Turkey says sorry over Russian jet - Moscow

2016-06-27 15:55

A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Turkey's president has apologised for the downing of a Russian military jet at the Syrian border.

China not interested in US 'Hollywood movie'

2016-05-31 07:01

China has lashed out at criticism from US Defence Secretary Ash Carter, accusing him of harbouring a Cold War mentality and saying Beijing has no interest in "playing a role in a Hollywood movie" of Washington's design.

Driver's family press charges over US drone hit

2016-05-29 17:21

A Pakistani officer says police have registered a case against unknown US officials, seeking to press murder charges over a May 21 drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour and a driver.

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.


Israel not yet ready to ratify nuclear test treaty - PM

2016-06-20 21:35

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel supports a treaty to ban nuclear testing, but signalled his country was not yet ready to ratify a UN pact adopted by the UN nearly 20 years ago.

A vet's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts

2016-05-30 07:41

An Afghanistan War veteran in Vermont is working to return 100 Purple Heart medals or certificates earned during WWI in time to commemorate the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry into the war.

Obama defends his nuclear record

2016-05-26 22:01

On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima,Japan, US President Barack Obama is defending the vigour of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

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.

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