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October 24, 2017
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In a major development on Monday, the Pakistan military confirmed that it had successfully tested a submarine launched nuclear-capable cruise missile (SLCM), the Babur III. In a public statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) department noted that the Babur III SLCM has a range of 450 kilometres and “will provide Pakistan with a Credible Second Strike Capability, augmenting deterrence.” While...
At least 30 people were reportedly killed and nearly 78 others wounded in twin blasts struck near the Afghanistan parliament in Kabul, hit a crowded area during the afternoon rush hour as workers were returning home on Tuesday. A security official said. “The blasts left 21 people dead and 45 others wounded, most of them civilians including parliament employees,” the...
While other countries saw a significant loss in their oil production, Russia has managed to maintain an oil production that hit the highest production benchmark post-soviet era. But how is it that Russia alone could do this when other oil producing countries were suffering huge losses and having their oil companies shut down due to bankruptcy and fall in...
India will get the first tranche of Rafale fighter jets from France in the next three years. India will base its first squadron of Rafale fighter jets in the eastern sector as part of the overall policy to gradually build nuclear as well as conventional deterrence against China. Rafale fighter jets, capable of carrying nuclear weapons and equipped with latest missiles, will...
At least 48 people were killed and 110 others were injured on Saturday when a fuel truck exploded in the busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town (in Aleppo’s opposition-held Azaz district in north western Syria) along the Turkish border. A huge explosion that damaged buildings (Court house, the Security headquarters, Red Crescent and Municipality offices) and left...
A car bombing in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least nine civilians (seven civilians and two policemen) and 15 other people were wounded in what appeared to be the latest in a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State militant group. A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. The car, which was packed with...
With 16 days left to President-Elect Donald Trump's swearing in, the Pentagon seems to project friendly intentions with India. The Pentagon,during a press conference, made a statement that,"The Indo-US defence relationship is on an excellent path and will continue to be so in the next administration and beyond". “The (Defence) secretary’s (Ashton Carter’s) commitment to this (India-US) is clear. We...
An air strike in northern Syria today killed at least 25 members of former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front (a prominent jihadist group) including senior figures and dozens of others wounded on Tuesday. When warplanes targeted a head office of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham rebels, formerly known as Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, in the northern Syrian Idlib Province, the...
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that, authorities have identified the gunman who killed 39 people in an attack in a nightclub on New Year's Day. On Wednesday, Cavusoglu said in a televised interview that, “No details on the identity of the attacker have been released yet." However the identity of the person responsible for the attack has been...
The United Nations said in a statement late Monday that terrorism and other acts of violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 Iraqis and wounded another 12,388 civilians in the country throughout 2016. According to the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jan Kubis noted in the UNAMI statement that civilian casualty figures for December are...