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Obama moves to remake US weapons controls

Obama moves to remake US weapons controls

Washington: President Barack Obama will on Tuesday move to reform US export rules, hoping to boost trade while hampering the sale of sensitive technology. Capping a year-long review of weapons controls, Obama will tell a Washington non-proliferation conference that previous […]


China denies reports of India military rift

China denies reports of India military rift

Beijing: China on Saturday denied reports that defence exchanges with India had been suspended by New Delhi in retaliation for Beijing refusing a visa to a top general from its neighbor. “China has not halted defence exchanges with India and […]


Ex-USSR awash in radioactive ‘dirty bomb’ substances

Ex-USSR awash in radioactive ‘dirty bomb’ substances

Moscow: It has been of one of Europe’s worst nightmares: traffickers obtaining highly-radioactive materials on the loose in the former Soviet Union with the help of corrupt officials and passing them on to rogue groups looking to make a dirty […]


Taliban attack NATO bases in Afghanistan

Taliban attack NATO bases in Afghanistan

KABUL: About two dozen Taliban militants — at least some dressed in US military uniforms — were killed Saturday in a failed attempt to storm two US-run bases in a city in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said. The attackers targeted US-run […]


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 […]


 
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