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BAE Systems says closing Pennsylvania facility

BAE Systems says closing Pennsylvania facility

British arms maker BAE Systems said on Friday that it will close a small Pennsylvania plant that overhauls and upgrades military equipment for Bradley fighting vehicles, and blamed spending cutbacks. “BAE Systems announced today the planned closing of its Fayette […]


Israel deploys Iron Dome system near Jerusalem

Israel deploys Iron Dome system near Jerusalem

Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system near Jerusalem Sunday, an AFP correspondent said, as the United States lobbied for domestic and international support for military strikes against Syria. The correspondent said the battery was set up west of […]


Sharp rise in British drone use in Afghanistan

Sharp rise in British drone use in Afghanistan

The British military fired nearly seven times as many missiles from unmanned drones in Afghanistan last year as it did five years earlier, according to official data released on Friday. In 2012 British drones flew 892 missions over Afghanistan — […]


Four China ships in disputed zone: report

Four China ships in disputed zone: report

Four Chinese coastguard ships on Friday entered disputed waters near East China Sea islands at the centre of a bitter row with Tokyo, according to a report. Jiji press said the ships entered waters around Uotsurijima, one of the five […]


Russia tells US it needs UN approval for Syria strike

Russia tells US it needs UN approval for Syria strike

Arab nations have offered to help pay for any US military intervention in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Wednesday as he sought support for missile strikes. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear the cost and […]


Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort by the CIA, officials said Wednesday. “It’s under consideration,” said a US official, who spoke on condition […]


Russia suspends Syria S-300 missile deliveries: Putin

Russia suspends Syria S-300 missile deliveries: Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday revealed Russia had suspended deliveries of sophisticated S-300 missile systems to Syria even though some components had already been handed over. Western governments have repeatedly condemned Russia for signing a contract to supply President Bashar […]


Israel says missile tested in joint exercise with US

Israel says missile tested in joint exercise with US

Israel on Tuesday launched a missile over the Mediterranean in a joint exercise with the United States that came as Washington mulls punitive air strikes on Syria. Speculation mounted after the missile firing at 0615 GMT, with Russia’s defence ministry […]


Israel deploys Iron Dome defence system: Netanyahu

Israel deploys Iron Dome defence system: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system to bolster its security as the West weighed military strikes on neighbouring Syria. But he echoed President Shimon Peres in insisting that Israel is not […]


 
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