(Reuters) - Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, presidency sources said.
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After years of preparation, the Chinese military performed its first aircraft carrier takeoffs and landings last week on the Liaoning.
Video of the takeoffs and landings was captured via China’s CCTV, according to Business Insider.
The New York Times reported last month that the “Liaoning has also been portrayed as a […]
Some 10,000 US troops will remain in Afghanistan after NATO combat operations end at the end of 2014, US media reports said Sunday. The plan is in line with recommendations from General John Allen, commander of ISAF forces in Afghanistan.
The administration of President Barack Obama aims to keep around 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan after […]
Russian warships have dropped anchor off the coast of Gaza in the case that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict escalates, a Russian Navy Command source told Voice of Russia.
The Russian Navy continuously monitors the situation and studies possible options for evacuating Russians, the source said.
The move mirrors what the U.S. did last week when it sent three warships to the coast […]
Amid the recent political shift within Chinese politics, the effort at modernizing and advancing its military has remained unchanged.
Minnie Chan of the South China Morning Post reports that to demonstrate this unwavering effort, China today confirmed the first successful carrier landings of its J-15 fighter aboard its first aircraft carrier the Liaoning.
The landings are the culmination […]
Israel’s highly controversial and very expensive ‘Iron Dome’ rocket defense system is being tested by extremist militant groups to its very limits. At $65,000 per round to hard kill a $500 rocket, its one expensive piece of mind that Israel has a lot riding on. It would seem that the strategic goal is to make […]
…Three stages are involved in the evolution of a military nuclear capability: a delivery system, a capacity to enrich uranium and the production of nuclear warheads. Iran has been augmenting the range and number of its missile systems since at least 2006. Its enrichment capacity — long underreported to the International Atomic Energy Agency — […]
In what is perhaps one of the most embarrassing, potentially lethal online faux pas in recent memory, a Taliban spokesperson accidentally forgot to conceal the identity of everyone on its email list when sending out a routine press release last week.
ABC News reports that the names were disclosed when Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousuf Ahmedi forgot to use […]
Tehran — Iran has agreed to abandon its nuclear-weapons program in a historic diplomatic achievement certain to dominate tonight’s foreign-policy presidential debate, and dramatically reshape the electoral landscape.
“This is an extraordinary breakthrough,” said Deputy Undersecretary of State Jonathan Ebert Jr., lead negotiator for the U.S. “It’s a tribute to the hard work of our diplomatic […]
A video reportedly shot by an amateur in the Syrian city of Idlib Wednesday shows a crippled Syrian military helicopter spiraling down before it explodes in flames. Syrian rebels say they shot down the helicopter, according to The Telegraph.
The rebels reportedly have acquired heavy weapons in recent weeks, The Telegraph reported, pushing the Syrian air […]
Just a day following Romney’s hard-line foreign policy speech, it seems as if the Obama administration might have struck back with, of all things, a leak.
A Foreign Policy Magazine article written by former Clinton administration official David Rothkopf breaks down to simplicity how an Obama-run administration would pair up with Israel to strike Iran’s nuclear sites.
Using quotes from an […]
KABUL - U.S. military deaths in the Afghan war have reached 2,000, a cold reminder of the human cost of an 11-year-old conflict that now garners little public interest at home as the United States prepares to withdraw most of its combat forces by the end of 2014. The toll has climbed steadily in recent […]
Iranian President, Ahmadinejad says Israel will be ‘eliminated’ (Obama will like to sit down and talk with him)
* White House calls his comments “disgusting, offensive”
* Ahmadinejad: Iran ”ready to defend” against Israeli attack
* Iran’s president in New York for UN General Assembly
* He wants US dialogue based on fairness, mutual respect
* Ahmadinejad to address General Assembly on Wednesday
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NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday Israel has […]
An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s covert nuclear weapons programme.
The Strait of Hormuz is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point Photo: ALAMY
Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the […]
The Taliban have announced that Prince Harry was the main target of an attack last night on his base in Afghanistan, which left two U.S. Marines dead and others injured.
Insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles stormed heavily-fortified Camp Bastion, the British HQ in Helmand, in a deadly assault on the ‘aviation area’.
A commander […]
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (AP)
WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — With America embroiled in its longest armed conflict, Mitt Romney became the first Republican since 1952 to accept his party’s nomination without mentioning war.
Three election cycles after the 2001 terrorist attacks, neither Romney nor his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, had anything to say about terrorism or […]
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, sources familiar with the matter said.
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Syria’s rebels late Monday charged the regime has moved its chemical weapon stockpiles to airports and airbases on its borders with neighboring countries.
“We in the joint command of the Free Syrian Army inside the country know very well the locations and positions of these weapons,” Syria’s largest rebel group said in a statement.
“We also reveal […]
BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian regime threatened Monday to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first ever acknowledgement that it possesses weapons of mass destruction.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi stressed, however, that Damascus would not use its unconventional arms against its own citizens. The announcement comes as […]
WASHINGTON — The Navy is rushing dozens of unmanned underwater craft to the Persian Gulf to help detect and destroy mines in a major military buildup aimed at preventing Iran from closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the event of a crisis, U.S. officials said.
The tiny SeaFox submersibles each carry an underwater television camera, homing sonar and an […]