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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 […]


Japan minister warns India against nuclear tests

Japan minister warns India against nuclear tests

NEW DELHI: Japan’s foreign minister warned India on Saturday against conducting any new nuclear tests, saying such a move would force a halt to any civilian nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The warning came a day after India’s cabinet […]


West Point ranked high in Forbes picks for best colleges

West Point ranked high in Forbes picks for best colleges

WEST POINT, N.Y.: A report released Aug. 11 by Forbes ranked the U.S. Military Academy at West Point fourth in the country in their annual ranking of America’s Best Colleges. “West Point is again honored and pleased to be selected […]


Pakistan’s nuclear and defence sites safe after flooding

Pakistan’s nuclear and defence sites safe after flooding

Islamabad: Pakistan’s nuclear sites and military installations remained safe and free from danger during the worst of the flooding to hit the country, the military said Thursday. “There is no danger to our defence and nuclear installations from flooding,” military […]


Last US combat brigade pulls out of Iraq

Last US combat brigade pulls out of Iraq

WASHINGTON: The last US combat brigade pulled out of Iraq and crossed into Kuwait almost seven and a half years after the US-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein, US media reported. Television footage showed an NBC reporter travelling with the […]


China overshadows Japan economy as growth slows

China overshadows Japan economy as growth slows

Tokyo: Japan’s economy was outpaced by China in the second quarter in nominal terms, data showed Monday, as sharply weaker than expected growth triggered fresh fears that the global recovery is losing steam. As cooling exports and flat domestic consumption […]


 
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