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Ash Carter (right) with Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon  at the Hussein Lookout, near Kiryat Shmona, northern Israel. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/Reuters

With bilateral ties at rock bottom following last week’s signing of the Iran nuclear deal, US secretary of defence Ash Carter went out of his way y(...)

Almost three weeks after President Barack Obama said the US was not losing to Sunni extremists in Iraq his administration is sending a further 450 (...)

 The Dugway Proving Ground in Dugway, Utah. According to reports from the Army, that it mistakenly shipped live Anthrax to several government and commercial labs in the US and Korea. Photograph: Getty

The US military said it has discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, an(...)

In a photo provided by the US navy, Chinese dredging vehicles in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, an artificial island the Chinese are building. Photograph: The New York Times

US defense secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing’s island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific bu(...)

Iraqi Sunni fighters battling Islamic State (IS) group jihadists alongside government forces fire their weapons on the outskirts of Iraq’s Baiji oil refinery, about 200 kilometres north of Baghdad on Monday. A military operation has been launched to drive Islamic State out of the western Anbar province. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

A military operation has been launched to drive Islamic State out of the western Anbar province of Iraq, where the extremists captured the provincial (...)

Afghan security forces at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Wednesday. Six people were killed and more than 30 injured in the bombing close to the presidential palace. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

President Barack Obama has decided to slow down the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 military personnel into next year, nearly(...)

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