20 July 2017
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19/04/2017 05:24

Japan could rescue nationals in Korean crisis: defence chief

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Japan will prepare to send troops to the Korean peninsula to protect its nationals there if a crisis requires their evacuation, its defence chief reportedly said Tuesday.

19/04/2017 01:58

US, China working «closely» on North Korea: Mattis

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The United States and China are working «closely» together over North Korea, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, two days after a new missile test by Pyongyang.

18/04/2017 06:22

Analysts try to identify North Korean failed missile type

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The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un's regime, a weapons expert said Monday.

18/04/2017 05:38

Top US official McMaster in Pakistan after hints at tougher stance

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US National Security Advisor Lieutenant-General H.R. McMaster arrived in Pakistan on Monday on an unannounced visit, a day after he hinted that Washington could take a tougher stance with Islamabad.

18/04/2017 05:18

Pyongyang should not «test Trump's resolve»: VP Pence

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US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea Monday not to test Donald Trump's resolve, declaring that «all options are on the table» in curbing its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

17/04/2017 06:28

US VP Pence warns North Korea «all options are on the table» in DMZ visit

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US Vice President Mike Pence used a visit to the heavily militarised border between the two Koreas Monday to declare «all options are on the table» in dealing with Pyongyang, the day after the North's latest failed missile test.

17/04/2017 06:07

North Korea behavior «can't continue», says US security adviser McMaster

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An international consensus that includes China has now emerged that North Korea's «threatening behavior» cannot go on, the US national security adviser said Sunday.

17/04/2017 05:57

Philippines, US to hold annual «Balikatan» military drills

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The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte.

17/04/2017 05:46

Peace along the border despite North Korean threats

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One soldier enjoys a cigarette, another sits reading quietly on the riverbank: seen from the Chinese side of the border, North Korea's army does not appear to be on a war footing despite all the bellicose language.

16/04/2017 06:46

US military confirms apparent failed North Korea missile test

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The US Defense Department confirmed on Saturday that North Korea appeared to have fired a missile, and said the launch failed «almost immediately.»

16/04/2017 06:33

North Korea missile test fails after showcase parade

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A fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic...

15/04/2017 13:30

North Korea puts «new ICBM» on show, say analysts

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North Korea unveiled what could be a new intercontinental ballistic missile at a giant military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, analysts said.

15/04/2017 11:12

China seeks Russia's help to «cool» North Korea situation

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China is seeking Russia's help to cool surging tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions, the country's foreign minister has told his Moscow counterpart, after Beijing warned of possible conflict over North Korea.

15/04/2017 10:15

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

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Afghan authorities Saturday reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring some 90 Islamic State fighters dead, as US-led forces conducted clean-up operations over their mountain hideouts.

15/04/2017 07:53

Kim oversees North Korea display of military strength

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Saturday saluted as ranks of goose-stepping soldiers followed by tanks and other military hardware paraded in Pyongyang for a show of strength with tensions mounting over his nuclear ambitions.

15/04/2017 03:12

The OPCW: ridding the world of chemical weapons

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Russia criticised the world's chemical weapons watchdog for not sending experts to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria, saying it was...

08/04/2017 18:40

Laser weapons edge toward use in US military

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A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the...

08/04/2017 18:28

One dead in raid on Syria «chemical attack» town: monitor

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One woman was killed in an air strike Saturday on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this week, a monitor said.

12/03/2017 17:04

Tensions stoked up in the Balkans

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The devastating wars in the Balkans ended almost two decades ago but tensions have spiked throughout the region, where a battle for influence is playing out between Russia and the West.

17/12/2016 01:24

China seizes US naval probe in South China Sea: Pentagon

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China «unlawfully» seized an unmanned US naval probe in international waters in the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, a move sure to heighten tensions around Beijing's military presence in the disputed area.

13/12/2016 09:32

John Kelly, the Marine General to head Homeland Security

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John Kelly, the retired Marine Corps general picked Monday by Donald Trump to be Homeland Security secretary, will take the lead in the new administration's promised fight against Islamic extremists and illegal immigration.

13/12/2016 09:27

Trump blasts F-35 fighter jet program cost as «out of control»

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Lockheed Martin stocks were down about four percent in early trading Monday after President-elect Donald Trump blasted «out of control» costs for the F-35 stealth fighter program.

11/12/2016 06:53

Petraeus sees «downsides» to Iran nuclear pact

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A global deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions contains elements «of great concern», retired US general David Petraeus, seen as a contender to be Washington's top diplomat, said on Saturday.

11/12/2016 06:31

After Aleppo falls, where next for Syria?

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While seizing control of Aleppo will not end the Syrian war, Bashar al-Assad's regime and its Russian and Iranian allies have more control now than at any time since the conflict began, experts say.

11/12/2016 03:11

South Korea crisis: What will the North do?

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These are euphoric but anxious days for South Korea, as the heady impeachment of a deeply unpopular president leaves the country without a recognised leader at a time of military tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.

10/12/2016 08:10

Spotlight turns to US forces' role as IS fight continues

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As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office and step down as commander-in-chief of America's military, a flap has erupted over the secretive commandos who have become his go-to counterterrorist force across the globe.

08/12/2016 08:09

Trump stacks top government posts with retired generals

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He's not yet finished picking, but President-elect Donald Trump already has named three retired generals to top posts, raising questions as to why there will be so much military brass in cabinet-level jobs.

05/11/2016 22:13

US forces say airstrikes «very likely» caused Afghan casualties

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US forces conceded Saturday that its air strikes «very likely» resulted in civilian casualties in Afghanistan's volatile Kunduz province, pledging a full investigation into the incident which triggered angry protests.

03/11/2016 10:10

«National Bird» shines light on secretive drone wars

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The convoy had stopped for prayers in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan when the Hellfire missiles came out of a clear blue sky, incinerating vehicles and liquidating 23 unarmed civilians.

30/10/2016 07:20

Afghan military death rate rises in 2016

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The death rate among Afghan security forces is surging far above last year's levels, a US government watchdog said on Sunday, and slew of social gains in the war-torn nation is also eroding.

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