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French special forces 'kill al-Qaeda leader in Mali'

'Abdelkrim the Tuareg,' suspected of killing French citizens, among four members of group killed, defence ministry says.

Algerian forces kill '21 ISIL-linked fighters'

Defence ministry says troops ambushed and killed at least 21 fighters as they held a meeting east of capital Algiers.

Here are the most damaging claims about the UK's Trident nuclear missile system made by the navy whistleblower

Navy whistleblower William McNeilly is now in the custody of military police in Scotland following the publication of a report alleging serious security and safety failings in Britain's nuclear deterrent. The Ministry of Defence hasShow More Summary

Britain scrambles Typhoon jets to escort Russian bombers

LONDON (Reuters) - British Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian long-range bombers near UK airspace north of Scotland, Britain's Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.

Iraq Claims ISIS' Second-In-Command Killed in Coalition-Led Airstrike on Mosque, US Denies Attack

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence released video footage on Thursday showing what it claims is U.S.-led airstrikes in northern Iraq that targeted a mosque and killed Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed, the man believed to be the second-in-command of terror group ISIS.

Acting ISIS Leader 'Killed in U.S.-Led Coalition Air Strike'

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The deputy leader of ISIS who has been standing in for the terror group's injured caliph, Abu Alaa al-Afri, has been killed in a U.S.-led coalition air strike in northern Iraq, the Iraqi defence ministry has claimed. Afri, also known...Show More Summary

Iraq defense ministry says second in command of Islamic State killed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday the second most senior member of Islamic State had been killed in a coalition air strike on a mosque where he was meeting with other militants in the north of the country...

China says US report on its military ‘distorts facts’

China’s defence ministry said on Saturday that a US report on its military which accused Beijing of ramping up land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea distorted facts, the official Xinhua news agency reported. “The US defence department’s report […]

China accuses US report of distortion

Chinese defence ministry says US report makes "groundless accusations" about China's intentions.

China invites Russian troops to march in war parade

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has invited Russian troops to march in a parade in Beijing in September to commemorate the end of World War Two, the Defence Ministry said on Monday, a move likely to further put off Western leaders from attending.

Russia Tests Largest Amphibious Hovercraft in Live-Fire Drill in Baltic Sea

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Russia has sent the largest amphibious hovercraft ship in the world for live artillery fire exercises in the Baltic Sea, according to the country's Ministry of Defence. The MDKVP "Eugene Kocheshkov" Zubr-class craft, which Russia says...Show More Summary

Indian Navy To Limit Ship Buys to Domestic Yards

  The Indian Ministry of Defence has directed future warship and submarine building orders be given only to domestic shipyards. The Navy has potential orders

China, Russia to hold first joint Mediterranean naval drills in May

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will hold joint naval drills with Russia in mid-May in the Mediterranean Sea, the first time the two countries will hold military exercises together in that part of the world, the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

China says army helps to investigate murders near North Korea border

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry on Thursday said its forces were helping with an investigation of three murders near the sensitive border with North Korea, although it declined to confirm reports the suspects were North Korean army deserters.

Saab Signs Contract with Brazil on Weapon Acquisition for Gripen NG

Defence and security company Saab and the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, through the Aeronautics Command (COMAER), have signed a contract for Gripen NG weapon acquisition. The total order value is approximately USD 245 million. The order is expected to be […]

New Russian Armored Fighting Vehicles Semi Unveiled

The Russian Ground Forces' new suite of armoured vehicles have been officially revealed for the first time by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), ahead of their formal debut at the 9 May Moscow Victory Day Parade.The new vehiclesShow More Summary

Russia carries out military drills on disputed Kurile Islands

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has conducted military anti-landing drills in a Pacific island chain, parts of which are also claimed by Japan, Interfax news agency reported the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday.

Italian Navy Takes Back Fishing Boat Seized Near Libya

The Italian navy took back control on Friday of a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized overnight by unknown assailants near the Libyan coast, the defence ministry said.

German army to recommission 100 tanks

The German army is to bring back into service around 100 tanks sold to industry, the ministry of defence said on Saturday. The move will bring to 328 the number of “Leopard 2? tanks the German army has at its […]

Kazakhstan Military Holds 'Prettiest Soldiers' Contest

Military officials in Kazakhstan have introduced a Miss Army competition in the hope of encouraging more recruits. The Kazakhstani Ministry of Defence has chosen 123 of its prettiest female soldiers and posted their photos online where viewers can vote for their favourites. Show More Summary

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