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US defence chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

US defence chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Trump appeared to cast doubt over the Pentagon chief's fate.

France fears damage after Hollande fans controversy over India arms deal

France fears damage after Hollande fans controversy over India arms deal

The French government said Sunday it feared damage to its relations with India after former president Francois Hollande stirred controversy about a major deal to sell fighter jets to New Delhi.

India's Modi mauled over French defence deal

India's Modi mauled over French defence deal

India's Narendra Modi was under fire Saturday after French ex-president Francois Hollande added fresh fuel to corruption allegations in a bilateral defence deal, with the prime minister branded a traitor ...

New batch joins national service at Meqdam Camp

New batch joins national service at Meqdam Camp

They were received by Staff Major General Saeed Hamad al-Nuaimi, president of National Service Academy, along with a number of officers and trainers.

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami travelled to Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit.

US will be 'good ally' to Philippines in disputed sea: official

US will be 'good ally' to Philippines in disputed sea: official

The United States will be ‘a good ally’ to the Philippines in responding to territorial conflicts in the South China Sea, a US defence official said Thursday.

US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

The United States voiced strong opposition Tuesday to a treaty proposed by Russia and China explicitly aimed at preventing an arms race in space, calling it ‘hollow and hypocritical’.

Defence Minister meets US defence official

Defence Minister meets US defence official

During the meeting, bilateral relations were discussed as well as means of strengthening and developing them.

Turkey, Nato stress Qatar's crucial role in alliance's future

Turkey, Nato stress Qatar's crucial role in alliance's future

They praised the participation of Qatar in the 29th Nato summit that concluded in the Belgian capital Brussels on Thursday.

At Nato, Trump slams Germany as Russian 'captive'

At Nato, Trump slams Germany as Russian 'captive'

Trump told Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg that Germany was wrong to support a new $11bn Baltic Sea pipeline to import Russian gas.

Japan eases North Korea missile alert system: report

Japan eases North Korea missile alert system: report

Japan has lowered its military readiness level against North Korean missiles as Washington embarks on delicate nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang, a report said Sunday, citing multiple unnamed sources close to the matter.

Qatar, India discuss military relations

Qatar, India discuss military relations

HE the Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Forces, Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanim, met with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Staff of the Army and Commander of the Indian Navy.