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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 […]


US plans to bolster military presence in Gulf: report

US plans to bolster military presence in Gulf: report

The United States plans to bolster its military presence in the Gulf after the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq announced by President Barack Obama, The New York Times reported. Citing unnamed officials and diplomats, the newspaper said the repositioning […]


US doubts military option on Syria

US doubts military option on Syria

The United States said Monday that it did not envision the use of force in Syria in the wake of Libya as it renewed its call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Republican Senator John McCain, speaking Sunday in […]


 
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