South Korea

US scales back military drills to support North Korea diplomacy

US and South Korea in discussions over scope of 2019 'Foal Eagle' military exercises. Decision expected next month.

US scales back military drills to support North Korea diplomacy

Africa

A year after Mugabe, hopes for a new Zimbabwe still low

With fears of economic collapse and deepening divisions, government will have to act much faster on its promises.

A year after Mugabe, hopes for a new Zimbabwe still low

Afghanistan

Afghan pilot writes emotional letter to wife of slain US mayor

Major Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard was killed on Saturday by an Afghan commando he was training.

Afghan pilot writes emotional letter to wife of slain US mayor

Russia

Why do countries want to buy the Russian S-400?

The system is an upgrade to the S-300, which Syria recently purchased, with potential clients such as India and Turkey.

Why do countries want to buy the Russian S-400?

Opinion

On the misconceptions about Pakistan's Defence and Martyrs' Day

On Defence and Martyrs' Day, Pakistan commemorates the sacrifices made by its armed forces during the 1965 war.

Zahoor Ahmad Barlas

by Zahoor Ahmad Barlas

Zahoor Ahmad Barlas

GCC

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

In the next five years, military spending by the six GCC countries is likely to reach $117bn.

Gulf states' defence budgets to hit $100bn in 2019: report

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