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Missile defense

Russell Brand says scrap Trident nukes, challenged by shipyard MP
Comedian and activist Russell Brand has received an invitation from docklands workers in Cumbria after he called for the UK’s Trident nuclear deterrent replacement program, which their jobs depend on, to be scrapped.

28.01.2015 13:26

Israel launches airstrikes on Syria following rocket attack, ‘red line’ warning from Iran
Israeli jets struck several targets in Syria in response to Hezbollah rocket fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the IDF said. The exchange came as Iran warned Tel Aviv of crossing a “red line” with the murder of an Iranian general in Syria.

27.01.2015 23:50

'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

Clock’s ticking: Humanity ‘2 minutes’ closer to its doomsday
Three minutes to midnight – with midnight being the figurative end of humanity – are left before apocalypse descends upon the planet, scientists announced on Thursday, as the minute hand of the iconic ‘Doomsday Clock’ was adjusted two minutes forward.

22.01.2015 20:00

Russia and Iran sign defense deal, 'may resolve' S300 missile delivery issue
Moscow and Tehran have signed military cooperation deal that implies wider collaboration in personnel training and counter-terrorism activities. It may also resolve the situation concerning the delivery of Russian S300 missiles, Iranian media reported.

20.01.2015 12:23

Elon Musk donates $10mn to stop AI from turning against humans
Just days after joining hundreds of scientists in an open letter warning about the potential dangers of sophisticated artificial intelligence, Elon Musk donated $10 million towards a global research program to ensure AI remains beneficial to humanity.

16.01.2015 03:16

Hezbollah reserves right to retaliate against Israeli attacks on Syria
Israeli hostilities against Syria should be considered an attack on all of Damascus’ allies, said Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, warning that all necessary preparations for a future war with Israel have been made.

16.01.2015 02:31

Iran deploys ‘real Iron Dome’ missile defense system
Iran says it has activated its own “real Iron Dome” missile defense system, which makes the airspace above the Islamic Republic the safest in the Middle East.

08.01.2015 20:35

'Mobile bomb': Iranian army tests suicide drone in massive drills
For the first time Iran’s army has tested a suicide drone able to hit aerial and ground targets, as well as ships, said the army's chief commander of ground forces amid the third day of massive drills at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

27.12.2014 14:19

Russian 'ABM killer' intercontinental missile to enter service in 2016
Russia’s newest RS-26 missile system, dubbed the ‘anti-missile defense killer’, will join the ranks of the country’s defenses in less than two years, Russia’s Strategic Missile Force commander said.

25.12.2014 18:47

Russia to probe media reports that Ukraine military shot down MH17
Russia’s Investigative Committee is investigating a Russian newspaper report alleging that a Ukrainian military jet shot down Malaysian Airlines passenger plane MH17 over the rebel-held eastern part of the country last summer.

23.12.2014 02:17

Pentagon launching missile defense blimps to patrol East Coast
The US Army is set to begin testing its blimp-like surveillance airships, designed to help the military detect and destroy cruise missiles from attacking the nation’s capital and other East Coast cities.

18.12.2014 02:15