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January 03, 2013
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U.S. 'seeks to sell Algeria spy satellite'
Algiers, Algeria (UPI) Jan 2, 2012
U.S. intelligence, alarmed at the emergence of a jihadist sanctuary in northern Mali, is considering providing Algeria, the military heavyweight in North Africa, with a surveillance satellite to monitor al-Qaida operations in the Sahara region. The plan, reported by the Intelligence Online website, appears to be part of a growing U.S. effort to bolster regional military forces arrayed against the jihadist fighters who have controlled northern Mali since spring 2012, without committing U.S. forc ... read more
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UAV NEWS

Iran claims shooting down two US-made RQ-11 drones
Iran on Wednesday said it had shot down two US-made RQ-11 reconnaissance drones in the past 15 months, adding to a ScanEagle drone and RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft it already claims to have captured. ... more
UAV NEWS

US drone strike kills Pakistani warlord: officials
US drone strikes killed a prominent warlord who had sent insurgents to fight in Afghanistan as well as nine other militants in Pakistan's tribal belt, local officials said Thursday. ... more
WAR REPORT

Syria conflict kills 60,000, says UN, as clashes rage
More than 60,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict, the UN said on Wednesday, as dozens more died or were wounded when an air strike hit a service station near Damascus. ... more
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MILPLEX

Pentagon welcomes fiscal deal, warns against cuts
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday welcomed a deal to avert automatic budget cuts that would have slashed military spending and caused "damaging" consequences. ... more


THE STANS

Afghan warlord Hekmatyar vows fresh attacks on NATO troops
Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar vowed in an interview published Wednesday to kill as many Western soldiers as possible before NATO combat forces withdraw from the country in 2014. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Attacks kill three in Iraq ahead of Shiite ceremony
A car bomb killed two pilgrims Wednesday in Iraq on the eve of a major Shiite religious ceremony and the nephew of the parliament speaker died in a separate attack, officials said. ... more
CYBER WARS

Israel to train young 'cyberwarriors'
Israel says it has started a program to teach teenagers to be "interceptors" of cyberattacks by teaching them cyberwarfare techniques. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraqi town caught in middle of territory row
Butcher Sherzad Saleh stands outside his shop in Tuz Khurmatu holding a dead chicken. He has more pressing concerns than a high-level dispute over territory. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Erdogan touts TANAP for Europe security
Turkey's position as a guarantor of energy security in Europe has been secured with the new TANAP gas pipeline, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says. ... more
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WAR REPORT

Dozens killed, wounded in air strike on Syria fuel station
Dozens of people, including rebels, were killed or wounded in an air strike on a service station southeast of Damascus on Wednesday, many of them horribly burned, a watchdog and activists said. ... more
WAR REPORT

U.N. peacekeepers leave Timor-Leste
The United Nations ended its peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste after 13 years and the country's struggle for stability after independence in 2002. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

Iraq and Britain discuss prisoner swap
Baghdad and London are discussing a prisoner transfer deal that could see a British security guard convicted of murder in Iraq serve the remainder of his sentence in his home country, officials said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Outside View: Secrets in Ramallah tomb?
Usually tight-lipped about targeted assassinations, Israel recently has gone public. Why the sudden openness? The answer may - or may not - lie buried in a tomb in the West Bank. ... more
WAR REPORT

US urges renewed Mideast peace effort in 2013
The United States Wednesday urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to resume direct talks in 2013 and move toward peace. ... more
WAR REPORT
NATO to deploy Patriots in Turkey over next few weeks

U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding

NATO chief denounces Iran's allegations on Patriots


WAR REPORT
Iran develops new missile launcher

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WAR REPORT
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CYBER WARS

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General Dynamics Mediaware has delivered two D-VEX video surveillance analysis systems to the Australian army for use with drones. ... more
WAR REPORT

Myanmar army uses airstrikes as conflict escalates
Myanmar's army has used air strikes against northern ethnic rebels, sources from both sides said Wednesday, in an escalation of a conflict that has raised doubts over the country's reform drive. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Ukraine to tackle frozen conflicts at OSCE
Ukraine says it will work diligently to resolve "frozen conflicts" as the new 2013 chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. ... more
NUKEWARS

Iran blasts Obama for Latin America law
Iran on Tuesday blasted US President Barack Obama for enacting a law aimed at countering Tehran's alleged influence in Latin America, saying it was an overt intervention in the region. ... more
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IRAQ WARS

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IRAQ WARS

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SUPERPOWERS

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WAR REPORT

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WAR REPORT

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THE STANS

Afghans say prisoner releases offer peace hopes

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