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Manila (dpa) - Philippines defence officials cheered as the first two of 12 fighter jets purchased from South Korea touched down at an airport...

NATO is set to increase its support for Afghanistan's security forces, after alliance members approved a classified report prepared for upcoming ministers' talks, diplomatic...

China has exercised "enormous restraint" in the face of US "provocations" in the South China Sea, the nation's top admiral said, as a regional...

Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted of spying for Israel in the United States, was released from prison, a move welcomed Friday by Israeli Prime...

Two US B-52 bombers flew over disputed parts of the South China Sea, officials said Thursday, as the United States continued to test Chinese...

A flotilla of Chinese warships arrived in Cuba Tuesday to promote military ties between the countries, the commanding officer said.The ships visiting Havana are...

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks with dpa about the state of the German armed forces 60 years after its founding, discussing...

The United States must embrace new defence strategies to protect the country and strengthen international order in the face of Russia's provocations and China's...

Washington (dpa) - US Defence Secretary Ash Carter, speaking Thursday onboard a US navy ship in the disputed waters of the South China Sea,...

The US military will continue to operate wherever international law allows, a top admiral said in Beijing on Tuesday, a week after a US...

Beijing summoned the US ambassador to China to express its "strong discontent" after a US naval destroyer sailed close to islets occupied by China...

The test of an Iranian ballistic missile last week violated UN Security Council resolutions, the US confirmed Friday."After reviewing the available information, we can...

South Korean Defence Minister Han Min Koo and his Japanese counterpart Gen Nakatani will meet next week in Seoul to discuss Tokyo's controversial military...

Tehran (dpa) - Iran for the first time has shown video footage of missiles hidden in underground tunnels, media reports said Thursday. The Iranian...

A Japanese court ordered the state Thursday to pay damages to residents near a military base in western Japan due to excessive noise caused...

The United States has criticized ballistic missile testing carried out by Iran at the weekend thought to have been a violation of a UN...

Tokyo (dpa) - Japan's navy is participating in this year's joint naval exercises by India and the United States in the Indian Ocean Wednesday...

Iran has successfully test-fired a mid-range surface-to-surface Emad (Assertiveness) missile, Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan said Sunday in Tehran.Dehghan said the Emad missile had been...

NATO is ready to deploy to Turkey if needed, the chief of the military alliance said on Thursday, amid new tensions with Russia over...

India will induct women as fighter pilots in its air force soon, a senior officer said Thursday."We have women pilots flying transport aircraft and...

NATO defence ministers were set Thursday to consider whether to step up protection of the military alliance's southern flank, amid new tensions in Syria...

Sydney (dpa) - German construction firm ThyssenKrupp is pitching hard to build Australia's new fleet of submarines, worth up to 50 billion Australian dollars...

Tokyo (dpa) - The nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was deployed Thursday at a US naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo.The...

Japan's parliament approved security bills early Saturday allowing the military to act in "collective self-defence" if the country's interests are threatened at home or...

US lawmakers Thursday called for the United States to be more robust in its reaction to Chinese construction on reefs and islands in the...

Japan's opposition on Friday introduced a censure motion against the premier to block military reform bills, a day after the proposal sparked disorder and...

Opposition lawmakers in Japan, backed by thousands of supporters on the streets outside parliament, continued to stall a vote on controversial security bills Thursday,...

A rocket launch by North Korea would be a "serious provocation," South Korea said Tuesday, one day after Pyongyang announced plans to send a...

China appears to be building an airstrip on Mischief Reef in the South China Sea, a news report said Tuesday.It would be the third...

Japan resumed work on the construction of a US military base on the south-western island of Okinawa Saturday, following a month of talks between...

Washington (dpa) - The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that the probe of US defence laboratories and their handling of infectious materials now includes not only...

Taipei (dpa) - Taiwan's military on Thursday held an anti-amphibious landing exercise designed to simulate an attempt by Chinese forces to invade northern Taiwan,...