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Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 in latest post-coup purges

Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 in latest post-coup purges

The Turkish government on Sunday ordered the sacking of more than 2,700 people working in public institutions over alleged links to ‘terror’ groups, in the latest round of purges since last year's failed coup.

Japan to beef up missile defence system against North Korea

Japan to beef up missile defence system against North Korea

Japan's government on Tuesday approved the introduction of the US military's land-based Aegis missile interceptor system, beefing up its defence against ‘serious’ and ‘imminent’ North Korea threats.

Scorpene-class submarine joins Indian Navy, first of six

Scorpene-class submarine joins Indian Navy, first of six

The submarine INS Kalvari was built by the Goa-based Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) with technological collaboration from French industrial group DCNS, which specialises in naval defence.

EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

The EU unveiled on Monday a raft of new joint defence projects including submarine drones and cyber attack rapid response teams as it launched a landmark pact on boosting military cooperation.

NATO still short of troops for Afghan boost

NATO still short of troops for Afghan boost

NATO countries have still not agreed how many extra troops they will send to Afghanistan to boost local forces in their fight against the resurgent Taliban, the alliance's chief admitted Thursday.

British PM names Gavin Williamson new defence minister

British PM names Gavin Williamson new defence minister

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday named Gavin Williamson as Britain's new defence minister after his predecessor Michael Fallon was forced to step down over a sexual harassment scandal sweeping parliament.

N Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S Korea drill

N Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S Korea drill

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.

Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games

Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games

The Philippines' military chief hailed the United States as his nation's ‘number one ally’ and announced a return of regular war games, following President Rodrigo Duterte's call for warmer ties.

Cyber attacks should be dealt with seriously, says minister

Cyber attacks should be dealt with seriously, says minister

Cyber attack is a real threat and should be dealt with seriously, remarked HE the Minister of State for Defence Affairs and Member of the Council of Ministers, Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah.

At UN, Trump says US may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea

At UN, Trump says US may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge ...

Saudi Arabia arrests four over alleged IS bomb plot

Saudi Arabia arrests four over alleged IS bomb plot

Saudi security forces foiled an alleged suicide bomb plot by the Islamic State group targeting the defence ministry and arrested four suspects, authorities said Tuesday.

North Korea warns US over sanctions push ahead of UN vote

North Korea warns US over sanctions push ahead of UN vote

North Korea warned the United States on Monday that it would pay a ‘due price’ for spearheading efforts for fresh sanctions on the regime following its latest nuclear test ...