Opinion

Across the world, militaries have a sexual violence problem

From Pakistan to the US, it is still very difficult for military women to speak of sexual assault and seek justice.

Quratulain Fatima

by Quratulain Fatima

Quratulain Fatima

War & Conflict

Japan's military rising with first marines since WWII

'Defence of our islands has become a critical mandate,' said Tomohiro Yamamoto vice defence minister.

Japan's military rising with first marines since WWII

Qatar

US denies leaving air bases in Turkey and Qatar

CENTCOM calls reports suggesting that Washington is getting out the two bases 'false and without merit'.

US denies leaving air bases in Turkey and Qatar

Egypt

Report: Western states aided Egypt's military power consolidation

Defence monitor report says Egypt's military has received Western security aid without 'meaningful transparency'.

Report: Western states aided Egypt's military power consolidation

US & Canada

Trump's military parade to go ahead, but without tanks

According to a Pentagon memo, tanks will not be included to 'minimise the damage done to local infrastructure'.

Trump's military parade to be held in November, but without tanks

Japan

Okinawans: Ban US military from flying over schools

Recent 'mishaps' have amplified calls to ban military aircraft from flying over educational institutions.

Okinawans demand end to US military flights over schools

Amnesty International

Egypt told to halt cluster-bombs use in North Sinai

Rights group issues appeal after analysis of video showing use of 'indiscriminate weapons' during military operation.

Egypt urged to halt cluster-bombs use in North Sinai

Opinion

When a toy soldier president wants a parade

The US establishment and media's reaction to Donald Trump's military parade plans are nothing but hypocritical.

Andrew Mitrovica

by Andrew Mitrovica

Andrew Mitrovica

Donald Trump

Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia

The enormous increases in military spending agreed to by legislators on Friday go beyond what Trump ask for.

Trump to increase military budget above China, Russia

Donald Trump

Backlash in DC after Trump orders major military parade

Opponents blast US president's plan for massive show of military force in downtown Washington DC parade.

Asia Pacific

Anti-US base mayor leads before Okinawa election

Many Okinawa residents associate the US military presence with crime, pollution and accidents.

Anti-US base mayor leads before Okinawa election

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