'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban

2017-07-27 09:30

'Fired by tweet:' Transgender active-duty troops are shocked by Trump's ban.

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

2017-07-25 17:44

A US Navy patrol ship has fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf after it approached within 137m, a US defence official says.

Fire in south Croatia triggers explosions of war mines

2017-07-23 21:49

Emergency officials say a fire that has spread to southern Croatia from neighbouring Montenegro has triggered 34 explosions, probably of the mines left over from the 1990s' war.

Netanyahu slams EU's 'crazy' Israel policy

2017-07-20 10:28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced the EU's political demands on Israel as "absolutely crazy".

Defence: Climate change a US security threat

2017-07-14 20:07

The House has approved a defence policy bill that declares climate change a threat to US national security and demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations.

Britain's arms exports to Saudi 'lawful' - court

2017-07-11 05:26

Britain's High Court has ruled that UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia are 'lawful', after campaigners argued the weapons were used to violate international humanitarian law in bombing Yemen.

Pentagon confident it can stop North Korean ICBM

2017-07-06 06:16

The Pentagon is confident it can protect the US against an incoming North Korean rocket, an official has said after Pyongyang's first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Russia, China offer plan to ease North Korea tension

2017-07-04 18:42

Russia and China have proposed that North Korea declare a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests while the US and South Korea refrain from large-scale military exercises.

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales

2017-06-28 21:32

Japanese demand for private bomb shelters has grown as North Korea continues to carry out frequent missile tests.

Commander injured, 7 US crew missing off Japan

2017-06-17 21:34

The commanding officer of the US warship USS Fitzgerald and several crew have been airlifted to hospital while the search is continuing for missing sailors after a collision.


Trump bars transgender people from US military

2017-07-26 16:03

President Donald Trump has announced that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military.

Chinese warplanes buzz US recon plane

2017-07-25 06:16

A US surveillance plane was forced to take evasive action after two Chinese fighters intercepted it over the East China Sea, the Pentagon says.

US sailors likely at fault in cargo-ship collision - official

2017-07-21 21:30

The crew of a Navy destroyer that collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship will "certainly" be held accountable for the crash that killed seven American sailors, a US defence official says.

South Korea seeks rare talks with North

2017-07-17 07:22

South Korea has offered to hold rare military talks with the North, aiming to ease tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.

US, SA forces join up for military exercise

2017-07-13 15:11

South African forces are hosting the US military in an exercise modelled on a UN peacekeeping mandate that allows for offensive military action against rebel groups.

US bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force

2017-07-08 09:39

US bombers have carried out a rare live fire drill in South Korea, flying close to the DMZ in a show of force after Pyongyang's latest missile test, the South's defence ministry says.

Missile launch tests Trump's North Korea strategy

2017-07-05 05:50

The latest North Korean missile launch comes as President Donald Trump appears to be reassessing his strategy for the region, which has emphasised both tough talk and collaboration with China.

Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military bases

2017-07-03 21:37

A rare butterfly has been found by federal wildlife officials to be thriving on US military bases because of the way they manage open spaces.

Scientists to explore meltwater at Greenland Cold War camp

2017-06-21 09:57

Scientists in Denmark plan an expedition to Greenland's remote northwest to measure how fast ice is melting around a Cold War-era US military base, which risks leaking toxic waste into the environment.

Seven US destroyer crew missing after collision: Japan coastguard

2017-06-17 06:27

A US Navy destroyer has collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan, leaving seven crew from the American vessel unaccounted for, the Japanese Coast Guard says.

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