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November 14, 2012
Rafael upgrades Iron Dome amid new barrage
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Nov 13, 2012
Amid a renewed bombardment by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Israel's air force has upgraded its Iron Dome counter-rocket system to give it a stronger punch and longer reach to counter the threat of Iranian ballistic missiles. Once the improvements are completed, the groundbreaking weapon, developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, will be able to intercept medium-range missiles like Iran's Fajr-5, rather than just rockets with a range of 2-25 miles that it was originally designed ... read more
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Have America's generals lost their way?
The sex scandal that punctured the image of America's most admired general, David Petraeus, is just the latest in a litany of cases of misconduct plaguing the US top brass, raising questions about a military often isolated from the rest of civilian society. ... more

Mr Xi in Space
The recent change of leadership in China has made foreign policy analysts very busy. Nobody is completely sure of how Xi Jinping will steer China, or how the somewhat opaque machinery of China's pol ... more

IAEA to outline further Iranian nuclear progress
Iran is on the threshold of being able to significantly ramp up production at its most controversial nuclear plant, diplomats expect the UN nuclear agency to say in a new report on Friday. ... more
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Russia paroles physicist convicted of spying for China
A Russian court on Tuesday ordered the release on parole of physicist Valentin Danilov, who was convicted of spying for China in 2004 and sentenced to 14 years in a prison colony, an official said. ... more


Israel lawmakers: Assassinate Gaza chiefs
Some Israeli lawmakers, including former military chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz, are pressing the government to authorize the assassination of Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip amid an escalation in clashes on the Jewish state's southern border. ... more
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Deadly fighting near Damascus, Syria border town bombed
Fierce battles and army shelling in and near Damascus on Tuesday killed at least 41 people, mostly civilians, a watchdog said, as warplanes launched more air raids on a town on the Turkish border. ... more

Tech star turned adventurer now in murder plot
A successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur who cashed out to live the life of an adventure seeker, John McAfee is now at the epicenter of a Central America murder mystery. ... more
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Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air

ArianeGroup signs contract with ESA for future Prometheus engine


Iran proposes ECO states to jointly build telecom satellites
Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technology Reza Taqipour proposed the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states to start joint production of telecommunication satellite ... more

Saudi gets life in jail for Texas terror plot
A Saudi national was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for plotting attacks on the Texas home of former US president George W. Bush, nuclear plants, and other targets, prosecutors said. ... more

Saudi Arabia to Launch Two Satellites
Saudi Arabia is set to launch two indigenous satellites with a precision navigation system within the next few years, Prince Turki Bin Saud Bin Muhammad said. The satellites - Saudisat 4 and S ... more
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Who will be on Obama's new dream team?
A week after winning re-election President Barack Obama has yet to reveal his new White House dream team amid fierce jostling for coveted posts key to shaping America's foreign and defense policy. ... more

Israeli mice sniff out bombs and vice
An Israeli company is aiming to revolutionise the way explosives, narcotics and even money are detected at airports, docks and border crossings with the help of specially trained covert agents. ... more
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New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

When physics gives evolution a leg up by breaking one

Scientists reveal rules for making ribs


Dalai Lama urges Japan lawmakers to visit Tibet
The Dalai Lama urged Japanese lawmakers Tuesday to visit Tibet to find out the reasons for a spate of self-immolations, after Beijing accused him of instigating the deadly protests against Chinese rule. ... more

China ex-leader Jiang a new force behind scenes
He was wrongly reported dead last year, and his political influence was said to have faded as a younger generation assumed control of China, but former President Jiang Zemin has made a surprise comeback. ... more

Timeline: Colombia's war with the FARC
The Colombian government and leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels hold peace talks in Havana on Thursday aimed at ending Latin America's longest-running civil conflict. ... more
Rafael upgrades Iron Dome amid new barrage

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval

India to buy Russia's Konkurs-M, Invar guided missiles

Taiwan tests new anti-ship missile: report

Iran minister confirms firing at US drone in Gulf

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

Sagetech, Arcturus Demonstrate Joint Manned, Unmanned Aircraft Operations using COTS NextGen ADS-B Tracking

LynuxWorks LynxOS-SE Deployed by ITT Exelis in New Line of Software-Defined Radios

Digital Modular Radios For New US Navy Ships and Submarines

Raytheon BBN Technologies' WNaN next generation network software selected for NIE 13.1 experiment


China's Peng Liyuan: a 'first lady' with star power
China's next first lady Peng Liyuan is a dazzling singer whose profile long eclipsed that of her husband Xi Jinping, and who will bring a touch of glamour to a role hidden in the shadows for decades. ... more

Cameron defends Gulf trip
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday defended his attempts to sell Typhoon jets during a visit last week to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman, saying it was "vital" for British business. ... more

US reviews troop options for Afghanistan post-2014
President Barack Obama's advisers are weighing how many troops to keep in Afghanistan after 2014 and will make a decision within a "few weeks," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday. ... more

Petraeus was 'right' to resign as CIA chief: Panetta
David Petraeus was right to resign as director of the CIA over an affair because the position requires "personal integrity," Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said Monday. ... more
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Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


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Lockheed Martin Continues To Deliver CBP P-3's Ahead Of Schedule


Northrop Grumman Begins Full-Rate Production of LITENING SE Targeting Pods for USAF


Canada to help Philippine defense revamp


Israel mulls Gaza push amid rocket attacks


Iraq: Dumping Russia arms deal may be ploy


Israel in 'direct hits' on Syria targets after Golan fire


Hopes weak for Pakistan-Afghanistan peace talks


China to reveal new leaders Thursday: Communist Party

Iraq to renegotiate Russia arms deal: spokesman

Taiwan tests new anti-ship missile: report

Khamenei approval required for direct US talks: Salehi

Hopes weak for Pakistan-Afghanistan peace talks

Iraq effort to reform ends in controversy

Iran launches air drill as 'warning' to enemies

Iran seeks improved ties with Iraqi Kurdistan

Broadwell: Petraeus' biographer... and his undoing

US Congress to grill spy chiefs over Petraeus probe

Iran warns US it will act firmly if airspace violated

Algeria eyes 1,200 armoured vehicles from Germany: report

Chinese Communist party remains a boys' club

Iraq to maintain food ration for those who want it

Pakistan, Afghanistan to hold talks on peace

IAEA says Iran clean-up of Parchin site 'ongoing'

Mystery second woman tied to CIA chief's downfall

Dalai Lama 'despised' by Chinese people

Child journalists grill ministers at China congress

China not 'serious' in Tibet immolations probe: Dalai Lama

First noiseless single photon amplifier

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