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Russian warships hold drills in Mediterranean


August 11th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian joint naval task force on a training mission in the Mediterranean has conducted two-day tactical exercises with live-firing drills, the defense ministry said.The ... Read more...

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Lord of the Rings park left covered in volcanic ash


August 9th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mount Tongariro, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mount Tongariro of New Zealand erupted on Monday night after being quiet for more than a century. The mountain which had been exhibiting seismic activity for ... Read more...

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Russia to test first combat drone in 2014


April 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will test its first domestically-produced strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2014, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said Friday.In February, Army General Nikolay ... Read more...

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China assists Pakistan avalanche victim search


April 14th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) China is assisting in the search for 139 Pakistani soldiers and civilians who are entombed in thick ice following an avalanche that swept through their camp ... Read more...

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Russia wants strike drone


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Russia has issued a technical specification for development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said Monday quoting a source.Tranzas company will build the ... Read more...

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China declines supporting cyber attackers


March 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) The Chinese government has denied allegations of supporting hackers to launch cyber attacks against other countries.The Chinese defence ministry, while refuting the allegations, has stressed that ... Read more...

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Japan on alert ahead of North Korea satellite launch


March 27th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan's armed forces received an order to put on alert its missile interceptors ahead of a planned North Korean satellite launch in April, Japanese Defence ... Read more...

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Russia puts US satellite in orbit


March 26th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket successfully put a US telecom satellite into orbit Monday, space officials said.The Intelsat-22 separated from Proton's Briz-M booster "normally", a spokesperson ... Read more...

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Japan to deploy interceptors to counter North Korean launch


March 20th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan will deploy missile interceptors on a southern island chain ahead of a planned North Korean satellite launch in April, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Russia seals missile deal


March 20th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow-based missile manufacturer Avangard has signed a contract to supply Russia's defense ministry with missiles for its new S-400 air defense systems, the ministry said ... Read more...

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Israeli army to acquire rockets


March 15th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 15 (IANS) The Israeli military will acquire rockets with ranges of 40 and 150 km, a media report said.Brig-Gen. David Suissa, the commander of the army's Artillery ... Read more...

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France suspends operations in Afghanistan after Afghan soldier kills 4 troops


January 21st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS/KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday partly suspended French operations in Afghanistan after four of its service members were shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier. Sarkozy is ... Read more...

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Ecuador begins destroying WW II bombs


January 18th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador has begun destroying 11 US bombs of World War II vintage that were found in 2010 by fishermen in the Galapagos Islands, the defense minister ... Read more...

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North Korean succession is stable: South Korea, US


December 30th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 30 (IANS) The defense chiefs of South Korea and the US said the power succession in North Korea following the death of its leader Kim Jong-il has been ... Read more...

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Russia test launches ICBM


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia test launched a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile Thursday, the defense ministry said.It was launched at 10.45 a.m. from the Plesetsk Space Center and ... Read more...

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Russian submarine test-fires ICBM


October 28th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy successfully test-fired an experimental Bulava (SS-N-X-30) intercontinental ballistic missile Friday from its Yury Dolgoruky submarine in the White Sea, the defense ministry ... Read more...

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Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

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Frenchwoman being held by Somali pirates rescued


September 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish armed forces rescued a Frenchwoman who was being held captive in the Indian Ocean by the pirates who murdered her husband last week, Defence ... Read more...

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UK Air Force buys 14 new Chinook choppers worth $1.64 billion for Afghan mission


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
ODIHAM, UNITED KINGDOM (BNO NEWS) -- British Defense Secretary Liam Fox on Monday announced that the Royal Air Force (RAF) has agreed to buy more than a dozen new Chinook helicopters worth ... Read more...

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‘Anonymous’ hacks Syrian government website


August 8th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by BNO News
DAMASCUS (BNO NEWS) -- Members of a hacking group which calls itself 'Anonymous' on early Monday morning hacked a website of the Syrian government to support the uprising which is taking place ... Read more...

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UN inaugurates communications hub in Spain


July 7th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Quart de Poblet (Spain), July 7 (IANS/EFE) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Spain's Crown Prince Felipe met here Wednesday to inaugurate a new UN telecommunications center to support peacekeeping efforts ... Read more...

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Four South Korean marines killed in shooting spree


July 4th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 4 (IANS) Four South Korean marines were killed in a shooting incident that occurred on the Ganghwa island, west of Seoul, Monday morning, Xinhua reported.The incident occurred when ... Read more...

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Afghanistan mission won’t get easier as end nears: Spain


June 28th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Herat (Afghanistan), June 28 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Defence Minister Carme Chacon said here Monday that while the mission in Afghanistan has entered its "final phase", it remains perilous.The minister made her ... Read more...

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Spain to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in 2012


June 24th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain will begin to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 2012, defense ministry sources told EFE.This will allow the Spanish government to adhere to the ... Read more...

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China, Vietnam complete joint naval patrols


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) China and Vietnam, which went to war in 1979, have conducted joint naval patrols in the Beibu Gulf, the China Daily reported Thursday.The exercises took place ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Defense Ministry to propose $8.5 billion budget for 2012


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Defense Ministry's planning director on Wednesday said that a budget of 80 trillion Indonesian Rupiahs ($8.5 billion) for 2012 will be proposed to the Indonesian government.General ... Read more...

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Yemen denies military base’ seizure by militants


May 28th, 2011 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 28 (IANS) The Yemeni defense ministry has denied reports suggesting anti-government armed tribesmen took control over military bases and shot down military planes outside the capital, ... Read more...

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Spanish embassies tighten security after Osama’s death


May 4th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain will step up security at its embassies in Africa, Afganistan and Pakistan following the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Deputy Prime Minister ... Read more...

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China’s defense policy ‘ensures national security’: Official


April 28th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 28 (ANI): The development of weapons and equipment in China is to ensure national security and is not directed against any other country or specific target, said the country's defense ... Read more...

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Thai-Cambodia peace talks postponed as clashes continue


April 27th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday announced that scheduled peace talks between Thai and Cambodian defense ministers had been postponed, as border clashes enter their sixth ... Read more...

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Debating use of drones in war reaching technological tipping point


April 25th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.25 (ANI): The British study has said that it is essential for military officials not "risk losing our controlling humanity and make war more likely" by using armed drones.It ... Read more...

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Thailand denies using chemical weapons against Cambodia


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Phnom Penh, Apr 24 (ANI): Thailand has strongly rejected accusations that it used chemical weapons against Cambodian troops in a clash that killed 10 soldiers and forced thousands of civilians from their ... Read more...

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Taliban infiltrating Afghan police, army


April 21st, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr. 21 (ANI): The Afghan police and military are scrambling to find ways to root out insurgents lurking within their ranks.Screening of new recruits and soldiers has been intensified following ... Read more...

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Russian military to wear berets for first time


April 15th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian troops will be wearing berets for the first time next month as they march in the annual parade to mark victory in World War ... Read more...

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Secret facilities making Iran’s uranium enrichment program’s centrifuges: Dissident group


April 8th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Apr 8 (ANI): An Iranian dissident group has claimed that secret industrial facilities are making parts for the centrifuges used in the Iranian regime's uranium enrichment program.The Christian Science Monitor quoted ... Read more...

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