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Leviathan: China’s new navy

With its new aircraft carrier, the Fujian, China is leapfrogging current military technologies to challenge the might of the US navy.

Lebanon warns against any Israeli ‘aggression’ in disputed waters

President Michel Aoun said any activity in the disputed area would amount to an act of aggression and a provocation.

Yemen truce extended for two months, but warring sides far apart

Initial two-month truce, which had notably reduced hostilities in Yemen, had been set to expire on Thursday.

Russian government approves list of unfriendly countries and territories

Russia has said all corporate deals with companies and individuals from “unfriendly countries” will now have to be approved by a government commission.

Yemen’s Houthis reject UN call to free UAE-flagged ship

Yemeni Houthi rebels have rejected a UN request to release an Emirati-flagged vessel they seized earlier this month, along with its 11-member crew, saying the ship was carrying “military assets”.

Somalia’s allies fear instability as political crisis deepens

Intensifying row between president and prime minister sparks concerns as the country struggles to hold long-delayed elections.

China uses maritime militia to assert claim on South China Sea

New report finds Beijing funding hundreds of vessels that it uses to back its expansive claim in the disputed waters.

Saudi-led coalition intercepted Houthi drone from Yemen

Drone, heading towards the southwest Khamis Mushait region, was shot down by Saudi air defence, coalition said.

Project Force: Who will win the underwater arms race?

New designs, new technologies and new weapons are shaping the submarines of the future, which are being manufactured right now, in response to global demand for more potent and flexible designs.