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Russia ‘tests new intercontinental ballistic missile’

December 27, 2017 11:00 pm
Russia ‘tests new intercontinental ballistic missile’

This file photo shows military specialists walking past a Russian Topol intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at the exposition field in Kubinka Patriot Park, outside Moscow, on August 22, 2017. (By AFP) Russia says it has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday […]

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South Korea’s Defense Ministry to establish team to monitor North Korea’s nuclear activity

December 26, 2017 3:30 am
South Korea’s Defense Ministry to establish team to monitor North Korea’s nuclear activity

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in (R) presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on November 29, 2017, following a new North Korean missile test. (AFP photo) South Korea’s Defense Ministry has decided to form a special team to monitor North […]

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US President Donald Trump signs massive defense policy bill worth nearly $700 billion

December 13, 2017 6:30 am
US President Donald Trump signs massive defense policy bill worth nearly $700 billion

US President Donald Trump, surrounded by military officials and members of Congress, including Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (L), signs National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, during a signing ceremony in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December […]

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Arms-control specialists and nuclear strategists Bruce Blair call for scrapping of America’s ICBM arsenal

November 23, 2017 3:17 pm
Arms-control specialists and nuclear strategists Bruce Blair call for scrapping of America’s ICBM arsenal

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, August 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Arms-control specialists and nuclear strategists have called on the United States to scrap its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) because they […]

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NATO training for nuclear arms near Russian borders: Defense minister

November 10, 2017 5:01 am
NATO training for nuclear arms near Russian borders: Defense minister

The photo shows a NATO military exercise in Rukla, Lithuania, on August 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Russian defense minister has warned that NATO has been engaged in war games involving nuclear weapons training at Russia’s western borders. In a Friday statement, Sergei Shoigu described “all the buzz created by Western […]

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France hikes defense spending amid involvement in conflicts

November 8, 2017 1:56 am
France hikes defense spending amid involvement in conflicts

The file photo shows a French Rafale fighter jet. (AFP) French lawmakers have approved an increase of nearly two billion euros in defense spending in 2018 as Paris boosts its involvement in the ongoing conflicts across the Middle East and Africa. The 1.8 billion euros in additional spending approved by […]

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No militant group operates freely inside Pakistan: Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan

September 5, 2017 10:30 pm
No militant group operates freely inside Pakistan: Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan

Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan Islamabad has rejected a statement by the world’s five major rising economies that militant groups in Pakistan pose a regional security threat. Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan said on Tuesday that no militant group operated freely inside the country. “These organizations, they have some […]

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No militant group operates freely inside Pakistan: Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan

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No militant group operates freely inside Pakistan: Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan

Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan Islamabad has rejected a statement by the world’s five major rising economies that militant groups in Pakistan pose a regional security threat. Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan said on Tuesday that no militant group operated freely inside the country. “These organizations, they have some […]

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Over 200 Daesh terrorists killed in airstrike in Dayr al-Zawr: Russia’s Defense Ministry

August 21, 2017 9:11 am
Over 200 Daesh terrorists killed in airstrike in Dayr al-Zawr: Russia’s Defense Ministry

Russia’s Defense Ministry says its aircraft have eliminated more than 200 Daesh terrorists on their way to the eastern Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr. The operation also destroyed around 20 SUVs laden with large-caliber weapons and mortars, as well as armored vehicles, including tanks, the Ministry said in a statement on […]

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps drone patrols in Persian Gulf will continue despite US psychological operations

August 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps drone patrols in Persian Gulf will continue despite US psychological operations

This US Navy handout photo obtained on July 29, 2017, shows the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz as it transits the Indian Ocean on July 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has rejected US claims that a drone made an “unsafe approach” to an American aircraft […]

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China carrier ‘enters Taiwan defense zone’

July 13, 2017 12:48 pm
China carrier ‘enters Taiwan defense zone’

China’s sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, arrives in Hong Kong waters on July 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Taiwan says a Chinese aircraft carrier has entered its “air defense identification zone (ADIZ)” and is being monitored by Taipei as the carrier sails back from a trip to Hong Kong. Taiwan’s […]

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Iran’s missile killed at least 50 Takfiri Daesh terrorists: Reports

June 20, 2017 3:04 am
Iran’s missile killed at least 50 Takfiri Daesh terrorists: Reports

In this picture released on June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from western Iran targeting the Daesh terrorist group in eastern Syria. (Photo by IRIB) At least 50 Daesh terrorists, including several high-ranking commanders, were killed when one of Iran’s missiles hit their headquarters in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr. Iran’s […]

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Iran’s missile killed at least 50 Takfiri Daesh terrorists: Reports

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Iran’s missile killed at least 50 Takfiri Daesh terrorists: Reports

In this picture released on June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from western Iran targeting the Daesh terrorist group in eastern Syria. (Photo by IRIB) At least 50 Daesh terrorists, including several high-ranking commanders, were killed when one of Iran’s missiles hit their headquarters in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr. Iran’s […]

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Iran: Missile strike in Syria against Takfiri targets ‘just a small slap’

June 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Iran: Missile strike in Syria against Takfiri targets ‘just a small slap’

Bahram Qassemi, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Iran says its Sunday missile attack against Takfiri targets in Syria in retaliation for terror attacks against Tehran was “just a small slap” in the face of the terrorists and their patrons. Bahram Qassemi, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, made the remarks on Monday following the Islamic […]

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Iran: Missile strike in Syria against Takfiri targets 'just a small slap'

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Iran: Missile strike in Syria against Takfiri targets 'just a small slap'

Bahram Qassemi, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Iran says its Sunday missile attack against Takfiri targets in Syria in retaliation for terror attacks against Tehran was “just a small slap” in the face of the terrorists and their patrons. Bahram Qassemi, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, made the remarks on Monday following the Islamic […]

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European Union launches fund to boost, coordinate defense spending

June 7, 2017 10:30 pm
European Union launches fund to boost, coordinate defense spending

The photo taken on June 7, 2017 shows EU Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen talking to the media at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. (AFP photo) The European Union has finally launched its special defense fund in a bid to better coordinate military budgets between members of the […]

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China not after expanding influence with Silk Road: Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang

May 26, 2017 11:16 am
China not after expanding influence with Silk Road: Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang China’s Defense Ministry says a Chinese trade project commonly known as the Silk Road has no military or geostrategic goals, dismissing claims that Beijing seeks to expand its global footprint with the initiative. The new Silk Road, formally known as the Belt and Road […]

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Iran has built third underground missile factory: Senior IRGC commander

May 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Iran has built third underground missile factory: Senior IRGC commander

The picture released on March 8, 2016 shows an underground IRGC missile facility. A senior Iranian commander vows the Islamic Republic will continue to strengthen its defensive missile might in the face of security threats facing the nation, saying the country has built its third underground missile production facility in […]

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Iran unveiled 12 new advanced defense projects, products

April 20, 2017 1:34 pm
Iran unveiled 12 new advanced defense projects, products

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits a defense exhibition in the southern city of Shiraz on April 20, 2017. (Photo by IRNA) Iran has unveiled 12 advanced defense projects and products in the areas of radar systems and air transportation designed and manufactured by Iranian experts. President Hassan Rouhani inspected the […]

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Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing defies UN calls, defends crackdown on Rohingya

March 27, 2017 9:22 pm
Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing defies UN calls, defends crackdown on Rohingya

This handout picture taken and released by the Myanmar Armed Forces on March 27, 2017 shows Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander in chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, speaking during a ceremony marking the country’s 72nd Armed Forces Day in Naypyidaw. (Photo by AFP) Myanmar’s army chief has […]

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