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A house  damaged during clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces in the   Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is controlled by separatist Armenians, in a still image taken from video footage. Photograph: Nagorno-Karabakh Military Handout/Reuters TV

A new wave of fighting broke out in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Saturday, killing dozens and drawing international calls for an immediate ceasefire(...)

Chinese People’s Liberation Army: China has ordered its military to end all paid services within the next three years as it seeks to focus on modernising its armed forces and eliminating corruption. Photograph:  How Hwee Young/EPA

In the latest bid to clamp down on corruption in public life, China has ordered the army to end all “paid outside work” in the next three years, refer(...)

A frame grab taken from  video footage made available on Tuesday by the Russian defence ministry shows a Russian SU-34 multidimensional bomber taking off from the Syrian Hmeymim airbase, outside Latakia, Syria. Photograph: EPA/Russian Defence Ministry

At least 26 people were killed east of the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra on Tuesday as Syrian troops backed by Russian air strikes staged attacks(...)

South Korean Marines, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, and US Marines move together during the annual joint military exercise Key Resolve and Foal Eagle by South Korea and the United States in Pohang, South Korea on Monday. Photograph:  Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP

South Korean and US troops began large-scale military exercises on Monday in an annual test of their defences against North Korea, which called the dr(...)

Part of the city of Sansha on the island of Yongxing, also known as Woody Island in the disputed Paracel chain. The  chain has become the flashpoint in an increasingly aggressive territorial dispute between China and Vietnam, while Taiwan also claims the islands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China’s People’s Liberation Army has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system on one of the disputed islands in the South China Sea, accordi(...)

Sergei Bainetov (right), deputy chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ flight safety service, and Nikolai Primak, chairman of the Air Accident Investigation Commission, attend a news conference dedicated to the crash of SU-24 fighter-bomber, a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey in November, in Moscow, Russia, December 21st, 2015. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey l(...)

 Afghan National Army soldiers inspect buildings after clashes against security forces at Kandahar Airport. Photograph: AFP

The last of 11 Taliban insurgents who infiltrated Kandahar airport was killed late on Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the attack was launched, the(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron   at RAF Northolt: After visiting Paris where he pledged British support for France, Mr Cameron announced plans to increase spending by £12 billion (€17 billion) to £178 billion (€254 billion) over the next decade as part of his government’s five-year defence and security plan. Photograph: Justin Tallis/WPA Pool/Getty

Britain will boost spending on defence to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants, prime minister David Cameron said on Monday, underlining t(...)

This image made from video released by the French Army Communications Audiovisual office  shows a French army jet taking off from a site in Jordan to strike at Islamic State group targets. Photograph: ECPAD/APTN via AP

France bombed the Syrian city of Raqqa on Sunday night, its most aggressive strike against the Islamic State group it blames for killing 129 people in(...)

French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in Raqqa. Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in Raqqa just two days after the group c(...)

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