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Military drill looms large over inter-Korea talks

Military drill looms large over inter-Korea talks

North and South Korea will hold a seventh round of talks Wednesday on reopening their joint industrial park in Kaesong, with a lot more than the future of the complex riding on the outcome. With South Korea kicking off a […]


Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey plans to pull out troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon UNIFIL, Turkish and UN sources said Saturday, while denying that the decision was linked to the kidnapping of two pilots. “An approximately 250-person engineering construction force will […]


First Indian nuclear submarine set for open sea trials

First Indian nuclear submarine set for open sea trials

India announced Saturday that its first indigenously-built nuclear submarine is ready for sea trials, a step before it becomes fully operational, and called it a “giant stride” for the nation. India unveiled the 6,000-ton INS Arihant — Destroyer of Enemies […]


Russia has not delivered Syria S-300s: report

Russia has not delivered Syria S-300s: report

Russia has not delivered advanced S-300 missile systems ordered by Syria although several have been built and Damascus has paid a multi-million deposit, Vedomosti daily reported Friday, citing arms industry sources. A batch of the systems was due to be […]


New Iran launchpad for ballistic missile tests: experts

New Iran launchpad for ballistic missile tests: experts

Iran has developed a second rocket-launching facility which will likely be used to test ballistic missiles, a London-based defence analysis group said Thursday. IHS Jane’s said it had pinpointed the site outside the city of Shahrud, around 350 kilometres (220 […]


Bahrain eyes Eurofighter: BAE

Bahrain eyes Eurofighter: BAE

Bahrain is interested in buying the Eurofighter Typhoon jet, British defence group BAE Systems said on Wednesday. “Bahrain has expressed an interest in Typhoon and the UK government is leading very early discussions. BAE Systems is supporting the UK government […]


North Korea maybe doubled uranium enrichment capacity: ISIS

North Korea maybe doubled uranium enrichment capacity: ISIS

Satellite images suggest North Korea may have doubled uranium enrichment capacity at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a US think-tank that tracks the North’s nuclear weapons program said Thursday The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said the images […]


France clips Rafale’s wings, hopes for first export order

France clips Rafale’s wings, hopes for first export order

France will about halve its purchases of Dassault Rafale jet fighter planes over the next six years, under defence estimates on Friday, and is counting on at last clinching the first sales abroad to keep production lines going. French officials […]


Algeria army boosts forces on Tunisia border: minister

Algeria army boosts forces on Tunisia border: minister

Algeria’s army has reinforced its forces along the eastern border with Tunisia, Interior Minister Daho Ould Kablia said on Thursday, days after the killing of eight Tunisian soldiers. The soldiers were found on Monday with their throats cut after being […]


 
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