Australia’s elite SAS soldiers were continually redeployed to Afghanistan by commanders despite warnings from psychologists it was damaging their mental health and impairing their decision-making.
China has pointed the finger back at the US after a report to the US Congress portraying Chinese military ambitions as a threat to the international order.
Opposition groups have promised a "significant and unusual" protest march in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on Sunday.
The United States has formalised plans to reduce its troop contingent in Iraq from 5200 to about 3000.
President Alexander Lukashenko has conceded he may have held onto power too long but he was the only one capable of protecting the country for now.
The war in Afghanistan was ‘always going to be a failure’ with Australian special forces soldiers overused and ‘pushed to do the unachievable’, a former SAS captain has said.
West Australians are being urged to give generously to the annual Legacy Week appeal, which hits the streets of Perth today.
A commemoration rendered low key by COVID-19 of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War II has been staged in Pear Harbour, Hawaii.
Thousands of students have joined protests against President Alexander Lukashenko, boycotting the start of the school year in Belarus.
Preparations are underway in Poland to commemorate the outbreak of World War II on September 1, 1939.
US Democratic nominee Joe Biden has delivered a counter message to Donald Trump's law and order bluster: "If I were president ... the country would be safer."
Shabtai Gold and Eliyahu Kamisher
Emergency services were called to Kings Park overnight after vandals entered Kings Park and managed to put out the State War Memorial’s eternal flame — which normally burns all year round.
Prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old over the fatal shooting of two people and the wounding of a third amid protests and unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Police have arrested a 17-year-old after two people were fatally shot at protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin while armed vigilante groups patrolled the streets.
Mike Householder and Scott Bauer
Police and protesters continue to clash in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha following the shooting and wounding of a black man by police officers.
Reservists who have lost their civilian jobs due to the COVID crisis will be offered more hours with the Australian Defence Force under a $1 billion spending package.
The US is rejecting the view of allies that it doesn't have the right to demand full UN sanctions against Iran, after withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal.
EDITH M. LEDERER and MATTHEW LEE
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko says he will talk with workers but not with a body set up by opposition figures.
President Donald Trump cannot allow the rogue Afghan soldier who murdered unarmed Australian diggers to go free, writes Annabel Hennessy.
Annabel HennessyPolitics Reporter
Six protesters have been charged by police following a rally outside the Kangaroo Point Hotel in Brisbane, where 120 asylum seekers are being detained.
WWII left the Pacific in turmoil. Malcolm Quekett traces how history’s bloodiest conflict was covered in the state’s press, forever capturing one of the most significant events in history.
Six protesters have been arrested during a rally outside the Kangaroo Point Hotel in Brisbane, where 120 asylum seekers are being detained.
The end of WWII sparked celebrations around the world. In Perth, on the 75th anniversary of VP day, 101-year-old Arthur Leggett stood in silence, remembering his fallen mates.
The day after his 18th birthday, Perth's Jack Le Cras witnessed the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender and the end of WWII. Read his emotional retelling of the day as it happened.
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