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Gaza on brink of war as Hamas rockets slam Israel

Gaza on brink of war as Hamas rockets slam Israel

Hamas militants in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at Israel Monday, which responded with multiple air strikes in a new escalation which threatened to spiral into another a major confrontation. It was the worst escalation in and around Gaza since […]


Japan set for first arms export under new rules: report

Japan set for first arms export under new rules: report

Japan is set to approve its first arms export following relaxation of its self-imposed ban, as the nation aims to boost its global military and economic presence, a report said Sunday. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to export a high-performance sensor […]


Hackers take over Israel army Twitter account

Hackers take over Israel army Twitter account

Internet hackers briefly took over an Israeli army Twitter account, the military said Friday, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire. Israeli news website Ynet posted a screen shot of what it said […]


Chinese, Indian militaries vow cooperation: Xinhua

Chinese, Indian militaries vow cooperation: Xinhua

Top Chinese and Indian military officials vowed to boost cooperation between the Asian giants during a rare visit by the head of India’s army, state media reported. General Bikram Singh, the first Indian army chief to visit China since 2005, […]


Bulgaria, NATO allies hold Black Sea drills

Bulgaria, NATO allies hold Black Sea drills

Bulgaria was hosting joint navy drills with fellow NATO members in the Black Sea on Friday, as the United States tries to reassure a region worried about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. Navy ships from the United States as well as […]


US Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

US Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

The US Navy has promoted a woman to the rank of a four-star admiral for the first time in its 238-year history, a milestone for females in the American military. In a ceremony on Tuesday, Michelle Howard was promoted to […]


US to push China on hacking at high-level talks

US to push China on hacking at high-level talks

Washington will push Beijing to crack down on cyber-spying and halt the theft of corporate data when the two powers meet next week for high-level talks, a US diplomat told AFP Wednesday. Concerns about widespread Internet hacking as well as […]


Final push in ‘historic’ Iran nuclear talks

Final push in ‘historic’ Iran nuclear talks

Iran nuclear talks enter the decisive, dangerous endgame Thursday with a marathon final round of hardball negotiations potentially going all the way to the July 20 finish line. The deal being sought by Iran and the five permanent members of […]


Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran: experts

Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran: experts

Three Sukhoi ground attack jets shown landing in Iraq in a video released by the defence ministry are likely from Iran, a think tank said Wednesday. Iraq has purchased more than a dozen Sukhoi jets from Russia in a bid […]


 
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