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US Base in Southern Syria Sends ‘Signal’ to Iran

PENTAGON: The United States maintains a base in southern Syria that limits Iranian forces’ ability to move through Syria’s al-Tanf border crossing, U.S. officials...
Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighter flies during a drill

Israel says shoots down Syrian warplane

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet with surface-to-air missiles Tuesday after the plane infiltrated airspace it controls, the military said, in a rare...

No military cooperation with Russia in Syria for now: Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday there would be no cooperation with the Russian military in Syria -- at least for now. After US...

Global stocks mixed amid lingering trade war fears

World stock markets were a mixed bag on Wednesday as some investors fished for bargains and others gave in to anxiety over simmering trade...

US Arms Sales in First Half of 2018 Shatter 2017 Total

Washington agreed to sell $46.9 billion worth of weapons and military equipment in the first half of 2018, $5 billion more than what was...

Canada extends NATO mission in Latvia to 2023: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada is extending its NATO commitment in Latvia by another four years to March 2023 and will...

Seven European countries to hit NATO spending pledge: Stoltenberg

Seven European countries are expected to meet a NATO defence spending pledge this year, the alliance said Tuesday, in news that is unlikely to...

Defence spending by NATO members

A row over how much NATO members spend on defence will overshadow a summit of alliance leaders this week, with US President Donald Trump...

Scrapped drill with South Korea would have cost $14 mn: Pentagon

When President Donald Trump announced the US would halt joint military drills with South Korea, he backed his controversial move by citing the "tremendous"...

DoD releases report on enhancing security, stability in Afghanistan

The Defense Department provided to the Congress its semiannual report titled "Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan" on Tuesday. Covering events from Dec. 1 to...