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Senate blocks move to lift ban on gays in US military

Senate blocks move to lift ban on gays in US military

WASHINGTON: The US Senate blocked a bid to lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military, thwarting the move with political maneuvering which now puts the issue on a back burner indefinitely. Democratic supporters of repealing the “Don’t […]


British forces hand over flashpoint Afghan district to US

British forces hand over flashpoint Afghan district to US

London: British troops transferred responsibility for security in the Sangin district of southern Afghanistan to US forces Monday, leaving an area where Britain suffered its worst losses since the invasion. The military insisted that the handover was not an admission […]


NATO Helicopter crash makes 2010 deadliest in Afghan war

NATO Helicopter crash makes 2010 deadliest in Afghan war

KABUL: Nine NATO troops were killed in a helicopter crash in the insurgent heartland of southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, making 2010 the deadliest year for international forces since the war began. The Taliban, which have been waging an increasingly deadly […]


China suspends senior bilateral exchanges with Japan

China suspends senior bilateral exchanges with Japan

BEIJING: China said Sunday it had suspended senior bilateral exchanges with Japan over an incident in disputed waters and warned relations with Tokyo had been “severely hurt”. The announcement comes after a Japanese court authorised prosecutors to extend by 10 […]


Russia in 300-million-dollar missile deal with Syria: report

Russia in 300-million-dollar missile deal with Syria: report

Moscow: Russia plans to supply Syria with around 72 P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles in a deal worth at least 300 million dollars, a source in Russia’s arms industry told the Interfax news agency Sunday. “Damascus is counting on receiving no […]


Swiss army made covert mission in Libya: media

Swiss army made covert mission in Libya: media

Geneva: A Swiss soldier entered Libya on a covert mission in 2009 to make plans to whisk across the border two Swiss citizens prevented from leaving the north African country, a newspaper reported Sunday. Three such military plans were studied […]


Row over Israel to dominate UN atomic watchdog meeting

Row over Israel to dominate UN atomic watchdog meeting

Vienna: A bitter row over Israel’s assumed nuclear arsenal looks set to dominate the annual general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency which begins Monday. Every year at the week-long conference which brings together all 151 member states of […]


N.Korea beefs up arsenal near border with South: report

N.Korea beefs up arsenal near border with South: report

Seoul: North Korea beefed up its military arsenal near its border with the South last year despite a severe economic downturn, a government source in Seoul was quoted as saying Sunday. The communist country deployed some 200 additional units of […]


Couple tried to sell nuclear arms secrets to Venezuela: US

Couple tried to sell nuclear arms secrets to Venezuela: US

Washington: A US scientist and his wife who worked at the leading nuclear research site were arrested Friday and charged with trying to sell secrets to help Venezuela start a nuclear weapons program, US officials said. The pair, both US […]


 
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