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The age of the aircraft carrier may be over

The United States has more aircraft carriers than any other country - depending on how you define "aircraft carrier," it's 10 times as many. Russia, a major naval power with large submarine corps and many other surfa

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Missiles, not talks, key to Iran's future, says Khamenei

Iran's top leader on Wednesday said missiles were key to the Islamic Republic's future, offering support to the hardline Revolutionary Guards that have drawn criticism from the West for testing ballistic missiles. Supreme

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Missiles in Syria kill 50 as schools, hospitals hit

Turkey has accused Russia of an "obvious war crime" after missile attacks in northern Syria killed scores of people, and warned Kurdish militia fighters there they would face the "harshest reaction" if they tried to capture a

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23 dead as missiles hit hospitals, school in Syria

At least 23 civilians were killed when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns on Monday, residents said, as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensified their push toward the rebel stronghold of Aleppo. F

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US imposes ballistic missile sanctions on Iran

The US imposed sanctions on 11 companies and individuals for supplying Iran's ballistic missile programme in a move delayed by over two weeks so as not to endanger this weekend's release of American prisoners, sources familiar with the m

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US approves sale of $5.4bn missiles to Saudi Arabia

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp , the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the s

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Missiles fall off UK warplane during landing

Two missiles fell off a British warplane as it was landing at the Royal Air Base in Cyprus on Wednesday, a base spokesman said. RAF Akrotiri is being used in operations against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but spokesman Kristi

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Iran, N Korea ‘forging ballistic, nuclear ties’

An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme.

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Egypt signs $5.9bn deal for French war jets, ships

Egypt signed a 5.2 billion-euro ($5.92 billion) deal to buy French weaponry on Monday, Egyptian media said, in a move Cairo hopes will boost its military power as fears grow of conflict in neighbouring Libya spilling over its border.

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Not our job to warn about missiles: ICAO

The UN civil aviation body said on Friday it was not responsible for issuing warnings about potential dangers such as military conflicts, saying that duty fell to individual nations. The role of the International Civil Aviation Au

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