Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.
Sich special volunteer battalion members stand on Tuesday during an oath-taking and farewell ceremony in Kiev. The battalion is leaving the Ukrainian capital to take part in anti-terrorists operation (ATO) in the east of the country
A member of People’s Liberation Army coastal defence force jumps through a burning obstacle during a drill to mark the 87th Army Day at a military base in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Army Day falls on August 1 every year
Israeli tanks trundle along the border with Gaza on Thursday. They are responding to recent rocket attacks by Hamas militants on Israel.
Shia volunteers from the Iraqi Ketaeb (brigade) Hezbollah, march as they join the Iraq army to fight against Jihadist militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), on Wednesday, in Baghdad
The Iraqi Special Operations Forces prepare for patrol in Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad. Iraqi troops battled to dislodge the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) from the city of Tikrit on Monday, after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across of Iraq and Syria
US marines prepare to manoeuvre their AAVs (Amphibious Assault Vehicles) following the joint US-Philippines naval exercise, dubbed Co-operation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT), on Monday, at the Naval Education and Training Center at San Antonio township, Zambales province, in northwestern Philippines
Robert The Bruce’s army from The Clanranald Trust during a rehearsal for the Battle of Bannockburn re-enactment performance which will be staged at the Bannockburn Live Event in Bannockburn, the 700th anniversary of the battle
A Kurdish peshmerga fighter takes his position on the front line with militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), in Tuz Khormato, 100 kilometers south of the oil rich province of Kirkuk, northern Iraq
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Kurdish security forces take up positions while guarding an oil refinery on the outskirts of Mosul after Sunni extremists advanced through west Iraq in recent days