France concerned by Syria chemical attack reports

2016-08-11 22:22

France has expressed alarm at reports of a deadly chemical attack in the Syrian battleground city of Aleppo.

What you need to know about South Sudan's conflict

We hear from an International Organization of Migrants was in Juba when skirmishes began last week.

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Rattled Erdogan speaks to Turkey via mobile phone

2016-07-16 02:46

Up against the greatest challenge of his political career in facing down an attempted coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been prepared to use any means to speak to the people.

Turkish army seizes power

2016-07-15 22:53

The Turkish military says it has assumed power in the country in what the prime minister has termed an "illegal act".

Pyongyang close to developing sub-based missile: expert

2016-07-14 08:52

North Korea may be able to develop a submarine-based ballistic missile within a year, which would significantly increase the threat Pyongyang poses, a US expert says.

Obama releases death tolls from non-war zone airstrikes

2016-07-01 21:37

The US has lifted the lid on President Barack Obama's secretive counter-terrorism campaign, detailing for the first time the number of fighters and civilians killed in airstrikes in countries like Pakistan and Libya.

Taiwan accidentally fires missile towards China

2016-07-01 18:54

A Taiwanese warship has mistakenly launched a supersonic "aircraft carrier killer" missile towards China.

Putin says Nato provoking arms race 'frenzy'

2016-06-30 19:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted Moscow will not be dragged into an arms race by Nato as he accused the US-led alliance of tearing up the military balance in Europe.

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.


US Air Force head 'concerned' about no-first-use nukes

2016-08-04 21:37

The head of the US Air Force says she would be "concerned" if President Barack Obama were to formally declare a "no-first-use" policy for America's arsenal of nuclear weapons.

World urges Turkey 'stability, restraint'

2016-07-16 03:10

World leaders have urged "respect for democratic institutions" in key Nato member and European neighbour Turkey as parts of the military launched a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and violence erupted in Istanbul.

Turkish military declares martial law after coup attempt

2016-07-15 23:50

Turkey's armed forces, who seized power in a coup, has declared martial law and a curfew throughout the country.

Israeli military to free female refusenik

2016-07-14 17:24

The Israeli military says it will release a woman who supporters say has served the longest jail sentence to date for a female conscientious objector.

Fresh salad at sea: Military considers gardens on subs

2016-07-05 18:03

The US military is testing out the idea of growing fruit and vegetables aboard submarines to give crew more fresh food on long voyages.

Britain, France mark 100 years since Battle of the Somme

2016-07-01 18:54

Britain and France have recalled the horrors of the Battle of the Somme, 100 years after their troops fought and died together in one of the defining offensives of WWI.

US military lifts ban on transgender personnel serving openly

2016-06-30 20:30

The Pentagon says it will let transgender personnel serve openly, a major milestone for America's vast military, and adds it will pay for related medical treatment.

US destroyer came dangerously close to Russian ship - Moscow

2016-06-28 18:31

Russia's defence ministry has accused an American destroyer of coming dangerously close to a Russian frigate in the Mediterranean Sea, calling the incident a "gross violation" of international agreements.

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.

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