Pirates attack tanker off the coast of Benin, ‘kidnapping 13 Russian & Ukrainian sailors’

The chemical tanker Curacao Trader was attacked by pirates on Friday, some 210 miles (around 338km) off the coast of Benin, in...

Japan Notes Advancing Military Cooperation Between Russia, China in Fresh Defence Paper

Japan's 2020 Defence White Paper published on Tuesday contains assessments of growing Russian-Chinese military cooperation, highlighted in a separate chapter.

Beijing says US seeks to ‘disrupt peace’ in South China Sea after Washington formally...

China has accused the US of trying to inflame tensions among powers that have stakes in the South China Sea. The rebuke...

Iran says it has built underground missile cities along Gulf coastline

Tehran has built underground “missile cities” along the Gulf coastline, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Navy chief said on Sunday, warning of a “nightmare...

China ‘deploys’ S-400s, IAF has war gamed the scenario multiple times for air ops

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has war gamed how it can successfully launch air operations in case China deployed its S-300 and...

Merkel condemns ‘abhorrent’ Stuttgart violence after mob attacks police

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's top security official on Monday decried an outburst of violence at the weekend in the...

Economic shock of coronavirus casts pall on NATO spending goals

The economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to undermine NATO defence targets cherished by U.S. President Donald Trump, diplomats and...

6 European Nations Condemn North Korean Missile Launches

The U.N. Security Council didn’t issue a statement after discussing North Korea’s latest missile tests but six European nations on the council...

France, Greece discuss bilateral defense cooperation

French Defense Minister Florence Parly said here on Monday that she has discussed the content of a new deal to strengthen bilateral...

US Navy Fleet Based in Japan Conducting Screenings for Coronavirus

All personnel boarding warships and aircraft belonging to the Seventh Fleet of the US Navy will be required to undergo checks for...

Russian Pantsyr-S1 systems arrive in Serbia – defense minister

The first batch of the Russian Pantsyr-S1 surface-to-air missile/gun systems has arrived in Serbia, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Saturday.

The West is winning’, Pompeo tells China, Russia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the United States’ global role and launched a scathing attack on China and Russia,...

Over 20 Russian Baltic Fleet ships take to sea for tactical drills

The Russian Baltic Fleet’s naval group comprising over 20 ships and vessels has deployed to the sea for accomplishing combat training assignments...

NATO Agrees to Expand Anti-IS Training Mission in Iraq

NATO has agreed "in principle" to take over some of the training activities carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State terror...

Kazakh leader to attend 2020 Munich Security Conference

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will take part in the 2020 Munich Security Conference, Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi told reporters on...