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Iraq starts construction of security wall around Baghdad

Iraq starts construction of security wall around Baghdad

Baghdad, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iraqi authorities have started the construction of a security wall around the capital Baghdad, reports the country's Al-Iraqiya TV citing a Baghdad security spokesperson.

The concrete wall with eight checkpoints is to be completed in mid-2011.

It will be equipped with modern surveillance systems to 'block terrorists

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Prepare well, don’t panic at terror alert, Delhiites told

Prepare well, don’t panic at terror alert, Delhiites told

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhiites need not panic but they should prepare themselves as robustly as possible, Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna advised Sunday, a day after the heightened terror alert in the capital.

The US, Australia, Britain and Canada Saturday issued security advisories to their citizens, warning of terror attacks in

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No dilution of NPT in India n-deal: US

No dilution of NPT in India n-deal: US

Washington, May 1 (IANS) The landmark India-US civil nuclear deal giving New Delhi access to nuclear technology despite its refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) would not weaken the pact, says a top US official.

'We don't believe we weakened the NPT in our peaceful civilian nuclear deal with

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US must reassure Pakistan about India, says US official

US must reassure Pakistan about India, says US official

Washington, April 30 (IANS) With Pakistan's traditional defence posture still geared to conventional military conflict with India and not counterinsurgency, a top Pentagon official says the US needs to reassure an Islamabad wary about growing India-US relations.

'Although extremist attacks have led to the repositioning of substantial Pakistani forces, Pakistan's

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Nuclear safety needed to avoid Chernobyl like tragedy: UN

Nuclear safety needed to avoid Chernobyl like tragedy: UN

New York, April 27 (DPA) The explosion of the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, Ukraine, 24 years ago showed graphically the need to strengthen the safety and security of nuclear material and power plants, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

Ukraine, Belarus and Russia are organising a conference in April 2011,

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Now a missile in shipping box on sale

Now a missile in shipping box on sale

London, April 26 (IANS) A powerful cruise missile that can launched from a shipping container has been offered for sale by a Russian company, raising fears of ballistic weapons infiltration.

Called the Club - K container missile system, the weapon can be loaded onto a lorry, ship, or train and moved

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South Korea raises remaining half of sunken warship

South Korea raises remaining half of sunken warship

Seoul, April 24 (DPA) South Korea Saturday raised the bow of a warship that sunk last month, hoping to gain more information on the cause of the disaster amid growing suspicion of North Korean involvement.

Navy salvage workers were preparing to search the bow of the 1,200-tonne Cheonan for the remains

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Two Serbian policemen jailed for 31 years for genocide

Two Serbian policemen jailed for 31 years for genocide

Sarajevo, April 23 (IANS/AKI) Bosnia's war crimes court has jailed two former Serb police officers for 31 years each on charges of aiding in genocide and taking part in the killing of up to 8,000 Muslims in the town of Srebrenica in 1995.

'Radomir Vukovic, 36, and Zoran Tomic, 38, were

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India to arm Russia-built jets with BrahMos missiles

India to arm Russia-built jets with BrahMos missiles

Kuala Lumpur, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Indian Air Force will arm 40 Russia-built Sukhoi fighter jets with BrahMos missiles, a top official has said.

The addition of the missiles to India's fleet of Su-30MKI Flanker-H fighters will make them 'absolutely unique' in firepower, Sivathanu Pillai, head of BrahMos Aerospace, said

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US to revamp export system to strengthen national security

US to revamp export system to strengthen national security

Washington, April 21 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday that the US will revamp its Cold War era export control system to enhance national security.

Gates made the statement to members of Business Executives for National Security at a Washington function. He said the current export control system does

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