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After setbacks, US tries to forge military ties with China

After setbacks, US tries to forge military ties with China

Hanoi: A meeting between US and Chinese defence chiefs in Hanoi on Monday offers Washington a chance to improve fragile relations with Beijing’s military and make the case for a more “reliable” dialogue, US officials said on Sunday. The scheduled […]


Pakistan reopens main land route for NATO supplies

Pakistan reopens main land route for NATO supplies

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign ministry on Saturday announced the reopening of the main land route for NATO supplies crossing into Afghanistan from Torkham in the northwest “with immediate effect”. Torkham lies on the main NATO supply route to Afghanistan, where US […]


Vietnam holds largest military display in years

Vietnam holds largest military display in years

Hanoi: Thousands of goose-stepping soldiers marched past the tomb of Vietnam’s founding president Ho Chi Minh on Sunday for the country’s largest military display in years. The parade, part of a ceremony for the city of Hanoi’s millennium celebrations, is […]


Taiwan to keep buying arms despite warmer China ties

Taiwan to keep buying arms despite warmer China ties

Taipei: Taiwan will keep buying arms abroad as it cannot rely just on improving ties with Beijing for security, President Ma Ying-jeou said Sunday, urging China to withdraw missiles pointed at the island. “Of course, for Taiwan’s security we cannot […]


No US government takeover of economy: Geithner

No US government takeover of economy: Geithner

WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Sunday refuted charges President Barack Obama planned to use the financial bailout of troubled US firms to increase the government’s stake in the US economy. “President Obama adopted a strategy designed to get […]


Israel to buy 20 F-35 fighter jets in deal with US

Israel to buy 20 F-35 fighter jets in deal with US

WASHINGTON: Israel has signed a contract with the United States to buy 20 F-35 fighter jets, officials said after Washington offered “incentives” for the Jewish state to help sputtering peace talks. The sale of the US-made Joint Strike Fighter will […]


IMF meets amid threat of currency war

IMF meets amid threat of currency war

WASHINGTON: The specter of a damaging global currency war is set to dominate a meeting of economic powers in Washington Friday, amid bleak hopes for a deal between China, the United States and other powers. Finance ministers and central bankers […]


Russia successfully test fires long-range missile: ministry

Russia successfully test fires long-range missile: ministry

Moscow: Russia on Thursday successfully tested its new nuclear-capable Bulava intercontinental missile, the defence ministry said, its first successful firing for months after a series of embarrassing failures. The missile was fired from the Dmitry Donskoi submarine in the White […]


Pakistan Taliban attacks destroy more than 40 NATO vehicles

Pakistan Taliban attacks destroy more than 40 NATO vehicles

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: More than 40 NATO vehicles were destroyed in two separate Taliban attacks in Pakistan Wednesday as the militants stepped up their efforts to disrupt supply routes into Afghanistan. In the latest attack at least 26 NATO oil tankers […]


India to buy 250-300 fighter jets from Russia: minister

India to buy 250-300 fighter jets from Russia: minister

New Delhi: India has agreed to buy up to 300 advanced stealth fighter jets from Russia, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Thursday, announcing a deal that could be worth up to 30 billion dollars. Antony told a press conference with […]


 
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