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As tensions with Russia escalate, how significant are NATO's military drills in Norway?

As Russia's assault on Ukraine edged closer to NATO territories this week, the alliance kicked off a massive military drill in Norway. Around 30,000 troops, 220 aircraft and 50 vessels from 27 co...

Vladimir Putin to supervise Russian missile drills

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said President Vladimir Putin was set to supervise an exercise involving missile launches. While Russia holds missile tests several times a year, the practic...

Russian military in Belarus threatens Baltics and Poland, says Lithuanian president

VILNIUS, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Russia has amassed 45,000 soldiers in Belarus and their presence is threatening to Baltic states and Poland, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Thursday. The j...

US: Over 130,000 Russian troops now staged outside Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some airlines canceled flights to the Ukrainian capital and troops there unloaded fresh shipments of weapons from NATO members Sunday, as its president sought to project confid...

Lithuania seeks permanent U.S. troop deployment in face of Russian build-up

RUKLA, Lithuania (Reuters) - Lithuania will ask the United States to permanently station troops in the country to help boost security, the Baltic nation's president said on Wednesday. Gitanas N...

Japan, US kick off Noble Fusion military exercises in Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military has mobilized over 10,000 personnel around Okinawa’s Miyako Strait as a part of the Noble Fusion joint military exercises with Japan over the past ...

How Russia is helping the US reassert its dominance in European security

On Friday morning, China and Russia called in a joint declaration for a halt to NATO expansion as both governments continue to freely offer every country in their respective orbits some of the most po...

Australia, Japan to ink new defense pact to deter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new defense pact between Australia and Japan will be signed on Friday (Jan. 7) as the two countries voice increasing concern about Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific...

Iran says it fired 16 ballistic missiles during annual drill

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired more than a dozen surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. The repor...

Iran's Guard fires cruise missiles in military exercise

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard on Tuesday fired cruise missiles during a major military exercise across the country’s south, media reported. The semioffi...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard holds military drill amid tension

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard staged a major military exercise across the country's south on Monday amid heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear program, state TV repor...

Taiwan troops bolster joint operations capabilities during Combat Readiness Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Combat Readiness Week, which involves various military drills across the Armed Forces, began on Monday (Nov. 8) and will last until Nov. 12. In order to ...

Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for an inclusive government

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hosted talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighboring nations, a round of diplomacy that underlined Moscow's clout in Central As...

Air Force to conduct Tienlong military exercise on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force will carry out its annual Tienlong military exercise in Pingtung’s Jiadong Township from Oct. 19-29, according to a military official. The large-sca...

Putin: No rush in officially recognizing Taliban's rule

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday there must be no rush in officially recognizing the Taliban as the new rulers of Afghanistan, but emphasized the need to engage in talk...