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World - Region
4/25/2023 5:36:47 PM
Russia's defense minister hosted his counterparts from Iran, Syria and Turkey on Tuesday for talks that were part of the Kremlin's efforts to help broker a rapprochement between the Turkish and Syrian governments.

World - International
4/16/2023 10:08:47 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with China's defense minister on Sunday, underscoring Beijing's strengthening engagement with Moscow, with which it has largely aligned its foreign policy in an attempt to diminish the influence of the United States and other Western democracies.

World - Region
4/10/2023 10:02:53 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday reversed his decision to fire his defense minister over criticism of the government’s contentious plan to overhaul the judiciary.

World - Region
4/8/2023 10:15:16 PM
Israel’s defense minister on Saturday extended a closure barring entrance to Israel for Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip for the duration of the Jewish holiday of Passover, while police beefed up forces in Jerusalem on the eve of sensitive religious celebrations.

World - International
4/4/2023 7:15:56 PM
NATO members Turkey and Greece can resolve their disputes through peaceful means and dialogue, Turkey’s defense minister said after talks with his Greek counterpart Tuesday, in the latest sign of easing tensions between the rival neighbors.

World - International
3/30/2023 7:22:12 PM
Greece’s defense minister announced Thursday that he will travel to neighboring Turkey next week as part of an effort to ease tension between the two NATO members, which have long-standing and often volatile disputes.

World - Region
3/26/2023 8:11:10 PM
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly fired his defense minister on Sunday, a day after he called on the Israeli leader to halt a planned judicial overhaul that has fiercely divided the country and prompted growing discontent within the ranks of the military. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Tel Aviv, blocking a main highway, following the announcement.

World - Region
3/26/2023 5:59:58 PM
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Saturday night called on the government to immediately halt its plan to overhaul the country's judiciary, citing a threat to national security.

World - War in Ukraine
2/21/2023 5:45:04 PM
The owner of the Russian private military company, Wagner, accused Russia's defense minister and chief of general staff on Tuesday of starving his fighters in Ukraine of ammunition, which he charged amounts to an attempt to “destroy" the force.

World - War in Ukraine
2/18/2023 5:23:56 PM
Finland's defense minister said Saturday that his country will join NATO without waiting for Sweden if its Nordic neighbor's accession is held up by the Turkish government.

World - International
1/21/2023 11:53:52 AM
Turkey said on Saturday that it had called off a visit by Sweden's defense minister over a planned anti-Turkey protest in Stockholm.

World - Region
1/16/2023 1:12:42 PM
Germany's much-criticized defense minister announced her resignation Monday, as her department steers the massive project of modernizing the country's military and oversees expanding weapons deliveries to Ukraine.

World - War in Ukraine
1/13/2023 1:40:50 PM
Ukraine has effectively become a NATO member, its defense minister has said, despite the military alliance's reluctance to get embroiled in a wider conflict with Russia.

World - Region
1/10/2023 10:24:37 PM
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Tuesday warned Syrian opposition groups against "provocations" amid ongoing protests over normalization talks between Ankara and Damascus.

World - International
1/6/2023 12:10:46 PM
Japan and the United States will hold security talks between their foreign and defense ministers in Washington the day before Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida lands in the U.S. capital next week wrapping up his tour of Group of Seven nations as Tokyo expands its military and deepens its alliance with America amid China's growing influence.

World - War in Ukraine
1/4/2023 7:40:28 PM
Poland’s defense minister on Wednesday signed a deal to buy a second batch of USAbrams main battle tanks as Warsaw beefs up its defensive capabilities and strengthens military cooperation with Washington in light of Russia’s war in neighboring Ukraine.

World - Region
1/4/2023 6:58:44 PM
Turkey's defense minister said Wednesday that Turkish and Russian troops could "expand'' their joint patrols in northern Syria as part of efforts to bring security to the region.

World - Region
12/30/2022 6:34:53 PM
Hundreds of Syrians in the rebel-held north protested Friday against signs of a thaw between Ankara and Damascus after their defense ministers met in Moscow for the first time since 2011.

World - Region
12/28/2022 9:10:00 PM
The Turkish, Syrian and Russian defense ministers have held previously unannounced talks in Moscow, the Turkish and Russian defense ministries said on Wednesday.

World - War in Ukraine
12/28/2022 2:49:27 PM
France's defense minister arrived in Kyiv on Wednesday to discuss further military support for Ukraine, insisting the French government's backing is unflagging while efforts are made to reach an eventual negotiated end to Russia's invasion.

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