comes as Somalia struggles to develop a domestic counterterrorism apparatus to combat the group.
Vietnam has sentenced three women to prison over violating "national security," official Thanh Nien newspaper reported. The defendants waved flags of former US-backed South Vietnam in front of the US consulate.
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