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Bahrain disavows criticism of French jet in leaked US cable

Bahrain disavows criticism of French jet in leaked US cable

Manama: Bahrain on Wednesday disavowed comments attributed to King Hamad in a US cable published by the WikiLeaks whistleblower website in which he appeared to disparage a French warplane. The published remarks were “inaccurate and taken out of context,” the […]


US deploys ‘game-changer’ weapon to Afghanistan

US deploys ‘game-changer’ weapon to Afghanistan

Washington: It looks and acts like something best left in the hands of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo,” but this latest dream weapon is real — and the US Army sees it becoming the Taliban’s worst nightmare. The Pentagon has rolled out […]


Russian tactical nuclear missiles a US concern

Russian tactical nuclear missiles a US concern

Washington: Russia moved tactical nuclear warheads to within miles of its borders with NATO countries as recently as late spring, complicating US ties with Moscow, a report said Tuesday, as Congress mulled a new arms control treaty. The Wall Street […]


Interpol warrant for WikiLeaks chief as chaos spreads

Interpol warrant for WikiLeaks chief as chaos spreads

WASHINGTON: Interpol on Wednesday issued a global arrest warrant for the shadowy founder of WikiLeaks, as the chaos from its massive dump of secret US cables spread from governments to financial markets. The United States suspended the military’s access to […]


US State Dept limits military access to its database

US State Dept limits military access to its database

Washington: The US State Department has limited the Pentagon’s access to one of its databases as part of efforts to prevent another mass leak of diplomatic cables, officials said. The move comes just over nine years after the September 11, […]


US, S.Korea wrap up war games amid N.Korea crisis

US, S.Korea wrap up war games amid N.Korea crisis

SEOUL: The US and South Korean navies Wednesday wrapped up war games meant as a muscular show of force to North Korea, as world powers remained sharply divided over how to deal with the nuclear-armed regime. Their biggest-ever joint exercise, […]


S.Korea bolsters troops on bombarded island, warns N.Korea

S.Korea bolsters troops on bombarded island, warns N.Korea

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea deployed rocket launchers and extra artillery on a frontline border island bombarded last week by North Korea, as Seoul’s leader vowed Monday to make Pyongyang pay for any fresh provocations. An AFP photographer saw extra […]


US concerned over French ship for Russia:WikiLeaks

US concerned over French ship for Russia:WikiLeaks

Washington: The United States voiced concern to France earlier this year over the possible sale of a French warship to Russia, saying it sent a “mixed signal” to both Moscow and Eastern European allies, according to a leaked US document […]


Iran says nuclear scientists and atomic programme attacked

Iran says nuclear scientists and atomic programme attacked

TEHRAN: A defiant Iran admitted Monday that its atomic programme may have come under cyber-attack as one of its top nuclear scientists was killed by a bomb attached to his car in the capital and another was wounded by a […]


At-loss China accepts unified Korea: WikiLeaks

At-loss China accepts unified Korea: WikiLeaks

Washington: China, long viewed as North Korea’s protector, increasingly doubts its own influence and would support the peninsula’s reunification if the regime collapses, leaked US documents said Monday. Over an expansive dinner last year, the Chinese ambassador to Kazakhstan revealed […]


 
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