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South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. ©REUTERS
S. Korea warns North against nuclear test

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak held an emergency security meeting Thursday that warned North Korea of "serious consequences" if it went through with an expected nuclear test.

S. Korea warns North against nuclear test
Adilbek Dzhaksybekov(R) and Sergey Shoigu (L). Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan and Russia sign agreement on common regional air defense system

In our view, this will increase the level of cooperation and create conditions for enhancement of the defense potential of our countries: Adilbek Dzhaksybekov.

Kazakhstan and Russia sign agreement on common regional air defense system
US military to lift ban on women in combat
US military to lift ban on women in combat

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will lift a ban on women serving in combat, officials said Wednesday -- a ground-breaking move after a decade of war that saw female troops thrust onto the battlefield.

US military to lift ban on women in combat
France says military goal is 'total reconquest of Mali'
France says military goal is 'total reconquest of Mali'

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday the end goal of France's military action in Mali was to retake control of the whole country from Islamist militants who have seized the north.

France says military goal is 'total reconquest of Mali'
White House, Pentagon disagree over Mali: report
White House, Pentagon disagree over Mali: report

The White House and the US Defense Department are at odds over the danger posed by radical Islamic groups that have taken control of parts of Mali and are stirring up trouble in other parts of West Africa.

White House, Pentagon disagree over Mali: report
C-295 of Kazakhstan Air Defense Forces. Photo courtesy of airbusmilitary.com
Kazakhstan received first C-295 aircrafts from Airbus

Airbus has delivered the first two military cargo planes CASAC-295 to Kazakhstan Defense Ministry.

Kazakhstan received first C-295 aircrafts from Airbus
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Russian army vows to outlaw foot cloths by year end

Russia's defence minister expressed horror on Monday that soldiers were still wrapping cloths around their feet instead of wearing socks, and vowed the historic practice must end this year.

Russian army vows to outlaw foot cloths by year end
Pentagon nominee vows 'total support' for Israel
Pentagon nominee vows 'total support' for Israel

Chuck Hagel, bracing for a bruising Senate confirmation as the next US defense secretary, pledged "total support" for Israel on Monday after lawmakers criticized his Middle East views.

Pentagon nominee vows 'total support' for Israel
US draws plans for up to 9,000 troops in Afghanistan: report
US draws plans for up to 9,000 troops in Afghanistan: report

The US Defense Department has prepared plans for a smaller presence in Afghanistan after the White House insisted on examining the option of leaving fewer troops in the country.

US draws plans for up to 9,000 troops in Afghanistan: report
Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane
Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane

Japan scrambled fighter jets Saturday to head off a Chinese state-owned plane that flew near islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing.

Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane
Obama signs sweeping US defense spending bill
Obama signs sweeping US defense spending bill

President Barack Obama has signed into law a $633 billion US defense spending bill that funds the war in Afghanistan and boosts security at US missions worldwide.

Obama signs sweeping US defense spending bill
The Global Hawk. ©REUTERS
Seoul says has other drone options than Global Hawks

South Korea is not necessarily committed to buying US Global Hawk surveillance drones, a spokesman said Wednesday, after the Pentagon requested congressional permission for such a sale.

Seoul says has other drone options than Global Hawks
Air defense system office. ©RIA Novosti
Russian-Kazakhstan agreement on joint air defense system to be signed in 2013

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister commented on the results of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in CSTO in 2012.

Russian-Kazakhstan agreement on joint air defense system to be signed in 2013
Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka has defended China's increased naval presence in the Indian Ocean and rejected claims that it is a threat to regional power India.

Sri Lanka defends China's expansion in Indian Ocean
    Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan enhances cooperation with Chana's major defense companies

Kazakhstan Defense Minister met with Chinese Minister of National Defense and management of the Central Military Commission in China.

Kazakhstan enhances cooperation with Chana's major defense companies
US, Israel hail cooperation on Iron Dome defense system
US, Israel hail cooperation on Iron Dome defense system

The US and Israel on Thursday hailed the performance of the Iron Dome defense system during the recent Gaza conflict, with Washington stressing its continued "strong commitment" to the program.

US, Israel hail cooperation on Iron Dome defense system
Israel reports success in new missile defence test
Israel reports success in new missile defence test

Israeli and US defence officials have successfully tested the David's Sling missile defence system, completing the first phase of the weapon's development.

Israel reports success in new missile defence test
Panetta warns against retrenchment in fight against Al-Qaeda
Panetta warns against retrenchment in fight against Al-Qaeda

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Tuesday that the United States needed to press efforts on the diplomatic and development fronts to put an end to the Al-Qaeda terror network.

Panetta warns against retrenchment in fight against Al-Qaeda
Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov (R) and Defense Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Salamatin (L). Photo by Yermek Sarbassov©
Kazakhstan and Ukrainian Defense Ministers meet in Astana

Kazakhstan Defense Minister Adilbek Dzhaksybekov met with Defense Minister of Ukraine Dmitry Salamatin and Ukrainian military delegation in Astana.

Kazakhstan and Ukrainian Defense Ministers meet in Astana
Obama reiterates US support for Israel
Obama reiterates US support for Israel

US President Barack Obama on Friday reiterated US support for Israel's right to defend itself during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the conflict in Gaza.

Obama reiterates US support for Israel