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Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters about North Korea’s missile launch. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

North Korea test-fired its second intercontinental missile (ICBM) within a month on Friday, a provocation that heightens pressure on the US and China(...)

Pre-flight propeller inspection: a US navy EP-3 aircraft had to take evasive action to avoid crashing into a Chinese fighter jet that suddenly pulled up in front of the American plane in contested skies above the East China Sea on Sunday, the Pentagon said.

Regional tensions over China’s sovereignty claims over most of the surrounding oceans have increased after two fighters “buzzed” a US EP-3 surveillanc(...)

South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo talking to US Defence Secretary James Mattis over the phone on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

The US and South Korea have stressed their close relationship and confirmed they will deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile d(...)

 A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier relaxes in Bartella, a village  recaptured from Islamic State during the battle to retake Mosul, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on (...)

The US military said it mounted an air strike using manned and drone aircraft (above) targeting a training camp run by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, about 120 miles north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 150 people were killed in a US air strike on a Somali jihadist camp at the weekend, the Pentagon said on Monday. The US military mounted t(...)

Tourists walk under flags that have been lowered to half mast on the Washington Monument grounds to pay respect to the victims of the Paris attacks. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The US military has banned troops and civilian personnel from any non-work-related travel to Paris, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday, after deadly (...)

General director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, Christopher Stokes (right) speaks as head of the  Kunduz incident management team Michiel Hofman  looks on during a press conference in Kabul on November 5th, 2015. Photograph: Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images

Medical aid group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Thursday it was hard to believe a US strike on an Afghan hospital last month was a mistake, a(...)

Anti-tank missiles are displayed at the military parade in Beijing on September 3rd, 2015. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

China put on a muscular display of military might in a parade in Beijing to mark the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second World War 70 years ag(...)