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NATO to set up cyber-defence rapid reaction teams

NATO to set up cyber-defence rapid reaction teams

NATO defence ministers agreed Tuesday to set up rapid reaction teams to help defend the military alliance against a growing number of cyber-attacks, many of them blamed on China. “In the progress report we have adopted today, we agreed to […]


US to send Patriot missiles, F-16s to Jordan for drill

US to send Patriot missiles, F-16s to Jordan for drill

The United States will send a Patriot missile battery and F-16 fighters to Jordan for a military drill and may keep the weapons there to counter the threat posed by Syria’s civil war, officials said Monday. The Patriot missile launchers […]


Iraq warns Israel on using airspace in Iran strike

Iraq warns Israel on using airspace in Iran strike

Baghdad has warned Israel that it would respond to any attempts by the Jewish state to use Iraqi airspace for a strike against Iran’s controversial nuclear programme, a top Iraqi minister told AFP. The remarks from Hussein al-Shahristani, deputy prime […]


China, India, Pakistan boost nuclear arsenals: study

China, India, Pakistan boost nuclear arsenals: study

Three of the world’s nuclear powers — China, India and Pakistan — have increased their arsenals over the past year, while the other five have cut their strength or kept it stable, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Monday. […]


Chinese patrols in Asian seas ‘legitimate’: general

Chinese patrols in Asian seas ‘legitimate’: general

Chinese warships will continue to patrol waters where Beijing has territorial claims, a top general said Sunday, amid simmering rows with neighbouring countries over the South China Sea and islands controlled by Japan. Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of […]


US, China to hold regular talks on hacking: White House

US, China to hold regular talks on hacking: White House

The United States and China have agreed to hold regular, high-level meetings aimed at setting standards for behavior on cybersecurity and commercial spying, the White House confirmed Sunday. The talks — first reported by The New York Times — have […]


EU embargo move boosts Russia plan to arm Syria

EU embargo move boosts Russia plan to arm Syria

The European Union’s decision to lift its arms embargo on the Syrian opposition has provided Russia with a new defence of its controversial weapons deliveries to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Russia reacted with fury to the EU’s decision Monday — […]


After vowing transparency, US silent on drone killing

After vowing transparency, US silent on drone killing

A week after President Barack Obama cracked the lid of secrecy on his drone war, the United States refused Wednesday to confirm it had killed a top Pakistani Taliban leader in an airborne attack. Pakistani security and intelligence sources said […]


Chinese hackers spying on US weapons programs

Chinese hackers spying on US weapons programs

Chinese hackers have gained access to secret designs for a slew of sophisticated US weapons programs, officials said Tuesday, possibly jeopardizing the American military’s technological edge. The breaches were part of a broad Chinese campaign of espionage against top US […]


 
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