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Iran test fires surface-to-surface missile

Iran test fires surface-to-surface missile

Tehran: Iran has test fired its home-built surface-to-surface Fateh 110 missile, state television reported on Wednesday, less than a week after a similar test was carried out on another missile. The television showed a sand-coloured missile being launched from a […]


Taliban take comfort in US withdrawal plans: general

Taliban take comfort in US withdrawal plans: general

Washington: President Barack Obama’s July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan has given Taliban insurgents hope they can prevail in the war, the US Marine commandant said on Tuesday. But General James Conway said the insurgents will […]


Iran launches assault boats, warns ‘don’t play with fire’

Iran launches assault boats, warns ‘don’t play with fire’

Tehran: Iran began mass-producing two high-speed variants of missile-launching assault boats on Monday, warning its enemies not to “play with fire” as it boosts security along its coastline. The inauguration of the production lines for the Seraj and Zolfaqar speedboats […]


US concerned about Iran’s assault boats, drone

US concerned about Iran’s assault boats, drone

Washington: The United States voiced concern Monday over Iran’s unveiling of new assault boats and an aerial drone, but said Iran’s arms buildup will backfire as its neighbors gang up against it. Iran began mass-producing two high-speed variants of missile-launching […]


US looks to Iraq strategy for Afghanistan

US looks to Iraq strategy for Afghanistan

Kabul: With the withdrawal of the final American combat brigade from Iraq, US commanders in Afghanistan are hoping to emulate a strategy used there as they step up the war against insurgents. The number of US and NATO soldiers in […]


Russia extends military presence in Armenia

Russia extends military presence in Armenia

Yerevan: Armenia and Russia signed a deal Friday extending the presence of Russian forces in the ex-Soviet republic by decades, bolstering Moscow’s military clout in the strategic South Caucasus region. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sarkisian […]


Iran test fires surface-to-surface missile

Iran test fires surface-to-surface missile

Tehran: Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced on Friday that Iran has test fired a surface-to-surface missile, Qiam, a day before it is due to launch its Russian-built first nuclear power plant. State television showed images of the sand coloured Qiam […]


Iran transfers fuel into its first nuclear power plant

Iran transfers fuel into its first nuclear power plant

BUSHEHR, Iran: A defiant Iran on Saturday began loading fuel into its Russian-built first nuclear power plant in the face of stiff opposition from world powers to its controversial atomic programme. Despite leading Western opposition to the Islamic republic’s project […]


US completing largest logistics operation since World War II

US completing largest logistics operation since World War II

The US army has nearly completed the largest logistics operation since World War II in pulling thousands of combat troops and more than one million pieces of equipment out of Iraq, a senior officer said. “Its the largest drawdown since […]


 
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