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China ready for UN talks on Iran: US

China ready for UN talks on Iran: US

UNITED NATIONS: China is ready for “serious” talks at the United Nations on Iran’s nuclear program, the United States said Wednesday, as it sought support for sanctions against Tehran. “China has agreed to sit down and begin serious negotiations here […]


Iranian nuclear scientist defects to US: report

Iranian nuclear scientist defects to US: report

WASHINGTON: A leading Iranian nuclear scientist has defected to the United States and is working with the CIA, ABC News reported late Tuesday. Shahram Amiri, a nuclear physicist in his early thirties, disappeared in June 2009 after arriving in Saudi […]


Pakistan to get US drones this year

Pakistan to get US drones this year

Washington: The Pentagon hopes “within a year” to deliver around a dozen unarmed drone aircraft to Pakistan to aid its fight against Islamic extremism, a US senior military official said Monday. “I would like to think that we would get […]


Giving drones would change US image: Pakistan

Giving drones would change US image: Pakistan

Washington: Pakistan’s foreign minister said Thursday that the United States would improve its public standing if it let Islamabad spearhead drone attacks. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in Washington for high-level talks, acknowledged in a CNN interview that drone attacks […]


High-stakes final phase for Brazil jet fighter tender

High-stakes final phase for Brazil jet fighter tender

Brasilia: A multi-billion-dollar deal to supply Brazil with sophisticated fighter jets was in its high-stakes final phase Wednesday, with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva under intense pressure ahead of his decision. Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Defense Minister […]


US still weighing extension of tanker deadline: Pentagon

US still weighing extension of tanker deadline: Pentagon

The Pentagon said Tuesday it has yet to decide whether to grant a request from European aerospace giant EADS to extend a deadline to bid on a contract for a new aerial refueling tanker. “We are right now engaged in […]


Pakistani army chief in talks with US defense chiefs

Pakistani army chief in talks with US defense chiefs

Washington: Pakistani army chief Ashfaq Kayani meets with US defense chiefs on Monday at the start of a week of wide-ranging talks between Washington and Islamabad, officials said. The Obama administration views Kayani as a crucial figure behind Pakistan’s stepped-up […]


US tanker bid war heats up with Airbus, Russia in wings

US tanker bid war heats up with Airbus, Russia in wings

Washington: The US Air Force tanker bidding contest against Boeing heated up Friday, with Airbus parent EADS mulling a proposal and Russia’s state firm UAC gearing up for one next week. EADS opened the door to a bid against US […]


Kuwaiti MPs oppose deal for French Rafale warplanes

Kuwaiti MPs oppose deal for French Rafale warplanes

Kuwait City: An Islamist parliamentary bloc in Kuwait on Sunday warned the government against the planned purchase of French-made Rafale warplanes, saying the deal was “suspicious.” “The bloc reiterates its firm rejection of this suspicious deal, especially following information that […]


 
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