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Pakistan military warns India against 'misadventure'

Islamabad - Pakistan's military warned India on Friday against "misadventure", saying it was capable of responding to any threats as tensions simmer between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Around 200 US troops to remain in Syria after pullout: W.House

Washington - The US military will keep around 200 troops in Syria after President Donald Trump's pullout from the war-torn country, the White House said Thursday.

US military conducts observation flight over Russia

Washington - The US military is conducting a surveillance flight over Russia as part of an international agreement, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Pentagon chief in spotlight over Trump's Syria plans

Washington - The fate of Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was thrown into the spotlight Wednesday following media reports of a fraught discussion he had with senior US lawmakers over Syria.

Venezuela 'on alert,' suspends links with Curacao to block aid

Caracas - Venezuela's military said Tuesday it was on alert at its frontiers following threats by US President Donald Trump and suspended air and sea links with the island of Curacao ahead of a planned aid shipment.

Venezuela armed forces on 'alert' for border violations

Caracas - Venezuela's armed forces said Tuesday they were on "alert" for border violations following threats by US President Donald Trump who urged them to back opposition leader Juan Guaido."The armed forces will remain deployed and on alert along the borders.....

Call to ban autonomous killer robots

It may seem like the scene from a sci-fi movie, but future conflicts could be fought using killer robots, with artificial intelligence giving robots free reign. For this reason, a new campaign is calling for a global ban on developing such machines.

No decision made on spending for Trump's wall: Pentagon chief

Washington - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday that no decision has been taken on funding President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, a project that may come partly from redirected military funds.

US military to ship Venezuela aid to Colombia

Washington - The US military will transport some 200 tons of humanitarian aid to Colombia to help relieve the crisis in neighboring Venezuela, a US defense official said Friday.

Climate change risks US bases, fuels social disorder: top admiral

Washington - Climate change and a deteriorating environment are likely to fuel social disorder and could threaten some US military bases, a top admiral said Tuesday.

'Little to no change' in N. Korean capabilities: US general

Washington - The commander of US forces in South Korea said Tuesday that he had seen "little to no verifiable change" in North Korea's military capabilities.

Angry Norway says Russia jamming GPS signals again

Oslo - Norway's foreign intelligence unit on Monday expressed renewed concerns that its GPS signals in the country's Far North were being jammed, as Oslo again blamed Russia for the "unacceptable" acts.

S. Korea announces hike in payment for US troops

Seoul - Seoul said Sunday it agreed to hike its payment for maintaining American troops on its soil, settling a dispute with its longtime ally ahead of a second summit between the US and North Korea.

Humanitarian aid used as weapon in Maduro-Guaido conflict

Caracas - Desperately needed aid being stockpiled at Venezuela's door is at the heart of a political duel between the two men fighting to lead the oil-rich nation: Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro.

Trump says 'it's time' to end Afghan war - can he?

Washington - After 17 years, countless thousands of civilian and military deaths, and more than $1 trillion in US cash, President Donald Trump has declared that "it's time" to end the Afghanistan war.

US ready to waive sanctions on Venezuela officers backing Guaido

Washington - Washington is prepared to exempt Venezuelan military leaders from punitive sanctions if they recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American nation's interim leader, President Donald Trump's national security advisor said Wednesday.

Venezuelan military blocks bridge at Colombia border: opposition

San Crist - Venezuelan military officers blocked Tuesday a bridge on the border with Colombia ahead of an anticipated international humanitarian aid shipment to alleviate major shortages of food and medicine, the opposition said.

Kabul must be involved in peace talks: US general

Washington - The Afghan government must be involved in talks between the US and the Taliban if a push for a peace deal is to be successful, a top general said Tuesday.

Trump pushes withdrawal from 'endless' Afghanistan, Syria wars

Washington - Pushing back against Republican opposition, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed his determination to pull US troops out of "endless wars" in Syria and Afghanistan, in an interview that aired Sunday. But he said they would stay in Iraq to watch Iran.

Venezuelan air force general declares allegiance to Guaido: video

Caracas - A Venezuelan air force general rejected the authority of President Nicolas Maduro Saturday, becoming the highest-ranking military officer to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's acting president.

Kabul control slips in Afghanistan amid US talks with Taliban

Washington - The Kabul government is steadily losing its grip over parts of Afghanistan even as American forces intensify their air campaign against insurgent groups, a US government watchdog said Thursday.

US troops to Colombia in Venezuela row? Pentagon mum

Washington - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan would not rule out Tuesday a US military deployment to Colombia, one day after National Security Advisor John Bolton displayed a note suggesting the move amid a political crisis in neighboring Venezuela.

Bolton holds notepad saying: '5,000 troops to Colombia'

Washington - US National Security Advisor John Bolton was photographed Monday holding a notepad that included the handwritten line: "5,000 troops to Colombia.

US urges Venezuela army to accept 'peaceful' power transfer

Washington - The United States urged Venezuela's military Monday to accept a "peaceful" transfer of power as it ramped up the pressure on embattled leader Nicolas Maduro with a raft of sanctions on state oil company PDVSA.

Taliban talks 'encouraging': acting US defense chief

Washington - Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday peace talks between the US and the Taliban were "encouraging.

Parade to mark wartime siege stirs anger in Saint Petersburg

Sanktpeterburg - Plans for a military parade in Saint Petersburg marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the siege of Leningrad have provoked an outcry in the city, including among survivors.

In Iraq, political wrangling spawns debate over US troops

Baghdad - From the halls of parliament to the lightning-fast rumour mills of social media, pro-Iran factions are demanding US troops withdraw from Iraq in a challenge to the country's fragile government.

Venezuela military group arrested after call to disavow Maduro 

Caracas - A group of 27 soldiers rose up against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at a command post in Caracas on Monday, but were quickly arrested after posting an appeal for public support in a video, the government said.

US has 'no plan' as Syria pullout proceeds: ex-envoy

Washington - The United States has no plan for Syria as it proceeds with President Donald Trump's order to pull American troops out of the country, a top official who quit in protest at the policy said on Sunday.

Trump giving 'new life' to IS, former envoy says

Washington - President Donald Trump's decision to pull US troops from Syria was made without deliberation, left allies "bewildered" and has rejuvenated the Islamic State group, the official formerly in charge of fighting the jihadists said Friday.
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