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Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed five people on Wednesday evening, medics said, as Israel’s army announced two more soldiers had died in fighting. Earlier, Israeli tank fire killed five people, including two children, in southern […]


Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Ukraine rebels ‘shoot down two fighter jets’

Pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in eastern Ukraine just days after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Ukrainian military spokesman told AFP. “Two Sukhoi Ukrainian fighter jets have been shot down. The fate […]


China to join military exercise with US, Australia

China to join military exercise with US, Australia

China’s military will take part in an infantry exercise for the first time with Australian and US forces in October, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The joint exercise will take place in northern Australia and marks another step forward in […]


Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet crash

Russia on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Washington after US President Barack Obama said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. In his most extensive comments on the tragedy […]


India clears defense procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

India clears defense procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

India’s new Hindu nationalist government cleared Saturday proposals worth nearly $3.5 billion to modernize the nation’s aging Soviet-era military hardware and boost its domestic defense industry, a report said. The move underscored the desire of the government led by Prime […]


Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research: report

Japan, Britain to launch joint missile research: report

Japan and Britain are to jointly develop missile technology for fighter jets, while Tokyo may also start exporting Japanese-made parts for US surface-to-air missiles, a report said Thursday. The plan — which comes months after Japan lifted a self-imposed ban […]


South Korea-US naval drill begins in face of North’s anger

South Korea-US naval drill begins in face of North’s anger

South Korea and the United States on Wednesday launched a five-day joint naval exercise in the face of angry North Korean protests and warnings backed by missile tests. Two separate drills began simultaneously in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) […]


Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment

Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment

Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza Wednesday, killing four children on a beach in an apparent naval salvo and launching deadly air strikes, as regional leaders sought to end the killing. The punishing air campaign aimed at halting cross-border rocket […]


Brazil interested in Russian air defenses: Rousseff

Brazil interested in Russian air defenses: Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday that Brasilia was keen on obtaining air defenses from Moscow and cooperating on nuclear energy. Putin’s visit is part of an ambitious Latin American tour that has already […]


 
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