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December 18, 2012
Russia and Libya: will they restore military and technical cooperation?
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 18, 2012
Moscow will resume cooperation with Tripoli on training military specialists for the Libyan army, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters on Thursday. Such a cooperation, which was in place in the former Soviet Union, was scrapped in the wake of a civil war in Libya and the subsequent ouster of Muammar Gaddafi. Bogdanov, who is also the Russian President's special envoy to the Middle East, declined to elaborate. Oriental expert Gumer Isayev says that the resumption of milit ... read more
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Russia's arms export plan exceeded
Russia set a record in arms export. The volume of contracts has exceeded 14 billion against the planned 13.2 billion dollars planned for this year, President Putin told a session dedicated to milita ... more

Syria warplanes in action, camp residents flee: NGO
Residents of a Palestinian camp in Damascus were fleeing on Monday amid fresh clashes, as Syrian warplanes raided the eastern outskirts of the city to try to quash the rebellion in the capital, a watchdog said. ... more

German MPs oppose arms sales to Saudis
German lawmakers are demanding a say in arms sales abroad as Berlin seeks to sell 600 Leopard 2 tanks worth $12.6 billion and hundreds of armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia, a monarchy many Germans consider undemocratic with a poor human rights record. ... more
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Gunmen kill Yemen intelligence colonel
Gunmen shot dead a senior Yemeni intelligence officer in an overnight attack that targeted him on his way home in the eastern province of Hadramawt, a security official told AFP on Monday. ... more


NATO chief denounces Iran's allegations on Patriots
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday denounced claims by the head of Iran's armed forces that the deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey was part of a plot to start world war. ... more
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Hawk's return in Japan heartens US
The return of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan has raised hopes in Washington for closer security ties, although US officials hope he keeps a lid on his more strident views. ... more

Wave of Iraq attacks kills 48 people
A wave of attacks targeting both Iraqi security forces and civilians killed 48 people on Monday, in a second day of deadly violence ahead of the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US forces. ... more
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Mooted IAEA-Iran 'deal' just the beginning: analysts
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UN sending chemical weapons kits to Syria monitors
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S. Korea says North nuclear test 'highly probable'
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New Japanese PM might tweek constitution
Japan's new prime minister - for the second time - could try to revise the war-renouncing Article 9 of the country's Constitution. ... more

Russia: Businesses to fund Caucasus effort
Russia says it is counting on businesses to pour billions of dollars in social and development funding into the terrorism-plagued North Caucasus region. ... more
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Russia sends warships to Mediterranean: ministry
Russia is sending a new flotilla of warships to the Mediterranean, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, amid the escalating situation in Syria. ... more

China resists moves to sanction N. Korea: diplomats
China is resisting US-led efforts to order new sanctions against North Korea over its rocket launch and the UN Security Council could take weeks to decide a formal move, diplomats said. ... more

Brazil, S. Africa collaborate on missile
Brazil and South Africa will collaborate on building a short-range, air-to-air missile as part of a multibillion-dollar Brazilian program to develop avionics and military aviation for domestic and export markets. ... more
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Far from home, poorly paid and discriminated against, Mushtaq and Sefadullah are among thousands of Afghans who are deserting the army in a worrying trend two years before NATO troops leave. ... more

India's clout in question as regional troubles mount
India is a world power, so allies in the West would like to believe, but recent developments in its own backyard reveal the limits of the country's influence and still weak diplomatic force, said analysts. ... more

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EU leaders said Friday they will look more closely at defence as a changing world and tight budgets force member states to cooperate in search of a bigger bang for their euros. ... more
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Karzai invited to US for talks on Afghanistan's future

Scud attacks signal Syrian regime alarm

N. Korea's satellite 'orbiting normally': South

Rocket launch a timely lift for N. Korea leader

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