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US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops

US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops

The US military has begun moving non-essential gear out of Syria but is not withdrawing troops for now, defence officials said amid uncertainty over America's planned exit from the war-battered nation.

Japan to ramp up defence spending to pay for new fighters, radar

Japan to ramp up defence spending to pay for new fighters, radar

Japan aims to boost defence spending over the next five years to help pay for new stealth fighters and other advanced US military equipment, a source with knowledge of the plan said on Tuesday.

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.