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Europe Should Keep its Defense Within NATO, Says Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has told DW that European defense efforts should remain within the alliance. Stoltenberg also criticized Russia over its SSC-8...

Joint Turkey-US patrols begin in Syria’s Manbij

Troops from Turkey and the United States launched joint patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Thursday, the Turkish defence minister said,...

Swiss backtrack on selling weapons to conflict states

The Swiss government on Wednesday reversed a decision to loosen restrictions on weapons exports to countries wracked by internal conflict following outcry over the...

Bulgaria’s arms exports top 1.2 billion euros in 2017

Bulgaria's booming arms trade continued to grow in 2017 with arms and ammunitions exports topping 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion), an official report showed...

32 civilians killed in coalition strikes in east Syria: monitor

Air strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State militant group in eastern Syria have killed at least 32 civilians in less than...

India Tests US Sanctions with Purchase of Russian Arms, Iranian Oil

India and Russia have announced a major arms deal, violating US sanctions. Energy sector sources also say New Delhi will purchase 9 million barrels...

Pentagon adjusts tactics as Afghan army toll rises: Mattis

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that the US military is adjusting tactics in Afghanistan as the Taliban continue to inflict heavy casualties on...

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

China summoned the United States ambassador on Saturday after the US imposed sanctions on a branch of its military, according to Chinese state media. The...

Four years of coalition strikes on Syria kill 3,300 civilians: monitor

More than 3,000 civilians have been killed in US-led coalition air strikes against the Daesh group in Syria since they began four years ago,...

UN’s Yemen envoy in Sanaa, as 32 rebels killed

Fresh clashes and air strikes around the Yemeni city of Hodeida have killed 32 rebels, hospital and medical sources said on Sunday, as the...