Middle East

Family defends Jordanian accused of murdering US troops

Parents of a 39-year-old Jordanian soldier who killed three US military trainers seek to have him exonerated.

'Maarik al-Tawaiha was no murderer' family say

Middle East

Iran, US trade blame over naval incident

US fires warning flares at 'unresponsive' Iranian vessels in an incident that Iran says was unprovoked.

Iran, US trade blame over naval incident

Middle East

Iran unveils new missile production line

Tehran starts manufacturing missiles that can target fighter jets, drones, cruise missiles and helicopters.

Iran unveils new missile production line

UpFront

Is Hollywood too close to the military?

Homeland graffiti artist Heba Amin and Militainment author Roger Stahl on Hollywood's relationship with the military.

Middle East

Qatar: Fighter jets deal shows deep US support

US institutions are with Doha and not easily influenced by political changes, a Qatari official is quoted as saying.

Military

Germany to withdraw troops from Turkish base

The decision comes following Turkey's refusal to allow German lawmakers access to visit soldiers in the Incirlik base.

Germany to withdraw troops from Turkish base

Latin America

Brazil president backtracks on troop deployment

1,500 soldiers deployed in Brasilia are removed after accusations President Michel Temer only trying to cling to power.

Michel Temer rescinds controversial troop deployment

US & Canada

US army 'lost track of $1bn worth of arms'

Amnesty International urges the US and other countries to stop arms transfers that could fuel atrocities.

US army 'lost track of $1bn worth of arms'

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

Special series

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