ARTICLES RELATING TO MILITARY

Russia, China seek chemical weapons probe in Iraq

2017-03-25 11:34

Russia and China have proposed that a United Nations panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria be extended to Iraq, a proposal Britain immediately rejected.

US Navy bribery scandal: More sordid details emerge

2017-03-15 16:12

Allegations outlined in an indictment which has been unsealed in San Diego, offer more sordid details in a 3-year-old scandal that has shaken the US Navy.

uMkhonto weSizwe to register outstanding veterans

2017-03-02 08:48

uMkhonto weSizwe veterans not officially recognised by the government will be able to register at an event to be held at the Castle of Good Hope.

Zuma addresses Armed Forces Day event

2017-02-21 10:43

President Jacob Zuma has begun his address at the 6th Armed Forces Day celebrations in Durban.

UK govt accused of covering up failed nuclear missile test

2017-01-22 16:30

The British government has been accused of covering up a failed test of its nuclear weapons deterrent last year, just weeks before lawmakers voted to renew the system.

Trump's North Korea nuke comment a tad after the fact?

2017-01-03 16:15

US president-elect Donald Trump says North Korea will not develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the United States, but it's possible it already has.

Criminal probe to be opened against Israeli PM - reports

2016-12-30 07:00

Israel's attorney general has decided to order a criminal probe against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and he is to soon be questioned by police, reports say.

Obama, Japan's Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbour

2016-12-27 19:48

Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the US and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbour for an historic pilgrimage to the site where the surprise attacks thrust America into World War II.

Suspected remains of more downed US airmen found in India

2016-12-22 07:20

An American agency which deals with soldiers missing in action, has found the suspected remains of more airmen who went missing over the Himalayas more than 70 years ago, the US embassy says.

Israel to ease punishment for pot-smoking soldiers

2016-12-21 18:43

Israel's army is to relax its disciplinary action against soldiers accused of smoking cannabis while on leave, a general overseeing the reform says.

 

'Corruption' arrests at Israel arms giant

2017-03-15 20:09

More than a dozen employees of Israel's giant state-owned weapons manufacturer have been arrested over allegations of "systematic" corruption, police say.

Pakistan temporarily reopens its border with Afghanistan

2017-03-07 18:28

Pakistani have temporarily reopened border crossings with Afghanistan after the closing last month following deadly militant attacks.

Zuma remembers 6 who died in naval base freak accident

2017-02-21 11:52

President Jacob Zuma has used the Armed Forces Day parade to remember the six people who died in last week's freak accident at the Durban naval base, as well as those who died on the SS Mendi in 1917.

US, Iran tensions mount

2017-02-04 11:19

US President Donald Trump has slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's weapons procurement network, provoking an angry response from Tehran in what is an increasingly tense stand-off.

Trump plans biggest fleet expansion in years

2017-01-08 18:33

Navy shipbuilders like what they're hearing from President-elect Donald Trump, who's vowed to build up the fleet to meet new threats from Russia and China.

Iraq forces have retaken 60% of east Mosul - commander

2017-01-02 10:29

Iraqi forces have retaken around two thirds of the eastern half of Mosul from the Islamic State group since the start of an offensive in mid-October, a top commander says.

US, Russian militaries sharing more information on Syria

2016-12-27 21:56

US officials say military talks with Russia on their separate fights against the Islamic State group in Syria are quietly proving useful.

Soft is out! Putin, Trump force EU to harden its defence

2016-12-27 16:51

With an increasingly bellicose Russia on its doorstep and a capricious ally in US president-elect Donald Trump, the rest of the EU is being forced to acknowledge power needs real military hardware to back it up.

Move to scrap US Navy titles tossed overboard

2016-12-21 22:37

The US Navy is keeping its yeomen, boatswain's mates and masters-at-arms.

Trump says 'keep it', as China offers to return US drone

2016-12-18 21:18

China says its military has seized a US Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. "Keep it" was president-elect Donald Trump's response.

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