Middle East

Car bomb blast kills three in Turkey's Reyhanli near Syria

Turkish authorities say the blast, which killed at least three people, appears 'terror-related'

Car bomb blast kills three in Turkey's Reyhanli near Syria

Iran

Iran Guard: Fear of war makes US focus on economic conflict

Tehran has 'closed the path' militarily, leaving Washington to pursue economic war, Revolutionary Guard's chief says.

Iran Guard: Fear of war makes US focus on economic conflict

Niger

Attackers kill 16 in Niger military camp attack

Unidentified attackers carried out car bomb attack and stole dozens of vehicles in Inates town near border with Mali.

Niger: Attackers kill 16 soldiers in Inates military camp attack

AJ Impact

A Chinese firm says it plans to assemble drones in California

The company hopes assembling its popular products in the US will help it better comply with the Trade Agreements Act.

A Chinese firm says it plans to assemble drones in California

Asia Pacific

Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to corruption: China state media

Meng Hongwei admits to taking $2.1m in bribes, but some argue that his case is politically motivated.

Ex-Interpol chief pleads guilty to corruption: China state media

AJ Impact

Oil tanker incident sends Gulf stocks into retreat

Every major stock index in the Gulf fell following oil tanker incident near the Strait of Hormuz.

Oil tanker incident sends Gulf stocks into retreat

Asia Pacific

China concern after Taiwan confirms US arms purchase request

Beijing urges Washington to stop arms sales to the island after Taipei confirms request for tanks, air defense systems.

China concern after Taiwan confirms US arms purchase request

Asia Pacific

US-China competition to loom over key defence gathering

Beijing dispatches top military brass to Singapore to deliver ‘highly anticipated’ speech at annual Shangri-La Dialogue.

US-China competition to loom over key defence gathering

Asia

At least 3 killed in Quetta mosque attack

Bomb attack kills at least three people and wounds 28 others inside mosque before Friday prayers.

Explosion targets mosque in Pakistan’s Quetta

Security

Russia condemns 'US ultimatum' to Turkey over S-400 missile deal

Moscow denounces reported US sanctions threat towards Ankara over its intention to buy Russia's missile defence system.

Russia condemns 'US ultimatum' to Turkey over S-400 missile deal

Burkina Faso

Four hostages freed in Burkina Faso raid

Two French soldiers killed while rescuing the four foreign hostages in northern Burkina Faso.

French troops rescue four hostages in Burkina Faso raid

Middle East

ISIL attack kills at least four civilians in Baghdad's Sadr City

ISIL claims responsibility after suicide bomber detonates explosives in the market of a Shia area in eastern Baghdad.

ISIL attack kills at least four civilians in Baghdad's Sadr City

North Korea

North Korea fires 2 more projectiles as tensions rise

Report of latest launch comes days after Pyongyang tested rockets and a short-range missile last Saturday.

North Korea fires 2 more projectiles as tensions rise

Military

Who are the world's top military spenders?

US, China, Saudi Arabia top list of nations, as $1.82 trillion spent on defence worldwide in 2018, says think-tank.

SIPRI: Global military spending 'highest since Cold War'

In the Field

Russia in Africa: Inside a military training centre in CAR

Russia says it wants to help establish peace in CAR, but others believe it may exploit resources and cause instability.