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Iran ready to nip any threat in bud: Commander

A top Iranian military commander has stressed the importance of boosting the country’s defense and military prowess, reiterating the Islamic Republic’s readiness to repel any threat. “The country’s defense sector is fully ready to nip any threat in the bud,” Head of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza ...

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US names 39 Russian entities under new sanctions law

The US has named 39 Russian defense and intelligence-related entities under a new sanctions law over Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016’s race for the White House. The US State Department said the list, which includes major Russian arms makers as well as a state-run Russian arms exporter, was released ...

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Mattis warns of ‘massive military response’ to North Korea

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said the United States would never accept a nuclear North Korea, warning of a “massive military response” to any use of nuclear weapons against Washington or its allies. “Make no mistake — any attack on the United States or our allies will be defeated,” the ...

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Spanish premier dismisses Catalan government, parliament

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dismissed Catalonia’s president and parliament hours after the region declared independence from Spain. Speaking in a televised speech on Friday, Rajoy said a new regional election will be held in Catalonia on December 21. Apart from removing Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, the Spanish premier ...

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Australia appoints acting PM amid citizenship crisis

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointed Foreign Minister Julie Bishop as acting prime minister on Saturday while he travels abroad after a citizenship crisis ousted his deputy and cost his government its parliamentary majority. Turnbull had been scheduled to fly to Israel on Friday for a week-long visit but was ...

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Yemeni forces target Saudi Typhoon fighter jet over Sana’a

Yemeni air defense forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have reportedly shot down a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet belonging to the Royal Saudi Air Force, a report says. Yemen’s air defense unit told the country’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the aircraft had been targeted with a surface-to-air missile ...

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