Britain to keep 450 troops in Afghanistan through 2016

Britain will extend the stay of about 450 soldiers in Afghanistan throughout 2016, the defence secretary said on Tuesday following a similar announcement by the United States to extend its military presence there.

NATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan

Urged on by the United States, NATO is open to keeping more troops in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said today the alliance is waiting for the Obama administration to announce its decision on a larger military presence there.

Relatives of US personnel in southern Turkey can leave

The United States on Thursday encouraged the families of troops and diplomats stationed in southern Turkey to leave the country as it ramps up efforts in the fight against Islamic State jihadists.

DNA: China holds military parade, announces 3 lakh troop cut

President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders.

Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed in Army encounter in Handwara
Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed in Army encounter in Handwara

Three militants were killed today in an encounter with the army in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

North Korea says 'prepared to risk war' as troops on alert

North Korea has warned that it was prepared to risk "all-out war" as leader Kim Jong-Un put his frontline troops on combat readiness to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt propaganda broadcasts across the border.

Somali, AU troops capture key Shebab stronghold: Officials

Somali government troops backed by African Union forces on Wednesday captured the Shebab stronghold of Bardhere, one of the last key bases of the al Qaeda-affiliated Islamists, officials said.

5,000 central forces' troops to join IYD event at Rajpath

Over 5,000 paramilitary troops will join ranks with other enthusiasts to perform 'asanas' on June 21 to mark the International Yoga Day celebrations at Rajpath here.

US troops at Taqaddum to help Iraqis plan fight for Ramadi

President Barack Obama has said American forces being sent to a new operations centre in the heart of the war against Islamic State will not engage in combat, but they will do almost everything but fight to support the beleaguered Iraqi forces. 

No military administration in Jaffna: Sri Lanka Army


Colombo: The Sri Lankan Army has said there was no military administration in Tamil-dominated Jaffna and denied allegations by Chief Minister of the Northern Province C V Wigneswaran that more troops had been deployed in the area after a riot in mid-May.

Obama to send more US troops to train Iraqis in a bid to thwart ISIS' advance
Obama to send more US troops to train Iraqis in a bid to thwart ISIS' advance

President Barack Obama appears poised to approve the deployment of hundreds more US training personnel to Iraq, in a bid to reverse gains by the Islamic State group.

Iraq sends troops to Ramadi, largely held by Islamic State

Iraq's military has dispatched reinforcements to help its battered forces in Ramadi, a city now largely held by the Islamic State group after its militants swept across it the day before, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Saturday.

`Petrodollars` behind Senegal`s support for Saudi in Yemen

 Senegal says it is sending troops to Saudi Arabia in an act of "solidarity" for the kingdom`s Yemen operation, but critics say the support has more to do with cold, hard cash.

Australia to deploy 300 additional troops to Iraq

Australia's government said today it had completed preparations to send about 300 additional troops to Iraq and would deploy them over the coming weeks.

Russia supplying weapons, troops to Ukraine separatists: Report

NATO believes that Russia has supplied more troops and weapons to pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.

Nigerian troops recapture more towns from militants

Nigerian troops combating terrorists in northeastern states on Friday captured four more towns from Boko Haram in Borno State in a push to capture Sambisa forest.

No need yet for ground troops in Yemen, Saudi says

There is no need yet for ground troops in Yemen, the spokesman for a Saudi-led coalition which has conducted six days of air strikes against Shiite militia rebels said Tuesday.

Troops from Chad, Niger retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram

Soldiers from Niger and Chad have retaken a Nigerian town from Boko Haram, another victory in a regional campaign to wrest back control of swaths of northeastern Nigeria from the Islamist militants.

Russia launches military drills in the southwest

Russia's military on Thursday launched maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West.

Russia denies US claim of 'thousands' of troops in Ukraine

Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent "thousands" of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.