Articles written by: Agence France-Presse

Iraqi forces enter IS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Iraqi forces enter IS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Iraqi forces have entered Tikrit, dodging bombs and sniper fire in search of their biggest victory yet against embattled jihadists who tried to light new fires elsewhere in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State group has suffered stinging defeats in […]


Republican letter to Iran shakes trust in US: Kerry

Republican letter to Iran shakes trust in US: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Wednesday at a letter by Republican senators to Iran opposing the nuclear talks he is leading, saying it threatened global trust in America. Just days before he returns to Switzerland for fresh […]


No sign of imminent North Korea nuclear test: US think-tank

North Korea Nuclear Test Site

Recent satellite imagery shows no sign of North Korea preparing an imminent nuclear test, despite a rise in military tensions on the Korean peninsula, a US think-tank said Wednesday. North Korea has ramped up the volume on its bellicose rhetoric […]


NATO exercises to test readiness upgrade

NATO exercises to test readiness upgrade

NATO exercises in April and June will test progress of a new rapid reaction force created in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, alliance officials said Wednesday. “This will be the first opportunity to see the interim Very High Readiness […]


Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden after military ties cut

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden after military ties cut

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Stockholm, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, as a rift between the two countries deepened with Sweden cutting military ties after a row over a human rights speech. “Diplomatic relations are not broken. […]


Argentina to make military drones

Argentina to make military drones

Argentina will manufacture locally designed military drones, according to an announcement Tuesday in the official government gazette. Argentina plans to use the drones, expected to fly as long as 12-20 hours, on its ships in searches at sea. The program […]


Poland and Latvia sceptical over EU army idea

Poland and Latvia sceptical over EU army idea

Polish and Latvian officials on Tuesday voiced scepticism over calls for a European Union army to counter a militarily resurgent Russia. “It’s a very risky idea,” Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna told Poland’s private Radio Zet in reaction to Sunday’s […]


Letter inflames US feud over Iran talks

Letter inflames US feud over Iran talks

Barack Obama pilloried Republicans Monday over an incendiary letter to Iran’s leaders that warned a nuclear deal with the United States could be scrapped by the next president. Forty-seven Senate Republicans — including several potential 2016 presidential candidates — made […]


Swiss firm sells camouflage nets to sanctions-hit Russia

Swiss firm sells camouflage nets to sanctions-hit Russia

Russia has acquired high-tech camouflage netting from Switzerland for a record 85 million euros, having placed the order before Bern imposed sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict, reports said Sunday. The netting is designed to escape detection by radar […]


 
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