Nato finalises military build-up to counter Russia

2016-05-19 20:07

Nato foreign ministers are finalising the alliance's biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia.

Children die in 'horrendous conditions' in Nigerian detention centre

2016-05-11 15:00

Eleven children under the age of six, are among 149 people who have died this year following their detention in "horrendous conditions" at a military detention centre in north-east Nigeria, Amnesty international says.

Obama urged to boost defence aid to Israel

2016-04-25 23:01

A large majority of US senators have urged President Barack Obama to expand defence-related aid to Israel by signing a "robust" commitment to help Washington's Mideast ally combat mounting security challenges.

US Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct

2016-04-22 05:41

A US Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship, allegedly failed to maintain equipment to the point of exposing "his crew to unnecessary risk".

US deploys legendary B-52 bombers against ISIS

2016-04-21 05:43

The US Air Force has started using its hulking B-52 bombers against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, but the enormous aircraft are only conducting precision strikes, a military spokesperson says.

Protesters acquitted of blockading London arms fair

2016-04-18 22:05

A judge has acquitted eight protesters who blockaded the entrance to an arms fair, accepting their argument that they acted to stop illegal weapons trading.

Govt confirms joint military co-operation with Saudi Arabia

2016-04-15 11:05

The Presidency has confirmed that South Africa is in a military co-operation with Saudi Arabia after President Jacob Zuma was photographed touring a facility in which Denel has a 49% stake.

US Navy officer possibly gave secrets to China

2016-04-11 21:59

A decorated US Navy officer faces espionage and other charges after allegedly passing defence secrets to foreign nations - including possibly Taiwan or China - an official says.

Japanese military jet carrying 6 airmen missing

2016-04-06 20:04

A Japanese military jet carrying six airmen disappeared from radar over southern Japan.

Global military spending nearly $1.7 trillion

2016-04-05 20:01

A new report says global military spending rose in 2015 to nearly $1.7 trillion amid Mideast conflicts and other wars.


US poised to take ownership of its largest warship

2016-05-15 17:35

The US Navy is ready to take ownership of its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer.

Our soldiers will never turn against the state - defence minister

2016-05-11 14:22

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has slammed EFF leader Julius Malema’s warning of "soldiers turning against President Jacob Zuma" as reckless and irresponsible.

Shaik considering legal action after arms deal inquiry’s findings

2016-04-22 08:36

President Jacob Zuma’s former financial advisor Schabir Shaik is talking to his legal team in the wake of the findings of the arms deal inquiry commission, it has been reported.

No evidence of corruption found in arms deal - commission - As it happened

2016-04-21 09:50

President Jacob Zuma has announced that the arms deal commission of inquiry has found no evidence of wrongdoing in the deal.

Transport security focus at London counter-terror fair

2016-04-19 18:01

The computer screen lights up as a man with a dummy gun in the back of his trousers and a fake suicide vest under his jacket demonstrates a body scanner at a counter-terrorism technology fair in London.

Carter: China's invitation to US-led war games stands

2016-04-15 16:04

The US is still inviting China to take part in a mammoth, multinational naval exercise in the Pacific later this year despite growing bilateral tensions, Defence Secretary Ash Carter says.

Yemen ceasefire takes hold

2016-04-11 22:52

A UN-brokered ceasefire has taken hold in Yemen despite sporadic clashes, raising hopes that peace talks due next week may finally resolve the country's devastating conflict.

Missing Japanese military jet - four found

2016-04-07 18:08

Searchers have found four of the six crew from a Japanese military jet that disappeared while flying over southern mountains.

US military dog wins canine 'Victoria Cross'

2016-04-05 22:00

A US Marine Corps dog that sniffed out IEDs in Afghanistan, has been awarded the Dickin medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross

Lebanon: Missiles on Serbian flight were for training

2016-03-14 19:19

The Lebanese army says two missiles found on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia were used for training and did not contain any explosives.

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