South Korea and the United States went ahead with large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to "the brink of nuclear war", ignoring calls from Russia and China to call them off.
Iran's fighter jets have carried out numerous sorties over the country's western borders as part of joint military drills by the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) which continued for the second day on Monday.
The Russian and Chinese navies agreed to hold the second stage of the Joint Sea-2017 military exercises in September in Vladivostok, spokesman for the Russian Eastern Military District’s Pacific Fleet Capt. 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev said on Wednesday.
Two US supersonic bombers conducted live-fire drills on Saturday in South Korea in a show of force following North Korea's test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the South's military said.
A French amphibious assault carrier has navigated into Japan’s naval base of Sasebo to join the wargames set for next month in a move that will likely upset China amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Military officials in the Philippines have announced that joint annual drills with the United States will continue although the mission would mostly focus on humanitarian and counter-terrorism operations rather than live-fire exercises.