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Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north

Israel has deployed a third Iron Dome missile defence battery to the north of the country a few days after carrying out an air strike inside neighboring Syria, Israeli media said on Tuesday. “The deployment of several Iron Dome batteries […]


India ‘concerned’ over China running Pakistan port

India ‘concerned’ over China running Pakistan port

India’s defence minister said Wednesday that New Delhi was concerned by Pakistan’s decision last month to transfer management of a strategically located deep-sea port to China. “In one sentence, it is a matter of concern for us,” A.K. Antony told […]


North Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test

North Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a “great turn” in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test. Kim made a “historic” speech at the ruling party’s Central Military […]


Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar

Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar

Taiwan has put into service a US-made billion-dollar early warning radar system capable of giving more than six minutes’ warning of a Chinese missile attack, a senior officer said Sunday. The radar, on top of a mountain in the northern […]


Hacking incidents ignite fears over China

Hacking incidents ignite fears over China

A string of cyberattacks on major US media outlets like the New York Times has intensified worries over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are probably linked to the secretive Beijing government. The attacks, part of a series of incidents traced […]


Global firms eye lucrative contracts at India air show

Global firms eye lucrative contracts at India air show

South Asia’s biggest airshow kicks off in India on Wednesday, where global armament firms will be vying for multi-billion dollar contracts from the world’s biggest importer of weapons. India launched the biannual Aero India event in 1996, three years before […]


Syria says Israel hit military research center

Syria says Israel hit military research center

An Israeli air strike hit a military research centre near Damascus at dawn on Wednesday, the Syrian army said, denying reports that the raid targeted a weapons convoy near the Lebanese border. Residents who spoke to AFP on condition of […]


Philippines to buy 12 South Korean fighter jets

Philippines to buy 12 South Korean fighter jets

The Philippines will buy 12 South Korean FA-50 fighter jets to strengthen its poorly-armed military, government spokesmen said Wednesday, amid increasing maritime tensions with China. The FA-50s will be the first fighter jets to be operated by the Philippine air […]


Commander sees women in elite US special forces

Commander sees women in elite US special forces

The commander of US special operations said Tuesday he expects to see women in the elite commando forces now that the Pentagon is allowing them to serve in combat. Admiral William McRaven, head of the US special operations command, said […]


 
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