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November 27, 2012
MISSILE DEFENSE
Israel reports success in new missile defence test
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 25, 2012
Israeli and US defence officials have successfully tested the David's Sling missile defence system, completing the first phase of the weapon's development, the defence ministry said on Sunday. "The Israel Missile Defence Organisation and the US Missile Defense Agency completed the first phase of the development of the David's Sling Weapon System, by conducting a successful interception," a statement said. The system "is designed to provide an additional layer of defence against ballistic missile ... read more
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MISSILE NEWS

Hamas arsenal hit but rocket know-how intact
The distinctive whoosh of a longer-range rocket leaving Gaza set sirens wailing in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem within minutes, as Hamas militants broke new ground in the fight against Israel. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Israel tests new weapon, but gap remains
Israel says it has successfully tested its mid-range David's Sling anti-missile system, a major step toward completing a planned four-tier defense shield but it's not expected to operational until 2013 at the earliest. ... more
NUKEWARS

Iran slams US for pulling plug on nuclear conference
A US announcement that a conference on a Middle East free of nuclear weapons cannot be held as foreseen is a "serious setback," Iran said Monday, accusing Washington of protecting Israel. ... more
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FLOATING STEEL

India says to get Soviet-era aircraft carrier in 2013
India on Monday said long-time ally Russia would finally hand over a refurbished aircraft carrier next year and end a bitter dispute over the Soviet-era warship caused by rising costs and delays. ... more


FLOATING STEEL

China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier
China has conducted the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier in a move that extends Beijing's ability to project its growing military might in territorial disputes. ... more
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Syrian rebels make gains against regime
Syrian rebels, despite deep fractures between rival groups, have been making important gains against the forces of embattled President Bashar Assad. These aren't war-winning victories but they are hurting the Damascus regime. ... more
MISSILE NEWS

Turkey insists Patriots would be 'purely defensive'
The Turkish army insisted Monday that any deployment by NATO of Patriot missiles on the border with Syria would be used for defensive purposes only and not to launch any attack, after Damascus warned that the move would be a "provocation". ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Agreement reached to ease Iraq's Arab-Kurd crisis
Top federal and Kurdish security officials agreed in Baghdad on Monday to "activate" coordinating committees between their forces and work to calm the situation in northern Iraq, a statement said. ... more
TERROR WARS

Iran warships returning to Sudan: military
Iranian warships will return to Sudan on Friday, the armed forces said, one month after a similar port call followed Khartoum's accusation that Israel bombed a military factory. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Millions flood Iraq shrine city for Ashura peak
Millions of Shiites flooded the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Sunday for the peak of Ashura rituals, which have been largely spared the attacks that struck pilgrims in past years. ... more
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Israel defence minister retires in pre-vote shock
Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak, a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stunned observers on Monday by announcing his retirement from politics ahead of snap elections in January. ... more
WAR REPORT

Syria rebel officers plan post-Assad army
Syrian rebel officers have formed a commission to lay the foundations for a future army and liaise with the political opposition on issues such as arming fighters on the ground, a spokesman said on Monday. ... more
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THE STANS

US weighs post-2014 force of 10,000 troops in Afghanistan
President Barack Obama is weighing plans to keep roughly 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan after the NATO-led force hands over security to the Afghan government, a senior US official said Monday. ... more
FLOATING STEEL

China conducts first landing on aircraft carrier
China has conducted the first landing of a fighter jet on its new aircraft carrier in a move that extends Beijing's ability to project its growing military might in territorial disputes. ... more
WAR REPORT

Israel, Hamas both see gains from Gaza fight
Israel and its Hamas foes are each claiming gains from a week of fighting in and around Gaza, but analysts doubt if the army of a sovereign state can ever score a conclusive win against an irregular force rooted in its local community. ... more
WAR REPORT
Israel tests new weapon, but gap remains

NATO to consider Turkey request for Patriots 'without delay'

Israel reports success in new missile defence test


WAR REPORT
Turkey insists Patriots would be 'purely defensive'

India tests missile interceptor

Hamas arsenal hit but rocket know-how intact


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MISSILE NEWS

India tests missile interceptor
India has test-fired a ballistic missile interceptor as part of its efforts to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles, defense officials said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

India counters China map claims in a tit-for-tat move
India is stamping its map on visas given to Chinese visitors, an Indian official said Saturday, after China began issuing passports showing disputed territories as its own. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Millions flood Iraq shrine city for Ashura peak
Millions of Shiites flooded the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Sunday for the peak of Ashura rituals, which have been largely spared the deadly attacks that struck pilgrims in past years. ... more
WAR REPORT

Commentary: Mideast: Pyrrhic victory?
While hundreds of millions Muslims believe 9/11 was history's biggest conspiracy, hatched by U.S. intelligence and Israel's Mossad, to justify a global crackdown on Islamist militants, there are also countless millions of Arabs who are convinced the Nazi Holocaust was grossly exaggerated to justify "the Jewish occupation of Palestine." ... more
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NUKEWARS

US says conference on WMD-free Middle East cancelled

THE STANS

Syria Kurds join forces in standoff with rebels

MILTECH

Russia frees physicist convicted of spying for China

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