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Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017
The Russian military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017.

25.01.2015 08:03

First-person clip shows Oklahoma cop chasing, gunning down suspect (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Oklahoma police have released an extremely graphic body-camera video showing an officer chasing and shooting down a black man suspected of making gun threats. The first-person clip was meant to justify the cop’s actions, but raised controversy.

25.01.2015 04:06

Germany halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia citing regional instability – report
Germany has stopped arms exports to one of its biggest buyers, Saudi Arabia. The instability in the region led Chancellor Angela Merkel and her ministers to take the decision. The information hasn’t been officially confirmed.

25.01.2015 12:40

Military-clad English-speakers caught on camera in Mariupol shelling aftermath
Armed people in uniform speaking fluent English with no accent have been spotted in Mariupol in the aftermath of the rocket hit, fuelling allegations that foreign private military contractors are serving among Ukrainian troops.

25.01.2015 13:56

Boko Haram attack key Nigerian city hours ahead of John Kerry arrival
Boko Haram militants have launched an assault on the capital of the Borno state, Maiduguri, on Sunday and engaged in fierce fighting with the country’s military. The offensive started just hours before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to arrive.

25.01.2015 09:50

Donetsk militia 'not going to storm Mariupol', trades accusations with Kiev
The Donetsk militia has been ordered to suppress Kiev’s military positions to the east of Mariupol, but is not going to storm the city, said Donetsk Republic head, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, accusing Kiev of a false flag operation and shifting the blame.

24.01.2015 17:17

'Wrap up Trident!': Protest in London against £100bn nuke replacement plan
Thousands of CND campaigners wrapped the UK Ministry of Defence in a two-mile long 'peace scarf' to protest the imminent overhaul of the sea-based Trident nuclear defense system.

24.01.2015 08:23

TSA confiscated over 2,000 guns, numerous grenades at US airports in 2014
The Transportation Security Administration made a record number of weapon confiscations in 2014, seizing more than 2,000 guns, as well as flash and smoke grenades, knives, drugs, and stun guns. It even found an 8-inch knife hidden in an enchilada.

24.01.2015 01:40

American instructors to train Ukrainian troops this spring – US general
US soldiers are to be deployed to Western Ukraine to train the country’s National Guard, said the commander of the US Army in Europe during a news conference in Kiev. The US also intends to sponsor the production of Ukrainian light armored vehicles.

23.01.2015 09:22

5,000+ killed in Ukraine: UN concerned, Donetsk rebel leader talks of 'offensive'
More than 5,000 people have died since April as a result of the conflict in Ukraine, according to the UN. The news came hours after the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said he reject a truce with Kiev and will continue to fight.

23.01.2015 10:40

Iraqi PM: Falling oil price ‘disastrous’ in fight against ISIS
The Iraqi government is warning that falling oil prices are “disastrous” and will hinder its military campaign against the Islamic State unless they get some relief. Meanwhile, plans for a joint US-Iraqi mission to retake Mosul are reportedly underway.

23.01.2015 04:08

​London hosts terror talks to combat ISIS
London is hosting foreign officials from 21 countries to discuss a coordinated international effort to halt the efforts of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) jihadist group.

22.01.2015 12:43