Articles written by: Agence France-Presse

Pakistan military says 23 militants killed in air strikes

JF-17 thunder fighter jet

Pakistani air strikes on Sunday killed 23 militants including foreigners in the country’s restive tribal regions near the Afghan border, the military said, part of a major ongoing operation against the Taliban. The attacks took place in areas close to […]


SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

SpaceX Rocket

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded just minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, marking a major setback for the fast-charging company headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk. The accident was the third in less than a year involving […]


Colombia’s ELN rebels claim to down army helicopter

Colombia’s ELN rebels claim to down army helicopter

Leftist rebels with the National Liberation Army (ELN) claimed responsibility Saturday for this week’s attack on a Colombian army helicopter in which eight troops were killed. The incident took place on Monday, in the northern department of Norte de Santander. […]


Main sticking points in Iran nuclear talks

Main sticking points in Iran nuclear talks

Vienna: The broad outlines of an unprecedented deal between Iran and global powers to put a nuclear bomb out of Tehran’s reach are known. But the devil is in the details. Here are some of the thorniest sticking points which […]


Deadline in doubt in tense Iran nuclear talks

Deadline in doubt in tense Iran nuclear talks

Iran and the US admitted during tense talks Sunday they are highly likely to miss a looming deadline to nail down a historic nuclear deal as they struggled to overcome major differences. Officials in Vienna said however that Tuesday’s target […]


Saudi-led warplanes bomb rebels across Yemen

Saudi-led warplanes bomb rebels across Yemen

Warplanes from the Saudi-led Arab coalition have launched heavy raids against rebel positions in seven Yemeni provinces, witnesses and military sources said Wednesday. The attacks that began overnight and continued Wednesday were the most intensive since the beginning of the […]


Iran leader restates red lines on nuclear deal

Iran Nuclear Plant

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei restated his red lines for a nuclear deal with world powers in a sudden intervention Tuesday after discord surfaced between his government and lawmakers. Khamenei, who will have the last word for Iran in […]


France to study building nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia

France to study building nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia

Paris: France said Wednesday it would look into building two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia as part of a multi-billion-euro package of deals, days before the deadline of nuclear talks with the kingdom’s rival, Iran. A feasibility study will be […]


US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

The US will deploy heavy weapons in central and eastern Europe for the first time, Washington said Tuesday, in the midst of the worst stand-off between Russia and the West since the Cold War, triggered by the crisis in Ukraine. […]


Egypt takes delivery of two US missile ships

Egypt takes delivery of two US missile ships

Egypt has taken delivery of two more US fast missile boats to boost its ability in ensuring “regional security and countering terrorism”, the American embassy in Cairo said on Monday. Ties with the United States plummeted after Egypt’s army ousted […]


 
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