Wednesday, September 22, 2021


Indonesia warns against arms race after Aussie nuclear sub pact

Indonesia has called on Australia to maintain its commitment to regional peace and stability, and reiterated its respect for international law.

No racial quotas in recruitment, says armed forces chief

Affendi Buang says non-Malays comprise 20 to 25% of new intakes every year.

Neighbours slam ‘outrageous’ North Korean ballistic missiles test

The ballistic missile tests are North Korea's first since March this year and a further breach of UN sanctions.

Afghan pilots start leaving Uzbekistan for UAE, despite Taliban pressure, source says

Afghanistan's new rulers have said they will invite former military personnel to join the country's revamped security forces and that they will come to no harm.

North Korea tests ‘strategic’ cruise missile with possible nuclear capability

The missiles flew 1,500km before hitting their targets and falling into the country's territorial waters during the tests held on Saturday and Sunday, state media says.

North Korea holds anniversary parade

The pageant featured Red Guards and members of the ruling Workers' Party, it said, as well as parachutists, mechanised paramilitary units and a flypast.

Myanmar cell towers attacked after shadow govt ‘war’ call

Protesters said they targeted 11 mobile phone masts belonging to the military-owned Mytel, one of the country's four main cell networks

Myanmar shadow govt calls for revolt against military rule

Some opponents of military rule have formed armed groups, under the banner of the People's Defence Forces, and have forged alliances with some ethnic militias that have long seen Myanmar's army as their enemy.

Some British veterans taking their lives due to anger over Afghan withdrawal

Britain lost 457 armed forces personnel in Afghanistan, or 13% of the international military coalition's 3,500 fatalities since 2001.

Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity

The latest Chinese mission involved 10 J-16 and four Su-30 fighters, as well as four H-6 bombers, which can carry nuclear weapons, and an anti-submarine aircraft, Taiwan says.

Armed forces to commit assets to boost fight against Covid-19

Senior minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the armed forces are ready to help the health ministry, among others by setting up field hospitals for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

US military completes withdrawal from Afghanistan

Celebratory gunfire rang out in Kabul and elated senior Taliban officials hailed the event as a watershed moment.

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