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Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Stockholm - Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday.Russia's military spending was $69.

US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills

Toukyo - The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence

Sydney - The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb".

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Jerusalem - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday that there can be "no doubt" Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them.

Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sisi

Cairo - US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top brass in Cairo on Thursday, pledging support for the American ally on his first regional tour.

US wants 'strong' Saudi Arabia: Mattis

Riyadh - The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating the Riyadh-Washington alliance.

Mattis in Riyadh to boost US-Saudi alliance

Riyadh - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance, with both seeing a common adversary in Iran and its "destabilising" activities.

Top US official McMaster in Pakistan after hints at tougher stance

Islamabad - US National Security Advisor Lieutenant-General H.R. McMaster arrived in Pakistan on Monday on an unannounced visit, a day after he hinted that Washington could take a tougher stance with Islamabad.

Top US official McMaster visits Afghanistan after bomb attack

Kabul - US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster arrived in Kabul on Sunday days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State group hideouts in eastern Afghanistan, killing nearly a hundred militants.

N.Korea's Kim stages giant show of military strength

Pyongyang - North Korea's weapons of war rolled through Pyongyang streets Saturday and it promised "nuclear justice" in response to any atomic attack as leader Kim Jong-Un mounted a spectacular show of strength.

Poland hails 'historic' NATO battalion launch

Poland - Poland's president on Thursday hailed the launch of a US-led NATO multinational battalion in an area of his country bordering Russia's heavily militarised Kaliningrad exclave as an "historic moment".

N. Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Japan PM

Tokyo - North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, as tensions rise over the country's missile and nuclear programmes.

N. Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Japan PM

Tokyo - North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday, as tensions rise over the country's missile and nuclear programmes.

As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard

Varsovia - As NATO pours troops into Poland to beef up its eastern flank, key Polish generals at odds with the defence minister over a series of controversial reforms are quitting or being ousted in droves.

As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard

Varsovia - As NATO pours troops into Poland to beef up its eastern flank, key Polish generals at odds with the defence minister over a series of controversial reforms are quitting or being ousted in droves.

As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard

Varsovia - As NATO pours troops into Poland to beef up its eastern flank, key Polish generals at odds with the defence minister over a series of controversial reforms are quitting or being ousted in droves.

NATO chief urges Germany to spend more on defence

Frankfurt Am Main - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg urged Germany Tuesday to spend more on defence, touching on a sore point in German politics that has also inflamed relations with the United States.

US top diplomat demands NATO allies pay up

Brussels - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed NATO allies Friday to ramp up military spending and denounced Russia's "ongoing hostility and occupation" of Ukraine as the Trump administration toughened its tone toward Moscow.

US top diplomat demands NATO allies pay up

Brussels - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed NATO allies Friday to ramp up military spending and denounced Russia's "ongoing hostility and occupation" of Ukraine as the Trump administration toughened its tone toward Moscow.

Tillerson demands US's NATO allies pay up

Brussels - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed NATO allies Friday to ramp up military spending and denounced Russia's "aggression" in Ukraine, toughening the Trump administration's tone toward Moscow.

Tillerson demands US's NATO allies pay up

Brussels - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed NATO allies Friday to ramp up military spending and denounced Russia's "aggression" in Ukraine, toughening the Trump administration's tone toward Moscow.

Japan ruling party urges strike capability amid N. Korea threat

Toukyo - Japan's ruling party said Wednesday the government should consider developing the capability to strike enemy bases if the country is attacked, citing North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.

Japan ruling party urges strike capability amid N. Korea threat

Toukyo - Japan's ruling party said Wednesday the government should consider developing the capability to strike enemy bases if the country is attacked, citing North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.

British tanks join NATO battle group in Estonia

Tallinn - British army equipment including tanks and self-propelled guns on Wednesday arrived by boat in Estonia, part of a NATO move to reinforce its eastern flank to deter a militarily resurgent Russia, according to Estonia's defence forces.

North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

Seoul - A new North Korean missile test failed on Wednesday, the South and US said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on American bases in Japan.

North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

Seoul - A new North Korean missile test failed on Wednesday, the South and US said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on American bases in Japan.

North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

Seoul - A new North Korean missile test failed on Wednesday, the South and US said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on American bases in Japan.

North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

Seoul - A new North Korean missile test failed on Wednesday, the South's defence ministry said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on US bases in Japan.
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