Today representatives from 80 nations gather in London to discuss how best to make UN Peacekeeping ready for the challenges and opportunities of the modern world. For over 60 years those who don UN Peacekeeping’s blue helmets have held the …
In defence-related news, it is reported that the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is in Stuttgart to discuss further UK support in the fight against Daesh.
In today's items of interest for defence there are reports on key Daesh targets being hit by US forces and articles on the female Peshmerga fighters being trained by UK forces in Northern Iraq.
Stories running prominently today include the news that two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital of Ankara have killed at least 86 people, according to the interior ministry.
There are further reports today about possible UK activity against ISIL, as well as widespread coverage of the death of a Royal Marine trainee and the inquest into the death of soldiers on SAS selection.
Items of Defence interest included in broadcast bulletins this morning include reports of the launch by the Iraqi government to “take back” Ramadi and surrounding western Anbar province from ISIL.