Africa

Ivory Coast mutineers reject deal to end crisis

Spokesmen for soldiers rebelling over pay reject offer of $8,360 each as mutiny paralyses large parts of Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast mutineers reject deal to end crisis

Africa

Ivory Coast: Soldiers seal off second largest city

Disgruntled troops cut off Bouake after staging fresh revolt over a pay dispute with the government.

Mutinying soldiers seal off Ivory Coast's Bouake

Middle East

Jordan, US launch Eager Lion military exercise

Some 7,400 troops from 20 nations taking part in Eager Lion military drills, 'the largest and most complex to date'.

Jordan, US launch Eager Lion military exercise

Asia Pacific

Abe announces plan to revise Japan's pacifist charter

Nationalists seek overhaul of Japan's pacifist constitution as concerns grow over threats from North Korea.

Shinzo Abe announces plan to revise pacifist charter

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Child Soldiers

How private companies recruit former child soldiers for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Abu Sayyaf

Abu Sayyaf beheads kidnapped Philippine soldier

Decapitation comes hours after troops kill three Abu Sayyaf fighters on the run on the resort island of Bohol.

Abu Sayyaf beheads kidnapped Philippine soldier

Asia

Taliban attack prompts resignation calls in Afghanistan

Ministers, army chiefs must resign for failing to provide security, Afghan public says following deadly base assault.

Taliban attack prompts resignation calls in Afghanistan

Taliban

Afghanistan mourns after deadly Taliban attack on base

President Ashraf Ghani calls for an investigation into the deadliest ever Taliban attack on an Afghan military base.

Asia Pacific

Thai king endorses new constitution, 20th since 1932

Critics say the charter is undemocratic and will allow the military to keep its grip on power even after elections.

Inside Story

Will NATO members cave in to US demands?

The US secretary of state issues a warning to NATO allies to increase their defence spending.

Asia

Pakistan to renew military courts for 'terror' suspects

Lower house of parliament votes in favour of trying civilian 'terrorism' suspects in military courts for two more years.

Asia Pacific

Thailand activist faces jail after mocking PM's ballad

Campaigner took to Facebook to rate military leader's song on 'returning happiness' and could be jailed three years.

Thailand charges activist who mocked PM's song

Europe

Putin approves army deal with Georgia's South Ossetia

Russian president seeks to incorporate some military units of the breakaway region into the Russian army.

Putin approves army deal with Georgia's South Ossetia

Europe

Sweden's military spending surges over security threats

Citing 'security concerns', Sweden plans to add tens of millions in military spending to a $5bn defence budget.

Sweden boosts 2017 military spending by $55m

Asia Pacific

South China Sea: Japan to deploy largest warship

Izumo carrier will cruise the South China Sea with stops in Southeast Asia before heading to India for US war games.

South China Sea: Japan to deploy largest warship