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US evacuates troops from south Yemen base: military source

US evacuates troops from south Yemen base: military source

US military personnel stationed at Al-Anad airbase in southern Yemen have been evacuated over security concerns, a Yemeni military source said on Saturday amid fighting involving Al-Qaeda militants nearby. The troops left late Friday for an “unknown destination”, the military […]


India, China to hold talks on border row

India, China to hold talks on border row

Senior Indian and Chinese envoys will this week hold talks aimed at resolving a bitter border dispute, the first such discussions since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. China’s special representative Yang Jiechi will visit New Delhi from Sunday […]


France displaces Britain as key US military ally

France displaces Britain as key US military ally

Once a source of irritation for the United States, France has nudged aside Britain to become the US military’s key European partner. The growing ties between the two militaries were on display this month when France’s top military officer, General […]


NATO allies come to grips with Russia’s ‘hybrid warfare’

Ukraine Rebels

NATO allies are scrambling to protect vulnerable Baltic partners from the threat of hybrid warfare, a Russian tactic that officials and experts say is based on deception rather than formal declaration of war. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s use of anonymous […]


As nuclear deadline nears, fears Saudi may try to match Iran

As nuclear deadline nears, fears Saudi may try to match Iran

Fears that Shiite Iran will remain a potential nuclear threat under a mooted international deal have raised concerns that Tehran’s Sunni rival Saudi Arabia could seek its own atomic capability. As the March 31 deadline for talks between Tehran and […]


Pakistan kills 34 militants in air strikes: military

Pakistan air force F-16 fighter aircraft

Pakistan’s military said it killed 34 militants Wednesday in air strikes on a tribal region near the Afghan border as part of a major offensive against insurgents that began last year. The Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam militant groups are based in […]


Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria’s military has shot down a US drone over the coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said on Tuesday. “Syrian air defences brought down a hostile US surveillance aircraft over north Latakia,” the official […]


South Korea accuses North of cyber-attacks on nuclear plants

South Korea accuses North of cyber-attacks on nuclear plants

South Korea’s government accused North Korea Tuesday of carrying out cyber-attacks last December on its nuclear power plant operator, describing them as a provocation which threatened people’s lives and safety. “We condemn North Korea’s persistent cyber-terror targeting our country and […]


China becomes world’s number three arms exporter: study

China becomes world’s number three arms exporter: study

China has eased ahead of Germany and France to become the world’s number three arms exporter after the United States and Russia, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday. The volume of the multi-billion dollar world arms trade rose 16 percent during […]


 
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