Source : Agencies | 14 Dec 2012
The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack, the Pentagon said Friday.
The order was signed shortly before Panetta arrived on an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet American troops stationed at the Incirlik Air Base, the last stop on a week-long trip that took him to Afghanistan and Kuwait.
Source : Agencies | 03 Dec 2012
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a landmark visit to Istanbul on Monday to discuss their differences over the crisis in Syria.
The visit follows a delay because of tensions between the two countries over the 20-month-old Syrian conflict and speculation that the Russian president might postpone his long-awaited trip due to a back injury.
By Marcus George | Reuters | Dubai | 03 Jul 2012
Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel in response to threats of military action against the country, Iranian media reported.
Israel says it could attack Iran if diplomacy fails to force it to halt its disputed nuclear energy program. The United States also has military force on the table as a last resort, but U.S. officials have repeatedly encouraged the Israelis to be patient while new sanctions against Iran take effect.
By Ishtiaq Mahsud | AP | Dera Ismail Khan / 15 Oct 2011
US missiles killed six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border Saturday, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strikes were part of a flurry of such attacks which could indicate a more aggressive American strategy against insurgents finding sanctuary there.
The United States is pressing Pakistan for action against Afghan insurgents in the region, especially the Haqqani network that it says is the No. 1 threat in Afghanistan and receives assistance from the Pakistan army.
Source : Rasool Dawar | AP
PESHAWAR : Pakistan | 22 Aug 2011
A suspected US missile strike killed four alleged insurgents Monday in a militant stronghold near the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
The two officials said a pair of missiles hit a vehicle close to Mir Ali town in North Waziristan.
They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media on the record.
The area is home to militants from the Afghan and Pakistani Taleban and foreign Islamist fighters.
Source : Nasser Karimi | AP
TEHRAN | 23 Aug 2011
Iran’s president claimed on Tuesday the country’s military can cripple enemies on their own ground as Tehran put a new Iranian-made cruise missile on display, the latest addition to the nation’s growing arsenal.
The state TV reported that the new missile, showcased at a ceremony in Tehran, is designed for sea-based targets, with a range of 124 miles (200 kilometers) and is capable of destroying a warship. The TV said it can travel at low altitudes and has a lighter weight and smaller dimensions.