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CIA drone strike targets top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen: Report

CIA drone strike targets top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen: Report

The leader of Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen was targeted in a CIA drone strike last week, though US officials would not immediately confirm he had been killed, The Washington Post reported Monday. Nasir al-Wuhayshi’s group, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, […]


Pakistan, India increase arsenals despite disarmament trend: report

Pakistan, India increase arsenals despite disarmament trend: report

STOCKHOLM: The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Monday that nuclear states — including Pakistan and India — continue to upgrade their stockpiles despite an international trend towards disarmament. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of warheads fell from 22,600 […]


Pakistan wins first jet order at Paris Air Show: spokesman

Pakistan wins first jet order at Paris Air Show: spokesman

Pakistan has won the first order for its JF-17 Thunder jet fighters, an air force spokesman said Monday, a long-held goal for the nation which wants to boost its military exports. The latest models of the jets, which are locally […]


Airbus says US to be biggest customer for A400M military plane

Airbus says US to be biggest customer for A400M military plane

European aircraft maker Airbus believes the United States will be the biggest customer for its A400M military transport plane, despite a fatal crash involving one of them during a test flight last month. “By the next decade at the latest, […]


Pakistan Military: 2,763 Militants Killed In One Year Offensive

Pakistan Military: 2,763 Militants Killed In One Year Offensive

Pakistan’s military said Saturday it had killed more than 2,700 militants since the launch of a major offensive near the Afghan border a year ago, with the latest air strikes leaving 20 dead. The raid Saturday took place near the […]


Russia threatens ‘consequences’ if US deploys missiles in Europe

Russia threatens ‘consequences’ if US deploys missiles in Europe

Russia on Thursday warned the United States of consequences if it moves to deploy land-based missiles in Europe in contravention of a key Cold-War era arms control treaty. “It is clear that such actions would mean complete destruction by the […]


Russian fighter flies dangerously close to US plane: Pentagon

Russian fighter flies dangerously close to US plane: Pentagon

A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to an American reconnaissance aircraft during an “unprofessional” intercept in international airspace over the Black Sea last month, the Pentagon said Friday. The American RC-135 was conducting routine operations May 30 when a […]


North Korea Test-Fires Three Short-Range Missiles

North Korea Test-Fires Three Short-Range Missiles

North Korea on Sunday test-fired three short-range missiles into the sea, South Korea’s defense ministry said, weeks after claiming a successful submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test. The North fired three KN-01 missiles from a site near its eastern city of […]


Paris Air Show goes green but sales war takes center-stage

Paris Air Show goes green but sales war takes center-stage

PARIS: With air passenger numbers set to double to six billion annually by 2030, the world’s premier air show in Paris will next week focus on green issues even as the aircraft sales war remains center stage. The Paris Air […]


Spain allows A400M test flights to resume after deadly crash

Airbus A400M

Spain on Thursday said test flights of Airbus A400M military planes that have already rolled off the assembly line could resume, after suspending them in May following a crash that killed four people. Airbus executives met with Spain’s National Institute […]


 
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