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Season of discontent as protests flare worldwide

On Monday it was Bolivia - angry people clashed with police after the political opposition said it was cheated in an election won by...

US policy shift on Syria a sign of Trump “unchained”

In just a few hours US President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies,...

New missiles in China anniversary parade

China’s military displayed new equipment at a parade in central Beijing to mark 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic, including hypersonic-glide...

Taliban talks dead – Trump

US President Donald Trump proclaimed talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders dead, while the general in charge said the US military is likely to ramp...

Kabul blast – Taliban claim responsibility

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked Afghan capital Kabul killing at least five, wounding dozens and shaking windows and...

US will maintain Afghanistan presence

President Donald Trump said US troop levels in Afghanistan were being reduced to 8 600 but American forces would remain in the country even...

Antonov’s An-178 lands first export order in Peru

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Ukraine’s state-owned defence conglomerate Ukroboronprom has won a tender to supply the An-178 aircraft to Peru.   The contract to replace the Peruvian police’s single Antonov...

Kenyan drug trafficker jailed in US

A US judge sentenced Kenyan drug trafficker Baktash Akasha to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to import...

US/Taliban talks stalemate

Talks on a pact that would allow the United States to end its longest war and withdraw from Afghanistan ended without agreement and both...

Putin warns Trump on nuclear missiles

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Moscow would start developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the United States did the same after the...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...