North Korea restarts plutonium reactor

2016-02-09 20:33

North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor that could provide fuel for nuclear weapons, US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says..

France wants to end CAR operation this year

2016-01-31 17:32

France wants to end its military operation in the Central African Republic this year, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says.

Elite Israeli soldier jailed for shooting camel

2016-01-27 22:06

An elite Israeli soldier has been jailed and demoted after posting a video of himself shooting a camel from his car while driving on a desert road, the army says. WARNING: The video might upset sensitive viewers.

French Foreign Legionnaires die in Alps avalanche

2016-01-18 20:21

Five French Foreign Legionnaires on a training exercise in the French Alps have been killed by an avalanche, the second mountain tragedy in France in less than a week.

Black box of downed Russian warplane damaged

2015-12-21 19:27

The Russian military says aviation experts so far have failed to retrieve information from a flight data recorder from a Russian warplane downed by Turkey last month

Singapore agrees to host US spy planes

2015-12-08 17:54

Singapore has for the first time agreed to host a deployment of US spy planes, following the signing of a deal to boost military cooperation.

Putin calls for broad international anti-terror front

2015-12-03 16:49

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called for "one powerful fist" to fight terrorism, hinted at more sanctions against Turkey and accused Western powers of creating "a zone of chaos".

Netanyahu: Israel strikes in Syria from 'time to time'

2015-12-01 20:55

Israel "is active from time to time in Syria", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said in one of his most explicit comments yet on reported Israeli airstrikes there.

North Korea's sub-launched ballistic missile test fails

2015-11-28 22:45

A North Korean attempt to test a submarine-launched ballistic missile has apparently failed, as debris was spotted floating in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported citing government circles.

China to shake up military to have leaner army

2015-11-25 17:05

The top ranks of China's enormous military machine have been told to brace for reform orders aimed at streamlining the force.


South Korea, Japan, China warn Pyongyang

2016-02-03 20:34

North Korea should abandon its plan to fire a rocket into space, neighbouring South Korea, Japan and China have said.

Coalition adapts Iraq training to breach ISIS defences

2016-01-27 22:38

US-led coalition troops have adapted their training for Iraqi forces to teach them how to breach Islamic State group defences in larger-scale combined assaults on jihadist strongholds.

US special forces play key role against ISIS fight: Carter

2016-01-21 21:49

US special forces are directly engaged in pinpointing targets and launching raids against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, Defence Secretary Ash Carter says.

Britain boosts help to fight Boko Haram

2015-12-21 22:09

Britain is set to expand its help to Nigeria in fighting the Boko Haram Islamic insurgent group, providing scores of extra military trainers, advising the Nigerian Air Force and sending a counter-explosives team.

Russia opens black box of warplane downed by Turkey

2015-12-18 19:14

In the presence of foreign experts, Russian officials have opened the damaged black box of a warplane shot down by Turkey, promising a transparent probe into the incident.

US opens all military combat jobs to women

2015-12-03 22:02

The US military will open all combat jobs to women, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter says, despite objections by the Marine Corps.

Terrorist funding paths must be blocked - Germany, France

2015-12-02 21:02

Blocking terrorist funding is critical if the world wants to stamp out terrorism, Germany and France's finance ministers have said as they laid out a series of proposals for a new financial front against ISIS.

US to expand special operations in Iraq

2015-12-01 20:55

The US plans to send additional special forces to Iraq to aid Iraqi and Kurdish forces against ISIS and will also consider additional forces in Syria, Defence Secretary Ash Carter says.

Rival militia forces battle in central Somalia: UN

2015-11-28 18:05

Rival militia forces have clashed in central Somalia, the United Nations has said, as it called for troops to pull out from contested zones in the town of Galkayo.

Obama stresses commitment to maritime security

2015-11-17 17:42

US President Barack Obamahas announced $250m in maritime security assistance for South-East Asian allies ahead of an international economic summit overshadowed by disputes in the South China Sea.

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