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Pakistani army chief in first US visit

Pakistani army chief in first US visit

Pakistan’s army chief is holding talks with top US generals and officials this week in the first visit to the United States by the country’s powerful military commander in four years, officials said Monday. General Raheel Sharif’s trip comes against […]


Deal with Iran could end isolation but would it stop an arms race?

Deal with Iran could end isolation but would it stop an arms race?

A deal on Iran’s nuclear program this week would be a historic step towards ending the country’s international isolation, but analysts remain divided on whether it would help stabilize the Middle East or even prevent a regional arms race. Having […]


US military looks for the elusive mothership

US military looks for the elusive mothership

It’s a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying “mothership” that launches smaller aircraft. The Pentagon’s research agency put out a request to industry this month to outline how a large cargo plane could release drones […]


Russia gives France until end of November to deliver warship: report

Russia gives France until end of November to deliver warship: report

Russia on Friday warned France of “serious” consequences unless Paris delivers by the end of this month a Mistral-class assault warship whose handover has been delayed by concerns over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, a report said. “We are […]


China shows off new stealth fighter

China shows off new stealth fighter

China’s new stealth jet fighter rocketed skywards Wednesday as Beijing puts on an unprecedented display of openness — and military force — at the country’s premier airshow. The black J-31 rose in a nearly vertical climb on take-off in Zhuhai […]


Iran claims successful test flight of replica US drone

Iran claims successful test flight of replica US drone

Iran said Monday that a copy of an American drone downed over its territory in 2011 had successfully completed its first test flight, promising to release footage of the experiment. Tehran captured the US RQ-170 Sentinel in December 2011 while […]


Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

World leaders including Barack Obama arrived in Beijing Monday for an Asia-Pacific summit hosted by China’s Xi Jinping and including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, against a backdrop of growing big-power rivalries. Obama arrives wounded by the Democrats’ defeat in the mid-term […]


The dragon and the bear: Xi, Putin form power duo at APEC

The dragon and the bear: Xi, Putin form power duo at APEC

China’s authoritarian President Xi Jinping and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin share similar views on issues from human rights to Mikhail Gorbachev, in an increasingly close personal relationship that mirrors their countries’ converging interests. Putin arrives in Beijing Sunday for the […]


Iran, Russia to sign nuclear plants deal Tuesday: media

The head of Iran’s atomic energy agency will travel to Russia Tuesday to sign a construction deal for two nuclear power plants on Iran’s southern Gulf shores, media reported. Ali Akbar Salehi’s visit will cap months of negotiations between Iran […]


 
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