The United Nations is still waiting for President Joseph Kabila to sign off on a joint military plan to drive out rebels from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Brazil's military has voiced concern over a bill that would penalize homophobia and discrimination against gays.
Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia will have joint naval exercises on the Caspian Sea.
Iraqi Prime Ministe asked Australian counterpart Tony Abott to step up military assistance to aid Baghdad's fight against the Islamic State jihadist group.
Military Bank of the Ministry of Defense has made a surprise to unsuspecting mall visitors.
A Canadian frigate with 250 marines on board set off from Halifax on the Atlantic coast to join NATO forces in the Mediterranean Sea monitoring the Ukraine crisis.
The Taliban responded scornfully to the formal end of NATO's war in Afghanistan, describing the US-led mission as a "fire of barbarism and cruelty".
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov proposed the creation of a "special regiment" made up from Chechnya's armed forces to help defend Russia from Western aggression
NATO will hold a ceremony in Kabul later formally ending its war in Afghanistan, officials said, after 13 years of conflict.
The two warring sides lined up the prisoners some 100 metres apart on an isolated stretch of highway in the no-man's land between their frontlines.
The Kremlin branded the expansion of NATO as a fundamental threat to Russia in a revised military doctrine that dramatically reflects deteriorating relations with the West.
Ukraine took a historic step toward NATO in a parliamentary vote that stoked Russia's anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state's separatist war.
Canada's defense minister announced the addition of a fifth military transport jumbo jet to its fleet.
Pakistani forces killed 27 suspected militants in air strikes and a ground operation in the restive northwest hours after a roadside bomb killed three soldiers.
Ukraine's president openly challenged the Kremlin by submitting a bill allowing the former Soviet republic to join NATO and make the Western alliance its defender.
Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West.
Ukraine's pro-European leaders and Kremlin-backed rebels agreed Wednesday to hold long-delayed peace talks.
Up to 10,000 Russian soldiers and their heavy weapons are still deployed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine despite a new ceasefire.
Sales by Russian arms manufacturers continue to expand thanks to Moscow's investments despite a downturn in global defence spending.
Ukraine welcomed a US bill that would allow Washington to provide lethal military assistance to the embattled country.
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