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China steals U.S. research drone in South China Sea in front of its crew

In yet another sign of the deteriorating relationship between China and the United States, on Friday U.S. officials confirmed that the Chinese confiscated a non-military underwater drone in international waters in the South China Sea a day before.
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China holds first live-fire drills with aircraft carrier, warships

China's military has carried out its first ever live-fire drills using an aircraft carrier and fighters in the northeastern Bohai Sea close to Korea, state media said....
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Netanyahu meets Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Israeli PM praises Kazakhstan leader's efforts, hopes warm relationship between the two countries will continue to solidify....
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U.S. to halt some arms sales to Saudi, citing civilian deaths in Yemen campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to limit military support to Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen because of concerns over widespread civilian casualties and will halt a planned arms sale to the kingdom, U.S. officials told Reuters....
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Iran revealed an anti-drone rifle

Antennas are the latest weapon in the war on drones....
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Egypt denies rift with Saudi, drift toward Iran

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri on Saturday hailed a "special relationship" with Saudi Arabia, denying reports that the two powerful Arab nations had fallen out after Egypt expressed support for the Russian intervention in Syria....
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Israel readies for 'super-tech' stealth fighters

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel will on Monday receive its first F-35 stealth fighter jets, hailed as technological marvels whose helmets alone cost more than most people's homes but criticised for their price and initial flaws....
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Turkey drops homicide case against Israeli officers

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday dropped a case against Israeli military officials charged in the deaths of 10 Turkish activists who had sought to breach the naval blockade on Gaza in 2010, Turkey's state-run news agency reported....
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US approves $7 bn in aircraft sales to Arab allies

Washington (AFP) - The United States on Thursday approved a series of deals worth more than $7 billion to supply military helicopters, planes and missiles to four of its Arab allies....
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Saudi, Iran engaging in 'proxy wars': UK foreign minister

London (AFP) - Britain's foreign minister has accused Saudi Arabia and Iran of engaging in "proxy wars" in comments that forced the prime minister's office to deny Thursday this was the government view....
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Russia claims Britain, US involvement in attack on military hospital in Aleppo

2 Russian medics were killed in the 'planned' attack....
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US Military Develops 'Multi-Object Kill Vehicle' to Blast Enemy Nukes

Defensive weapons that can intercept and destroy enemy missiles before they can harm the United States or its allies have been a key part of military strategy for decades, but the rules of the game are changing....
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Iran and Russia reaffirm alliance in Syria war

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...
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Israel's Navy Sub Scandal Widens; Iranian Ties And Deal-Making Questioned

Israel's Navy Sub Scandal Widens; Iranian Ties And Deal-Making Questioned...
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Japan Vows Retaliation Over Russia’s Missile Deployment In Disputed Islands

Japan has vowed to retaliate after Russia’s deployment of anti-ship missiles to disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean. ...
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Formation of Islamic World’s Basij Feasible: Iran’s Top Officer

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri described as doable the idea of establishing the Muslim world’s Basij, like the Iranian Basij (voluntary forces). ...
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US defence secretary candidate: Israel may become an apartheid state

Retired Marine Corps General tipped by President-elect Donald Trump to become the defence secretary has warned Israel could become an apartheid state....
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NATO HQ to open in Kuwait

NATO is to open its first office in Kuwait, the country’s ambassador to Belgium revealed yesterday....
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Ivanka isn’t the only reason these photos of Trump meeting Abe are problematic

Donald Trump met with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Nov. 17, for his first meeting with a foreign head of state as US president-elect. ...
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China sees THAAD deployment as 'weather vane' under Trump

BEIJING (Reuters) - Whether President-elect Donald Trump goes through with a deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea will be a key indicator to how political ties unfold with China, sources with ties to the leadership in Beijing said....
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