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War on Gaza - War on Gaza
2/20/2024 5:53:41 PM
The French navy has shot down two drones over the Red Sea where Yemen's Houthi rebels have been attacking ships, the defense ministry in Paris said Tuesday.

World - Region
2/11/2024 11:33:10 AM
Three Emirati soldiers and a Bahraini officer were killed in an attack in Somalia, where they were training the Somali national army, the United Arab Emirates defense ministry said Saturday.

World - War in Ukraine
1/24/2024 12:55:50 PM
A Russian military transport plane carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war, six crew and three people accompanying them crashed on Wednesday morning in Russia’s Belgorod region near Ukraine, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

World - Region
1/13/2024 11:55:46 AM
Turkey carried out airstrikes targeting Kurdish militants in neighboring Iraq and Syria on Saturday, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. This comes a day after an attack on a Turkish military base in Iraq killed nine Turkish soldiers.

World - Region
11/12/2023 5:03:00 PM
Israel's defense ministry on Sunday announced a 317 million euro ($340 million) deal for the sale of its David's Sling air defense system to new NATO member Finland.

World - War in Ukraine
9/2/2023 2:30:09 PM
Russia’s Defense Ministry said early Saturday that its forces destroyed three Ukrainian naval drones being used in an attempt to attack a key bridge linking Russia to Moscow-annexed Crimea, forcing its temporary closure for a third time in less than a year.

World - International
8/26/2023 6:02:04 PM
Taiwan’s defense ministry said Saturday that China sent dozens of aircraft and vessels toward the island, just days after the United States approved a $500-million arms sale to Taiwan.

World - International
8/19/2023 9:27:52 AM
The Chinese military launched drills around Taiwan on Saturday as a “stern warning” over what it called collusion between “separatists and foreign forces,” its defense ministry said, days after the island's vice president stopped over in the United States.

World - War in Ukraine
8/12/2023 1:28:54 PM
Russia thwarted an attack by 20 Ukrainian drones targeting Moscow-annexed Crimea overnight, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.

World - War in Ukraine
7/15/2023 11:11:04 PM
A large convoy carrying fighters from the Wagner private army was spotted entering Belarus from Russia early Saturday, a monitoring group reported after the country's Defense Ministry said it planned for the mercenaries and Minsk's own armed forces to conduct joint military drills.

World - War in Ukraine
7/12/2023 9:47:48 PM
Mercenaries of the Wagner Group are completing the handover of their weapons to the Russian military, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday, a move that follows the private army's brief rebellion last month that challenged the Kremlin's authority.

World - Region
7/4/2023 10:57:31 PM
Israel will buy 25 F-35 aircraft from the United States, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced late on Sunday, in a deal that increases Israel’s arsenal of the stealth fighter jets by 50%.

World - Region
6/8/2023 3:18:53 PM
A Tunisian army helicopter with four people on board is missing and feared crashed hours after vanishing from radar screens, the defense ministry said on Thursday.

World - International
6/3/2023 4:49:12 PM
The Turkish defense ministry announced Saturday it will be sending a commando battalion to northern Kosovo in response to a NATO request for troops to help quell violent unrest.

World - International
5/20/2023 8:43:35 PM
An F-18 fighter jet crashed at an airbase in the Spanish city of Zaragoza but the pilot ejected successfully, the Spanish defense ministry said Saturday.

World - International
4/28/2023 12:44:41 PM
China’s military flew 38 fighter jets and other warplanes near Taiwan, the Taiwanese defense ministry said Friday, in the biggest such flight display since the large military exercise in which it simulated sealing off the island earlier in April.

World - International
4/23/2023 6:58:52 PM
Armenia’s defense ministry said Sunday that one of its soldiers was killed by an Azerbaijani sniper near the border, but Azerbaijan denied the claim and separately reported that its soldiers had come under fire from Armenia in another part of the border area.

World - Region
1/14/2023 3:47:00 PM
Iran said Saturday it had executed a dual Iranian-British national who once worked for its defense ministry over spy claim for UK intelligence and summons the British ambassador in Teheran.

World - International
1/13/2023 1:41:29 PM
Bankrupt Sri Lanka will drastically slash its military, the defense ministry said Friday, as the government works to overhaul its shambolic finances after an unprecedented economic crisis.

World - International
12/26/2022 7:51:55 PM
China's military sent 71 planes and seven ships toward Taiwan in a 24-hour display of force directed at the self-ruled island, Taiwan's Defense Ministry said Monday, after China expressed anger at Taiwan-related provisions i n a U.S. annual defense spending bill.

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