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China says war over Iran will bring disaster

China says war over Iran will bring disaster

A top Chinese diplomat said Tuesday war over the Iranian nuclear issue would bring disaster to the world economy and urged all nations involved to exercise restraint and prevent hostilities. The remarks by Chen Xiaodong, a top Chinese diplomat on […]


Defense Strategy: Sustaining US Global Leadership – Priorities for 21st Century Defense

Defense Strategy: Sustaining US Global Leadership – Priorities for 21st Century Defense

The United States has played a leading role in transforming the international system over the past sixty-five years. Working with like-minded nations, the United States has created a safer, more stable, and more prosperous world for the American people, our […]


Israel and US to hold joint missile drill

Israel and US to hold joint missile drill

Israel and the United States are to hold a joint missile defence exercise, the Israeli military said late on Thursday. Although the exercise, codenamed “Austere Challenge 12″ comes at a time of spiralling regional tensions over Iran’s suspected nuclear arms […]


Snipers still threaten Syrian lives: Arab League

Snipers still threaten Syrian lives: Arab League

The Arab League chief said on Monday that snipers remain a threat to civilian lives in Syria and called for the shootings to end, as activists heaped criticism on the bloc’s observer mission. But Nabil al-Arabi defended the monitors in […]


Syrian air force, navy on manoeuvres against aggression

Syrian air force, navy on manoeuvres against aggression

The Syrian navy and air force conducted live-fire manoeuvres on Tuesday to test their preparedness to repulse “any aggression against the homeland,” the official SANA news agency reported. “The air force and air defences conducted manoeuvres with live ammunition… with […]


Saudi may join nuclear arms race: ex-spy chief

Saudi may join nuclear arms race: ex-spy chief

Saudi Arabia may consider acquiring nuclear weapons to match regional rivals Israel and Iran, its former intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal said on Monday. “Our efforts and those of the world have failed to convince Israel to abandon its weapons […]


Egypt military offers handover of power

Egypt military offers handover of power

Egypt’s military ruler said presidential polls will be held by the end of June, and offered a referendum on the immediate transfer of power in a bid to defuse tensions after days of deadly anti-military rallies. Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, […]


Risk of civil war looms in Syria

Risk of civil war looms in Syria

The risk of civil war looms large over Syria as army defectors increasingly take aim at regime forces and diplomacy fails to resolve the escalating crisis, experts say. “We are moving down that track and the longer the international community […]


Arabs await Assad reply to plan to end unrest

Arabs await Assad reply to plan to end unrest

The Arab League has proposed a plan of “concrete steps” to end the bloodshed in Syria and expects President Bashar al-Assad to respond on Monday, Qatar’s foreign minister said. An Arab ministerial team “agreed on a serious proposal to stop […]


 
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