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November 18, 2012
New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Nov 16, 2012
While Israeli forces battle a growing Palestinian missile onslaught from the Gaza Strip, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is getting ready to field test its newest anti-missile weapon, David's Sling and its Stunner interceptor. Once David's Sling, also known as Magic Wand, becomes operational it will essentially complete a multi-tier missile defense shield that's been 20 years in the making. The two-stage system, with a radar and electro-optical guidance system, is designed to counter m ... read more
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ASEAN calls for South China Sea hotline
Southeast Asian countries called on Saturday for a hotline with China to defuse tensions over their increasingly divisive maritime territorial rows. ... more

Musharraf calls for India, Pakistan to 'bury the hatchet'
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf said on Saturday that nuclear-armed India and Pakistan need to "bury the hatchet" and settle their differences to reduce poverty and ease tensions in the region. ... more

China unveils new leadership with Xi at helm
China's all-powerful Communist Party on Thursday unveiled a new seven-man leadership council steered by Xi Jinping to take command of the world's number two economy for the next decade. ... more
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Iraq Kurds put security forces on high alert
The president of Iraq's Kurdistan region has ordered its peshmerga security forces on high alert, a statement issued on Saturday said, attributing the move to clashes with central government forces. ... more


US hopes for 'constructive' ties with new China leader
The United States voiced hope Thursday that China would play a greater role solving global problems as it said it expected a "constructive" relationship with Beijing's new leaders. ... more
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White House mulls move as cybersecurity bill fails
The White House said Thursday it was considering an executive order on cybersecurity after legislation on infrastructure protection failed again in the Senate. ... more

Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza
A senior Iranian official has denied his country supplied the Fajr 5 missiles which Palestinian militants have been firing at Tel Aviv, Iran's Al-Alam television reported on Saturday. ... more
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Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army
The Israeli army destroyed a military drone production workshop in the Gaza Strip belonging to the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement on Friday, a military spokesman said. ... more

Xi raises hopes, but China's reform outlook cloudy
China's new Communist Party boss Xi Jinping has raised hopes with a straight-talking debut, but observers say he may struggle to pull off a crucial revamp of the economy and satisfy growing calls for reform. ... more

Israel's Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict
Iron Dome, Israel's much vaunted anti-missile defence system, is playing an increasingly important role in the growing confrontation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based militants. ... more
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US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill
Israeli and US troops have wrapped up a major missile defence exercise hailed as their largest-ever joint aerial military operation, the Israeli military said on Wednesday. ... more

N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media
North Korea tried to export ballistic missile parts to Syria in May in violation of UN sanctions, Japanese media said Wednesday, citing diplomats who have seen a classified UN report. ... more
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Lockheed Martin Completes On Orbit Testing of Second AEHF Satellite
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have completed on orbit testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite. Following successful spacecraft testi ... more

World powers to confer on Iran next week
Top negotiators from six world powers will meet in Brussels next week to discuss diplomatic efforts to defuse the Iran nuclear crisis, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton's office said Thursday. ... more

A Bosnian Muslim jailed for 15 years over war crimes
A Bosnian court on Thursday sentenced a former Bosnian Muslim soldier to 15 years in prison for his role in torturing and executing Serb prisoners at the start of the 1992-1995 war. ... more
New Israeli anti-missile system gets ready

Israel's Iron Dome plays growing role in Gaza conflict

Lockheed Martin Continues To Supporting US Air Defense, Missile Warning and Space Defense Missions

Iran denies supplying Fajr 5 rockets to Gaza

N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media

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

Israel destroys Gaza drone workshop: army

Iran minister confirms firing at US drone in Gulf

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

The Skynet 5D secure telecom satellite is received in French Guiana for Arianespace's December Ariane 5 mission

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US-Afghanistan open talks on post-2014 military aid
The United States and Afghanistan launched crucial talks Thursday on the status of US forces remaining in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal of combat troops in 2014. ... more

In Gaza, quiet pierced by air strikes, ambulance sirens
The usual cacophony of Gaza's streets has been replaced by an eery quiet, broken only by the whoosh of rockets, the crash of air strikes and screeching ambulances taking the wounded to hospital. ... more

Stone-tipped weapons older than thought
Researchers say our human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons in southern Africa 500,000 years ago, 200,000 years earlier than previously thought. ... more

Japan chooses SAIC for mine countermeasure
Japan's maritime military has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract to provide software and ancillaries for its MCH-101 helicopter Airborne Mine Countermeasures project. ... more
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New Iraq army HQ fuels Arab-Kurd row


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US, Thailand boost military ties to counter China


Panetta orders ethics review for US top brass


Xi Jinping: China's 'princeling' new leader


Israel's Barak okays call-up of 30,000 reservists


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US defence chief in Thailand to boost military ties

Kyrgyzstan judges' wages to be raised

Three Israelis, 3 militants killed as Gaza violence rages

Russia nuclear envoy makes snap visit to Iran

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Philippines urges ASEAN to unite on sea dispute

Russia nuclear envoy on snap visit to Iran: reports

Top Hamas chief killed in Israel strike on Gaza

Obama vows new push to solve Iran nuclear crisis

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China unveils attack helicopter at airshow: report

Syria slams France, says opposition 'declared war'

No major changes seen for US policy in Syria: experts

Egypt recalls Israel ambassador after Gaza raid

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U.N.'s own report says it failed Sri Lanka

Pakistan agrees to free Afghan Taliban: officials

Germany reveals details of Afghan troop withdrawal plan

Rafael upgrades Iron Dome amid new barrage

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