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Independence from the United Kingdom was achieved in 1965 and a presidential republic was established in 1968 with an elected People's Majlis.
France is awarding its highest honor, the Legion of Honor medal, to the three Americans and one Briton that subdued a heavily-armed passenger that was on their high-speed train that was heading from Amsterdam to Paris with 500 passengers.
The female midshipman voluntarily decided to not continue in a summer course that's required of officers who want to be selected for SEAL training.
The push to improve employment prospects for veterans after they return home is paying off - about one in every three people hired by the federal government now is a military veteran - but it's also causing confusion and resentment in both civilians looking for the same jobs and those doing the hiring. Joseph Dunford - then the Marine Corps Commandant, now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs - recommended keeping some positions closed to women. Shaye Haver, are the only three women to graduate from the school from the class of 19 women that began back in April. One of his biggest gripes - 39 days of training a year are not enough for an "operational reserve" force!
Starting in January, Defense Secretary Carter announced Thursday, all military jobs in all branches will be open and available to women. Major Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and West Point graduate became the third woman to graduate from the Army's famed Ranger School earlier this month. The push for gender equality in all branches of the US military will likely mean that women will have to register for the draft, according to Army Secretary John Mc Hugh.