Articles written by: Agence France-Presse

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 […]


Internet traffic ‘hijacked’ to China servers, says US report

Internet traffic ‘hijacked’ to China servers, says US report

Washington: Highly sensitive Internet traffic on US government and military websites was briefly “hijacked” and routed through Chinese servers earlier this year, a report to the US Congress said Wednesday. For 18 minutes on April 8, a Chinese state-owned telecommunications […]


Stuxnet a threat to critical industries worldwide: experts

Stuxnet a threat to critical industries worldwide: experts

Washington: The Stuxnet worm that infiltrated Iran’s nuclear facilities poses a threat to critical industries worldwide such as water, power and chemical plants, cybersecurity experts warned on Wednesday. Sean McGurk, the acting director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National […]


NATO launches into new era under Afghan cloud

NATO launches into new era under Afghan cloud

Brussels: NATO opens a new chapter in its history this week when it maps out an end to the combat mission in Afghanistan and draws lessons from the costly war to help shape its vision for the next decade. Leaders […]


NATO eyes ‘fresh start’ with Russia

NATO eyes ‘fresh start’ with Russia

Brussels: NATO will launch a “fresh start” with Russia this week with a deal to step up collaboration on Afghanistan and efforts to end suspicion over a European missile shield, the alliance’s chief said Monday. NATO leaders meeting in Lisbon […]


S.Korea designs high-tech winter gear for front-line troops

S.Korea designs high-tech winter gear for front-line troops

Seoul: South Korean soldiers on the front line with North Korea will be able to bundle up this winter in new high-tech heat-generating parkas, the defence ministry said Monday. The winter parkas have a rechargeable battery-powered device installed in an […]


Colombia bombs FARC camp

Colombia bombs FARC camp

Bogota: At least 13 rebels were killed Monday when Colombia’s air force bombed a remote FARC encampment near the border with Ecuador, military officials said. “Coordinated joint operations by the police, air force and army that began early Monday resulted […]


 
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