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US delivers F-16s to Egypt ahead of Kerry visit

US delivers F-16s to Egypt ahead of Kerry visit

The United States began Thursday delivery of eight F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, according to its embassy in Cairo, the first since Washington fully lifted in March a freeze on arms delivery. The operation comes as Secretary of State John […]


Latvia to buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from US

Latvia to buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from US

Latvia said Friday it would buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from the United States next year, amid concern in the ex-Soviet Baltic state over Russia’s sabre-rattling in the region. “A decision was taken to buy the Stinger missile system,” Latvian chief […]


Pentagon chief says Iran nuclear deal does not ‘prevent military option’

Pentagon chief says Iran nuclear deal does not ‘prevent military option’

Tel Aviv: The Iran nuclear deal does not mean military action is off the table when it comes to stopping Tehran from obtaining an atomic bomb, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday ahead of a visit to Israel. “One […]


Iran, major powers strike nuclear deal: diplomat

Iran, major powers strike nuclear deal: diplomat

Vienna: Major powers and Iran struck a historic deal Tuesday aimed at ensuring Tehran does not acquire a nuclear bomb, in return for sanctions relief, a diplomat close to the talks said. The breakthrough came on the 18th day of […]


Nuclear agreement a ‘hard sell’ to US Congress

Nuclear agreement a ‘hard sell’ to US Congress

A top US Republican said a potential historic nuclear deal with Iran would be a “hard sell” in Congress, as talks neared their final hour in Vienna on Sunday. “It appears as if the administration’s approach to this was to […]


British military should focus on drones, spy tech: Cameron

British military should focus on drones, spy tech: Cameron

Britain’s defence forces should spend more of their budget on spy planes, drones and covert forces to fight extremist militants, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday. The government last week announced it would meet the minimum defence spending target […]


Russia poses ‘greatest threat’ to US national security: Dunford

Russia poses ‘greatest threat’ to US national security: Dunford

Russia now poses the greatest threat to US national security and its behavior is “nothing short of alarming,” Marine General Joseph Dunford, the nominee to be the US military’s top officer, said Thursday. Dunford, currently the commandant of the US […]


Putin hosts BRICS summit amid standoff with West

BRICS Flags

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to meet world leaders on Wednesday including China’s Xi Jinping and India’s Narendra Modi ahead of the start of a summit of the BRICS emerging economies. Putin is to hold bilateral talks with leaders of […]


US warns encryption hampering anti-terror fight

US warns encryption hampering anti-terror fight

US law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that criminals and terror suspects would benefit from stronger data encryption, and called for service providers to retain access to such protected data. Calling inviolable data a “real national security problem,” Deputy Attorney General […]


Georgia launches joint drills with five NATO countries

Georgia launches joint drills with five NATO countries

Georgian troops on Wednesday launched joint military exercises with United States marines and soldiers from four Eastern European NATO members, the pro-Western ex-Soviet nation’s defence ministry said. The drills dubbed “Agile Spirit 2015″ are part of a “substantive package” of […]


 
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