Mortar Attacks in Baghdad on Five-Year Anniversary

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 09/04/2008 - 15:01:44

Mortar Attacks in Baghdad on Five-Year Anniversary

Mortar attacks have taken place in Baghdad, five years to the day since the city was taken by US forces in 2003.The attacks — which occurred in Sadr City - have, according to local reports, killed six people. They coincided with the vehicle...

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Royal Marines Back in Britain after Afghan Deployment

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 09/04/2008 - 11:33:36

Royal Marines Back in Britain after Afghan Deployment

Over 100 Royal Marines are back in Britain after completing a six month deployment in Afghanistan.The men — all members of 40 Commando B Company — landed at Exeter International Airport on the 8th April.Royal Marines Killed in HelmandOn the...

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Patraeus in US Troop Withdrawals Pause Call

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 08/04/2008 - 15:57:32

General David Patraeus has recommended that the US cease withdrawing troops from Iraq after July, in order to protect the gains made thus far.His comment came as he, alongside US ambassador Ryan Crocker, was delivering a report to Congress ...

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US, North Korea to Discuss Nuclear Deal

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 08/04/2008 - 13:55:46

Top officials from North Korea and from the US are set to meet for talks in an attempt to reignite the former’s deal to disarm its nuclear facilities. Prior to his meeting with Kim Kye-Gwan — the third of its kind so far in 2008 - US nuclea...

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6,000 More Nuclear Centrifuges, says Iran’s President

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 08/04/2008 - 12:31:42

6,000 More Nuclear Centrifuges, says Iran’s President

Iran’s media has quoted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the country’s President, as having spoken of how the installation of 6,000 more centrifuges at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site has commenced."Today, the phase for installing 6,000 new centrifuges...

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Russia Still Against US Missile Defence Shield

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 07/04/2008 - 02:31:40

Vladimir Putin and George W. Bush have signed a skeletal agreement, but, said the US and Russia Presidents, have failed to achieve a significant resolution of their differences.Putin asserted that his country was still against the controver...

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USAF B1b Bomber Incident in Qatar

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 05/04/2008 - 00:54:06

USAF B1b Bomber Incident in Qatar

A United States Air Force B1b Lancer strategic bomber has been involved in an incident in Qatar, but with no loss of life, the USAF has said in a statement.The statement confirmed that the B1b was "involved in a ground incident and cau...

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India's/ Russia's Joint Military Transport Aircraft

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 03/04/2008 - 18:15:35

India's/ Russia's Joint Military Transport Aircraft

News emerged on the 3rd April regarding the state of play of a collaboration between India and Russia, through which a new military transport aircraft for the air forces of both countries will be developed.The joint venture sees India's Hin...

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Inquest into RAF Hercules Crash in Iraq

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 03/04/2008 - 16:10:41

Inquest into RAF Hercules Crash in Iraq

Those present at an inquest into the death of ten members of the British armed forces on board a Royal Air Force Hercules aircraft yesterday heard the final radio call made from the aircraft before its crash in Iraq.In this, the statement &...

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No Reduction In Britain’s Troop Deployment in Iraq

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 01/04/2008 - 18:19:10

In a hotly-anticipated speech, Des Browne, Defence Secretary, today told Members of Parliament that, contrary to expectations, there will be no reduction in Britain’s troop deployment in Iraq. The change in policy comes after recent events ...

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