An Egyptian man waves the national flag during a protest against Mohamed Morsi, president of Egypt, in Tahrir Square, on Wednesday. Egypt was heading for a confrontation between the military and the Islamist president, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political standoff with his opponents. Hours before the ultimatum expired at 14.30 GMT, the army leaked details of a roadmap that includes overthrowing Mr Morsi, scrapping the constitution, dissolving parliament and forming a government of independents headed by an army general Read more
Service personnel in Belarus salute from tanks, as they take part in a military parade during celebrations marking Independence Day in Minsk on Wednesday
Iraqi anti-terrorism special forces stand to attention before a simulated hijacking of an aeroplane during a training exercise at Baghdad airport, Iraq. Read more
Chinese military officers use a piece of rope to line up honour guards as they prepare for a welcome ceremony for Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday
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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on Friday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Gillard to the Pacific island nation and the first visit since former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. Read more
Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan on Wednesday. The Matsu archipelago, which was once the front line against China, is now a military tourist spot. Read more
A member of the military forces in South Korea takes part in training on how to deal with a possible biochemical terrorist attack in Seoul, the country’s capital city, undisturbed by members of the public casually walking by
Russian army jet fighters rehearse their fly past on Tuesday over St Basil Cathedral for the Victory day military parade. The display will take place at Moscow’s Red Square on May 9 to celebrate victory in the second world war 68 years on
An Israeli soldier of the Golani brigade covers himself in a prayer shawl as others gather for the morning prayer before a military exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria on Tuesday.
Members of the South Korean special forces take part in a military drill in Yeongcheon, southeast of Seoul. The two Koreas technically remain at war under a truce that ended hostilities in their 1950-1953 conflict. North Korea is angry at UN sanctions and joint South Korean-US military drills, and has recently threatened both countries with nuclear attack.