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Mali troops get reacquainted with lost north

Mali troops get reacquainted with lost north

For Malian troops making their first forays into the country’s north since jihadists took control, French military support provides reassurance at a time when they are strangers in their own back yard. Islamist militias linked to Al-Qaeda — some foreign […]


Russia and Egypt hold first ever joint naval drills

Russia and Egypt hold first ever joint naval drills

Russia and Egypt are holding their first-ever joint naval exercises, the defence ministry said Wednesday, in a bid to strengthen ties amid Moscow’s confrontation with the West. “The active phase of joint Russian-Egyptian naval exercises called The Bridge of Friendship-2015 […]


Hungary army to ground all Gripen jets after second crash-landing

Hungary army to ground all Gripen jets after second crash-landing

The Hungary army said on Wednesday it would ground and review its fleet of Jas-39 Gripen fighter jets, made by Swedish manufacturer Saab, after a second crash-landing within a month. The announcement came after a Hungarian pilot was forced to […]


Aviation security endangered by spread of missiles: study

Aviation security endangered by spread of missiles: study

The spread of portable anti-aircraft missiles in the Middle East and North Africa could pose a threat to aviation security if the weapons fall into the hands of Islamic extremists, a report said on Wednesday. The easy-to-use, lightweight weapons, or […]


Merkel, Obama: Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine truce implemented

Merkel, Obama: Russia sanctions to stay until Ukraine truce implemented

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Western sanctions must remain in place against Russia until it complies with a ceasefire deal with Ukraine. “The two leaders discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and agreed […]


No trust in Iran nuclear talks: top negotiator

No trust in Iran nuclear talks: top negotiator

A top Iranian official, in an unusual declaration Saturday, said there remains no trust between Tehran and world powers and either side could yet abandon a nuclear deal after signing. In comments that laid bare a paradox of long-running negotiations […]


US says data on four million government staff hacked

US says data on four million government staff hacked

The US government on Thursday admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China. “As a result of the incident,” uncovered in April, […]


45 dead in Saudi-led raids on Yemen capital

45 dead in Saudi-led raids on Yemen capital

Twenty civilians were among at least 45 people killed in Saudi-led air strikes on the rebel-held armed forces headquarters in the Yemeni capital on Sunday, a medic said. The raids on the army headquarters in central Sanaa came a day […]


US weighs missiles in Europe to counter Russia: officials

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

The United States is considering a range of moves to counter Russia’s alleged violation of a nuclear arms treaty, including bolstering missile defenses or even deploying land-based missiles in Europe, officials said Friday. The options are expected to be discussed […]


South Korea, US stage major joint anti-submarine exercise

South Korea, US stage major joint anti-submarine exercise

South Korea and the United States kicked off a major anti-submarine drill on Monday, weeks after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile. The three-day exercise, aimed at tackling provocations by North Korean submarines, is being […]


 
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