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February 05, 2013
S. Korea, US hold naval drill under nuclear test threat
Seoul (AFP) Feb 4, 2013
South Korea and the United States launched a joint naval exercise involving a US nuclear submarine Monday, as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula ahead of an expected nuclear test by North Korea. A defence ministry spokesman confirmed the three-day drill - condemned as a "warmongering" exercise by North Korea - was under way in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) off the southeastern South Korean port of Pohang. Although South Korean military officials stressed the drill was scheduled before the Nor ... read more
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UN Council vows 'strong' action on N.Korea nuclear test
The UN Security Council will take "very firm and strong" action against any nuclear test by North Korea, the council president said Tuesday. ... more

Surprise envoy protects Taiwan's 'shield' of ambiguity
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou startled friends and rivals by making his closest advisor "ambassador" to the United States on a mission to prove that the island is still a key ally. ... more

Israel preparing for post-Assad Syria chaos
Israel has implicitly confirmed it carried out an air strike in Syria, sparking a warning from Iran, but the Jewish state's next step in anticipation of a post-Bashar al-Assad era remains a mystery. ... more
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Syria opposition head seeks talks with Assad's VP
Syria's opposition chief urged President Bashar al-Assad on Monday to respond positively to a call for dialogue and to delegate his deputy to end 22 months of warfare that has cost tens of thousands of lives. ... more


Assad fumes as Israel admits Syria air strike
Israel has implicitly confirmed it staged an air strike on Syria last week, with President Bashar al-Assad accusing the Jewish state of trying to further destabilise his war-torn country. ... more
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GNLA guerrillas kill two in India
GNLA guerrillas killed two officials in on an attack on a prison in Meghalaya, a state in northeastern India. ... more

Israel seeks major arms deals with India
Israel may be on the brink of major defense sales to India following a visit by India's air force commander, Air Marshal Nak Browne. ... more
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Israel 'eyes more airstrikes again Syria'
Israel's military, which is dropping hints it was behind last week's airstrike on a Syrian chemical weapons facility, is said to be considering more raids, including targeting an Iranian electronic listening post in the disputed Golan Heights. ... more

Iran 'optimistic' US shifting its view on Tehran
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Monday he saw positive signs the United States was rethinking its approach to Tehran in the protracted dispute over the Islamic republic's nuclear drive. ... more

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China Communist paper rejects hacking allegations
The official mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday roundly rejected claims of hacking attacks from China by American media outlets, hinting instead at ulterior motives by the US. ... more

Two Chinese ships in disputed waters: Japan coastguard
Two Chinese government ships on Monday entered waters around Tokyo-controlled islands that Beijing claims as it own, the Japanese coastguard said. ... more
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6 children killed in air raid near Damascus: watchdog
Syrian warplanes launched a deadly raid Monday on the outskirts of the rebel-held town of Douma northeast of Damascus, killing seven civilians, among them six children, a monitoring group said. ... more

Suicide bomber kills 23 near Baghdad
A suicide bomber blew himself up near a group of anti-Qaeda fighters receiving salaries north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 23 people, the second bloody attack to hit Iraq in as many days. ... 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

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
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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

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