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Talks on Qatar-Japan defence ties

Talks on Qatar-Japan defence ties

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, who is visiting Japan, met with Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya at the Ministry of Defence in Tokyo.

US says 17 suspected IS members killed in Somalia airstrikes

US says 17 suspected IS members killed in Somalia airstrikes

US forces in Africa have killed 17 suspected Islamic State militants in airstrikes this week in the mountainous northern region of Somalia, a military statement said Friday.

Chief of Staff meets Italian Counterpart

Chief of Staff meets Italian Counterpart

HE the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Lieutenant-General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanem met the Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force Lieutenant General Vecciarelli, in Rome on Friday.

US defence chief: No unilateral troop reduction in Afghanistan

US defence chief: No unilateral troop reduction in Afghanistan

The United States will not unilaterally withdraw troops from Afghanistan without coordinating with its allies, acting US Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday ...

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.