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February 04, 2013
US needs to keep up drone war against Qaeda: Panetta
Washington (AFP) Feb 2, 2013
The United States will have to keep up an open-ended drone war against Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan and elsewhere to prevent another terror attack on America, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. The assassination of Al-Qaeda figures in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia with unmanned, robotic aircraft has provoked widespread criticism from human rights groups and some US allies, but Panetta said the US campaign has been effective. Asked if the CIA "targeted killings" should be curtailed in coming ye ... read more
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Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar
Taiwan has put into service a US-made billion-dollar early warning radar system capable of giving more than six minutes' warning of a Chinese missile attack, a senior officer said Sunday. ... more

Assad lashes out as Israel admits Syria raid
Israel on Sunday implicitly confirmed it staged an air strike on Syria last week as President Bashar al-Assad accused the Jewish state of trying to further destabilise his war-torn country. ... more

Yemen troops kill 12 'Qaeda militants': source
Yemen's armed forces killed 12 suspected Al-Qaeda militants in an assault on their mountain hideout in the country's restive south, an official in the region said on Saturday. ... more
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Iran announces nuclear talks, open to 'authentic' US meet
Iran on Sunday announced fresh talks with world powers on its nuclear drive and said it was open to an offer from the US for two-way discussions if Washington's intention was "authentic". ... more


Hackers attack embattled Iraq PM's website
Hackers attacked the official website of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday, posting a message critical of the leader who has faced weeks of protests demanding he quit. ... more
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N. Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a "great turn" in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test. ... more

Taiwan opposition chief visits Japan despite islands row
The head of Taiwan's main opposition party left for Japan Sunday on a goodwill visit despite a sovereignty dispute over islands in the East China Sea. ... more
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NASA awards launch contracts for Landsat 9 and Sentinel-6A


Israel's chief of staff on US visit
Israeli armed forces chief Lieutenant General Benny Gantz on Sunday started a five-day visit to Washington, the army said, with the Syrian conflict and Iran's controversial nuclear programme on his agenda. ... more

Car bomb and attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30
A suicide car bombing and an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed ethnically mixed city of northern Iraq killed 30 people on Sunday, security officials said. ... more

Iraq mobile firm debuts on Baghdad bourse
Iraq's second largest mobile operator debuted on the Baghdad bourse on Sunday, in the country's first major stock flotation and after pressure from the media regulator for it to be publicly listed. ... more
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Iran showcases defiance amid bid for nuclear talks
Iran has trumpeted military, space and nuclear advances in a series of announcements coinciding with a new bid by world powers to revive stalled talks with Tehran over its atomic ambitions. ... more

France bombs Islamist targets in Mali after Hollande visit
France said it carried out major air strikes Sunday near Kidal, the last bastion of armed extremists chased from Mali's desert north in a lightning French-led offensive, after a whirlwind visit by President Francois Hollande. ... more
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Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump

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Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

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Hacking incidents ignite fears over China
A string of cyberattacks on major US media outlets like the New York Times has intensified worries over Chinese hackers, who analysts say are probably linked to the secretive Beijing government. ... more

Japan releases Chinese fishermen: Xinhua
Japan on Sunday released the captain and crew of a Chinese boat who had been detained on suspicion of illegal fishing, Chinese state media reported amid a festering territorial row between the neighbours. ... more

Iraq claims 3,000 inmates freed amid demos
A top Iraqi minister said on Sunday that the authorities had released 3,000 prisoners over the past month in a bid to appease weeks of angry demonstrations in Sunni-majority areas of the country. ... more
Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test

NGC Fire Control Play Key Role in Missile Defense Test

Missile defense EEKV shows value

Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

India wheels out new long-range missile in annual parade

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

Northrop Grumman's Next-Gen Fire Scout to Beef Up Avionics Protection

Elbit Systems and Windward Team to Introduce Advanced Maritime Surveillance Solution for India

US needs to keep up drone war against Qaeda: Panetta

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After N. Korea visit, Richardson urges dialogue
Former US ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson urged the United States on Saturday to engage in dialogue with North Korea, but only if Pyongyang refrains from further nuclear tests and missile launches. ... more

Global firms eye lucrative contracts at India air show
South Asia's biggest airshow kicks off in India on Wednesday, where global armament firms will be vying for multi-billion dollar contracts from the world's biggest importer of weapons. ... more

White House backs embattled Pentagon pick
The White House Friday defended its nominee for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, after his perceived weak performance at a Senate confirmation hearing. ... more

Warnings of Okinawa terrorism
A former Japanese minister warned Okinawan resentment to a U.S. military presence on the island could lead to terrorism. ... more
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South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

Highly flexible wings tested

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

New Delhi shuts power plant in fight against Diwali smog

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S. Korea, US in naval drill amid N. Korea tensions


Japan PM vows to repel 'provocations' amid island row


Japan PM vows new statement on WWII


US takes aim at Iran and Russia over Syria


2 Lebanon soldiers killed on Syria border: security


India gives Seychelles Dornier aircraft


Biden warns Iran: time for talk not unlimited


Israel media warn of escalating conflict with Syria


Israel raid stirs threat of Syrian revenge

Iraq death toll spikes in January: AFP data

Rallies call for Iraq PM to go as unrest spikes

EU condemns Iran nuclear upgrade decision as 'clear violation'

French air strikes hit Islamist bases in north Mali

Hollande's problems loom despite Mali gain

Hacking case puts Dutch man in US prison

Colombia rebels blame government as conflict flares

Schmidt book labels China online menace

No comparison between space programs of two Koreas

Doubt Cast On Sir Bernard Lovell's 'brainwashing'

Boeing-led Missile Defense Team Completes GMD Flight Test

Lockheed Martin Receives US Army Contract for Guided MLRS Rocket Production

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Northrop Grumman's Next-Gen Fire Scout to Beef Up Avionics Protection

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No new bases in Asia: US commander

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