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January 08, 2013
US drones kill 12 Taliban in Pakistan: officials
Miranshah, Pakistan (AFP) Jan 6, 2013
US drones fired a volley of missiles at militant hideouts in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 12 Taliban fighters near the Afghan border, security officials said. The missile attack took place in Babar Ghar village in South Waziristan, a tribal district bordering Afghanistan which is a stronghold of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants. "US drones fired several missiles at two militant compounds. At least 12 militants have been killed and several others were wounded," a security o ... read more
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Richardson, Google chief arrive in North Korea
Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and Google chairman Eric Schmidt arrived Monday in North Korea, where a US citizen is being held awaiting trial, for what the politician called a private trip. ... more

Iraqi PM warns of regional polarisation
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday warned of "polarisation" across the region as he led a low-key ceremony marking the anniversary of the founding of the country's armed forces. ... more

Pakistani and Indian troops exchange fire in Kashmir
Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire Sunday along their disputed border in divided Kashmir, with each side blaming the other for the flare-up and Pakistan saying one of its soldiers was killed. ... more
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Three dead in northern Iraq
Gunmen killed two policemen and security forces discovered the corpse of a Christian woman stabbed to death in Iraq's main northern city on Monday, officials said. ... more


Pentagon nominee vows 'total support' for Israel
Chuck Hagel, bracing for a bruising Senate confirmation as the next US defense secretary, pledged Monday "total support" for Israel after lawmakers criticized his views on the Middle East. ... more
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Syria opposition cold-shoulders Assad; NATO flexes
Syria's domestic opposition on Monday snubbed a call to dialogue from President Bashar al-Assad, as NATO powers challenged the leader's defiant grip on power and dispatched Patriot missile batteries to neighbouring Turkey. ... more

China ships off disputed isles in Japan row
Four Chinese government ships entered territorial waters around Japan-controlled islands at the centre of a dispute Monday. ... more
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Algerian forces train to fight jihadists
Algeria, North Africa's military heavyweight, is reported to be intensifying counterinsurgency training for its army and air force amid moves by African states to mount a U.N.-approved offensive against jihadists in northern Mali. ... more

Obama pick for Pentagon shaped by combat in Vietnam
Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator nominated as the next US defense secretary, is a decorated Vietnam veteran who will bring a skeptical eye to both military intervention and the Pentagon budget. ... more

Hillary Clinton to be back at work Monday
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to work on Monday after a month-long absence caused by a series of health scares, including a blood clot in her head, the State Department said. ... more
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Dutch Patriot missiles head for Turkey's Syria border
The Netherlands' Patriot missile batteries on Monday began their journey to fellow NATO member Turkey where they are to defend civilians near the border from a possible Syrian attack. ... more

Airbus says in pole position for Indian air refuelling tanker contract
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Monday that it has won a tender to supply India with six A330 air refuelling tankers, a deal potentially worth more than $1.0 billion (770 million euros). ... more
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US draws plans for up to 9,000 troops in Afghanistan
The US Defense Department has prepared plans for a smaller presence in Afghanistan after the White House insisted on examining the option of leaving fewer troops in the country after 2014 than was initially proposed, The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday. ... more

SAIC Awarded Contract By U.S. Army Environmental Command
Science Applications International Corporation has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) to provide environmental remediation support services at Army installa ... more

General Dynamics Awarded $4.6 Billion for Submarine Programs
General Dynamics Electric Boat was recently awarded three U.S. Navy contracts totaling $4.6 billion to design and develop the next-generation strategic deterrent submarine, and to continue construct ... more
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NATO begins deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey
NATO began deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey Friday to defend against threats from neighbouring Syria, the US military's European Command (EUCOM) said. ... more

Elections seen as only answer in crisis-hit Iraq
Massive rallies, a powerful cleric predicting an "Iraq spring" and Arabs and Kurds at loggerheads: Iraq is mired in a cycle of interlocking crises with elections increasingly seen as the only solution. ... more

Block MEMS Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Find Buried Explosives
Block MEMS has been awarded a major, multi-million dollar contract funded by the Army's Joint Improvised Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). Under the contract Block will adapt its LaserScan ... more

US Patriot missiles begin arriving in Turkey
The US deployment of Patriot missiles in Turkey began on Saturday to help the country defend itself against any threat from neighbouring Syria which is in the throes of a deadly 21-month civil war. ... more
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Thousands rally for Iraqi prisoners' release

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