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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 […]


US, China hold ‘frank’ talks on hacking, maritime row

US, China hold ‘frank’ talks on hacking, maritime row

Top US and Chinese officials were set to join “candid” talks Tuesday on the “complicated but consequential” ties between the world’s two leading economies, with maritime disputes and cyber hacking high on the agenda. About 400 Chinese officials have converged […]


NATO head says alliance to more than double rapid response force size

NATO Rapid Reaction Force

Brussels: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Monday the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis. “NATO […]


Robot border guards among new airport tech at Paris Air Show

Robot border guards among new airport tech at Paris Air Show

New airport technologies unveiled at the Paris Air Show this week promise robots replacing immigration officers and much faster identification of criminals through their biometric data. French electrical systems company Thales premiered its new equipment designed to speed up passage […]


Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

Pentagon chief to seek greater NATO support on Europe trip

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will visit his European counterparts this week to take stock of cooperation with NATO in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. The visit comes as officials say the military bloc’s activity […]


NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Around 2,100 soldiers […]


Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia must defend itself if threatened, as the US warned against a return to a “Cold War status” after Moscow announced plans to boost its nuclear arsenal. The declaration from the Kremlin strongman […]


 
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