Moshe Yaalon appointed defense minister of Israel

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

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.

Afghan ministers sacked after confidence vote

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

Venezuela: Chavez`s names ally as defense minister

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

Yemeni Defense Minister escapes assassination bid

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

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

German defense minister quits in plagiarism row

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