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April 03, 2020

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Saudi jet 'downing' in Yemen stirs alarm over Huthi weaponry

Saudi jet 'downing' in Yemen stirs alarm over Huthi weaponry

Claims that Yemeni rebels shot down a Saudi warplane have spotlighted the increasingly potent Huthi arsenal -- cause for alarm in Riyadh as fighting escalates amid faltering efforts to end the five-year conflict.The Iran-backed Huthi rebels said they downed th

Russia's defence chief: diehard loyalist in Putin shadow

Russia's defence chief: diehard loyalist in Putin shadow

Russia's long-serving Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who held on to his post in a cabinet shake-up on Tuesday, is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin who shares his taste for macho stunts.He has led a drive to modernise and acquire new weaponry for Russ

Yemeni rebel attacks pose danger to Saudi infrastructure

Yemeni rebel attacks pose danger to Saudi infrastructure

Drone attacks launched by Yemeni rebels on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday have exposed the threat to critical infrastructure in the kingdom.Saudi facilities are increasingly vulnerable to the steadily advancing weaponry of the Iran-allied Huthi rebels -- fro

China unveils plan for huge anniversary military parade

China unveils plan for huge anniversary military parade

China will hold a massive military parade showcasing some of its most advanced weaponry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the communist state, authorities announced Thursday.It comes as the trade war with the US threatens to engulf the international economy

US boosts Brazil status as military ally

US boosts Brazil status as military ally

President Donald Trump on Wednesday boosted Brazil's status as a US military ally, easing the path for the Latin American giant to buy more sophisticated weaponry.In a notice sent to the State Department, Trump said, "I hereby designate the Federative Republ

Possible suicide pact in macabre German crossbow murders

Possible suicide pact in macabre German crossbow murders

Investigators were on Tuesday pursuing leads that five mysterious deaths, including three by crossbow bolts, may have been a murder-suicide pact among Germans with a reported passion for medieval folklore and weaponry.Police probing the initial triple death sa