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February 15, 2013
N.Korea makes progress at rocket site: images
Washington (AFP) Feb 14, 2013
Already under fire for its latest nuclear test, North Korea has been making preparations at a launchpad that could pave the way for firing a long-range missile, a US think tank said Thursday. 38 North, a blog of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, analyzed satellite photos that it said showed possible assistance from Iran at the Tonghae Satellite Launching Ground in northeastern North Korea. 38 North said that a commercial satellite photograph taken on January 5 showed "important ... read more
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Military experts doubt Sweden's ability to defend itself
Military experts said Sweden was probably unable to defend itself on its own in the event of an invasion, in a report published Thursday, saying the armed forces lacked necessary resources. ... more

Outside View: Iran years after the revolt
The Iranian people had many hopes after the fall of the shah in February 1979 but that great revolution was hijacked by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Islamic fundamentalists and a much more ruthless tyranny began. ... more

8 years after Hariri, the killing goes on
As anti-Syrian Lebanese mark the anniversary of the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri, allegedly by the pro-Syrian Hezbollah, Hariri's allies still face the threat of assassination as Lebanon remains in the grip of political turmoil. ... more
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For US, N.Korea nuclear status a red line
North Korea has tested three atomic bombs and is widely believed capable of firing a nuclear warhead. But in the eyes of the United States, North Korea most definitely is not a nuclear weapons state. ... more


Old moves from N. Korea's new leader
When Kim Jong-Un came to power in North Korea in late 2011, some saw a young, untested leader destined for failure, while others detected a glimmer of reformist hope in the Swiss-educated heir to the ruling Kim dynasty. ... more
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Indian helicopter defense deal unresolved
The Indian Ministry of Defense is pondering a $1.5 billion deal for 197 light utility helicopters. ... more

In India, French president pushes $12bn jet deal
French President Francois Hollande made a fresh push Thursday to clinch the world's biggest defence deal, the $12 billion sale of 126 warplanes to India, during his first visit to Asia since taking office. ... more
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Lack of data shrouds nature of N. Korea nuclear test
Urgent efforts to find out the type of device detonated in North Korea's latest nuclear test appeared to be getting nowhere Thursday, with South Korean experts unable to detect any radioactive fallout. ... more

Slaying hints Iran hikes backing for Assad
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South Korea flexes missile power after North test
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