Opinion

Guaido's military mutiny miscalculation

The Venezuelan armed forces are not ready to rebel against Maduro and here is why.

Asa Cusack

by Asa Cusack

Asa Cusack

United States

US, South Korea to end key joint military exercises

After meeting with Kim Jong-un, Trump decides to scale down drills in South Korea to ease tensions with the North.

US, South Korea to end key joint military exercises

Opinion

Britain's belated reckoning with imperial crimes

Britain could not have won World War II without the massive exploitation and abuse it unleashed on its colonies.

Elliot Ross

by Elliot Ross

Elliot Ross

Japan

Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move

Some 434,000 people reject moving the base, but government in Tokyo says it will not derail relocation plan.

Japan's Okinawa votes against controversial US base move

Iran

Iran holds navy war games amid regional tensions

Week-long exercises in the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman will include Iran's first submarine-launched missiles.

Iran holds naval war games in Strait of Hormuz amid US tensions

United States

Turkey caught between Russian S-400 and US Patriot missiles

NATO nations view Turkey's purchase of the Russian defence system with suspicion but Ankara is pressing ahead.

Turkey caught between Russian S-400 and US Patriot missiles

US & Canada

US ex-Air Force officer faces spy charges after defecting to Iran

Monica Witt is accused of revealing the code name and mission of a classified US government programme to Iran.

US ex-Air Force officer faces spy charges after defecting to Iran

Europe

Growing calls to acknowledge African troops who served UK army

African soldiers who joined the British army during WWII were paid a fraction of what their white colleagues were, if at all, and often suffered treatment akin to slavery.

Opinion

How a princess entered, shook and left Thai politics in one day

Princess Ubolratana's bid for the premiership lasted less than 24 hours, but it left behind major political fractures.

Claudio Sopranzetti

by Claudio Sopranzetti

Claudio Sopranzetti

Middle East

On revolution anniversary, Iran vows to expand missile programme

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, addressing thousands in Tehran, says the country will continue to expand its ballistic missile programme.

Qatar

Qatar takes delivery of first French-built Rafale jet fighter

Doha has significantly boosted defence spending after being diplomatically isolated by its Gulf neighbours in 2017.

Qatar takes delivery of first French-built Rafale jet fighter

Singapore

Singapore vows military training review after actor's death

Military to assess if training 'too fast, too intense, too frequent' with focus on safety for reservists and recruits.

Singapore vows military training review after actor's death

Gabon

Gabon soldiers seize state radio in coup attempt

Minister says government in control and plotters detained by elite force after takeover attempt by 'Patriotic Movement'.

Special series

Shadow World: The Global Arms Trade Network

Investigating the billion-dollar global arms industry that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.

Serbia

PM suggests Serbia could intervene if Kosovo sets up full army

Kosovo's parliament is set to vote on December 14 on transforming its 4,000-strong defence force into a regular army.

PM suggests Serbia could intervene if Kosovo sets up full army