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Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Pakistan fury after India launches Kashmir strikes

New Delhi - Indian commandos carried out a series of lightning strikes Thursday along the de facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir, provoking furious charges of "naked aggression" from its nuclear-armed neighbour.

Sweden to reintroduce military service

Stockholm - Sweden said Wednesday it would reintroduce compulsory military service from 2018, eight years after it was abolished.

Pentagon chief calls Russia out over 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Minot Afb - Russia could be more willing to deploy nuclear weapons today than the Soviet Union ever was during the Cold War, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Monday.

China flies military planes over strait near Japan

Bejing - China has sent fighter planes for the first time over a strait near Japan, the two governments said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol alongside the US in the disputed South China Sea.

US Air Force set to replace intercontinental nuke arsenal

Washington - Hidden underground in steel-and-concrete silos across rural America, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles point to the skies, poised for launch -- and ready to obliterate cities across the world.

Turkey detains ex Galatasaray football star in coup probe

Istanbul - Turkish police on Thursday detained a former prominent footballer from the Istanbul giants Galatasaray on suspicion of links to the group blamed for the July 15 failed coup.

Greece rejects asylum claim of Turkish 'coup' officer: lawyer

Atenas - Greece has rejected the asylum claim of a Turkish military officer who fled after the failed coup of July 15, his lawyer said Thursday, vowing to appeal the decision.

Turkey arrests top journalist Altan day after release

Ankara - A Turkish court on Friday put a prominent journalist under arrest just a day after he was released over accusations related to the failed July coup, in a case that has sparked global concern.

Turkey opposition journalists on trial again over 'Gulen links'

Ankara - Two Turkish opposition journalists who were handed jail sentences in a hugely-controversial espionage case earlier this year went on trial again Wednesday over alleged ties to the group accused of planning the July coup, local media reported.

US bomber lands in S. Korea in show of force

Seoul - An American strategic bomber landed in South Korea on Wednesday in a show of force the US said was aimed at reminding Pyongyang of its powerful military assets in the region.

Russia busts pair 'trying to sell CIA fake secrets'

Moscow - Russia's security service said Tuesday it had foiled an attempt by two young men in Siberia to sell made-up military secrets to the CIA for cash.

Back to school in Turkey after post-coup teacher purge

Istanbul - Turkish schools reopened Monday for the first time since July's attempted coup, following a summer which saw tens of thousands of teachers sacked or suspended over alleged links to the plotters or to Kurdish rebels.

US special forces headed to Syria to back Turkey: Pentagon

Washington - Dozens of US Special Operations Forces are being deployed to Syria to fight the Islamic State group there, in support of the Turkish military and "vetted" Syrian rebels, the Pentagon said Friday.

N. Korea says US pushing peninsula to 'explosion'

Seoul - North Korea on Wednesday accused the United States of pushing the Korean Peninsula to "the point of explosion" after it dispatched two huge bombers in a show of force against Pyongyang.

Strikes on IS group in Syria may have hit civilians: Pentagon

Washington - The Pentagon said it launched various strikes on Islamic State group forces in Syria over the past several days, including hits on some targets that "may have resulted in civilian casualties.

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike, to begin gender surgery

Washington - Imprisoned transgender soldier Chelsea Manning has ended a hunger strike after five days when the US Army agreed to provide surgery to treat her gender dysphoria, her representatives said.

US concludes $38 bn Israel military aid deal

Washington - The United States on Tuesday announced it had reached a record $38 billion 10-year military aid deal with Israel, despite increased disagreement over the Middle East peace process.

US sees 'disturbing trend' as Iran threatens planes

Washington - The United States warned of "disturbing trends" in Iran's behavior Tuesday after Tehran's military threatened to down two US Navy planes over the Strait of Hormuz.

US says Philippines has not asked it to pull forces

Manila - The United States said the Philippine government had not officially communicated President Rodrigo Duterte's demand to pull US military advisers out of the rebellion-torn southern Philippines.

US bombers in show of force against N. Korea

Pyeongtaek - Two huge US bombers flew over South Korea Tuesday in a show of force against the North as a top US envoy said China must help close loopholes in sanctions following Pyongyang's largest-ever nuclear test.

China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea

Bejing - China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.

China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea

Bejing - China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.

China, Russia set to stage military drills in S. China Sea

Bejing - China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.

Iran dismisses US claims of navy harassment in Gulf

Tehran - A senior Iranian military commander on Sunday dismissed claims from Washington that US patrol ships have been harassed by Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf, saying Tehran acted according to international law.

For US and Russia, war in Syria is mainly in the air

Washington - The United States and Russia, two former Cold War foes that have brokered a ceasefire deal for Syria, rely mostly on air raids in their separate military campaigns in the war-wracked country.

Russia flaunts military might in Crimea drills

Yalta - Under a blazing sun, Sukhoi jets zoomed across the sky and dropped explosives, as Russian warships sailed right up to the shore.And beyond on a dusty steppe, paratroopers made a mass landing while ground forces ignited a wall of fire with napalm.

Clinton slams Trump praise for Russia's Putin as 'scary'

White Plains - US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday slammed her Republican opponent Donald Trump's recent praise for President Vladimir Putin as "scary.

Trump says Putin is 'far more' of a leader than Obama

New York - Russian President Vladimir Putin is "far more" of a leader than Barack Obama, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday, echoing previous praise for the Kremlin strongman.
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