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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 […]


Russia to supply Syria with cruise missiles: minister

Russia to supply Syria with cruise missiles: minister

Moscow: Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov confirmed in Washington that Russia would supply Syria with P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles, Russian news agencies reported Friday. “We will supply Yakhont to Syria, we will fulfil the contract,” Serdyukov was quoted as saying […]


Iranian leader shrugs off effect of Western sanctions

Iranian leader shrugs off effect of Western sanctions

Washington: Iran’s economy is feeling no ill effects from the toughest Western sanctions yet and is in fact benefiting from them, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told American television on Sunday. “These sanctions will definitively mark a new level of progress […]


French defence official for cooperation with Britain on subs

French defence official for cooperation with Britain on subs

Paris: The chairman of the French national assembly’s defence committee said Monday France and Britain might cooperate in the field of nuclear submarines. In an interview with right-wing daily Le Figaro, Guy Teissier of the ruling UMP said the two […]


NATO chief appeals for more troops to train Afghans

NATO chief appeals for more troops to train Afghans

Madrid: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen Friday appealed to members of the coalition in Afghanistan to provide more troops able to train Afghans, and ensure a swifter withdrawal of foreign forces. “On troop requests, we have been quite successful in […]


 
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