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US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

Washington said Monday it might use a critical fifth round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to discuss with Tehran possible cooperation on tackling the crisis raging in Iraq. The United States and Iran, which have been bitter […]


China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host US warships. Ulugan Bay, a small, picturesque cove encircled by thick […]


World’s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

World’s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday. “Over the past five years there has been a steady decline […]


Pentagon temporarily grounds F-35 fighter jets

Pentagon temporarily grounds F-35 fighter jets

The US military temporarily grounded its entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet fleet at the weekend after an apparent engine oil leak, the latest glitch for the much-vaunted program. Joint Strike Fighter program officials described Friday’s move as “prudent action” […]


Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan on Monday launched fresh air strikes on the northwest tribal region where it has deployed up to 30,000 troops in a long-awaited offensive to eliminate Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants from their border stronghold. The action in North Waziristan was […]


West evacuates Iraq staff as US-Iran talks broached

West evacuates Iraq staff as US-Iran talks broached

Western embassies began evacuating staff from Baghdad Monday despite Iraq’s claim it was repelling militants who have captured vast amounts of territory in a lightning offensive that has shaken regional stability. The possibility of direct talks between the US and […]


UN calls crisis talks as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

UN calls crisis talks as Iraq militants advance on Baghdad

Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a militant offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday, with the US said to be considering air strikes on the rebels. The Islamic […]


US may send in drones to Iraq to battle militants

US may send in drones to Iraq to battle militants

Washington vowed Wednesday to boost aid to Iraq and is mulling drone strikes amid fears Iraqi forces are crumbling in face of militants increasingly emboldened since the US withdrawal. Iraqi officials have already privately asked the US to consider sending […]


US gives BP first license to fly drone over land

Unmanned aerial vehicle

Cautious US aviation regulators announced Tuesday they have given oil company BP the first commercial license to fly a drone aircraft over land. The Federal Aviation Administration gave BP and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) builder AeroVironment permission to use a […]


 
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