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Russian Bombers Intercepted By US and Canadian Fighters

Russian

WASHINGTON – US and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defence Command announced. Two Raptor poachers and two Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighter jets identified and intercepted long-range Tu-95 Bear Russian bombers in northern Alaska over the Beaufort …

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China Opposes US Interference in Venezuela

China

BEIJING – A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China opposes US interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs and called on the US to end its intimidating behaviour of blindly repressing another country, Xinhua news reported Thursday. “We must make it clear that the political party which governs a …

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255 Terrorists Neutralized in Northern Iraq in 3 Months

Iraq

ANKARA – In the last three months, 255 terrorist operations have been “neutralized” by Turkey in northern Iraq, the Turkish Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. In a Twitter article, the ministry provided the latest figures on “neutralized” terrorists in counter-terrorism operations, including Operation Claw in northern Iraq. 34 terrorists …

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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles Into the Sea

North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Thursday launched two short-range missiles into the sea, expressing anger at joint US-South Korean joint military exercises, TRT reported Thursday. It was the first missile test in the North since an impromptu meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim …

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Pakistan Presents Progress Report on Anti-Poverty Development Plans to UN

Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan on Tuesday presented its progress report and future plans on meeting the globally agreed and nationally adopted anti-poverty Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to accelerating human development in the country, APP reported Wednesday. The progress report …

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Russia Says S-400 Delivery to Turkey ‘on Track’

Russia

MOSCOW – The delivery of the S-400 surface-to-air missile to Turkey is progressing on schedule, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “The delivery is right on schedule. It is not possible for me to disclose more detail,” he said, according to Habertürk. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed the …

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Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Strike Saudi Airport

Houthi

RIYADH – Yemen’s Houthi rebels carried out a drone attack on Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the group’s Al-Masirah TV said Monday. The Saudi Press Agency later cited Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen, as saying that Saudi air defense forces …

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US Approves Potential $ 2.2 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

Taiwan

WASHINGTON – The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of $ 2.2 billion worth of weapons, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon said on Monday. The announcement is likely to provoke anger in Beijing, which regards Taiwan as a part of its territory and …

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