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  • Syrian hackers strike US Marines website, urge troops to refuse orders September 3, 2013

    Washington: Computer hackers aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad struck an Internet recruiting site for the US Marine Corps on Monday, urging troops to "refuse your orders" if the United States attacks Syria. The attack appeared to be the work of the Syrian Electronic Army, which also recently targeted the New...
  • US Marine captain to face court martial over urination video May 14, 2013

    Washington: A US Marine officer will be court martialed for his alleged role in the scandal sparked by a 2011 video that showed American soldiers urinating on the corpse of a Taliban fighter. Captain James V Clement will be tried at a special court-martial for his alleged misconduct during a...
  • US Marine kills two at Quantico base, takes own life March 23, 2013

    Washington: A US Marine shot dead a male and female colleague at a Virginia base and then killed himself, in the second fatal non-combat incident involving Marines in the United States this week. Military investigators declined to comment on what motivated the shooting late on Thursday, which led to a 3-1/2...
  • US: Blast at military site kills seven Marines March 19, 2013

    Nevada: Seven US Marines were killed and seven people injured during a training exercise at a military ammunition storage facility in western Nevada, US military officials said Tuesday. The explosion occurred Monday at 10 pm PDT (5 am BST Tuesday) during a Marine training exercise at the Hawthorne Army Depot...
  • US Marine convicted of urinating on corpses December 21, 2012

    Washington: A US Marine staff sergeant who urinated on dead Taliban insurgents and posed for photographs with the bodies has pleaded guilty to two charges in a military court, the Marine Corps said on Thursday. His sentence was a reduction in rank and forfeiture of $500 in pay. Staff Sergeant Joseph...
  • US Marines face criminal charges over urination video September 25, 2012

    Washington: Two US Marines are facing criminal charges for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, actions caught on a video that was widely circulated on the Internet, the Marine Corps said on Monday. The criminal charges are the first faced by anyone over the incident. The video...
  • US marine rapes 7-year-old, posts video online May 30, 2012

    Rome: A US marine sergeant has been arrested by Italian police after he allegedly made a video of his repeated rape of a seven-year-old girl and posted it online. The 28-year-old soldier from Florida was arrested on Tuesday by the Italian Carabinieri military police and is being held at a...
  • Timberlake to go on date with female marine July 17, 2011

    London: Actor Justin Timberlake is following the footsteps of his 'Friends With Benefits' co-star Mila Kunis and has accepted a US marine's invitation to accompany her to the Corps Ball. Kunis had earlier accepted to go on a date with a US marine who had proposed her through You Tube after...
  • Obama caps Christmas by visiting US troops December 26, 2010

    Honolulu: President Barack Obama capped a quiet Christmas Saturday with a surprise visit to a Marine base to thank US troops for the sacrifices they've made, including being away from their families at the holidays. The President, along with his wife, Michelle Obama, spent more than an hour shaking hands and...
  • Japanese PM quits over US military base row June 2, 2010

    Tokyo: After just eight months in office, embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he was resigning over his broken campaign promise to move a US Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa. The prime minister faced growing pressure from within his own party to step down ahead of...
  • Detained US airplane leaves Mumbai October 19, 2009

    A plane full of US Marines in a private transport aircraft overflying Indian airspace without proper clearance - it may sound right out of a thriller but that's exactly what happened, prompting the Mumbai International Airport authorities to force the aircraft to land. ...
  • Cleared by India, US military plane finally leaves October 19, 2009

    Mumbai: The chartered US military aircraft which was detained for over six hours on Sunday and finally cleared to leave around 1500 hours IST, left on Monday owing to certain procedural issues, airport sources revealed. The aircraft, which was ordered to land by the Indian Air Force (IAF) after a discrepancy...
  • Detained US military plane allowed to depart from Mumbai October 18, 2009

    Mumbai: After a seven-hour drama, a chartered US military aircraft that was detained at Mumbai airport on Sunday morning by Indian authorities after it failed to correctly identify itself, was given the green signal to proceed, an airport official said. "The Customs, Immigration and other procedural formalities are being completed. The...
  • US Army plane ordered to land in Mumbai October 18, 2009

    Mumbai: A US chartered military aircraft bound for Bangkok was ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to land at Mumbai airport on Sunday morning following confusion over its identification, an airport source said. The chartered Boeing 767 aircraft with 205 US Marines aboard was ordered to land at the Chhatrapati...