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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...

France, Britain, US put UN hold on Chinese arms deliveries to Central African Republic

France, Britain and the United States have put a hold on a request from the Central African Republic (CAR) for UN Security Council approval...

US, China firms brace for escalating trade war

Companies and trade groups in the US and China have expressed concern over how the escalating trade spat between the world's two biggest economies...

Qatar Says It Wants To Join NATO

DOHA: Qatar's defence minister said on Tuesday that his country's long-term strategic "ambition" is to join the Western military defence alliance NATO. Speaking on the...

NATO should adopt hybrid warfare trigger: special rapporteur

NATO states should modify the alliance's Article 5 collective defence provision to trigger a response in the event of so-called "hybrid warfare" attacks, a...

11 FARC dissidents killed in Colombian military operation

Colombian troops killed 11 dissidents of the disbanded FARC guerrilla group, officials said Monday, as a fight looms over the future of a 2016...

No plans to cut back US-South Korea drills: Pentagon

The Pentagon is not considering cutting back the joint US-South Korean military exercises that have drawn angry condemnation from Pyongyang ahead of a planned...

Russia and Egypt Strengthen and Expand Military Relations

Today, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, the Russian Acting Defence Minister, held negotiations with Colonel General Sedki Sobhy, the Defence Minister of Egypt....