India

India and US sign military deal amid tensions over Iran sanctions

Agreement for purchase of sensitive military communication equipment signed with Mattis and Pompeo in New Delhi.

India and US sign military deal amid tensions over Iran sanctions

Military

Erdogan: Turkey needs Russia's S-400 missile defence system

Erdogan said Ankara would try to procure the missile system as soon as possible, which will likely be 2019.

Erdogan: Turkey needs Russia's S-400 missile defence system

Europe

Russia to hold biggest war games since Cold War

NATO to monitor Russia's September drill of 300,000 troops, 1,000 aircraft, two naval fleets and all its airborne units.

Russia to hold biggest war games since Cold War

Turkey

Russia to deliver S-400 missiles to Turkey in 2019

Announcement on expedited shipment comes amid a growing rift between Turkey and its NATO allies in the West.

Russia to deliver S-400 missiles to Turkey in 2019

Iran

Iran unveils new domestic fighter jet

Images released by state media show President Hassan Rouhani sitting in the cockpit of the aircraft named Kowsar.

Iran unveils new domestic fighter jet

Japan

70,000 rally in Okinawa over US military base relocation

Japanese islanders are trying to block the government's plan to start dumping soil into Henoko Bay within days.

70,000 rally in Okinawa over US military base relocation

Niger

US confirms deployment of armed drones in Niger

The armed drones are currently deployed to Niger's Air Base 101 in the capital, Niamey.

US confirms deployment of armed drones in Niger

Turkey

Turkey to receive F-35 jets despite Senate opposition

US Congress attempted to prevent the sale of fighter jets because of worsening US-Turkey relations.

Turkey to receive F-35 jets despite opposition from Senate

United States

Chinese hackers steal US navy data from contractor: reports

US media report Chinese government hackers took more than 600 gigabytes of data, including plans for anti-missile ship.

Chinese hackers steal US navy data from contractor: reports

Turkey

Why Turkey’s military is not what it used to be

After several corrective measures after the 2016 failed coup, the military is enjoying better ties with the government.

Why Turkey's military is not what it used to be

Saudi Arabia

Gunmen attack Saudi army base, several wounded

Two men attacked National Guard facility after killing a policeman and seizing his car, news report says.

Several wounded after gunmen attack Saudi military base in Taif

United States

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

Name-change to Indo-Pacific Command underscores the growing importance of India to the Pentagon.

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

The Listening Post

Pro-war pundits on US airwaves

What's behind the constant presence of former military and intelligence figures in the US news media?

Reporter's Notebook

My week with Trump's top general in Afghanistan

Sue Turton returns to Afghanistan to shadow US General Nicholson as he pursues the Trump administration's new counter-insurgency strategy in the war-torn country.

People & Power

Afghanistan: The General

We meet John Nicholson, Trump's top general in Afghanistan, to find out if the conflict can ever be brought to an end.