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Sukhoi Su-27. Photo courtesy of  ©greg-bedenko.com
Military aircraft crashes in Kazakhstan

A military aircraft has crashed in Kazakhstan's Almaty Oblast killing both pilots. Causes are being investigated and the issue of air security in Kazakhstan is once again at the forefront.

Military aircraft crashes in Kazakhstan
©REUTERS/HO Old
Kazakhstan allows using its territory for Great Britain to transit its cargoes from Afghanistan

Kazakhstan has ratified the Agreement on transit of Britain's cargoes from Afghanistan through its territory.

Kazakhstan allows using its territory for Great Britain to transit its cargoes from Afghanistan
President Vladimir Putin ©RIA Novosti
Putin approves military coperation agreement with Kazakhstan

The Russian president signed an agreement deepening military cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia.

Putin approves military coperation agreement with Kazakhstan
Guatemala army chief of staff dies in helicopter crash: govt
Guatemala army chief of staff dies in helicopter crash: govt

Guatemalan army chief of staff Rudy Ortiz and four other military officers died when their helicopter crashed in a mountainous region.

Guatemala army chief of staff dies in helicopter crash: govt
Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO
Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO

Russia announced plans to bolster its navy with more advanced weapons in response to NATO's vow to halt the Kremlin's push into Ukraine.

Russia vows to strengthen navy to ward off NATO
L-39 Albatros jet and  Lamborghini Huracan racing. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakh Defense Minister visits armaments exhibition near Moscow

Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov has visited the military exhibition in Zhukovsky town near Moscow.

Kazakh Defense Minister visits armaments exhibition near Moscow
Aircraft fly on Fatherland Defender's Day in Kazakhstan © Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan not among 35 most powerful militaries

Kazakhstan is in the 80th place in the ranking by conventional military strength according to the Global Firepower Index.

Kazakhstan not among 35 most powerful militaries
©Reuters/Ronen Zvulun
Northern Israel hit by rocket from Lebanon: army

A rocket fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel early Friday, causing troops to hit back with artillery fire over the border, the Israeli army said.

Northern Israel hit by rocket from Lebanon: army
Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army
Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army

The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said.

Israel hits 160 targets in Gaza overnight: army
N. Korea leader directs island assault drill
N. Korea leader directs island assault drill

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the South would "regret bitterly" any incursion of their disputed sea border as he directed a large-scale mock assault on an island, state media said.

N. Korea leader directs island assault drill
Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military
Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military

Japan loosened the bonds on its powerful military, proclaiming the right to go into battle in defence of allies, in a highly controversial shift in the nation's pacifist stance.

Historic shift as Japan expands scope of military
US President Barack Obama. ©Reuters/Yuri Gripas
Obama sends more troops to Baghdad as Iraq battles to stop offensive

President Barack Obama has deployed 200 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US embassy as Iraq's parliament was set to convene Tuesday to seek a solution to the country's sectarian crisis.

Obama sends more troops to Baghdad as Iraq battles to stop offensive
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ©Reuters/Dan Balilty/
14 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel: army

At least 14 rockets and mortar rounds fired by militants in Gaza struck southern Israel on Monday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a home, the army said.

14 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel: army
France's Jewish community elects new Grand Rabbi
France's Jewish community elects new Grand Rabbi

France's Jewish community elected the Jewish chaplain of the French army as its new Grand Rabbi, as it grapples with rising anti-Semitism.

France's Jewish community elects new Grand Rabbi
Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army
Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army

Three Israeli teenagers went missing in the West Bank, the army said, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying he held the Palestinian leadership responsible for their safety.

Three Israeli teens missing in West Bank: army
Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest
Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest

Thailand's army declared martial law Tuesday after months of deadly anti-government protests, deploying armed troops in central Bangkok and censoring the media but insisting the move was "not a coup".

Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest
Photo ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan can defend itself against foreign aggressors: Minister of Defense

No state is a potential adversary for Kazakhstan but the country can resort to use of military force to repel aggression and defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty, Serik Akhmetov wrote in his blog.

Kazakhstan can defend itself against foreign aggressors: Minister of Defense
Veteran Ismail Galiulin at the tank firing range © Tengrinews
88-yo Kazakhstan veteran in perfect shape: races tank, destroys targets

After a 60-year break 88-year-old veteran-tankman from Kazakhstan's Karaganda Ismail Galiulin showed that good skill never fades away.

88-yo Kazakhstan veteran in perfect shape: races tank, destroys targets
© Press and Information Office of the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan
Four days of brigade combat exercises start in Kazakhstan

Over two thousand militarymen are taking part in the brigade combat exercises in the Airmobile Forces.

Four days of brigade combat exercises start in Kazakhstan
U.S. President Barack Obama. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents

US President Barack Obama urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a phone call Monday to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine, as the Kiev government sought UN help to tackle the growing insurgency.

Obama urges Putin to rein in Ukraine insurgents