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December 09, 2012
US air strike kills Qaeda leader: websites
Dubai (AFP) Dec 8, 2012
A US air strike in Pakistan has killed an Al-Qaeda leader, Khaled Bin Abdel Rahman al-Hussainan, while he was having dinner after a day of fasting, the group announced late Friday. The militant, also known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, was killed when he was having a late dinner after fasting during the day, the group said in a brief statement posted on several jihadist websites. "We announce the martyrdom of Sheikh Khaled al-Hussainan who died as he was having his sohur meal and we pray to God to acc ... read more
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Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border
The Dutch cabinet on Friday gave the go-ahead to sending NATO Patriot missiles to Turkey to defend its border against Syria, along with a maximum 360 soldiers to operate them. ... more

Canada reconsidering F-35 fighter purchase: reports
Canada's government faced a storm of criticism Friday after a newspaper reported it was scrapping plans to buy US-made F-35 fighter aircraft because of rising costs. ... more

More than 63,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq: UN
More than 63,000 Syrian refugees have fled the bloody conflict in their home country for neighbouring Iraq, according to figures released by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Saturday. ... more
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US agency chief seeks to ease airplane electronics ban
The head of the US agency that regulates telecommunications is calling for an easing of the ban on using mobile phones and other electronic devices on airplanes during takeoff and landing. ... more


Japan minister's N. Korea rocket gaffe spurs outcry
A Japanese government minister has come under fire from the opposition for saying North Korea should "waste no time" in holding its planned rocket launch so he can campaign in earnest for the upcoming election. ... more
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Iran condemns US nuclear test
Iran condemned arch foe the United States on Saturday for conducting a limited nuclear test, saying it showed Washington's "inattention to full disarmament," the state television website reported. ... more

Iran to observe North Korea missile test
Iranian scientists and military officers will attend North Korea's test launch of a long-range ballistic missile expected this month, underlining Tehran's close and long-standing links to Pyongyang on missile development. ... more
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Iran warships dock in Sudan
Two Iranian warships docked in Port Sudan on Saturday, a witness said, marking the second port call by the Iranian navy in Sudan in five weeks. ... more

Trichet could become new EADS chairman: report
The chairman of European aerospace giant EADS may stand down in March with former European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet as a possible replacement, Britain's Financial Times reported on Friday. ... more

No attempt to 'punish' WikiLeaks suspect Manning: official
Another of the military officials who oversaw WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning's detention at a Virginia military prison testified Friday that he was kept on suicide watch for his own protection, never to "punish" him. ... more
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Britain sees evidence Assad could use chemical weapons
British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Saturday said that there is evidence that the Syrian government could use its chemical weapons stocks in its conflict with rebels fighting to oust it. ... more

Japan authorises N. Korea rocket interception
Japan on Friday ordered its military to shoot down a North Korean rocket if it threatens the nation's territory as Washington put anti-missile destroyers into position, ramping up pressure on Pyongyang. ... more
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Five charged in US over Iran, China exports
Five people have been charged in New York in two separate alleged schemes to export illegal shipments of military grade technology to China and Iran, US officials said. ... more

Inspecting Iran's Parchin site would be 'useful': IAEA
UN nuclear inspections at a military complex near Tehran would be "very useful" despite extensive earth-moving work there by Iranian authorities, the head of the UN atomic agency said. ... more

Snow may delay N. Korea rocket launch: US think-tank
North Korea's preparations for a planned rocket launch that has triggered international condemnation and sanctions threats may have been delayed by heavy snow, a US think tank said Friday. ... more
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Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border

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Iran to observe North Korea missile test

Severodvinsk submarine launches first cruise missile at ground targets

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Iran tells US to 'recount' drones

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Sudan drone down in Khartoum area: official media

US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System

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Astrium to provide military X-band satcoms to six UK Royal Navy vessels


Agony endures 75 years after Nanjing Massacre
Three quarters of a century after Japanese soldiers butchered her family and left her for dead, Xia Shuqin says she relives her terror with every denial that the Nanjing Massacre ever happened. ... more

US conducts limited nuclear test
The United States said Thursday it has conducted a "subcritical" nuclear test at an underground site to study the behavior of nuclear materials without triggering an atomic explosion. ... more

Is the Nobel Peace Prize losing some of its prestige?
Often described as the most prestigious award in the world, the Nobel Peace Prize risks losing some of its lustre because of the prize committee's unexpected and controversial choices of late, some observers warn. ... more

Bread crisis hits Syrian flashpoints
As if life under shelling and air strikes, as well as power cuts, was not harsh enough, residents of several flashpoint towns and cities in Syria face a new misery: a shortage of bread and flour. ... more
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NATO shares blame for 'insecurity' in Afghanistan: Karzai


US general who led Iraq exit tapped for Centcom


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North Korea spends millions on Kim cult: report


US drone kills at least 3 militants in Pakistan: officials


US denies Navy stop in Sudan


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US Navy deploys ships before North Korean launch

Gunmen kill five security force members in Iraq

Australia retires H-variant C-130 Hercules

Manning held in solitary for protection, prison chief said

Syria: Is Assad seeking an escape deal?

Azeri, Armenian FMs in Ireland for OSCE

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Germany ready to send 400 troops to Turkey-Syria border

Britain to press EU partners to amend Syria arms embargo

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Argentina on track to buy 14 Brazil APCs

Iran tells US to 'recount' drones

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Raytheon UK to deliver additional Paveway IVs to UK MOD

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Iraq gets tough with Turkey over Kurds

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