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Russia, India to sign aircraft carrier contract in January: report

AFP, A contract worth 1.8 billion dollars for India's purchase of the revamped Russian aircraft carier Admiral Gorshkov will be signed in New Delhi in January, a Russian official told the Interfax news agency Tuesday. “The two sides have agreed […]

Iran says it will tweak Shahab-3, not develop long-range missiles

AFP, Iran's military does not intend to develop long-range ballistic missiles but will instead concentrate on tweaking its existing Shahab-3 medium-range missile, a senior official was quoted as saying Tuesday. “Iran does not have any plan to build a Shahab-4. […]

French company wins avionics contract from Malaysia for fighter jets

AFP, Malaysia has awarded a 533 million ringgit (140 million dollar) contract to France's Thales Optronique SA to supply aviation electronics for 18 Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets, a senior defence minister said Tuesday. Najib Razak said the company would supply […]

China, Russia pledge to boost military ties

AFP, China and Russia pledged on Tuesday to step up military ties, but said the two giant Asian neighbours' close defence cooperation would promote global security. “Overall and military ties between China and Russia are a very important factor in […]


MENL, WASHINGTON [MENL] — The U.S. military has been discussing the prospect of establishing bases in North Africa. A report by the Washington-based Heritage Foundation said the U.S. European Command has sought to establish a presence in at least two […]


MENL, WASHINGTON [MENL] — Saudi Arabia is said to have agreed to expand defense and military cooperation with the United States in what could pave the way for major U.S. weapons sales to the Arabian kingdom. U.S. officials said Saudi […]

Syria set to become more isolated after US sanctions

AFP, Damascus was today staring heightened political isolation in the face after US President George W Bush signed into law a bill providing for economic and diplomatic sanctions against Syria. The sanctions aim to punish Syria for alleged ties to […]

Afghans Greet Constitution With Hope

AP, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP)–Afghans offered solemn prayers and hopeful songs from children Sunday as they kicked off a landmark constitutional convention–a key step in the two-year drive to stabilize the battle-scarred country. Security was tight in the capital, with sharpshooters […]

Will Saddam's capture prove to be a trap for Bush?

Mathew Maavak (Online Journal Contributing Writer), December 14, 2003

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