World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 15, 2015
Myanmar extended a state of emergency in a conflict wracked northern region near China Friday, with the defence minister arguing that continued military control of the area was necessary to ensure "peaceful relations" across the border.
World News | Reuters | Friday May 15, 2015
Australia said, today, that a senior US defence official misspoke when he told US lawmakers the Pentagon planned to send B-1 bombers to Australia, while a Pentagon spokesman said future military rotations to Australia were not finalised.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 14, 2015
The warning came after the military learnt of a recruit who attempted to take a photograph of soldiers with a smartwatch.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 13, 2015
The Pentagon is considering sending US military aircraft and ships to assert freedom of navigation around rapidly growing Chinese-made artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea, a US official said on Tuesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 13, 2015
China is making the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War II a public holiday, the government said Wednesday, as Beijing prepares a massive military parade to mark the occasion.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 12, 2015
The Philippine military's top priority is to build a naval base on the country's western coastline, opposite the disputed Spratly islands, although the plans have been delayed by funding bottlenecks, the Philippine armed forces chief told Reuters.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 9, 2015
China's defence ministry said on Saturday that a US report on its military which accused Beijing of ramping up land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea distorted facts, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 9, 2015
China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, the president told AFP, raising the prospect of US and Chinese bases side-by-side in the tiny Horn of Africa nation.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 5, 2015
China's military has warned its officers to be cautious when using social networking apps to avoid leaking defence secrets.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 5, 2015
China's armed forces, the largest in the world, have yet to become a military which fully follows the law, its official newspaper said on Tuesday, underscoring the problem of rooting out deeply-seated corruption.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 2, 2015
The United States on Friday swiftly rejected a suggestion by a top Chinese military official who said that disputed South China Sea islands could be used for international rescue and relief operations.
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 30, 2015
China's Defence Ministry expressed concern today at the Pentagon's updated cyber strategy that stresses the US military's ability to retaliate with cyber weapons, saying this would only worsen tension over Internet security.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 29, 2015
Japan's military is considering joining the United States in maritime air patrols in the South China Sea in response to China's increasingly assertive pursuit of territorial claims, a Japanese and a US source familiar with the discussions said.
World News | Reuters | Monday April 27, 2015
China's military has confirmed that three more senior officers are under investigation for suspected corruption, as the world's largest army deepens its probe into deep-seated graft.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday April 26, 2015
Six military aircraft are operational in Kathmandu but India hopes to push the figure to 13 by tonight, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said after a review of relief operations following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Over 2,400 people died afte...
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 22, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to expand Japan's non-combat role in armed conflicts beyond "areas around Japan" could see Tokyo becoming dragged into action in the South China Sea in support of US forces, government and ruling party sources say.
World News | Reuters | Friday April 17, 2015
Recent satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greet...
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 16, 2015
China's military ordered its forces today to be on guard against "liberalism" and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, the latest battle in President Xi Jinping's war against corruption in the services.
World News | Reuters | Monday April 13, 2015
Indonesia wants to hold regular military exercises with the United States near the sparsely populated Natuna archipelago, an area of the South China Sea near China's claims, a navy spokesman said today.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 10, 2015
China and Sri Lanka have held a joint drill at a comprehensive military training base in southern China to enhance their capabilities, specially in combating terror.
World News | Reuters | Friday April 10, 2015
US President Barack Obama said Washington is concerned China is using its "sheer size and muscle" to push around smaller nations in the South China Sea, just hours after Beijing gave a detailed defence of its creation of artificial islands in the con...
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 9, 2015
China on Thursday sketched out plans for the islands it is creating in the disputed South China Sea, saying they would be used for military defence as well as to provide civilian services that would benefit other countries.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Thursday April 9, 2015
Weeks before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit's China, the two countries will discuss whether officers from either side could train at military training academies in each other's country.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 8, 2015
About 11,500 US and Philippine troops will take part in annual military exercises this month near disputed waters in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said today, while denying the drills were a show of force to China.