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Pakistan tests short-range ballistic missile
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday claimed to have successfully conducted the first flight test of the newly developed short range surface-to-surface multi-tube ballistic missile ‘Hatf IX' (NASR). Viewed by some strategic analysts as ...
Syria cracks down on “armed revolt”
Ten killed in firing in Homs; ban on all demonstrations
U.K. to send military advisers to Libya
LONDON: Britain was on Tuesday set to get more deeply involved in Libya by sending a contingent of military officers to help the rebels fighting anti-government forces in Benghazi, sparking warnings of a “mission creep”. The ...
Case at heart of protests dropped
TUNIS: A Tunisian court dropped charges on Tuesday against a policewoman whose dispute with a fruit vendor sparked a chain of events that unleashed uprisings around the Arab world. The state news agency TAP says the case against Fedia ...
Raul Castro succeeds Fidel as Cuba Communist Party chief
HAVANA: President Raul Castro was named first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party on Tuesday, with his brother Fidel not included in the leadership for the first time since the party's creation 46 years ago. Despite raising hopes during ...
Iran-Saudi Arabia rift widens over Bahrain
DUBAI: The war of words between oil-rich Iran and Saudi Arabia is escalating dangerously following Riyadh's military intervention in Bahrain, where a security crackdown against pro-democracy dissidents shows no signs of abating. On ...
Singapore poll set for May 7
SINGAPORE: Singapore's unicameral Parliament was dissolved on Tuesday, and the follow-up general election was set for May 7. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, seeking a popular mandate to constitute “the next A-Team for ...
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