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November 12, 2012
Japan, US to discuss revising defence guidelines
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 10, 2012
Japan and the United States have agreed to discuss updating 15-year-old guidelines on their security alliance in view of China's growing military presence in the region, a Japanese official said. After meeting high-level US officials, Senior Vice Defense Minister Akihisa Nagashima told Japanese media in Washington Friday (Saturday, Japan time) the two countries had "agreed to deepen Japan-US strategic consultations". He said the two countries were oriented "in the same direction" on Tokyo's prop ... read more
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Seventh Littoral Combat Ship Takes Shape
A Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Detroit. The event was part of a time-honored keel laying ceremony ... more

Syria army retakes part of key highway: watchdog
The Syrian army has recaptured part of the key highway linking the capital Damascus to main battlefields in the country's north, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. ... more

India to buy Russia's Konkurs-M, Invar guided missiles
India has signed a deal with Russia to purchase cutting-edge Konkurs-M and Invar anti-tank guided missiles, a source in the Indian defense ministry has told the media. According to the source, ... more
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Iran warns US it will act firmly if airspace violated
Iran warned on Sunday it will react strongly against any US intrusion into its airspace after two of its warplanes fired at an American drone 10 days ago, the ISNA news agency reported. ... more


IAEA says Iran clean-up of Parchin site 'ongoing'
Possible clean-up activities at an Iranian military base where the UN atomic agency wants to probe evidence of suspected nuclear weapons research are "ongoing," the watchdog's head said on Sunday. ... more
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Transparency calls at China congress face tough road
Pledges for more transparency by top Chinese Communist officials made following high-profile graft cases have been met with scepticism that corrupt leaders can come clean over their assets. ... more

Eglin Completes 500th F-35 Sortie
The Integrated Training Center (ITC) here completed its 500th combined sortie for both the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) and F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft ... more
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F-35 Stopover in Marietta
Employees at the Lockheed Martin facility here got the rare opportunity to see an F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter up close on Nov. 5, as a new U.S. Marine Corps F-35B stopped by on its ferry fl ... more

NGC Signs Danish Composite Manufacturer For F-35 Lightning II Program
Northrop Grumman has entered a long-term agreement (LTA) with the advanced composites manufacturer Terma A/S in Denmark to manufacture component parts for the international F-35 Lightning II program ... more

UN atomic agency to hold December talks with Iran
The UN atomic agency said Friday it will hold next month its first talks with Iran since August over Tehran's nuclear efforts, in a first sign of renewed diplomatic activity since the US election. ... more
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Iraq cancels $4.2 bn Russia arms deal over graft concerns
Baghdad cancelled a $4.2 billion arms package with Russia on Saturday citing graft concerns and instead opted for new talks, ending a deal that would have made Moscow Iraq's second-biggest arms supplier. ... more

Pakistan, Afghanistan to hold talks on peace
Islamabad and Kabul will hold three days of talks on achieving peace in Afghanistan this week, Pakistan's foreign ministry said on Sunday. ... more
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Algeria eyes 1,200 armoured vehicles from Germany: report
A subsidiary of Germany's Rheinmetall, a specialist maker of automotive parts and defence equipment, intends to produce up to 1,200 Fuch-type armoured vehicles for Algeria, Der Spiegel said Sunday. ... more

Mystery second woman tied to CIA chief's downfall
The FBI uncovered the affair that led to the resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus while investigating threatening emails sent by his lover to a mystery second woman, US media reported Sunday. ... more

Iraq to maintain food ration for those who want it
The Iraqi cabinet decided on Sunday to maintain the two-decade-old food ration for those who want it, following a storm of protest over its plans to replace it with a cash benefit. ... more
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Russian FM says Syria rebels have 50 Stingers

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Six Palestinians killed after militants hit Israeli jeep
Six Palestinians were killed and 30 injured by Israeli shelling and air strikes after militants fired on an Israeli jeep, wounding four soldiers, medics and witnesses said on Sunday. ... more

Threatening emails said to have brought down CIA chief
The plot surrounding the resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus over an extramarital affair thickened Sunday amid reports that his alleged lover had sent emails to a second woman she viewed as a threat to her love interest. ... more

Military cuts 'not on agenda' of US talks: Australia
Australia on Sunday sought to play down comments by a senior US official who said Washington planned to raise concerns about Canberra's falling military spending at talks this week between the allies. ... more

US plans $6.7 billion aircraft deal with Saudi
The United States plans a $6.7 billion sale of 20 heavy cargo aircraft and five refueling planes to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon announced Friday, in a deal to be approved by Congress. ... more
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