South Korean military apologizes for response to drone incident
South Korean military has issued an apology to its citizens after failing to shoot down several North Korean drones that crossed over the border earlier this week, acknowledging that the incident stoked fears among the public while vowing a more aggressive response in the future.
UK is set to boost defense spending in 2024-2025
Amid soaring inflation, the UK is set to boost defense spending in 2024-2025, the Telegraph has reported. The newspaper said the Ukraine conflict was among the reasons cited by Britain’s Ministry of Defence, when making a case for the hike to the Treasury.
Kyiv will receive additional $2.2 billion military package from US
Kyiv will receive a new $2.2 billion package in military assistance from the United States of America and expects the American Congress to approve another package of almost $45 billion that will strengthen the Ukrainian defense against the Russian invaders, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Friday.
Sikh recruits can maintain beards and turbans in uniform, says US court
A US court on Friday ordered the Marines to let Sikh recruits maintain beards and wear turbans, rejecting the elite unit's contention that permitting religious exemptions would reduce cohesion.
Japan increases record defense spending
Japan on Friday approved a 114 trillion yen ($839 billion) budget for the year ahead, including record defense spending after a major security strategy overhaul announced this month.
North Korea condemns Japan’s military buildup plans
North Korea on Tuesday condemned a Japanese military buildup outlined in a new security strategy, calling it dangerous and vowing counteractions, while also warning of another imminent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Moscow warns Greece against arms supply to Ukraine
Russia sees Greece supplying Ukraine with S-300 air defense systems as a “hostile” action towards Moscow, a government official said on Monday.
Japan unveils biggest military build-up since WW2
Japan on Friday unveiled its biggest military build-up since World War Two with a $320 billion plan that will buy missiles capable of striking China and ready it for sustained conflict, as regional tensions and Russia's Ukraine invasion stoke war fears.
Pakistan reserves right for cross-border action against TTP: Bilawal
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto, addressing the UN on Friday said that Pakistan would not tolerate cross-border terrorism by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or other terrorist groups and that the country reserved the right to take direct action against them.
Russia vows to retaliate if US will send Patriot missile to Ukraine
Russia has vowed to retaliate should the United States choose to send Patriot missile systems to Ukraine, saying that Washington has effectively become a party to the conflict amid reports that the White House is finalizing plans to supply the advanced weapon platform.
North Korea successfully tests latest solid-fuel engine
North Korea has said it successfully tested a recently developed solid-fuel engine, claiming the trial would pave the way to a “new strategic weapon system” after its military outlined plans to produce an upgraded intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Japan, Britain and Italy will jointly develop next-generation fighter jet
Japan, Britain and Italy said Friday they will jointly develop a next-generation fighter jet in a project that holds scope for future cooperation with allies including the United States.