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November 19, 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

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
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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


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
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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

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
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Israel okays reserve call-up of up to 75,000: TV
The Israeli cabinet on Friday night gave its green light for the recruitment of up to 75,000 reservists, Channel 2 television said, amid signs that Israel was gearing up for a ground offensive in Gaza. ... more

Israel Gaza raids kill 15, Arabs urge policy review
Israeli air strikes killed 15 Palestinians in Gaza on Saturday, prompting the Arab League to announce a visit to the battered enclave and a review of its Middle East peace policy. ... more
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Erdogan says Israel will be held to account for Gaza
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Israel would be held to account for the children among 40 people dead in three days of air strikes on Gaza. ... more

Assad, Israel two sides of same coin: Syria activists
Syrian protesters held a placard on Friday showing two missiles, one with a Syrian flag, the other with a Star of David, plummet to the earth as plumes of smoke rise from the town below. ... more

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China top censor's new leadership role raises fears
Chinese propaganda boss Liu Yunshan has risen to the country's top leadership in what could be a perilous sign for online debate, critics of his censorship diktats over the last decade said Friday. ... more

Iraq frees Hezbollah suspect in US plot
Iraq has freed a Hezbollah member accused of plotting to kill five US soldiers in a move that has triggered anger in the United States, US and Iraqi officials said on Friday. ... more

US, Israel wrap up major joint missile drill
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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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