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Moshe Yaalon appointed defense minister of Israel

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 17:13

Israel’s former military chief Moshe Yaalon was appointed defense minister by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday.

Afghan defense minister hopes US stays after 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 16:35

Afghanistan`s defense min expressed optimism Tuesday that the US will not abandon his country after foreign combat troops leave at the end of 2014.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak quits politics

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 15:44

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak announced his resignation on Monday, saying he was hanging his boots to spend more time with family.

Drone hit by Israel not `latest` technology: Iran

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 19:33

Iran`s defense minister says his country has drones far more advanced than the unmanned aircraft launched by Lebanon`s Hezbollah and downed by Israel earlier this month.

Afghan ministers sacked after confidence vote

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 17:19

Afghanistan’s parliament on Saturday voted to dismiss both the interior and defence ministers over continued cross-border shelling, according to a news report.

Brazil may change immigration policy

Last Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 14:56

Brazil may have to change its immigration policy to deal with the country`s influx of immigrants, Brazil`s Defense Minister Celso Amorim said Friday.

Venezuela: Chavez`s names ally as defense minister

Last Updated: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 14:07

Gen Henry Rangel Silva, the military`s strategic operations commander, will take over the ministry from Gen Carlos Mata Figueroa.

Prosecutor seeks Sudan Defense Minister arrest

Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 18:23

The request brings to three the number of senior Sudanese leaders — including President Omar al-Bashir — accused of crimes in Darfur.

Yemeni Defense Minister escapes assassination bid

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 18:53

A suicide attacker driving an explosives-laden car blew himself up next to the passing convoy of Yemen`s defense minister.

Syrian defense minister replaced

Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2011, 23:21

Syria`s defense minister was replaced by in the midst of a brutal military crackdown.

German defense minister quits in plagiarism row

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 17:39

German defense minister Guttenberg has, though, not admitted to plagiarism.

Uganda frees Somali Defense Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 07, 2009, 17:59

Uganda freed Somalia`s state minister for defense on Wednesday, a day after he was bundled into an unmarked car.