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US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon

Washington - The United States conducted its largest air strike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military said Tuesday.

Mattis tours contaminated Vietnam War-era Agent Orange site

Ho Chi Minh - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis toured a former Agent Orange storage site in southern Vietnam on Wednesday, revisiting one of the war's darkest chapters that lives on among a million Vietnamese with severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities linked...

US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon

Washington - The United States conducted its largest air strike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military said Tuesday.

Kurdish, Iraqi forces arrest IS financiers: coalition

Washington - Ten members of a key financial network for the Islamic State network have been arrested in Iraq, the US-led coalition fighting the jihadists announced Thursday.

Saudi and Tunisia air forces hold joint exercises

Tunis - Tunisia's air force is holding its first joint exercises with Saudi forces as part of a bilateral training programme, the Tunisian government said Wednesday.

Argentina protests British military exercises in Falklands

Buenos Aires - Argentina has made a formal protest with the British embassy in Buenos Aires to reject Britain's military exercises in the Falkland Islands, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Head of US Marines in Darwin stood down over drink-driving

Sydney - The head of US Marines in Australia's tropical north has been stood down "due to a loss of trust and confidence" after being charged with drink-driving, the military confirmed Monday.

Japan military officer killed during US-Philippine drill

Apo - Japan's military said Sunday one of its members was killed in a car crash in the Philippines during joint exercises with US and Filipino troops.

US admiral warns of Russia's submarine capabilities

Washington - Russia is bolstering its underwater battle capabilities in a direct challenge to US forces in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, a top US admiral warned Friday.

Trump report bemoans Pentagon reliance on Chinese parts

Washington - The US military relies far too heavily on China and other nations to provide vital components for its weapons and equipment, a new White House study has found.

Amid Russia hacks, US offers cyber expertise to allies

Washington - After years of ceaseless attacks from state-sponsored hackers, the US is taking toughening its stance in the cyber fight against Russia, China and other nations.

US not seeking war with Iran: top general

Washington - The United States is not seeking conflict with Iran, the general overseeing America's military involvement in the Middle East said Thursday, even as some Trump administration officials have stepped up rhetoric against Tehran.

Turkey parliament extends mandate for troop deployment in Syria, Iraq

Ankara - Turkish parliament on Wednesday approved a motion to extend the deployment of troops in neighbouring Syria and Iraq for another year, the official Anadolu news agency reported.

Amid trade spat, US-China military tensions soar

Washington - The bitter trade dispute between China and the US is increasingly spilling into the military domain, with a risky incident in the South China Sea highlighting the dangers of souring relations.

Ricin suspected in mail sent to Trump, Pentagon

Washington - Mail addressed to President Donald Trump and the Pentagon was suspected of containing the deadly poison ricin, officials said Tuesday.

Russia completed S-300 delivery to Syria: defence minister

Moscow - Russia has sent S-300 air defence systems to the Syrian military, its defence minister said Tuesday, in line with new security measures after a Russian military plane was mistakenly shot down by Syria's Soviet-era missile.

US Defense Secretary warns of 'tough fight' to oust IS

Paris - The US-led military alliance battling the Islamic State group faces "a tough fight" to oust the jihadists from their last holdouts in Syria, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.

Chinese destroyer extremely close to US warship: US

Washington - A Chinese warship sailed within yards of an American destroyer -- forcing it to change course -- in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter as the US vessel was in contested waters in the South China Sea, an official said Monday.

Mattis trip to Beijing canceled: official

Washington - A meeting between Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chinese counterpart has been canceled, a US defense official said Monday, amid rising tensions between the two nations.

Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border

Seoul - The two Koreas on Monday started to remove landmines along a section of their heavily fortified border as part of a summit deal to ease military tensions, Seoul said.

UK site leads the way in Skripal case with online savvy

London - Bellingcat, the investigative website unmasking the Skripal affair suspects, grew out of one man's efforts to track the origin of Syrian civil war weapons -- from the comfort of his sofa.

Opposition candidate confirmed Maldives president-elect

Colombo - The shock winner of the Maldives' leadership vote was declared president-elect on Saturday, with election authorities saying they received death threats to delay the final announcement of strongman Abdulla Yameen's decisive loss.

Hard to tell truth from fiction in Skripal affair: Kremlin

Moscow - The Kremlin said Friday it was difficult to separate truth from fiction in media reports after a respected investigative group revealed the identity of a suspect in the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal.

US to repatriate remains of S. Korean troops

Washington - The remains of 64 South Korean troops who died during the Korean War are being sent home Thursday, having spent years at a US forensic facility.

US F-35 fighters fly first ever combat mission

Washington - American F-35 stealth fighters have been used in a combat operation for the first time, officials said, marking a major milestone for the most expensive plane in history.

US led coalition admits another 53 civilian casualties

Washington - The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq has acknowledged the deaths of an additional 53 civilians, bringing the official toll to 1,114.

China slams US B-52s fly over disputed seas as 'provocative'

Bejing - The Chinese defence ministry on Thursday denounced flyovers by US B-52 bombers over the South China Sea and East China Sea as "provocative" actions amid soaring tensions between the two global powers.

Moscow dismisses report publishing identity of Skripal suspect

Moscow - Moscow has scoffed at a report by a respected investigative group claiming that one of the suspects in the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal was a highly decorated colonel in Russian military intelligence.

Skripal poisoning suspect is colonel in Russian GRU: report

Moscow - A suspect in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain in March is a colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, investigative website Bellingcat alleged on Wednesday.

Pentagon to pull some Patriots from Middle East: US official

The Pentagon is pulling Patriot missile systems from three countries in the Middle East as part of a "rebalance" away from the region, a US official said Wednesday.
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