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Obama asks key senators for time on Iran sanctions

Obama asks key senators for time on Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama asked key senators Tuesday for a delay in imposing new sanctions on Iran, but faced skepticism over the terms of a proposed interim nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. Obama met the lawmakers at the White […]


Russia and Egypt on verge of missile deal: Moscow

Russia and Egypt on verge of missile deal: Moscow

The head of Russia’s state industrial holding company said on Monday that Moscow was on the verge of reaching a landmark agreement to deliver air defence systems to Egypt’s army. Rostec chief Sergey Chemezov’s comments came in the wake of […]


US has time to boost bid for Turkey missile system: FM

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

Turkey would look again at a US bid for a multi-billion-dollar contract for the country’s first long-range anti-missile system providing Washington agrees to produce it jointly, a top Turkish official said Monday. A “final decision has not been taken,” Turkey’s […]


Iran unveils attack drone ‘with 2,000 km range’

Iran unveils attack drone ‘with 2,000 km range’

Iran on Monday unveiled a missile-equipped drone with a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles), the official IRNA news agency reported. “The Fotros drone has an operational range of 2,000 kilometres and can fly at an altitude of 25,000 feet, […]


Russia hands India long-awaited aircraft carrier

Russia hands India long-awaited aircraft carrier

Russia on Saturday ceremonially handed over a refurbished ex-Soviet aircraft carrier to India after a refit that overran by five years and went vastly over budget, damaging ties between the countries. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Indian Defence […]


‘No room for error’ for US nuclear forces: Hagel

‘No room for error’ for US nuclear forces: Hagel

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Friday acknowledged “troubling lapses” among troops managing the country’s nuclear arsenal and warned their job allowed “no room for error.” In a speech marking a change of leadership at the US military’s Strategic Command that […]


Turkey hopes to finalise China missile purchase in six months

Turkey hopes to finalise China missile purchase in six months

Turkey is hoping to finalise negotiations to acquire its first long-range anti-missile system from China in six months’ time, the head of the country’s procurement agency said Thursday. “The immediate goal for us is in about six months to come […]


North Korea progressing on ICBM to strike US: think-tank

North Korea progressing on ICBM to strike US: think-tank

North Korea is making progress on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a first-generation nuclear warhead to the continental United States, a leading US think-tank said Tuesday. The closely followed 38 North website of the Johns Hopkins University’s US-Korea […]


Russia launches Proton rocket with military satellite

Russia launches Proton rocket with military satellite

Russia successfully launched a Proton-M rocket carrying a military satellite in the early hours of Tuesday from its Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch took place at 03:46 Moscow time (23:46 GMT) carrying a satellite for the Russian defence ministry, […]


 
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