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US to deploy new intelligence drone in Afghanistan: Report

US to deploy new intelligence drone in Afghanistan: Report

The US military plans to to deploy a new intelligence drone in Afghanistan, which military experts say will allow US troops to monitor much larger operational theaters than before, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The newspaper said the airborne surveillance […]


EU could end China arms embargo early 2011

EU could end China arms embargo early 2011

A European Union arms embargo clamped on China in 1989 following the Tiananmen crackdown could be lifted in early 2011, Brussels sources told Thursday’s edition of France’s Le Figaro daily. The lifting of the embargo on all lethal weapons “could […]


Iran Guards shoot down two ‘Western spy’ drones

Iran Guards shoot down two ‘Western spy’ drones

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have shot down two “Western spy” drones in the Gulf, the Fars news agency quoted a top commander of the elite military force as saying on Sunday. “Westerners have a series of capabilities which cannot be […]


Japan to consider using drones for surveillance

Japan to consider using drones for surveillance

Japan is to consider using unmanned aircraft for surveillance flights, a newspaper reported Thursday, at a time of heightened tensions with neighbouring China and North Korea. Japan will send military officials to the United States, which uses the cutting-edge Global […]


Russia to pay almost 2 bln dlrs for French warships

Russia to pay almost 2 bln dlrs for French warships

Russia will pay France 1.37 billion euros (1.81 billion dollars) for two Mistral-class assault warships that Moscow agreed to purchase from the NATO member last week, news reports said Thursday. “The first ship will cost 720 million euros and the […]


North Korea adds more special troops, tanks: South Korea

North Korea adds more special troops, tanks: South Korea

Seoul: North Korea has added 20,000 soldiers to its feared special forces over the past two years and deployed an unspecified number of new battle tanks, South Korea’s defence ministry said Thursday. In its two-yearly white paper, the ministry said […]


China steps up anti-carrier missile tests: US commander

China steps up anti-carrier missile tests: US commander

China is stepping up efforts to deploy a “carrier-killer” missile system, the commander of the US Pacific Command has said in an interview with a Japanese newspaper, published Tuesday. “The anti-ship ballistic missile system in China has undergone extensive testing,” […]


2011 decisive for US strategy in Af-Pak

2011 decisive for US strategy in Af-Pak

US strategy to defeat Al-Qaeda and the Taliban tripled American troops fighting in Afghanistan and doubled missile strikes in Pakistan, but ushers in a make-or-break 2011 after a year of record violence. Since taking office, President Barack Obama ordered more […]


North Korean troop’s new uniform alarms South Korea

North Korean troop’s new uniform alarms South Korea

Some North Korean troops stationed along the border have donned a camouflage uniform similar to that worn by South Koreans, apparently to practice intrusion drills, a defence ministry official said Tuesday. The move prompted the South to advance the supply […]


 
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