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Putin to visit Iran for nuclear talks: report

Putin to visit Iran for nuclear talks: report

President Vladimir Putin is to visit Iran in August to try to restart talks on Tehran’s controversial nuclear drive, a Russian newspaper reported Wednesday. Putin’s visit is planned for mid-August, shortly after Iran’s moderate new president Hassan Rowhani takes office […]


China unveils coast guard to handle sea conflict

China unveils coast guard to handle sea conflict

China’s new unified coast guard agency has gone into operation, state media reported Tuesday amid maritime disputes with its neighbors, and experts said more ships will be armed as a result. The China Coast Guard integrates the functions of marine […]


UAE buys two French surveillance satellites

UAE buys two French surveillance satellites

The United Arab Emirates ordered two military surveillance satellites from France on Monday, in a deal worth more than 700 million euros ($913.2 million). The Falcon Eye deal, signed in Abu Dhabi over competition from Lockheed Martin of the United […]


China, Indonesia lead sources of online attacks: study

China, Indonesia lead sources of online attacks: study

China and Indonesia headed the list of 177 countries named as sources of Internet attacks, a security survey said Tuesday. The survey from US security firm Akamai found China remained at the top of the list in the first quarter […]


Rheinmetall, MAN announce military deal in Australia

Rheinmetall, MAN announce military deal in Australia

German defence technology group Rheinmetall said on Tuesday its military vehicles joint venture with truck maker MAN had landed a 1.1-billion-euro ($1.45-billion) contract in Australia. “The Australian Defence Force has contracted with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) to supply it […]


US suspends delivery of F-16s to Egypt: Pentagon

US suspends delivery of F-16s to Egypt: Pentagon

The United States has delayed plans to supply Egypt with an additional four F-16 fighter jets due to unrest gripping the country, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. “Given the current situation in Egypt we do not believe it is appropriate […]


US general lays out military options in Syria

US general lays out military options in Syria

The top US general has informed Congress of options for military intervention in Syria, but stressed that the decision of whether to go to war was one for civilian leaders. In a non-classified letter made public Monday, chairman of the […]


Israel deploys Iron Dome near Red Sea resort of Eilat

Israel deploys Iron Dome near Red Sea resort of Eilat

Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system near the Red Sea resort of Eilat, which is close to the border with Egypt, an army spokeswoman said. “An Iron Dome battery was deployed this morning in Eilat,” the spokeswoman told […]


US Navy will have fewer reinforcements in a crisis

US Navy will have fewer reinforcements in a crisis

The US military has fewer ships to send as reinforcements in a crisis because of budget cuts that have slashed funds for maintenance and training, the Navy’s chief warned Friday. The Navy will maintain one aircraft carrier and one amphibious […]


 
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