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Rao sees RAW's hand in Azam's assassination

PakTribune, ISLAMABAD, October 12 (Online): Defence Minister Rao Sikandar Iqbal Saturday accused Indian intelligence agency “RAW” for assassination of Millat-I-Islamia Head and member National Assembly Maulana Azam Tariq. “India is trying to destabilise Pakistan by provoking sectarianism between Shia-Sunni sects,” […]

Army push to buy US tanks

Army push to buy US tanks

Herald and Weekly Times, AUSTRALIAN Army crews may be flown to trouble spots to man Abrams battle tanks alongside US troops under a radical plan. Sections of the army are so keen to buy $500 million worth of tanks that […]

Report: Mossad, IAF have plan for Iran nuke sites

JPost, The German newspaper Der Spiegel reported Saturday that Israel has prepared plans for a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities in order to halt Iran's progress towards attaining nuclear weapons. Der Spiegel reported that a special unit of the […]

In a first, award goes to a Muslim woman

NYT, OSLO Shirin Ebadi on Friday became the first Muslim woman to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, in recognition of her work promoting the rights of women and children in Iran over the past three decades. In awarding the […]

Putin: Why Not Price Oil in Euros?

Moscow Times, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia could switch its trade in oil from dollars to euros, a move that could have far-reaching repercussions for the global balance of power — potentially hurting the U.S. dollar and economy and […]

A Shi'ite warning to America

Asia Times, NAJAF, Iraq – Ammar Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, white-turbaned, with horn-rimmed glasses, is polished, soft-spoken, as he sits on a cushion in a secluded chamber to receive Asia Times Online at the Najaf office of the Supreme Council of […]

So, was it worth it?

The Guardian, Tariq Ali and Mike O'Brien discuss the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, which began two years ago this week. Dear MikeIt was hugely entertaining to see Hamid Karzai appear on the platform at the Labour party conference […]

Israel extends nuclear weapons capability

LA Times, Israel has modified American-supplied cruise missiles to carry nuclear warheads on three of its submarines, giving the Middle East's only nuclear power the ability to launch atomic weapons from land, air and beneath the sea, according to senior […]

India's plan to buy Israeli radar bolsters military

FT, New Delhi yesterday agreed to buy the Israeli-made Phalcon early warning radar system, a move that will bolster India's conventional military superiority over regional rival Pakistan. Indian, Israeli and Russian defence officials signed a memo that commits India's air […]

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