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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. ©REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Missile plan to go ahead despite test failure: US

The US military will go ahead with the deployment of a missile defense system in Alaska despite the recent test failure of an interceptor missile.

Missile plan to go ahead despite test failure: US
Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (R) meets with Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ©REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
Egypt army to intervene if unrest erupts: minister

Egypt's defence minister has warned that the army will intervene if violence breaks out in the country where opponents of President Mohamed Morsi are planning rallies against him this month.

Egypt army to intervene if unrest erupts: minister
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Defense Ministry's press-service
Kazakhstan and Spain enhance military cooperation

Defense Ministers of the two countries Adilbek Dzhaksybekov and Pedro Morenes Eulate met in Astana for talks.

Kazakhstan and Spain enhance military cooperation
Air defense missile system С-300. ©RIA Novosti
Joint air defense system with Russia to improve Kazakhstan's defense capacity

Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov took part in the meeting of the Defense Ministers Council of CIS countries.

Joint air defense system with Russia to improve Kazakhstan's defense capacity
US defence chief accuses China of cyber spying
US defence chief accuses China of cyber spying

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday accused China of waging cyber espionage against the United States, stepping up pressure on Beijing over the issue ahead of a key summit between their leaders.

US defence chief accuses China of cyber spying
Hagel to discuss cyberthreat with Chinese
Hagel to discuss cyberthreat with Chinese

The United States must develop "rules of the road" with China and other countries to mitigate cyberthreats.

Hagel to discuss cyberthreat with Chinese
11th meeting of the Sub-Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation of the Inter-Government Commission on Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia. ©mod.gov.kz
Kazakhstan and Russia to continue cooperation in defense

Kazakhstan and Russia will continue cooperating in defense industry.

Kazakhstan and Russia to continue cooperation in defense
US study sees China 'coercive power' on Japan
US study sees China 'coercive power' on Japan

China will likely use its growing power to try to force its way with Japan but it is doubtful that Beijing will enter a Cold War-style confrontation with the United States.

US study sees China 'coercive power' on Japan
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. ©REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Disputed islands covered by US-Japan accord: Hagel

Islands at the center of a territorial row between Japan and China are covered by a military protection accord between Washington and Tokyo.

Disputed islands covered by US-Japan accord: Hagel
Pentagon requests more funding for Israel's 'Iron Dome'
Pentagon requests more funding for Israel's 'Iron Dome'

The Pentagon has requested $220.3 million in 2014 to bolster Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system despite broader cuts to US military spending, according to budget documents.

Pentagon requests more funding for Israel's 'Iron Dome'
US boosts missile defence, N. Korea warns of nuclear strike
US boosts missile defence, N. Korea warns of nuclear strike

The United States has scrambled to reinforce its Pacific missile defences, preparing to send ground-based interceptors to Guam.

US boosts missile defence, N. Korea warns of nuclear strike
US vows to defend itself, allies amid N. Korea crisis
US vows to defend itself, allies amid N. Korea crisis

The United States vowed to defend itself and its regional allies Tuesday after North Korea again stepped up its warlike rhetoric and the UN warned that the crisis could spin out of control.

US vows to defend itself, allies amid N. Korea crisis
Kazakhstan peacemakers to avoid missions causing mixed public reaction
Kazakhstan peacemakers to avoid missions causing mixed public reaction

They do not include missions that may cause mixed reaction of our major partners or the society: Kazakhstan Defense Ministry

Kazakhstan peacemakers to avoid missions causing mixed public reaction
Rising China disregarding neighbours: Japan study
Rising China disregarding neighbours: Japan study

The rising might of China is causing it to act with increasing disregard towards its neighbours.

Rising China disregarding neighbours: Japan study
Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan interested in expanding cooperation with NATO

Kazakhstan Defense Minister met with NATO Secretary General's Special Representative and new NATO officer on interaction with Central Asia.

Kazakhstan interested in expanding cooperation with NATO
US to boost missile defenses against N. Korea
US to boost missile defenses against N. Korea

The US Friday said it would bolster defenses against a possible North Korean missile strike a week after Pyongyang threatened a "pre-emptive" nuclear attack against its arch-foe.

US to boost missile defenses against N. Korea
Afghan leader alleges US-Taliban collusion
Afghan leader alleges US-Taliban collusion

President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in Afghanistan, dumbfounding US officials during a problematic visit by the new Pentagon chief.

Afghan leader alleges US-Taliban collusion
Suicide bomb in Kabul during Hagel visit: officials
Suicide bomb in Kabul during Hagel visit: officials

A large suicide bomb exploded near the defence ministry in central Kabul during a visit to the Afghan capital on Saturday by new US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Suicide bomb in Kabul during Hagel visit: officials
Hagel confirmed as next US secretary of defense
Hagel confirmed as next US secretary of defense

The US Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense Tuesday, ending a long and acrimonious nomination process and handing President Barack Obama a boost as he fills his second-term cabinet.

Hagel confirmed as next US secretary of defense
In India, French president pushes $12bn jet deal
In India, French president pushes $12bn jet deal

French President Francois Hollande made a fresh push Thursday to clinch the world's biggest defence deal, the $12 billion sale of 126 warplanes to India, during his first visit to Asia since taking office.

In India, French president pushes $12bn jet deal