Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting

Ukraine`s military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal.

US flies advanced spy plane over disputed sea: Officials

The United States has flown its most advanced surveillance plane from a military base in the Philippines over flashpoint areas of the South China Sea, Filipino authorities said on Friday.

Iran military helicopter crash kills three

An Iranian military helicopter crash on Thursday north of Tehran killed all three people on board, media reported, quoting a local official.

Turkish military enters Syria to evacuate soldiers, relocate tomb

Turkish forces swept into Syria overnight to rescue about 40 soldiers who had been surrounded for months by Islamic State militants while guarding the tomb of a revered Turkish figure.

US signals likely delay in troop pullout from Afghanistan
US signals likely delay in troop pullout from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama`s new Pentagon chief said Saturday the United States was seriously considering slowing the pace of a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, as the country faces a growing Taliban insurgency.

Putin says Russia's military strength unmatchable: Interfax

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday other countries should not have the illusion that they can attain military superiority over Russia, Interfax reported.

Tribesmen kill 8 Yemeni guards at oil field: Military

Eight Yemeni soldiers guarding oil installations were killed Wednesday during a gunfight with tribesmen in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, a military official said.

Niger forces killed 260 Boko Haram militants since Feb 6: Spokesman

Security forces in Niger have killed 260 Boko Haram militants since the group began cross-border attacks on Niger`s southeastern Diffa region on Feb. 6, a spokesman for the armed forces said on Thursday.

US army to start training Ukrainian troops, commander says

The US military plans in March to start training Ukrainian soldiers who are battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a top U.S. military commander in Europe said today.

15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Army

Fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian forces in the east of the country has left 15 government soldiers dead and 30 wounded over the past 24 hours, Ukraine`s defence minister said Saturday.

Sri Lanka says it will return private land in civil war area

Sri Lanka's new government plans to return private land seized by the military in the civil war-ravaged north and release several hundred detainees, a minister said, in an apparent move toward reconciliation with ethnic minority Tamils.

Sri Lanka says military 'sabotaging' post-war reconciliation

Sri Lanka's new government on Thursday accused the military of trying to sow unrest to sabotage its efforts to bring about ethnic reconciliation in the war-ravaged north of the country.

Pakistan military strikes kill 35 Taliban militants

 At least 35 militants, including some foreigners, were killed today in Pakistan after security forces carried out "precise aerial strikes" against Taliban in the restive northwestern tribal region.

Pro-secession gunmen seize military sites in Yemen

 Dozens of pro-secession gunmen took control of several military and security checkpoints in southern Yemen Saturday, a government official told Xinhua.

Iraq asks for more weapons to fight IS group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the international coalition battling the Islamic State group to provide his country`s forces with more weapons to fight the militants.

Indian, US officials meet; defence outcomes yet to be worked out

Top Indian and US officials on Thursday held talks here to finalise military-related outcomes, especially Defence Trade and Technology Initiative, during the upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama.

Canada special forces clash with IS in Iraq: Military

Canadian special forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State fighters in Iraq in recent days, in the first confirmed ground battle between Western troops and IS, a senior officer said on Monday.

Fighting rages anew at Ukraine airport, three soldiers killed

Fighting raged on Saturday at the main airport of Ukraine`s city of Donetsk as separatists resumed attempts to break the tenuous grip of government forces on the complex and Kiev`s military said three more Ukrainian soldiers had been killed.

Six Ukrainian soldiers killed, fighting rages at airport: Kiev officials

Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in attacks by separatists in the past 24 hours, the Kiev military said on Friday as fighting raged at the international airport in the big eastern city of Donetsk.

Malawi deploys military as floods leave 100,000 homeless

Malawi deployed military helicopters and boats on Friday in a bid to rescue desperate flood victims stranded on patches of high ground after raging waters killed at least 48 people and left 100,000 homeless.