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January 15, 2013
Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO
Brussels (AFP) Jan 14, 2013
The Patriot missile system being deployed to help protect Turkey from any spillover of the conflict in neighbouring Syria should be operational by early February, perhaps sooner, NATO said Monday. A NATO spokesperson said transport of troops and material got underway in early January and would continue over the next few weeks. "We would expect the Patriots to be operational by early February, if not earlier," the spokesperson added. Turkey requested help from its NATO allies after shells lan ... read more
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Iran set for 2014 nuclear capability: US think tank
Iran is on track to be able to produce material for at least one nuclear bomb by mid-2014 as sanctions hit its economy but fail to stop the atomic program, a US think tank said Monday. ... more

No stars in 'Star Wars' jump into hyperspace
Remember that dazzling moment in the "Star Wars" movies when the Millennium Falcon goes into hyperspace and a kaleidoscope of stars streaks past the ship? ... more

Commentary: Pakistan inferno
While U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Karzai reached a rough understanding this past weekend on how to wind down the longest war in U.S. history, now in its 12th year, the Afghans have been fighting continuously since the Soviet Union invaded their country in 1979. But the latest agreement didn't include the key ingredient - Pakistan. ... more
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IAEA meeting kicks off crunch year for Iran diplomacy
Tehran hosts the UN atomic agency for talks on Wednesday, marking the start of a new and perhaps last-ditch diplomatic push aimed at resolving the crisis over Iran's nuclear programme peacefully. ... more


Kaspersky finds 'Red October' virus targeting EEurope
Kaspersky Lab said Monday it had identified a new computer virus it dubbed "Red October" targeting eastern European countries that appeared to be collecting classified files using NATO and EU encryption. ... more
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France pounds Islamist strongholds in northern Mali
French warplanes have struck further north in Mali, pounding Islamist strongholds and forcing the insurgents to flee, as preparations for the African intervention force took shape in the capital. ... more

US to support Afghan village operations: envoy
The US military will keep providing logistical support in villages as it hands over the security lead to Afghan forces this spring, Afghanistan's envoy to Washington said Monday. ... more
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First known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'

NASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P


Air strike near Damascus kills 8 children, 5 women
An air strike Monday on several houses in the rebel-held town of Moadamiyat al-Sham southwest of Damascus killed at least eight children and five women, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. ... more

Japan boosts defence of disputed islands
Japan will deploy two more patrol ships to boost its defence of islands at the centre of a territorial row with China and has conducted its first drill simulating the recapture of an isle seized by enemy forces. ... more

Austrian Airlines stops flying to Tehran
Austrian Airlines said Monday that it has stopped flying to Tehran because of the economic situation in Iran. ... more
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India orders 'aggressive' response to any Pakistan firing
The Indian army's chief of staff ordered an "aggressive" response Monday to any cross-border firing by Pakistan as commanders from both sides met to discuss a recent deadly flare-up in disputed Kashmir. ... more

Colombian peace talks resume with pressure to act fast
The Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels pressed each other Monday to speed up peace talks to end their half-century-old conflict as the rivals resumed negotiations in Cuba. ... more
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Ocean acidification harms young mussels

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Algiers okays French strikes in Mali after rebel 'betrayal'
Traditionally hostile to foreign interference, Algiers has thrown its support behind operations in Mali against Islamist forces in a surprise about-turn that saw it open its skies to French warplanes. ... more

Afghan elders to decide on immunity for US troops: Karzai
Afghan elders will decide on the key issue of whether American soldiers remaining in the country after 2014 will be granted immunity from prosecution, President Hamid Karzai said on Monday. ... more

Bulgaria cancels privatisation of defence group VMZ
Bulgaria has cancelled the privatisation of its state-owned defence group VMZ Sopot owing to a lack of investor interest, the privatisation agency announced on Monday. ... more
Lockheed Martin Receives Contract for Production of PAC-3 Missiles

Turkey Patriot missiles operational by Feb: NATO

Russia to add 3 new anti-missile radars

Short-range ballistic missile again fired in Syria: NATO

Iran develops new missile launcher

Thatcher 'warned France to cut off Exocets in Falklands war'

Northrop Grumman, Cassidian Fly First Sensor-Equipped Euro Hawk

TerraLuma Selects Headwall's Micro Hyperspec for UAV Applications

Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense

TS Receives Funding For SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment

MUOS Waveform Will Improve Secure Communications Capabilities

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Oracle patches dangerous Java holes
Oracle on Monday was distributing a patch for Java software flaws deemed so dangerous that the US Department of Homeland Security said that people should stop using it. ... more

Hanoi's official bloggers hard at work
The Vietnamese government is using its own official bloggers to post comments on the Internet favorable to the ruling Communist Party and denigrate pro-democracy bloggers. ... more

Russia's new submarine: arming for peace
From December 10, Russia is starting to exploit a new military submarine, called "Yuri Dolgoruky". This is a long-standing project that had been suspended for some time. Then, the old project underw ... more

Taiwan expecting US-made Apaches: report
The first of a fleet of Apache helicopters ordered by Taiwan from the United States are due to be delivered in October as the island modernises its military despite warming ties with China, local media reported Sunday. ... more
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Evaluation of novel hybrid membranes for carbon capture

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Pakistan, Indian military to hold border talks


Colombia pushes for more momentum in peace talks


Powell defends Hagel as US defense chief pick


France extends airstrikes to Islamist heartlands in Mali


Civilians killed after NATO-Taliban clash: officials


EU to propose peace plan after Israel vote: report


Hundreds back Maliki amid calls for Iraq PM to quit


Nigerian sends air force technical team, commander to Mali


US to speed up Afghan troop transition


Colombian government, rebels to resume peace talks

Fears for Pakistan as blasts kill 126

Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt' country in the world

China launches fighters amid Japan dispute: state media

Thousands of Iraq Sunnis in angry anti-Maliki demos

Ex-Russia defence chief faces graft charges

Pakistan protests 'repeated, unacceptable' India violations

IAEA chief not hopeful on Iran inspection progress

Myanmar's leader lauds army role in Kachin conflict

British military drops US pistol for Austrian gun

Obama: US to speed up Afghan troop transition

Elbit Systems to Supply the Israeli Ministry of Defense with Cardom Artillery Systems

Elbit Systems to Supply Long-Range Observation Systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defense

US Army Awards AeroVironment Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract

Dassault, India tussle over supply chains

Japan PM fires fresh broadside at China in row

China notes S. Korean frustration with Pyongyang policy

US military ordered to prepare for fiscal 'perfect storm'

US will stand by Afghanistan, Panetta tells Karzai

Iran, world powers set nuclear talks date: report

First Tibetan this year self-immolates in China: reports

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