China: Bigger soldiers causing cramped tanks

2014-02-18 19:47

China's military says its soldiers have grown taller and wider over the past two decades, leading to cramped tanks and other equipment problems.

Crisis looms in South Sudan

2014-01-12 14:17

The world's youngest nation was born with such high hopes, but four weeks since political rivalry spiralled into violence, little stands between impoverished South Sudan and all-out civil war.

Obama to meet Maliki as Iraq fighting continues

2013-11-01 14:46

President Obama is to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to discuss the ongoing war in Iraq, now that the US has withdrawn out of the country.

Violent conflict is not inevitable

2013-10-18 15:27

The understanding of the causes of war and violence can and should be used to promote peace and overturn the belief that violent conflict is inevitable.

Guatemala massacre officer in US trial

2013-09-27 19:01

Former Guatemalan soldiers have recalled the massacre details at the trial of a former colleague.

US troops killed in inside attack

2013-09-22 09:29

An Afghan wearing a security forces uniform has turned his weapon against US troops, killing three in eastern Afghanistan.

15 die in Nato airstrike

2013-09-08 08:17

Afghan officials say an apparent Nato airstrike has killed 15 people - nine of them civilians, including women and children.

Iraq violence less prioritised by US

2013-08-16 10:02

Security crises in Egypt, Syria and other countries are overshadowing rising death tolls and new fears of civil war in Iraq, once the top US priority in the Mideast.

Budapest WWII bomb find evacuates 1 500

2013-07-17 13:07

Hungarian police have evacuated around 1 500 people in Budapest after a World War II bomb was discovered during construction work at an apartment block near Buda Castle.

Baghdad suicide bomber kills 7

2013-06-09 08:23

A suicide bomber has blown up his car at police checkpoint at the entrance of Baghdad's Shi'ite Kadhimiya district, killing at least seven people and wounding 16 more.

Civilians trapped in Syrian town

2013-06-02 13:49

Aid organisations have stepped up calls for civilians trapped in the flashpoint Syrian town of Qusayr to be evacuated, as rebel fighters braced for a fresh assault.

Syria rebels fight on

2013-05-26 08:34

A meeting of Syria's fractured opposition has headed into an unscheduled fourth day, while on the ground rebels kept up their resistance to a Hezbollah-backed government assault.

US Navy unveils drone-integrated squad

2013-05-03 09:10

The US has inaugurated its first squadron with both manned and unmanned aircraft, becoming the latest branch of the military to formally integrate drone technology into its operations.

Israel remembers fallen soldiers, civilians

2013-04-14 22:12

Israel has been marking Memorial Day from sunset, remembering fallen troops and civilian deaths in terror attacks.

New war looms for SA troops

2013-04-07 10:13

New reports reveal that SA troops are to be sent to a new war in Central Africa - in the eastern DRC against the notorious M23 rebel group.

Child dies in Nato strike

2013-03-31 08:19

A Nato helicopter has killed at least one child and nine suspected Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's east.

Kabul, US 'reach deal' on forces pullout

2013-03-20 13:02

The United States and Kabul appear to have reached an agreement on the pullout of coalition forces from a strategic province, nearly a month after an ultimatum from the Afghan president.

Car bomb blast kills nine in Iraq

2013-03-17 18:13

At least nine people have been killed when a car bomb exploded at a bus terminal in Iraq's predominantly Shi'ite Muslim south.

Iraq war killed 120 000, cost $800bn

2013-03-15 12:02

At least 116 000 Iraqi civilians and more than 4 800 coalition troops have died in Iraq between the outbreak of war in 2003 and the US withdrawal in 2011, researchers estimate.

4 700 people killed in US drone strikes

2013-02-21 07:53

A US senator has said an estimated 4 700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in bombing raids conducted under America's secretive drone war, local media reports.

S Korea missile 'can hit North's leaders'

2013-02-14 10:59

South Korea has unveiled a cruise missile that it says can hit the office of North Korea's leaders, trying to address concerns that it is technologically behind its rival.

US war author shot dead

2013-02-03 13:30

Chris Kyle, the former US Navy Seal sniper who was responsible for 160 kills during his career has been shot and killed with another man at a gun range.

30 dead in Iraqi attack

2013-02-03 09:33

A car bomb detonated by a suicide attacker followed by gunmen storming a police headquarters in Iraq has killed 30 people and wounded 70 others.

10 killed in Afghanistan

2013-01-27 07:49

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed 10 people in the main city in southern Afghanistan.

US military suicides exceed combat deaths

2013-01-15 08:10

The number of US troops committing suicide set a record in 2012, exceeding the number of combat deaths, the Pentagon says.


