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UN says both Koreas broke armistice in DMZ shooting

Seoul - An exchange of gunfire between North and South Korean forces in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula was a violation of the armistice agreement, the United Nations Command (UNC) said Tuesday.

N. Korea discusses new policies for increasing 'nuclear war deterrence': KCNA

Seoul - North Korea discussed new policies for increasing its "nuclear war deterrence" during a military meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong Un, state media reported Sunday.

China military budget growth slows to 6.6%

Bejing - China will increase its military budget by a slower 6.6 percent this year, the government announced Friday at the opening session of its annual National People's Congress.The budget will be set at 1.

Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday said its navy and air force would escort Iranian tankers arriving with much needed fuel, after Tehran warned of "consequences" if the US stopped the ships from reaching their destination.

US warns India of China 'aggression' at border

Washington - The United States on Wednesday accused China of employing border clashes with India to try to shift the status quo, and encouraged New Delhi to resist.

US seeks to salvage Afghan peace after attacks but leverage wanes

Washington - The United States is struggling to salvage a peace process in Afghanistan after shocking attacks, with its leverage narrowing as it moves full speed ahead with plans to end its longest war.

19 dead as Iran warship hit by 'friendly fire' in tense Gulf

Tehran - An Iranian warship was hit by a "friendly fire" missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the US in Gulf waters.

Iran warship accidentally 'hit by missile' during exercises

Tehran - An Iranian warship was accidentally hit by a missile during exercises in the Gulf of Oman, killing at least one, state television said Monday, amid tensions with the US in the waterway.

French foreign legionnaires slain in Mali honoured in deserted Paris

Paris - The coffins of two members of France's fabled foreign legion killed in its anti-jihadist operations in west Africa were on Thursday given a guard of honour in a Paris, a city otherwise deserted by the coronavirus lockdown.

India's military salutes virus workers with rose petals, flypasts

New Delhi - Helicopters showered masked health workers with rose petals and jets roared across the skies Sunday as India's military paid tribute to frontline workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

North and South Korea exchange gunfire at border: Seoul

Seoul - North Korean troops fired multiple gunshots towards the South in the DMZ dividing the peninsula on Sunday, prompting South Korean forces to fire back, Seoul said.

Canada says five missing in navy chopper crash believed dead

Ottawa - The five missing crew members of a Canadian navy helicopter that crashed during a NATO operation this week into the Mediterranean Sea are presumed dead, officials said Friday.

One Canadian dead, five missing after navy helicopter crash

Athens - A Canadian sailor's body has been found amid debris from a navy helicopter that crashed during a NATO operation in the sea between Greece and Italy, officials said Thursday.

Pentagon downplays Iran military satellite as 'tumbling webcam'

Washington - The head of the US Space Command said the Pentagon believes that Iran's first successful launch of a military satellite into space does not pose any intelligence threat.

Iran Guards chief vows 'decisive response' after Trump threat

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief on Thursday warned the US of a "decisive response" after President Donald Trump said he ordered the US Navy to destroy Iranian boats that harass American ships in the Gulf.

Iran Guards chief vows 'decisive response' to US Gulf threat

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief on Thursday warned the US of a "decisive response" after President Donald Trump said he instructed the US Navy to "shoot down" Iranian boats that harass American ships in the Gulf.

Pentagon sees Kim Jong Un in 'full control' of NKorean military, nukes pmh/jm

Washington - A top US general said Wednesday that the US military had no indication that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been incapacitated or lost any control of the country's military.

Pompeo vows to hold Iran 'accountable' over satellite launch

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday accused Iran of violating a UN Security Council resolution through a satellite launch and vowed repercussions."I think Iran needs to be held accountable for what they've done," Pompeo told reporters.

Iran hails military satellite launch as US tensions simmer

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced they had successfully launched the country's first military satellite on Wednesday, at a time of renewed tensions with US forces in the Gulf.

Guards say Iran successfully launches first military satellite

Tehran - Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced they had successfully launched the country's first military satellite on Wednesday, a programme that the US alleges is a cover for its missile development.

Lesotho's under-fire PM sends in army to 'restore order'

Maseru - Lesotho's embattled prime minister announced on Saturday he had sent troops onto the streets to "restore order", accusing unnamed law enforcement agencies of undermining democracy.

Lesotho's under-fire PM deploys army to 'restore order'

Maseru - Lesotho's embattled prime minister announced on Saturday he had sent troops onto the streets to "restore order", accusing unnamed law enforcement agencies of undermining democracy.

Pentagon downplays N. Korea's apparent missile launches

Washington - The US military's top general played down North Korea's fresh batch of suspected missile launches on Tuesday, saying the Pentagon did not see them as threatening."These were short range.

N. Korea fires suspected missiles day before key anniversary

Seoul - North Korea fired several suspected cruise missiles towards the sea on Tuesday, the South's military said, in what analysts saw as a demonstration by Pyongyang of the breadth of its arsenal.

US, Iraq to hold talks on troop future

Washington - The United States will hold talks with Iraq in June on the future of its troop presence in the country, whose parliament has voted to expel them, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday.

US warns China not to 'exploit' virus for sea disputes

Washington - The United States on Monday warned China not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to exert itself in the South China Sea after Vietnam said Beijing sank a trawler.

US cancels major Philippines war games due to virus

Manila - The US military has cancelled a large-scale exercise involving thousands of troops in the Philippines because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Taiwan anger over China military drills during virus outbreak

Taipei - Anger is rising in Taiwan over China continuing to buzz the island with fighter jets and warships even as they both fight the global coronavirus pandemic.

France sets up military field hospital to relieve virus-hit east

Mulhouse - A military field hospital set up by the French army began operations on Tuesday seeking to take the pressure off intensive care units in an eastern region badly hit by the coronavirus.

Pakistan approves military deployment to curb virus

Islamabad - Pakistan on Monday authorised the army to deploy across the country and in the capital Islamabad in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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