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15 March 2010

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Iran dismisses report on nuclear arms quote

Iran has dismissed a recent report by an American paper which claimed Tehran was seeking nuclear weapons in the late 1980s. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast described the report as a “propaganda ploy that shows Washington’s ultimate frustration.” In... (Continue reading)

Iraq premier Maliki sweeps votes in Baghdad

Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has swept the vote in the country’s largest province, Baghdad, early results from parliamentary elections show. With 60 percent of ballots counted, the prime minister’s Rule of Law Alliance garnered 518,203 votes, with the Iraqiya... (Continue reading)

One dead in attack on US base in Kabul

One person has been killed in an early morning rocket attack on the largest US military hub north of the Afghan capital of Kabul, NATO says. The US military did not give details of the Monday attack on Bagram Air... (Continue reading)

India’s missile shield project fails

India's missile shield project fails

India’s test of a homemade missile defense shield, which was expected to find and demolish hostile ballistic missiles, have proven to be unsuccessful. The Indian military officials dismantled the test on Monday after radars failed to keep track of a... (Continue reading)

US Predator crashes in Afghanistan

US Predator crashes in Afghanistan

An American MQ-1 Predator drone has crashed on takeoff in southern Afghanistan, the US Air Forces Central Command confirms. Early Monday reports said the aircraft was not gunned down by a hostile fire. It was also noted that the accident... (Continue reading)

India’s missile shield project fails

India's missile shield project fails

India’s test of a homemade missile defense shield, which was expected to find and demolish hostile ballistic missiles, have proven to be unsuccessful. The Indian military officials dismantled the test on Monday after radars failed to keep track of a... (Continue reading)

Italy swiftly reviewing case of arrested Iranians

Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Monday that the country is “swiftly” following up on the case of the two Iranians arrested on charges of arms smuggling. Frattini said, in a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, he was aware... (Continue reading)

Italian figures condemn arrest of Iranian journalist

More than 70 of Italian personalities in a signed petition have called for the release of an Iranian journalist, detained over alleged arms smuggling. Hamid Masouminejad, a reporter for the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), was arrested after Italian... (Continue reading)

EU raps Israel over illegal settlement expansion

The European Union’s top diplomat, Catherine Ashton, has criticized Israel for endangering the fragile Middle East peace process by announcing plans to expand “illegal settlements.” “Recent Israeli decisions to build new housing units in East Jerusalem have endangered and undermined... (Continue reading)

Karzai orders extra troops in Kandahar

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered extra security forces for the southern city of Kandahar, following the death of dozens of people in Taliban attacks. “The Afghan president has ordered new security forces for better security of Kandahar,” Interior Minister... (Continue reading)

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