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Paris attacks ringleader Abaaoud 'was planning another attack'

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the man suspected to be the ringleader of the Paris terror attacks, was…

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Russia has sent fighter jets to Syria, says US

Russia has sent fighter planes to Syria in support of the Bashar al-Assad government, according to US officials, leading to…

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Nigeria to establish domestic arms factory: President Buhari

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has said that the country will set up a domestic arms factory to reduce its dependence…

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Russian military grounds Mi-28 helicopters after crash

The Mi-28 helicopters have been grounded by Russia’s defense ministry after an accident during an air show left one pilot…

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Iran nuclear deal does not prevent 'military option': US defense secretary

US defense secretary Ashton Carter has said that the nuclear deal struck with Iran does not prevent the use of…

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Russia is 'biggest threat' to national security: US Air Force Chief

The US Air Force Chief has described Russia as the “biggest threat” to American national security. Deborah James, the US…

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France suspends two soldiers after child sex abuse allegations in Burkina Faso

France has suspended two of its soldiers following allegations of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso, the…

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US, Poland in talks over deployment of American heavy weaponry in East Europe

The United States and Poland are in negotiations over the deployment of US heavy weaponry in eastern…

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EU set to approve mission to destroy boats used by people-smugglers

Foreign and defense ministers from EU are likely to back a mission to destroy boats that are used by people-smugglers…

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South Africa deploys army in 'volatile' areas hit by anti-migrant violence

The army has been deployed in volatile areas of Johannesburg and Durban after anti-foreigner attacks left…

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US defense secretary Ash Carter makes first visit to Afghanistan

Ash Carter, the new US defense secretary, has said he wants “lasting success” in Afghanistan in his…

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Ukrainian President says peace deal in 'great danger' as fighting continues

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that the ceasefire deal to end the conflict in the eastern part of the…

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Edgar Lungu, Zambia's defence minister, wins presidential poll

Edgar Lungu, Zambia's defense and justice minister, has won the country’s presidential polls, according to media reports. According to the…

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Former defense chiefs warn of nuclear weapons' risk

A global group of former defense chiefs and other key figures have warned that nuclear weapons in ready-to-launch mode posed…

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Modi expands cabinet, 21 new ministers take oath

In a major cabinet expansion, five months after he led the BJP to a landslide victory in the national elections,…

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Narendra Modi set to expand cabinet

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to expand his cabinet in the next few days. Media reports…

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Cost of 'unprovoked firing' would be 'unaffordable' for Pakistan, says India

In strongly-worded statements, India has warned Pakistan of “unaffordable” cost if it does not stop “unproved firing” across the Kashmir…

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US, Vietnam take cautious steps towards defense ties

The State Department has said that the US will lift some restrictions on defense sales to Vietnam. The announcement came…

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'Nato states have started delivering arms to Ukraine'

Ukraine’s defense minister Valery Heletey has said that Nato countries have started arms delivery to Ukraine to help troops fight…

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US imposes new sanctions on Russia

The United States has imposed further sanctions on Russia, targeting its key banks and energy and defense firms in response…

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