Zuma must investigate Brian Molefe's military appointment - SASFU

2017-11-20 05:27

The South African Security Forces Union has called on President Jacob Zuma to investigate and reverse the military's appointment of Brian Molefe.

SA signs military deal with Niger

2017-10-25 15:21

South Africa and the west African country of Niger have signed a military memorandum of understanding.

Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes

2017-10-23 20:16

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to expose Israel's long and covert history of supplying weapons and military training to regimes while they actively commit massacres, ethnic cleansing and genocide.

Trump makes cryptic 'calm before the storm' remark

2017-10-06 17:44

President Donald Trump has made a a cryptic remark about the present possibly representing the "calm before the storm", but declined to specify what specific crisis he was referring to.

Ukraine arms depot 'sabotage' - 1000s evacuated

2017-09-27 13:30

Ukrainian authorities have evacuated more than 30 000 people from the central Vinnytsya region after a huge arms depot caught fire and set off explosions in what prosecutors say is a possible act of "sabotage".

US Senate passes $700bn defence spending bill

2017-09-19 08:12

The US Senate has overwhelmingly authorised $700bn in defence spending, nearly 5% more than President Donald Trump had requested.

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula for drill - report

2017-09-18 19:12

The US has flown four stealth fighter jets and two bombers over the Korean peninsulain a show of force after North Korea's latest nuclear and missile tests, a report says.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

2017-09-15 06:35

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote

2017-09-11 21:57

The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down its demands in a bid to win support from Russia and China.

At UN, US urges 'strongest possible measures' to punish North Korea

2017-09-04 19:32

The United States has urged the UN Security Council to impose the "strongest possible measures" against North Korea in response to its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.


Name of SA soldier killed in DRC released

2017-10-29 15:12

The name of the SANDF soldier, a single mother, who was shot and killed by a colleague in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been released.

US general lays out Niger attack details

2017-10-24 14:03

The top American general says the US special forces unit ambushed by Islamic militants in Niger didn't call for help until an hour into their first contact with the enemy.

North Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers

2017-10-19 15:56

The constant missile and nuclear threats from South Korea's belligerent northern neighbour have racked regional tensions sky-high, but they are a boon for the country's burgeoning defence industry.

Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons, Syria

2017-09-28 09:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Turkish counterpart for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal.

US urges all nations to stop the spread of nuclear weapons

2017-09-22 13:19

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appealed to the international community, especially Russia and China, to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.

Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain

2017-09-18 21:01

Qatar has signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, the second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthy diplomatic dispute with its Gulf neighbours.

Fire destroys 83 military vehicles

2017-09-17 15:02

Millions of rands worth of military vehicles were destroyed in a fire at a vehicle depot at Wallmannstal north of Pretoria when safety fires “went wrong” and a military fire truck broke down.

Marines hurt in training incident, 5 critical

2017-09-14 11:41

Fifteen US Marines have been injured, five critically, when their amphibious assault vehicle caught fire during a training exercise, a military spokesperson says.

Beijing firm on North Korea denuclearisation - Xi

2017-09-07 07:53

China's President Xi Jinping has told Donald Trump that Beijing remains committed to denuclearising North Korea as the US president warned again that any Pyongyang threat would trigger an "overwhelming" response.

China may be the real target of North Korea's pressure

2017-09-04 16:59

North Korea's escalating nuclear provocations are putting putative ally China in an increasing bind, and may be part of a strategy to twist Beijing's arm into orchestrating direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington, analysts say.

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