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Russian helicopter crashes in Syria, both pilots killed

2018-05-08 10:05:00

A Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter has crashed in eastern Syria, killing both pilots on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday. Full Story

New badge, brassard designed for overseas troops

2018-05-08 09:31:00

The People's Liberation Army has published a badge for its troops stationed overseas and a brassard for members at its Djibouti Logistics Support Base. Full Story

Philippine, U.S. troops kick off 'Balikatan 2018' drills

2018-05-07 14:59:00

Troops from the Philippines and the United States kicked off on Monday a series of joint military exercises designed to hone their interoperability skills in fighting terrorism and humanitarian assistance. Full Story

Helicopter landing test successful for China's new aircraft carrier

2018-05-07 11:10:00

A carrier-based helicopter landed and took off from China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier for the first time on Saturday morning, reported Global Times. Full Story

Turkey vows to retaliate if U.S. halts weapons sales

2018-05-07 11:05:00

Turkey will retaliate if the U.S. ratifies a bill halting weapons sales to the country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday. Full Story

Helicopter maneuvers suggest China's new aircraft carrier ready for sea trials

2018-05-07 08:47:00

The guidance system on helicopters on China's second aircraft carrier, also the first home-made one, functions well and the efficiency of transporting troops between two aircraft carriers may be enhanced. Full Story

China refutes U.S. allegation of laser use in Djibouti

2018-05-04 22:35:00

China's Ministry of National Defense Friday refuted the allegations that its base in Djibouti had pointed lasers at U.S. military aircraft there, saying it was in "complete contradiction to the facts." Full Story

Philippines, U.S. troops 'Balikatan 2018' drills to focus counter-terrorism, chemical attack

2018-05-04 09:33:00

Troops from the Philippines and the United States will kick off next Monday a series of joint military exercises designed to hone their interoperability skills in fighting terrorism, including chemical attack, and disaster response, said a Philippine mili Full Story

World to lose important non-proliferation tool if U.S. quits Iran nuclear deal: Russian FM

2018-05-04 09:00:00

A possible United States withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal would be a huge blow in the fight against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday. Full Story

Iran rules out possibility of renegotiating nuclear deal

2018-05-04 08:46:00

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday ruled out renegotiating the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal or holding talks over its missile program. Full Story