Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Israeli officials informed their US counterparts prior to an air strike along the Syria-Lebanon border, media reports said Thursday. The Israeli air force's target Tuesday night was a convoy carrying anti-aircraft weapons and Russian-made anti-aircraft SA17 missiles from Syria to Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Xinhua cited the New York Times as saying.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India Thursday urged China to ensure its plans to construct upstream dams on Brahmaputra river do not harm interests of lower riparian states.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): In the light of recent reports that the operation where Indian soldier Lance Naik Hemraj Singh and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh were killed, was particularly planned by the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and Pakistan Army with involvement of terror outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Union Defence Minister, A K Antony, today said that India cannot afford to be slack in protecting the border it shares with Pakistan. Meanwhile, Congress Leader Rashid Alvi, said that India wants to have a good relation with Pakistan but provided they want the same
Manila, Jan 31 (IANS) A US nuclear attack submarine, which was the first to launch Tomahawk missiles in an Iraqi operation in 2003, will arrive in the Philippines Friday for a routine port visit, Xinhua reported. The USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) will be at the former US naval base in Subic Bay in the northern Philippine province of Zambales, the US embassy said Thursday. The submarine will be there to replenish supplies as well as offer its crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Twenty-eight-year-old Anita Jha, who has worked for many years as a domestic servant, is learning to drive a car. Demand for women-drivers is increasing, especially since the Delhi gang-rape incident of Dec 16, she says. Not just Jha, many women like her have decided to take to driving as a means of livelihood
Kabul, Jan 31 (IANS) A total of 1,400 soldiers Thursday graduated from the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC) and were commissioned into the Afghan National Army. The soldiers were inducted after completing a three-month training, Xinhua quoted KMTC commander Gen
Pune, Jan 31 (IANS) Lieutenant General Ashok Singh will Friday take over as the general officer commanding-in-chief of the Indian Army's Southern Command here. Lt. Gen
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow was "deeply concerned" over reports of Israeli air strikes on Syrian territory and is seeking confirmation of what could be a serious violation of the UN charter, the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday. Moscow said it is looking into reports that Israeli fighter jets carried out an air strike on a military research centre near Damascus Wednesday.
Tel Aviv, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The demand for gas masks almost tripled in Israel in January amid concerns about the safety of the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile. The Israel Postal Service, charged with free distribution of non-conventional warfare protection equipment, said the number of Israelis who decided to update their gas masks has almost tripled in the past month, according to the Ynet news portal. The postal service said the number of daily orders has spiked from an average of 200 a day to 500 a day
London, Jan 31 (IANS) A piece of legislation that permits US agencies to snoop on foreign nationals by hacking into cloud servers of Google and Apple, has sent alarm bells ringing among privacy campaigners, a British media report says. The renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), would grant the US government the right to spy on anyone using the internet storage facilities provided by Google and Apple.