Articles written by: Agence France-Presse

Two pilots killed in Russian military jet crash

Sukhoi Su-24

Two pilots of a Russian military aircraft were killed Monday when their jet crashed during a training mission in the far east of the country, the defence ministry said, the latest in a string of accidents involving military planes. “The […]


NATO keeps mum on ‘Baltic brigade’ request: Lithuania

NATO keeps mum on ‘Baltic brigade’ request: Lithuania

Vilnius: NATO has vowed to hold “continuous” military exercises in eastern Europe to deter Russia but has yet to respond to a request by Baltic states for a permanent brigade, Lithuania said Wednesday. In May, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formally […]


No drones in Washington for July 4 holiday

No drones in Washington for July 4 holiday

Washington: Drones will not be flying over Washington under strict security measures for the US Independence Day holiday weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. Following terror strikes in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, authorities issued an alert ahead of the […]


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 […]


 
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