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Rights group launches campaign to ban ‘killer robots’

Rights group launches campaign to ban ‘killer robots’

A global rights group launched a campaign on Tuesday to ban Terminator-style “killer robots” amid fears the rise of drone warfare could lead to machines with the power to make their own decisions about killing humans. Human Rights Watch said […]


China, Romania key sources of hacking: report

China and Romania were by far the largest sources of confirmed hacking attempts last year, with China’s mostly from state-controlled sources aimed at data theft, a new report said Tuesday. Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations report said 30 percent of […]


Hagel in Riyadh as Saudi, US plan arms deal

Hagel in Riyadh as Saudi, US plan arms deal

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Riyadh Tuesday to seal a major arms deal that will provide the Saudi kingdom with sophisticated missiles for its American-made fighter jets. Hagel flew in from Jordan after a three-day visit to Israel […]


Pentagon chief heads to Israel after US arms deal unveiled

Pentagon chief heads to Israel after US arms deal unveiled

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel headed to Israel on Sunday in a weeklong trip to the Middle East that will be dominated by worries over Iran’s nuclear program and Syria’s raging civil war. In his first trip to the region […]


North Korea moves two more missile launchers: report

North Korea moves two more missile launchers: report

North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations are apparently under way for a missile test as tensions simmer on the peninsula, a report said Sunday. Expectations had been high that Pyongyang would carry […]


Iran able to destroy Israel ‘alone’: commander

Iran able to destroy Israel ‘alone’: commander

Iran’s army “alone” is able to destroy Israel, army commander General Ataollah Salehi said on Thursday, responding to boasts by the Jewish state that its military that could attack its archfoe on its own. “Our message to this illegitimate regime […]


Pentagon calls off new medal for drone, cyber warriors

Pentagon calls off new medal for drone, cyber warriors

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday cancelled a new combat medal for US troops who launch drone strikes or cyber attacks after a torrent of criticism from veterans and lawmakers. Hagel opted to scrap the new “Distinguished Warfare Medal” for […]


North Korea vows attack on South over anti-North activities

North Korea vows attack on South over anti-North activities

North Korea’s military Tuesday issued an “ultimatum” saying it would attack without warning if anti-North Korean activities continued in the South. The warning came after protestors in Seoul on Monday burned portraits of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung, his son […]


Germany looking to buy weaponised drones from Israel

Germany is in talks with Israel to buy weaponized drones for its military that are seen as more technologically advanced than US ones, the weekly Der Spiegel reported. The news magazine’s Monday edition said the German defence ministry had already […]


 
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