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Russia to set up joint air defence system with ex-Soviet allies, including Kazakhstan

Russia continues working on setting up a joint air defence system with all of its ex-Soviet military allies, including Kazakhstan.

Russia to set up joint air defence system with ex-Soviet allies, including Kazakhstan
Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests
Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests

Iran's defence minister is certain the UN Security Council will not take any action over its missile tests despite calls from the Western.

Iran 'certain' Security Council will not act on missile tests
An armed British police officer (L) holds his automatic weapon as he stands on duty whilst a member of the The Life Guards sits on his horse during the Changing the Guard ceremony on Horseguards Parad
After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit

The Brussels attacks have pushed security to the forefront of Britain's EU referendum campaign this week, as intelligence experts came out of the shadows to press the benefits and disadvantages of membership.

After Brussels, spies debate security risks of Brexit
China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016
China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016

China will raise its defence spending by seven to eight percent this year.

China defence spending to rise '7 to 8%' in 2016
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea
Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

Moscow warned Washington that deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.

Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea
Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability
Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defended an EU cooperation deal with Ukraine as vital for European stability only months before a referendum Dutch eurosceptics have forced on the accord.

Dutch PM backs Ukraine-EU accord as key for stability
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Britain's Cameron to pledge extra £12 billion for defence

British Prime Minister David Cameron is to promise an additional £12 billion to strengthen the defence forces when he unveils a five-year strategic review on Monday.

Britain's Cameron to pledge extra £12 billion for defence
Turkey cancels $3.4 bln missile deal with China
Turkey cancels $3.4 bln missile deal with China

Turkey has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build its first anti-missile system that had alarmed Ankara's allies in NATO.

Turkey cancels $3.4 bln missile deal with China
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Kazakhstan to cooperate with UAE in defense and space

Kazakhstan plans to cooperate with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in defense and space industries.

Kazakhstan to cooperate with UAE in defense and space
Russia working to pierce 'any missile shield': Putin
Russia working to pierce 'any missile shield': Putin

President Vladimir Putin pledged Russia would build weapons that could pierce any anti-missile shield as he accused the United States and its allies of looking to shackle Moscow's nuclear capabilities.

Russia working to pierce 'any missile shield': Putin
Pentagon chief expects more anti-IS raids after captives freed
Pentagon chief expects more anti-IS raids after captives freed

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said he expected more raids targeting the Islamic State group similar to the mission that freed dozens of captives but left an American commando dead in Iraq.

Pentagon chief expects more anti-IS raids after captives freed
Obama vetoes $612 bn defense bill citing Gitmo, 'gimmicks'
Obama vetoes $612 bn defense bill citing Gitmo, 'gimmicks'

US President Barack Obama vetoed a $612 billion defense spending bill, saying it prevented the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison and wasted money on unwanted programs.

Obama vetoes $612 bn defense bill citing Gitmo, 'gimmicks'
Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles
Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles

Australia will spend Aus$1.3 billion (US$1 billion) on next-generation armoured land vehicles for its army, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said as he announced the latest update to modernise the nation's military.

Australia to spend $1 bn on 'world leader' armoured vehicles
Japan parliament passes controversial security bills
Japan parliament passes controversial security bills

Japan's parliament passed contentious security bills into law early Saturday, in a move that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time in 70 years.

Japan parliament passes controversial security bills
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Russia sends Kazakhstan five air defence missile systems for free

Kazakhstan’s Air Defence Forces have received five air defence missile systems from Russia.

Russia sends Kazakhstan five air defence missile systems for free
France, Russia reach deal on compensation of Mistral warships: senior Russian official
France, Russia reach deal on compensation of Mistral warships: senior Russian official

After eight months of negotiations France and Russia have reached a deal on the amount Paris must pay Moscow in compensation for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships.

France, Russia reach deal on compensation of Mistral warships: senior Russian official
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Kazakh Special Forces beat Chinese, Russian and American teams at international competition

Special Forces of Kazakhstan show high-quality of training during international competition for elite special forces.

Kazakh Special Forces beat Chinese, Russian and American teams at international competition
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NATO keeps mum on 'Baltic brigade' request: Lithuania

NATO has vowed to hold "continuous" military exercises in eastern Europe to deter Russia but has yet to respond to a request by Baltic states for a permanent brigade.

NATO keeps mum on 'Baltic brigade' request: Lithuania
NATO says implementing 'biggest' defence boost since Cold War
NATO says implementing 'biggest' defence boost since Cold War

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance was implementing its biggest defence reinforcement since the Cold War.

NATO says implementing 'biggest' defence boost since Cold War
Russia must defend itself if 'threatened': Putin
Russia must defend itself if 'threatened': Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would have to defend itself if threatened, adding that NATO is "coming to its borders".

Russia must defend itself if 'threatened': Putin