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  1. India's missile test raises the stakes

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... India's successful test of a missile capable of nuclear strikes on Beijing and Shanghai and deep into Europe has hardly raised pulses anywhere- except in India, which increasingly ... treaty for nuclear powers. Its claim of de facto legitimacy for its nuclear arsenal was boosted by a nuclear co-operation deal with the United States four years ago. Noting India's disregard ...

  2. News - China

    China's submarines will soon carry nukes, draft US report says

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 10:44am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Chinese effort to ensure a retaliatory capability against a notional US nuclear strike “would necessarily affect Indian and Russian perceptions about the potency of their own deterrent ... Reuters in Washington Report urges China be brought into arms-limitation talks China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, adding a new leg to its ...

  3. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 29, 2012

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Spokesman Mark Toner says the suspension is part of a dialogue with ZingMe's parent company about intellectual property rights. AP   Pakistan extends its nuclear strike reach ISLAMABAD- Pakistan test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 1,300 kilometres. The military described the Hatf-V Ghauri missile as a liquid fuel missile, which can carry both ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    Iran’s Ahmadinejad heads to New York for UN meet

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 03:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... to the world gathering, state television reported. His speech this year was keenly awaited in the face of Iran’s sharp differences with the UN Security Council over its controversial nuclear programme, and Israeli threats to launch pre-emptive strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities. Past addresses by Ahmadinejad to the General Asembly- which have included Holocaust denials and conspiracy theories ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel ready to strike Iran 'if necessary': Netanyahu

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 05:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was ready to order a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities “if necessary”, in an interview aired ... Iranian nuclear facilities. The orders were later rescinded in the face of the opposition of then chief of staff Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi and then Mossad spy chief Meir Dagan, ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Arab world will be ‘relieved’ by strike on Iran: Israel PM

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 09:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris The Arab world will be “relieved” if Israel strikes at Iranian nuclear installations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview published ... regimes and their citizens have well understood that a nuclear-armed Iran is a danger for them, not only for Israel,” he said, without mentioning specific nations. Netanyahu has warned ...

  7. News - World - IRAN

    Iran sanctions having some effect, Israel says

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 04:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem

    ... the regime in power in Tehran from pursuing its nuclear ambitions,” Danny Ayalon told Israeli public radio. Israel has warned it could launch pre-emptive strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities, ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem International sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme are having an effect, but have not yet convinced Tehran to step back, Israel’s deputy ...

  8. News - World - IRAN

    Iran test-fires missiles designed to hit warships

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 05:47pm by Associated Press in Tehran

    ... to upgrade its military readiness as well as test its equipment. The latest drill comes amid tension over Iran’s nuclear programme and Israel’s suggestion that it might unilaterally strike Iranian ... they would react against attempts by Tehran to carry out threats to try to close critical Gulf oil shipping lanes in retaliation for tighter sanctions over its disputed nuclear programme. Fadavi did ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Iran temporarily put nuclear bomb ambitions on hold, says Barak

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 09:39am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... strike would be less risky than waiting until Iran had acquired a nuclear weapon.   ... Agence France-Presse in London Iran averted a showdown over its nuclear programme by putting a third of its medium-enriched uranium to civilian use, but the respite may be short-lived, ...

  10. News - World - IRAN

    Israel war on Iran ‘will eventually happen’, says guards chief

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 05:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Tehran

    ... threatening to unleash air strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities. Israel believes Iran’s nuclear programme to be aimed at developing an atomic weapons capability that would menace its own existence, and its current status as the Middle East’s sole, if undeclared, nuclear weapons power. Iran insists its programme is exclusively for peaceful, civilian ends, but it is locked in a deepening ...




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