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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 […]


North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea

North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea

North Korea fired 100 artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the eastern maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests. The drill began shortly before midday (0300 GMT) using land […]


Taiwan starts using drones to spy on China: reports

Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of Chinese missiles, media reported Sunday. The army in March commissioned a fleet of 32 unmanned aerial vehicles, […]


North Korea fires two more missiles into sea

North Korea fires two more missiles into sea

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Sunday, Seoul’s military said, in an apparent show of anger at an upcoming joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States. The North fired the two ballistic missiles into […]


Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Western foreign ministers appeared Sunday to have failed in their mission to inject momentum into talks with Iran in Vienna, seven days before the deadline to strike a momentous nuclear deal. The talks were set to continue, however, with US […]


Russia Ready to Export Iskander-E TBMs

Russia Ready to Export Iskander-E TBMs

Iskander-E mobile theater ballistic missile systems are ready for export, awaiting a decision by state authorities, the head of the Russian delegation to arms and military exhibition MILEX-2014 Valery Varlamov said Thursday. “Iskander-E [NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone] is ready […]


India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India announced Thursday it would lift the cap on foreign direct investment in the defence sector to 49 percent and announced a 12-percent rise in military spending as part of efforts to modernize its armed forces. In his first budget, […]


World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe

World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe

It was supposed to be an evening of entertainment in Gaza, watching the World Cup semi-final at a cafe, a welcome break from 48 hours of Israeli air strikes. But the evening was cut brutally short when an Israeli raid […]


 
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