Jan 22, 2015

Japan, Britain agree closer on security cooperation

In their first-ever two-plus-two talks, Japan and Britain agreed Wednesday to enhance security cooperation, including the possible joint development of missile technology and an exercise to evacuate nationals from an overseas contingency. The Japanese and British foreign affairs and defense ministers underscored readiness to ...

Jan 16, 2015

Hezbollah chief threatens to attack Israel over Syria strikes

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened in an interview Thursday to retaliate against Israel for repeated strikes on Syria and said he has missiles that can hit the Jewish state. Nasrallah told Al-Mayadeen television that his powerful Shiite movement has had Iranian Fateh-110 missiles that ...

Hamas flies drone over Gaza during military anniversary parade

Dec 15, 2014

Hamas flies drone over Gaza during military anniversary parade

The Islamic militant group Hamas staged a show of strength to mark its 27th anniversary Sunday, with a military parade through Gaza including a flyover by a drone. Founded in 1987 shortly after the start of the first Palestinian intifada, or uprising, Hamas was ...

Oct 20, 2014

Germany says Ukraine rebels downed MH17 with seized missiles: report

German intelligence has accused pro-Russian rebels of shooting down a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine using missiles captured from government forces, a media report said Sunday. Kiev and the West have previously charged that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was blown out of the sky ...

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Jul 28, 2014

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the ...

Gazans flee the north fearing a major Israeli onslaught

Jul 14, 2014

Gazans flee the north fearing a major Israeli onslaught

Israel intensified its campaign against Gaza Sunday, warning Palestinians in the north to flee after marines mounted a ground attack, as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified. World powers prepared to meet over the spiralling bloodshed as the Palestinian death toll from the ...

Gaza militants fire more rockets on Israel

Mar 14, 2014

Gaza militants fire more rockets on Israel

Gaza militants resumed rocket fire toward Israel on Thursday, striking the outskirts of two major cities a day after launching the largest barrage since an eight-day Israeli offensive in late 2012. Israel has responded with a series of airstrikes on militant targets. Despite the ...

Mar 4, 2014

North Korea missiles draw protest

Japan has lodged a protest with North Korea over its launch of short-range missiles off its eastern coast, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. The protest was conveyed through diplomatic channels Monday, several hours after the launch. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera charged that ...