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US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

2017-09-22 13:19

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain

2017-09-18 21:01

Qatar has signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, the second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthy diplomatic dispute with its Gulf neighbours.

Fire destroys 83 military vehicles

2017-09-17 15:02

Millions of rands worth of military vehicles were destroyed in a fire at a vehicle depot at Wallmannstal north of Pretoria when safety fires “went wrong” and a military fire truck broke down.

Marines hurt in training incident, 5 critical

2017-09-14 11:41

Fifteen US Marines have been injured, five critically, when their amphibious assault vehicle caught fire during a training exercise, a military spokesperson says.

Beijing firm on North Korea denuclearisation - Xi

2017-09-07 07:53

China's President Xi Jinping has told Donald Trump that Beijing remains committed to denuclearising North Korea as the US president warned again that any Pyongyang threat would trigger an "overwhelming" response.

China may be the real target of North Korea's pressure

2017-09-04 16:59

North Korea's escalating nuclear provocations are putting putative ally China in an increasing bind, and may be part of a strategy to twist Beijing's arm into orchestrating direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington, analysts say.

Trump on North Korea - talking not the answer

2017-08-30 19:24

President Donald Trump says that "talking is not the answer" when it comes to North Korea - and he's claiming the US has been paying North Koreans what he calls "extortion money" for decades.

Transgender US military ban not a done deal, Mattis hints

2017-08-15 08:49

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has suggested that President Donald Trump's announcement that he was banning transgender people from serving in the US military may not be a done deal.

Trump boasts of US nuclear arsenal in new North Korea warning

2017-08-09 18:39

President Donald Trump has said the US' nuclear arsenal is "more powerful than ever" in a fresh warning to North Korea over its repeated missile tests.

Transgender soldier fears life setback after Trump's tweet

2017-07-31 20:02

After 'announcing a personal change,' a transgender soldier who finds the courage to shed a secret, now fears setback to life and career from presidential tweet.

 

US Senate passes $700bn defence spending bill

2017-09-19 08:12

The US Senate has overwhelmingly authorised $700bn in defence spending, nearly 5% more than President Donald Trump had requested.

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill - report

2017-09-18 19:12

The US has flown four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsulain a show of force after North Korea's latest nuclear and missile tests, a report says.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

2017-09-15 06:35

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote

2017-09-11 21:57

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down its demands in a bid to win support from Russia and China.

At UN, US urges 'strongest possible measures' to punish North Korea

2017-09-04 19:32

The United States has urged the UN Security Council to impose the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea in response to its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

Sea Shepherd pulls plug on Japan whale hunt

2017-08-30 20:25

Activist group Sea Shepherd has pulled the plug on its annual campaign to disrupt Japanese whaling, saying it can no longer match the country's military and economic power.

Trump rolling back limits on military gear for police

2017-08-28 22:00

President Donald Trump will revive a programme that provides local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-calibre weapons and grenade launchers.

Transgender US troops sue Trump over ban

2017-08-09 19:26

Five transgender women in the US military are suing President Donald Trump and the Pentagon over Trump's recent announcement he would reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in uniform.

Four dead, 8 hurt as soldier opens fire on Iran military base

2017-08-06 17:26

At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their comrades opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran, the Iranian military says.

South Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test

2017-07-29 22:29

North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test has prompted the South to speed up the deployment of a US missile defence system.

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