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Two killed in Azerbaijan-Armenia border clashes

Two killed in Azerbaijan-Armenia border clashes

Arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations of launching a military offensive using artillery fire along their shared border on Sunday, with Baku reporting two troops killed.Azerbaijan's defence ministry said Armenia's "offensive" from its northern

Inventor of Israel's Iron Dome seeks coronavirus 'game-changer'

Inventor of Israel's Iron Dome seeks coronavirus 'game-changer'

Daniel Gold, who led the team that invented Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system, has a history of safeguarding the country against what he identifies as existential threats. With the nation facing surging coronavirus cases amid a pandemic that has trigg

Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran has said it will strengthen Syria's air defences as part of a bilateral military deal aiming to "fight terrorism" and counter American pressure.Key US ally Israel, Iran's arch-enemy, has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of a civil

Russia detains ex-defence reporter for treason

Russia detains ex-defence reporter for treason

A high-profile Russian journalist who became an adviser to the head of the space agency was detained for two months Tuesday on charges of treason for allegedly divulging state secrets.Ivan Safronov, 30, worked for business newspapers Kommersant and Vedomosti a

Australia to revamp defences as China tensions rise

Australia to revamp defences as China tensions rise

Australia announced an assertive new defence strategy Wednesday, beefing up its long-range strike capabilities and cyber-warfare efforts amid escalating tensions with China.Prime Minister Scott Morrison earmarked Aus$270 billion ($185 billion) for new and upgr