Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria keep watch from the Israeli side of the border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams on Wednesday in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.
Danny Berube holds his son Jaxx during welcoming ceremonies for the last Canadian troops to leave Afghanistan, as they returned to Ottawa, Ontario.
Members of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland rehearse for a re-burial ceremony in Loos British Cemetery in Loos-en-Gohelle, France. Twenty British soldiers will be re-interred almost 100 years after they were killed in action during the battle of Loos in 1915
New South Korean military officers cheer during a joint commissioning ceremony for 5,860 officers from the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul
Ukrainian military recruits receive instructions in Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine. Tensions remain high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with troops loyal to Moscow firing warning shots to ward off protesting Ukrainian soldiers
Military personnel, believed to be Russian servicemen, stand guard outside the territory of a Ukrainian military unit in the village of Perevalnoye, outside Simferopol. Ukraine mobilised for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the west since the Cold War
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade with prayer shawls after night training near the border with Syria in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Hezbollah says Israel conducted an airstrike targeting its positions in Lebanon near the border with Syria this week, claiming it caused damage but no casualties.
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Soldiers march out of the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain. Mr Hussain is on an official visit to China, his first foreign trip since taking office
A US Marine drinks cobra blood during jungle survival training with the Thai navy at the Cobra Gold 2014 joint military exercise, at a base in Chanthaburi province on Thursday. About 13,000 soldiers from seven countries – Thailand, the US, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Malaysia – are participating in the 11-day event.
British army soldiers place sandbags at the entrance to a flooded house at Chertsey, England. The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level for many years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London, including Chertsey which is about 30 miles west of central London.