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Military draft notice sent to disgraced K-pop star Seungri

Military draft notice sent to disgraced K-pop star Seungri

Seoul: Seungri, a former member of K-pop boy band BIGBANG, has been sent a notification of his mandatory military service, while he has been on trial on charges of gambling and arranging prostitution, the military manpower agency said Tuesday. Last month, the prosecution indicted the scandal-ridden celebrity without physical detention on charges of gambling overseas […]

Turkish Armed Forces’ Chief conferred Pakistan’s Military Award

Turkish Armed Forces’ Chief conferred Pakistan’s Military Award

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: President Arif Alvi has conferred the ‘Nishan-e-Imtiaz’ (Symbol of Distinction), a Military Award, upon Turkish Chief of Armed Forces General Yasar Güler at a special investiture ceremony at the Presidency in Islamabad. On the occasion, the president said that the unparalleled fraternal relationship between Pakistan and Turkey has […]

Need to invest in modern military technology to thwart terror threats: Experts

Need to invest in modern military technology to thwart terror threats: Experts

  By Habib Toumi Manama: The careful choice and procurement of arms remains a strategic necessity for investing in modern military technology to deal with the current threats despite the change in the nature of war and the receding risks of conventional warfare, an international conference in Bahrain has agreed. The participants in the five […]

Trump claimed South Korea was ‘major abuser’, had to pay $60 billion to U.S.: memoir

Trump claimed South Korea was ‘major abuser’, had to pay $60 billion to U.S.: memoir

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump called South Korea a “major abuser” and claimed the U.S. ally should pay $60 billion a year for the stationing of American troops in the country, according to a memoir published Tuesday. Guy Snodgrass, former chief speechwriter and communications director to former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, made the revelation […]

South Korea calls for ‘mutually acceptable’ deal in defense cost talks with U.S.

South Korea calls for ‘mutually acceptable’ deal in defense cost talks with U.S.

Seoul: South Korea called for a “mutually acceptable” deal in its latest defense cost-sharing talks with the United States in Hawaii this week, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Friday. Seoul made the call during the negotiations on how much it would pay for the upkeep of the 28,500-strong U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) this year and beyond. […]

South Korea military to lower bar for active duty conscripts amid population decline

South Korea military to lower bar for active duty conscripts amid population decline

Seoul: The South Korean military said Sunday it plans to lower the bar for the conscription of active duty soldiers, as the country’s population is widely expected to shrink drastically. The Ministry of National Defense and the Military Manpower Administration are currently in the process of revising related regulations to lower the physical requirements and […]

U.S. wants to begin defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as early as possible: official

U.S. wants to begin defense cost-sharing talks with South Korea as early as possible: official

  Seoul: The United States wants to launch a new round of negotiations with South Korea about sharing the cost for the upkeep of American troops here as early as possible, a foreign ministry official said. Timothy Betts, the top U.S. negotiator for defense cost-sharing talks, on Tuesday proposed a specific date when he held […]

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Tampa, Florida: Asian countries are involved in a multinational maritime effort being developed by the U.S. Central Command to increase surveillance and security in major waterways in the Middle East. Operation Sentinel aims to ensure freedom of navigation in light of recent events in the Arabian Gulf region, the U.S. Central Command said in a […]

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

  Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it would host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security and stability” in the region. A spokesperson in the Saudi Ministry of Defense said that “King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved hosting US Armed Forces in the Kingdom to […]

Russia ready to discuss deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey

Russia ready to discuss deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey

Russia plans to discuss the issue of deliveries of air defense systems with Turkey, it is on the agenda of the Russian-Turkish military cooperation, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Alexander Fomin said on November 7. “When it comes to large air defense system, they can be referred as anti-missile systems.” If […]

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