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North Korea may stage atom test to boost heir: think-tank

North Korea may stage atom test to boost heir: think-tank

North Korea may carry out another atomic test next year to bolster the status of leader-in-waiting Kim Jong-Un, a Seoul state think-tank said Friday, a day after the North threatened a nuclear attack. Tensions remain high on the peninsula a […]


Poland asked US about missile shield uses: WikiLeaks

Poland asked US about missile shield uses: WikiLeaks

The US told Poland that a proposed American and NATO missile shield aimed at defending against attacks from Iran or Syria could be used to stop “missiles coming from elsewhere,” US cables released by WikiLeaks showed Tuesday. Despite repeated claims […]


Failed rocket launch threatens India’s space ambitions

Failed rocket launch threatens India’s space ambitions

BANGALORE, India: The explosion of an Indian space rocket is likely to hit the country’s efforts to push further into the global market for launching commercial satellites, experts warned Sunday. The unmanned Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) blew up live […]


Gbagbo warns Ivory Coast intervention would provoke war

Gbagbo warns Ivory Coast intervention would provoke war

ABIDJAN: Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo clung unflinchingly to power Sunday, warning West African leaders any attempt to oust him by force would ruin the regional economy and trigger a bloody war. On Tuesday, three West African presidents will visit […]


Iran to launch ‘reconnaissance’ satellite

Iran to launch ‘reconnaissance’ satellite

Iran will launch a reconnaissance satellite dubbed the “Fajr” in the next few months, Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said in a report Saturday by the official IRNA news agency. Vahidi said the Islamic republic would also put into space around […]


Israel destroyed Syria nuclear reactor: WikiLeaks

Israel destroyed Syria nuclear reactor: WikiLeaks

Israel destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor in an air raid just weeks before it went online in 2007, said a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks and published on Friday in an Israeli daily. “On September 6, 2007, Israel destroyed […]


South Korea set for new drill as N.Korea raps warmongers

South Korea set for new drill as N.Korea raps warmongers

SEOUL: South Korea’s military prepared Thursday for a new show of force involving artillery fire, missiles and fighter planes, with backing from Washington but criticism from North Korea of “warmonger” tactics. The one-hour live-fire exercise at Pocheon, 30 kilometres (20 […]


India tests two nuclear-capable missiles

India tests two nuclear-capable missiles

The Indian military successfully tested two short-range nuclear-capable missiles from a facility in the east of the country Wednesday, a defence research official told AFP. The domestically-developed Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missiles were tested as part of a routine exercise at the […]


Germany welcomes US approval of nuclear treaty

Germany welcomes US approval of nuclear treaty

German Wednesday hailed the US Senate’s ratification of a nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia and urged Moscow to quickly grant its own final approval. German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated President Barack Obama on the ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction […]


 
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