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    Formal launch of Saudi-led coalition on Sunday

    The inaugural meeting of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Ministers of Defence Council will be held under the theme of ‘Allied Against Terrorism’, according to a press statement.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Prince promises Israel billions of dollars to defeat Hezbollah :Report

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country’s royal family told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.

    West Asia
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    Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drills amid widening rift

    Turkey has withdrawn its troops from a NATO military drill in Norway on Friday when Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies”.

    West Asia
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    14 Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces, 300 jailed

    Israeli regime forces have killed 14 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of this year, according to a Palestinian statistics agency.

    West Asia
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    Bangladesh sentences six Jama’at activists to death

    A special Bangladeshi tribunal on Wednesday sentenced to death six Islamists, including a former lawmaker, for committing crimes against humanity and siding with the Pakistani troops.

    South Asia
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    Iran President Declares End of Daesh

    On Friday, Iraqi armed forces liberated Rawa near the border with Syria, the last remaining town under Daesh’s control. Two days later, Syrian army soldiers liberated Bukamal, Daesh’s last stronghold in Syria,

    West Asia
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    Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

    Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a long list of hotspots – from Syria and Libya to Venezuela and Ukraine

    Central Asia
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    Hezbollah says ready to pull forces from Iraq after Islamic State defeat

    Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Monday he was prepared to pull his forces from Iraq, after the militant Islamic State group lost control over its last urban stronghold in the country.

    West Asia
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    India, China hold first border mechanism talks after Doklam standoff

    India and China began border talks on Friday for the first time since the Doklam military standoff ended in August. The talks in Beijing, under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination.

    South Asia
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    Last ISIS-held town recaptured by Iraqi forces

    Iraqi forces on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under ISIS control, signalling the collapse of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

    West Asia
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    How social media played a part in luring footballer militant back in Kashmir

    For the first time in three decades of insurgency, a campaign, triggered by mother’s passionate appeal, persuaded a promising footballer to come out of the militant fold. 

    Technology
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    Russia starts T-90 battle tank deliveries to Iraq

    Russia’s main battle tank manufacturer, Uralvagonzavod, has started delivering advanced T-90 battle tanks to the Iraqi army under a major deal struck between Moscow and Baghdad earlier this year.

    West Asia
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    'Mounting evidence' of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

    Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.

    West Asia
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    The Pakistan Army and Iran: a new dawn or a messenger for the Saudis?

    Last week something quite remarkable happened with regards to Pakistan’s defence diplomacy –Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa made an official trip to Iran.

    View Point
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    Zimbabwe in ‘bloodless transition’ away from Mugabe

    Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, says the series of military activities underway in the country mark a “bloodless transition” of power from long-time President Robert Mugabe.

    World
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    20 Afghan police killed as Taliban attack checkpoints

    A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday.

    Central Asia
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    Myanmar soldiers gang-raped Rohingya women: UN

    Myanmar soldiers “systematically targeted” Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, a UN special envoy said on Sunday.

    Southeast Asia
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    Indian commandos in Israel for ‘major’ military drill

    India is looking to boost its special forces’ capabilities, including cross-border counter-militancy operations, by participating for the first time in a major military drill with the air forces of Israel and eight other

    South Asia
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    Iran Protecting Arba’een Pilgrims with Missile, Radar Systems

    Brigadier General Shamkhal Jafari, a senior commander at Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base, said the base is closely monitoring the country’s airspace during Arba’een religious ceremonies.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan's Army chief in Iran for security talks

    Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Tehran at the head of a delegation of ranking military officials for talks with his Iranian counterpart and other officials.

    South Asia
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    India successfully test its first fully indigenous Glide Bomb

    The government said on Friday that an indigenously developed lightweight 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested in Chandipur in Odisha, marking a major milestone in developing such weapons.

    South Asia
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    Syrian army fully liberates Dayr al-Zawr from Daesh

    The Syrian army and allied fighters have managed to retake full control over the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr in their latest push against Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

    West Asia
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    In a first, Indian team heads to Israel for combat drill

    India on Tuesday dispatched a C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft, along with a 45-member contingent, including Garud commandos, to Israel to take part in the top-notch multilateral 'Blue Flag-17' exercise from November.

    South Asia
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    As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a “world-class army” by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat -- for now.

    South Asia

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