After 9/11, the United States government created the Department of Homeland Security to prevent future acts of terrorism and deal with other domestic issues. Now in order to keep doing such, the agency is asking for 450 million hollow point bullets.
Syrian troops have begun withdrawing from some cities and returning to their bases, Damascus says. This comes as a part of the UN-Arab League plan to stop the bloodshed in the country and get the government and opposition to the negotiation table.
As a recently-leaked letter scandal reveals the Indian army, one of the biggest in the world, is virtually “naked”, foreign weapons producers cast longing looks at the country’s never-shrinking military budget: over $100 billion to be spent by 2020.
The 70-nation Friends of Syria has recognized the Syrian National Council as the "legitimate representative" of all Syrians, the conference's final statement says. The meeting also brought pledged support for the implementation of Annan`s peace plan.
Calls to arm the Syrian rebels are growing louder, with Saudi Arabia saying that supplying weapons is a “duty.” The desire to tool up rebels comes as major Syrian opposition groups have appealed to neighboring states to allow the transit of arms.
North Korea has fired two short-range missiles off its west coast on Thursday, news reports published Friday say referring to South Korean military statements. The move is seen as a test to upgrading the country's capabilities.