Archive for January, 2014

Pullback from Middle East Will Fuel Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons – Washington Free Beacon

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The Guardian

Pullback from Middle East Will Fuel Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Washington Free Beacon
Officials in Saudi Arabia, Iran's major adversary in the region, have previously said they would acquire nuclear weapons if Tehran developed them. Critics say the recent interim nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers does not do enough ...
A Middle Eastern PrimerNew York Times

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Report: Russia Surges in Global Arms Sales – DefenseNews.com

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The Express Tribune

Report: Russia Surges in Global Arms Sales
DefenseNews.com
Although Russia's defense companies are maintaining high export levels, the increase in arms sales in 2012 largely reflects “large and growing” domestic sales emanating from its US $700 billion 2011–2020 State Armaments Plan, said Sam Perlo-Freeman, ...
Global 2012 arms sales: Largest arms companies slump, but Russia records jumpThe Express Tribune
Russia arms sales grew sharply in 2012 – ReportJournal of Turkish Weekly
Russian Arms Sales Rose 28% Last YearBusiness Insider Australia

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Syria talks end in recriminations

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Syrian rival delegations end a week-long peace conference in Geneva by trading insults, as no deal emerges on how to end the conflict.

Suspicious package contained food, Air Force base says – CNN

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Suspicious package contained food, Air Force base says
CNN
Base security officials were alerted at about 10 a.m., and a bomb disposal unit from the city of Montgomery, where the base is located, was called to help inspect the package, base officials said. But when the bomb unit opened the package, they found ...

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FBI: Pre-Super Bowl white powder deemed not hazardous – CNN

Friday, January 31st, 2014

FBI: Pre-Super Bowl white powder deemed not hazardous
CNN
New York (CNN) -- The FBI said Friday that white powder found at New Jersey hotels near the site of the Super Bowl and at the Manhattan office of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani proved to be non-hazardous. Hazardous materials teams and bomb squads ...

Global 2012 arms sales: Largest arms companies slump, but Russia records jump – The Express Tribune

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The Express Tribune

Global 2012 arms sales: Largest arms companies slump, but Russia records jump
The Express Tribune
“However, the decrease in arms sales in 2012 was not uniform: while sales by companies in the United States, Canada and most West European countries continued to fall, arms sales by Russian companies increased sharply, by 28 per cent in real terms.
Russia arms sales grew sharply in 2012 – ReportJournal of Turkish Weekly
Russia's arm sales rise sharply in 2012www.worldbulletin.net

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Yemeni soldiers killed in ambush

Friday, January 31st, 2014
At least 15 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by militants on a checkpoint in Shibam, south-eastern Yemen, officials say.

France-UK effort against Syria jihad

Friday, January 31st, 2014
France and the UK will co-operate to prevent young Muslims travelling to Syria for jihadist fighting, France's President Hollande says.

Global arms trade shrinks in 2012, US and European companies dominate – Deutsche Welle

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Global arms trade shrinks in 2012, US and European companies dominate
Deutsche Welle
An annual report by Sweden's SIPRI research institute has identified a slight year-on-year reduction in global arms sales for 2012. The report ranks the 100 most successful companies selling military equipment. Deutschland Bundeswehr Kampfpanzer ...

WoW Archivist: WoW in China, an uncensored history — part 2 – Joystiq

Friday, January 31st, 2014

WoW Archivist: WoW in China, an uncensored history -- part 2
Joystiq
In 2008, Variety's Asian film blog reported that maps of Azeroth had been repurposed by a Chinese military TV network to report on troop movements in the Middle East. Apparently, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq are all located in Arathi Highlands. This is ...