Topic - Defence Minister

Subscribe to this topic via RSS or ATOM
Related Stories
  • Indian search finds no trace of Malaysian plane

    Indian navy ships supported by long-range surveillance planes and helicopters scoured Andaman Sea islands for a third day on Saturday without any success in finding evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said.

  • 2 Indian navy sailors missing after sub accident

    Seven sailors were overcome by smoke on an Indian navy submarine off Mumbai's coast Wednesday and two other sailors were missing, the navy said.

  • Greece to review arms purchases amid bribe scandal

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Defense Ministry in crisis-hit Greece pledged Friday to overhaul arms procurement procedures following the arrest of former weapons contract negotiators accused of paying bribes for major government contracts.

  • **FILE** U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel Nov. 7, 2012, during a U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. (Associated Press)

    China defense ministry accuses U.S. of hacking thousands of websites

    The United States hacked two of China's major military websites tens of thousands of times in a single month last year, a spokesman with the nation's Defense Ministry said Thursday.

  • US security firm alleges massive Chinese hacking

    Cyberattacks that stole massive amounts of information from military contractors, energy companies and other key industries in the U.S. and elsewhere have been traced to the doorstep of a Chinese military unit, a U.S. security firm alleged Tuesday.

  • **FILE** Palestinians sit by the port in Gaza City on Oct. 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Israel counted calorie needs in Gaza blockade

    The Israeli military meticulously calculated the number of calories Gaza's residents would need to consume to avoid malnutrition during a sweeping blockade imposed on the Palestinian territory between 2007 and mid-2010, according to a document the Defense Ministry released under a court order and that was made public Wednesday.

  • China announces commissioning of first aircraft carrier

    China formally entered its first aircraft carrier into service on Tuesday, underscoring its ambitions to be a leading Asian naval power, although the ship is not expected to carry a full complement of planes or be ready for combat for some time.

  • The Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning takes a test cruise in May 2012. China formally entered the vessel, its first aircraft carrier, into service on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, underscoring the nation's ambitions to be a leading Asian naval power, although the ship is not expected to carry a full complement of planes or be ready for combat for some time. (AP Photo/Xinhua News Agency, Li Tang)

    China says first aircraft carrier has entered service

    China formally entered its first aircraft carrier into service on Tuesday, underscoring its ambitions to be a leading Asian naval power, although the ship is not expected to carry a full complement of planes or be ready for combat for some time.

  • Egyptian women mourn the deaths of victims of clashes outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammed Asad)

    Egypt's military renews pledge to give up power

    Egypt's ruling generals promised again Thursday that they would hand power to a civilian administration within the next two months, a day after deadly clashes stoked by political tensions brought fresh accusations that the military was trying to create chaos so it could cling to power.

  • ** FILE ** A Taiwanese soldier stands at attention in front of a Patriot missile air defense system near the northern coastal town of Wanli, Taiwan, in October 2004. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Chinese spies target Taiwan's U.S.-made defenses

    When Taiwanese security personnel detained a suspected spy for China at a top-secret military base last month, they may have had a sense of deja vu.

  • Chinese spies target Taiwan's US-made defenses

    When Taiwanese security personnel detained a suspected spy for China at a top secret military base last month, they may have had a sense of deja vu.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kenyan teachers march in the streets of Nairobi on Tuesday. More than 200,000 teachers went on strike to protest the diversion of government funds meant to hire more teachers to alleviate overcrowding of classrooms, said the chairman of the country's biggest teachers union.

    Overcrowded classrooms spur strike by educators in Kenya

    More than 200,000 Kenyan teachers went on strike Tuesday to protest the diversion of government funds meant to hire more teachers and ease classroom overcrowding, a union official said.

  • Prince Harry to train at US military bases

    Prince Harry _ a British Army captain _ will train at two U.S. military bases in California and Arizona as part of an Apache attack helicopter course conducted by his country's Defense Ministry.

  • An Estonian police officer walks by a robot used to locate explosives near the Defense Ministry in Tallinn, Estonia, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. A gunman opened fire inside the ministry and tried to take hostages, but he apparently was shot and killed by police who stormed the building, an official said. (AP Photo/Timur Nisametdinov/NIPA)

    Gunman opens fire in Estonian ministry

    A gunman opened fire inside Estonia's Defense Ministry and tried to take hostages on Thursday, but he apparently was shot and killed by police who stormed the building, an official said.

  • A Yemeni army officer stands on duty at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday, June 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemen: 12 al Qaeda militants killed

    Government troops trying to recapture areas held by Islamic militants have killed 12 suspected al Qaeda members in the troubled southern province of Abyan, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.

More Stories →

Happening Now