Recently a trial concluded in London with the convictions of four would-be suicide bombers whose failed attack on the London transport system took place almost exactly two years ago. It emerged in the course of the proceedings that the bombersâ€™ ambition was to exceed the devastation caused by the July 7 [...]
According to the memorandum of understanding, Iran, home to the second-largest petroleum reserves in the world (after Russia), will provide Turkey with the natural gas to transfer and sell to Europe via the proposed Nabucco pipeline. The proposed pipeline, expected to cost 4.5 billion euro and be 3,300 kilometers long, will be based in Iran, [...]
The rush to process uranium is to generate electricity, officials tell Julian Borger in Isfahan. But there are no power stations.
Spinning the UF6 gas until it is up to 5% rich in U-235 produces nuclear fuel. Keep spinning until it is 90% enriched and you have the makings of a bomb.
That – combined [...]
Israeli military analysts have concluded that Syria learned the lesson of the Lebanon war and would focus on such strikes in case of a new war.
Israel already has an operational system, called Arrow, against long-range ballistic missiles, including Iranian missiles with nuclear warheads.
DEBKAfileâ€™s military sources report that the latest intelligence update on Syriaâ€™s intentions reached Jerusalem via Washington in the last few days. It indicated that Syriaâ€™s political and military leaders had rescheduled the start of hostilities against Israel on the Golan for the second two weeks of November, 2007, postponing their original planning by more than [...]
India is closely watching the Chinese moves in Afghanistan, where New Delhi has lot at stake. Any foothold in Afghanistan will bring Beijing nearer to oil-rich Gulf region. China is also suspicious of the warming ties between India and the United States, which are seen as an attempt by Washington to contain China’s political influence [...]
BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) — China’s third-generation main battle tank is among the most advanced in the world, Yang Haifeng, an armored regiment commander in the Beijing Military Area Command, has claimed.
BEIJING: China warned the United States Tuesday against exchanges with political leaders from rival Taiwan after the U.S. House of Representatives recommended allowing visits by senior Taiwanese officials.
China’s Foreign Ministry called the resolution, which was passed by the House of Representatives on Monday, an “interference in China’s internal affairs and extremely mistaken.”
WASHINGTON, July 30 â€” The Bush administration said Monday that its plan to provide billions of dollars in advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel over the next 10 years was intended in part to serve as a bulwark against Iranâ€™s growing influence in the Middle [...]
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv lack bomb shelters, gas masks scarce
TEL AVIV â€“ One year after the Lebanese Hezbollah militia fired more than 3,000 rockets into northern Israeli population centers, the Jewish state’s home front â€“ especially Jerusalem and Tel Aviv â€“ are largely unprepared for the event of war, say officials.