• India's Scorpene submarine data leak becomes murkier

    The Australian newspaper has published a new set of leaked documents on its website that provide further details about the operational capabilities of the six Scorpene-class submarines that French shipbuilder DCNS is licence-building for the Indian Navy (IN) in Mumbai. Marked 'Restricted Scorpene

  • Islamic State militants attack QSD fighters in Syria's AL-Hasakah

    ACCORDING to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an unspecified number of Qiwaat Suriyya al-Dimoqratiyya (QSD), or Syrian Democratic Forces, fighters and Islamic State militants were killed during armed clashes that broke out when Islamic State militants launched two suicide

  • Mortar attack kills two people in Iraq's Baghdad

    TWO people were killed and nine others were wounded when two mortar shells, fired by unidentified militants, hit the villages of Al-Naseer and Al-Salam in Abu Ghraib district, 20km west of Iraq's capital Baghdad, on 24 August, Iraqi News reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the

  • Security forces detain two alleged would-be suicide bombers in Saudi Arabia's Eastern

    TWO alleged Islamic State would-be suicide bombers - identified as Abdullah Abdulrahman Al-Ghunaimi and Hussain Mohammed Ali, a Syrian national - were arrested by security forces at a checkpoint in Tarout Island in Saudi Arabia's Eastern province on 24 August, Al-Arabiya reported. The suspects were

  • Taliban intensify attacks in northern Afghanistan

    The Taliban have stepped up their attacks in Afghanistan's northern provinces of Kunduz and Takhar in a move that highlights the group's capability to expand its area of operations beyond the east and south of the country by executing co-ordinated offensives. The militants temporarily seized


  • New beginnings: Poland reassesses defence plan

    At the hands of the country's newly elected Law and Justice Party, Polish defence is in the midst of a shake-up that will see requirements reprioritised, procurement decisions re-evaluated and some defence competitions rerun. Remigiusz Wilk reports
  • Rolling out the big guns: Self-propelled artillery developments

    While recent conflicts have seen the West deprioritise the use of self-propelled artillery systems, a number of emerging requirements are keeping the market for this class of equipment buoyant. Jon Hawkes reports
  • Yemen conflict raises maritime risks

    The ongoing conflict in Yemen and geopolitical competition in the Middle East have the potential to raise maritime security risks. Peter Chalk assesses the threat posed to commercial shipping in a key strategic chokepoint by AQAP, the Islamic State, and others.
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  • Colombian government, FARC announce final peace agreement

    The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached a final agreement towards ending a bloody war ongoing since the 1960s, the parties announced on 24 August. "We have reached a final accord, complete and definitive, to end an armed conflict with the
  • North Korea releases footage of SLBM launch

    North Korea's state-run Uriminzokkiri website has released video footage of what is believed to be the 24 August test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The site also shows images of the missile, thought to be a Pukkuksong-1 (also referred to as the Bukgeukseong-1 or KN-11),