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Russia tests two intercontinental missiles

Russia tests two intercontinental missiles

Moscow: Russia conducted Friday a successful test of two submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles, a defence ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. The two Sineva (NATO identification: SS-N-23) missiles were launched by the nuclear submarine Tula […]


Iran navy equipped with four new submarines

Iran navy equipped with four new submarines

Tehran: Iran’s navy on Sunday took delivery of four new mini submarines of the home-produced Ghadir class, media reports said. The navy already owns seven submarines of this type which weigh 120 tonnes and were first launched in 2007. Iran […]


Serbia delivers first military planes to Iraq

Serbia delivers first military planes to Iraq

Belgrade: Serbia has delivered the first three of 20 military training aircraft to Iraq as part of a 100-million-dollar weapons deal between two former allies, the defence ministry said Friday. Iraq was the largest economic partner of Serbia’s defence industry […]


S.Korea kicks off military drill despite threats

S.Korea kicks off military drill despite threats

SEOUL: South Korea on Thursday launched its largest-ever anti-submarine exercise including live-fire training near the disputed sea border with North Korea, despite Pyongyang’s threats of retaliation. The South has warned the North it will not tolerate provocations during the five-day […]


NKorea deploys anti-aircraft missiles as wargame tensions mount

NKorea deploys anti-aircraft missiles as wargame tensions mount

Seoul: North Korea moved long-range anti-aircraft missiles close to the border with South Korea as tensions rose over the sinking of one of Seoul’s warships, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Chosun Ilbo quoted a military source as saying the North moved […]


US imposes sanctions on 21 ‘Iran-backed’ firms

US imposes sanctions on 21 ‘Iran-backed’ firms

Washington: The United States slapped sanctions on 21 Iranian government firms Tuesday, boosting pressure over the Islamic republic’s nuclear program and alleged support for radical groups including the Taliban. Accusing Tehran of trying to dodge sanctions by setting up opaque […]


China launches more large-scale military exercises

China launches more large-scale military exercises

Beijing: China launched large-scale air defence exercises on Tuesday — the latest in a series of drills carried out amid US concerns about Beijing’s increasing military assertiveness. More than 10,000 defence personnel and seven different types of military aircraft are […]


Lebanese troops, Israeli officer killed in border clash

Lebanese troops, Israeli officer killed in border clash

ADAYSSEH, Lebanon: Lebanese and Israeli troops traded deadly fire on their tense border in the worst clash since the 2006 war between the Jewish state and Hezbollah, with the Shiite movement’s leader warning against future Israeli “aggression.” Two Lebanese soldiers, […]


US military chief admits to Iran attack plan

US military chief admits to Iran attack plan

WASHINGTON: The top US military officer says he has a plan to attack Iran if needed to prevent it from getting nuclear weapons, but is “extremely concerned” about the possible repercussions of such a strike. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of […]


 
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