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Indonesia to buy 8 Apache attack helicopters

Indonesia to buy 8 Apache attack helicopters

The United States is to sell eight Apache helicopters to Indonesia in a sign of strengthening ties aimed at boosting regional security, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday. After talks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, Clinton said the […]


Russia To Keep Kyrgyzstan Military Base, Forgive Debt

Russia To Keep Kyrgyzstan Military Base, Forgive Debt

President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sept. 20 to a deal with Kyrgyzstan that will allow Russia to keep a military base in the country until 2032 as Moscow and Washington jostle for influence in the region. The agreement — essentially […]


China cyberattacks hit Japan in island row: police

China cyberattacks hit Japan in island row: police

At least 19 Japanese websites, including those of a government ministry, courts and a hospital, have come under cyberattack, apparently from China, police said Wednesday. Many of the websites were altered to show messages proclaiming Chinese sovereignty over the Diaoyu […]


India follows Pakistan with missile test

India follows Pakistan with missile test

India test-fired its second-longest-range missile on Wednesday, a defence official said, two days after Pakistan announced its own missile test. The two-stage Agni-IV blasted off from the eastern state of Orissa in the third test for the missile, which was […]


NATO defensive over unprecedented Afghan base losses

NATO defensive over unprecedented Afghan base losses

NATO was forced onto the defensive Monday over a humiliating attack on one of its most heavily guarded bases in Afghanistan that destroyed six US fighter jets in unprecedented damage in the 10-year war. At a weekly press conference given […]


Flame cyber virus linked to more malware: report

Flame cyber virus linked to more malware: report

The Flame virus believed to be part of a cyberwarfare effort against Iran was developed as early as 2006 and is linked to at least three other malware programs, a new analysis said Monday. The report suggests that the effort […]


US leads major minesweeping Gulf naval exercise

US leads major minesweeping Gulf naval exercise

A major US-led naval minesweeping exercise got underway in the Gulf Sunday as tension remain high over Iran and its controversial nuclear program. The exercise kicked off on the same day the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned of retaliation […]


Germany rejects Israeli pressure over subs sale to Egypt

Germany rejects Israeli pressure over subs sale to Egypt

German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere dismissed Israeli pressure not to sell two submarines to Egypt, while acknowledging the country was “not as stable” as he would like in an interview published Saturday. “No country in the world has the […]


US to modernize nuclear arsenal: report

US to modernize nuclear arsenal: report

The US government plans to undertake the costliest modernization of its nuclear arsenal in history, even though the military as a whole is facing stiff spending cuts, The Washington Post reported late Saturday. The newspaper said there is no official […]


 
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