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Seoul rules out redeployment of US nuclear weapons

Seoul rules out redeployment of US nuclear weapons

Seoul: South Korea’s defence ministry Tuesday ruled out the redeployment of US nuclear weapons on its soil as a deterrent to North Korea, a day after its minister had raised the prospect. “Redeploying US tactical nuclear weapons in South Korea […]


N.Korea shells island in South, causing injuries

N.Korea shells island in South, causing injuries

SEOUL: Several North Korean artillery shells landed on a South Korean border island Tuesday, damaging homes and causing injuries, YTN television reported. A resident of Yeonpyeong island near the tense Yellow Sea border told YTN by phone that some 50 […]


US launches giant eavesdropping satellite

US launches giant eavesdropping satellite

Miami: The United States has placed in orbit a vast reconnaissance satellite reputed to be the largest eavesdropping device ever launched into space. The largest unmanned American launch vehicle, the Delta-4 Heavy rocket, roared into the the night sky in […]


NATO sets Afghan withdrawal date, woos Russia

NATO sets Afghan withdrawal date, woos Russia

Lisbon: The Western allies have agreed a plan to bring their war in Afghanistan to an end within four years, and won over a cautious Russia to the cause of a European anti-missile shield. The nations of the NATO-led force […]


US angered by ‘provocative’ NKorea nuclear plant

US angered by ‘provocative’ NKorea nuclear plant

WASHINGTON: US officials accused North Korea of flouting UN sanctions and seeking to destabilize the region amid the latest claims that the secretive state has built a sophisticated, new uranium enrichment plant. “This validates a long-standing concern that we’ve had […]


Pakistan to arm fighter aircraft with Chinese missiles

Pakistan to arm fighter aircraft with Chinese missiles

Beijing: Pakistan has confirmed it will buy Chinese missiles and flight systems to equip its 250 JF-17 Thunder jet fighters as it seeks to deepen military cooperation with Beijing, state media said Thursday. Rao Qamar Suleman, air chief marshal of […]


Iran test fires upgraded Soviet-era missile

Iran test fires upgraded Soviet-era missile

Tehran: Iran has “successfully” test fired an upgraded version of a Soviet-era missile, a commander said in a report on Thursday, after Moscow dropped plans to supply Tehran with S-300 missiles. The website of Iran’s English-language Press TV reported that […]


Aircraft carrier plan highlights China’s naval ambitions

Aircraft carrier plan highlights China’s naval ambitions

Beijing: The new generation of combat aircraft China proudly showed off at the Zhuhai Air Show in the country’s south this week could soon be taking off from a prestigious runway: an aircraft carrier. Beijing has become increasingly assertive in […]


NATO targets 2014 handover of Afghan war to Kabul

NATO targets 2014 handover of Afghan war to Kabul

LISBON: The NATO allies open a two-day summit Friday to back a 2014 target for ceding control over the bogged-down Afghan war to Kabul. After nine years of war provoked by Al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack, 2,200 troops killed among US-led forces, […]


US faces ‘huge’ cyber threat in the future: Gates

US faces ‘huge’ cyber threat in the future: Gates

Washington: Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Tuesday that potential cyber attacks posed a “huge” future threat that had to be tackled through joint efforts by US military and civilian agencies. Asked to assess the danger posed to digital networks, Gates […]


 
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