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Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin

Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to pull thousands of troops from the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said ahead of key talks on a fragile truce in the ex-Soviet country. “The head of state has tasked […]


Pakistani air strikes kill 21 militants: officials

Pakistani air strikes kill 21 militants: officials

Pakistani air strikes killed at least 21 militants Sunday in attacks on their hideouts in a restive northwestern tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The attacks were launched in the Kuki Khel area of the Khyber tribal district, where the […]


Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely: Dempsey

Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely: Dempsey

US military advisors are likely to take a more direct role in the ground campaign against jihadists in Iraq once Iraqi forces are ready to go on the offensive, the top US officer said in comments aired Sunday. General Martin […]


Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

Iraqis will have to fight IS to win back country

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it was ultimately up to Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State group advancing in Iraq despite US-led airstrikes. “Over time we believe that the strategy will build, the capacity […]


ISIS advances in Kobane as Turkey rejects solo ground action

ISIS advances in Kobane as Turkey rejects solo ground action

Advancing Islamic State fighters seized a third of the Syrian border town of Kobane Thursday despite US-led air strikes, as Turkey rejected sending troops in against the jihadists on its own. In fighting that killed dozens, calls grew for ground […]


US-led air war a boon for defense contractors

US-led air war a boon for defense contractors

The US-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria is proving a boon to weapons makers, sending their share prices soaring and bolstering political support for higher defense spending. The open-ended air war against the Islamic State group will mean billions […]


Ecuador opens tender to acquire radars

Ecuador opens tender to acquire radars

Ecuador has opened a tender to acquire a radar system to combat drug smuggling, after a multi-million-dollar deal with China fell through, the defense minister said Tuesday. Plans to buy four radars from China for $60 million were canceled last […]


Yahoo says some systems breached, not by Shellshock

Yahoo says some systems breached, not by Shellshock

Yahoo said some of its servers were breached briefly by hackers, but that the attack was unrelated to the newly discovered Shellshock vulnerability, and that no user data was compromised. In a posting late Monday on the Hacker News forum, […]


Taiwan PM warns China cyber attack threat growing

Taiwan PM warns China cyber attack threat growing

Taiwan’s premier warned Tuesday of increasing cyber attacks from China, the island’s highest-ranking official to denounce attempts to “steal government secrets” despite warming cross-strait relations. Jiang Yi-huah’s warning comes after the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned on Sunday that China […]


 
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