Qatar

Qatar to expand US airbase as defence chief visits DC

Al Udeid, which houses almost 10,000 US personnel, serves as one of the most crucial overseas American military bases.

Qatar to expand US airbase as defence chief visits DC

United Kingdom

UK defence minister on $6.7bn arms deal with Qatar

Gavin Williamson made the comments a day after Qatar agreed to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain in a $6.7bn deal.

North Korea

North Korean soldier shot by comrades while defecting

South Korean troops find wounded North Korean on their side of the heavily fortified demilitarised zone.

North Korean soldier shot by comrades while defecting

Racism

US Marine trainer guilty of abusing Muslim recruits

Gunnery Sergeant Joseph Felix physically and verbally abused three Muslim men during military training, jury finds.

US Marine trainer guilty of abusing Muslim recruits

Rohingya

Rohingya not native, Myanmar army chief says

Powerful general says the Rohingya were brought into the country by British colonialists.

Rohingya not native, Myanmar army chief says

NATO

Turkey set to buy Russian missile defence system

Putin's adviser confirms agreement marking the NATO member's first major weapons purchase from Russia.

Turkey set to buy Russian missile defence system

Africa

First foreign victim of S Sudan hotel rampage testifies

Trial seen as a key test of accountability in civil war-torn country where few accused of atrocities ever face justice.

First foreign victim of Terrain Hotel attack testifies

Latin America

Venezuela holds military drills after US threat

Training exercises across country come at the heels of new US sanctions and Trump's warning of military action.

US & Canada

Trump signs memo banning transgender military recruits

Rights activists decry Trump's reversal of Obama-era decision to allow trans people to openly serve in the US military.

Trump signs memo banning transgender military recruits

Al Jazeera World

Israel's Volunteer Soldiers

What drives foreign nationals to join the Israeli army, both as paid soldiers and unpaid volunteers?

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.