World defence spending set to rise in 2014

2014-02-04 19:16

World defence spending will rise in 2014 for the first time in five years, a key study found, driven by arms races in Asia and the Middle East, as well as a resurgent Russia.

Pakistani army enraged by Islamist's comment

2013-11-11 08:54

The Pakistan army has demanded an apology from an Islamist leader for calling a dead militant a "martyr", saying his remarks "hurt the feelings" of the families of those who died fighting for their country.

Australia to pull out of Afghanistan

2013-10-29 09:20

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1 000 troops to return home before Christmas.

US drone kills 3

2013-09-29 08:59

A US drone strike has killed three militants in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border.

113 countries sign pledge against sexual violence

2013-09-25 09:01

Ministers from 113 countries have signed a declaration pledging new action to end sexual violence in conflict.

Experts find large mass grave in Bosnia

2013-09-11 15:04

Authorities have discovered a mass grave that may contain dozens of remains of Bosniaks and Croats killed by Serb forces during their campaign to eliminate all non-Serbs during the Bosnian war.

US readies possible solo strike on Syria

2013-08-30 11:02

President Barack Obama has prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out in a stunning vote by Parliament.

Victims still fall 40yrs after Vietnam war

2013-08-14 14:03

40 years since the US dropped its final bombs in Southeast Asia, poor Vietnamese searching for scrap ordnance metal still fall victim to violent explosions which kill and maim.

Bomb kills 3 Pakistani soldiers

2013-06-09 13:23

Three soldiers have been killed and four wounded in two separate bomb attacks in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.

Bomb in Damascus kills nine

2013-06-02 19:13

At least nine Syrian soldiers have been killed in a car bomb explosion in Damascus while warplanes bombed the embattled town of Ousayr.

Bomb explodes in Damascus

2013-06-02 09:01

A car bomb has exploded near a police station in the Jubar district of Damascus, killing at least eight Syrian security forces.

7 US troops killed in Afghanistan

2013-05-05 08:36

Seven US soldiers and a member of the Nato-led coalition have been killed in one of the deadliest days for Americans and other foreign troops in Afghanistan in recent months.

Bush 'comfortable' with Iraq decision

2013-04-25 10:09

Former US president George W Bush says he remains "comfortable" with the decision to invade Iraq, even in the midst of a new spate of bloody violence in Baghdad.

Korean GP threatened by war

2013-04-10 12:23

The tension between South Korea, home of F1's 14th round of the 2013 championship, and the rogue North means the Korean GP puts the race in jeopardy

N Korea fears spark GM contingency

2013-04-05 11:42

The global auto industry has finally woken up to the fact that its supply of South Korean vehicle parts is in peril while North Korea rattles its nuclear sabres. What to do?

Suicide attack kills 17 soldiers

2013-03-24 12:29

A suicide bomber rammed a water tanker into a Pakistani check post , killing 17 soldiers in the notorious tribal district of North Waziristan.

Dying US veteran flays Bush, Cheney

2013-03-20 12:10

A dying US veteran has penned a scathing letter to former president George W Bush and his former vice president Dick Cheney urging the pair to beg for forgiveness for the Iraq war.

Al-Qaeda group claims Iraq attack

2013-03-17 12:50

Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq has claimed a brazen co-ordinated attack involving a series of bombings and the storming of a ministry complex in central Baghdad.

Violence in Afghanistan

2013-02-24 13:25

A series of early morning attacks hit eastern Afghanistan with three separate suicide bombings in outlying provinces and a shootout between security forces and a would-be attacker in the capital city of Kabul.

N Korean camps compared to Nazi Holocaust

2013-02-20 12:04

North Korea's prison camps are a closed-off world of death, torture and forced labour, according to two survivors who have likened the horror of the camps to the Nazi Holocaust.

World must convince Assad to go: Kerry

2013-02-14 10:00

The world must persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to see the writing on the wall, says top US diplomat John Kerry, stressing Russia could play a key role in ending the conflict.

Town seized from al-Qaeda

2013-02-03 09:50

The Yemeni military says it has wrested control of a southern town from al-Qaeda fighters in three days of clashes that killed 17 people.

Children die in Syria

2013-01-27 08:20

Regime warplanes have launched a wave of deadly raids across Syria, including one that killed eight children, a watchdog said, as Nato declared Patriot missiles are now active on the Turkish border.

Suspected US drone kills 8

2013-01-20 08:48

Yemeni military officials say eight people have been killed in two suspected US drone strikes in Abieda valley in central Marib province.

10 killed in drone attack

2013-01-06 12:44

A US drone strike has killed at least 10 people suspected to be Taliban fighters in Pakistan's northern tribal areas.

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