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December 18, 2012
MILPLEX
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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MILPLEX

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
WAR REPORT

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
MILPLEX

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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TERROR WARS

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


MISSILE DEFENSE

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
IRAQ WARS

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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NUKEWARS

Mooted IAEA-Iran 'deal' just the beginning: analysts
The UN atomic agency, after a year of false starts, finally expects to sign a long-elusive deal with Iran on January 16, but that will be the easy part, experts say. ... more
WAR REPORT

UN sending chemical weapons kits to Syria monitors
The United Nations is sending chemical weapons kits to UN troops in the Golan Heights because of growing fears over Syria's deadly non-conventional arsenal, officials said Monday. ... more
NUKEWARS

S. Korea says North nuclear test 'highly probable'
North Korea will likely conduct a third nuclear test following its successful launch of a long-range rocket in the face of global condemnation, a top South Korean official said Friday. ... more
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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
WAR REPORT

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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WAR REPORT

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
NUKEWARS

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
MISSILE NEWS

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
MISSILE NEWS
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Russia shuts down Azerbaijan radar station: Baku


MISSILE NEWS
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IRAQ WARS

Iraq president hospitalised due to 'health emergency'
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been hospitalised in Baghdad due to a "health emergency," his office said on Tuesday. ... more
THE STANS

Afghan army beset by desertions as NATO pullout looms
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
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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 to take closer look at defence as costs soar
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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WAR REPORT

Syria warplanes in deadly raid on Palestinian camp

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THE STANS

Pakistani Islamists denounce peace moves with India

SUPERPOWERS

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IRAQ WARS

Iraq attacks kill at least 17

SUPERPOWERS

China commentary urges policy shift as Japan votes

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THE STANS

Pakistan minister brings India message of 'peace and love'

IRAQ WARS

Political turmoil marks Iraq's first post-US year

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Russia backs Syria as US, Germany send Patriots

Syria warplanes bomb Palestinian camp for first time: NGO

Defiant N. Korea stages rally amid nuclear fears

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