UK defense minister says China sending ‘lethal aid’ to Russia for Ukraine war

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Trump supporters meet representatives of Michigan’s Arab and Muslim communities CHICAGO: Arab and Muslim supporters of the former US president, Donald Trump, held a meeting in Michigan on Tuesday night to discuss with community leaders his actions while he was in the White House, and attempt to win their support for his bid to regain … Read more

Putin appoints another economist as deputy Russian defense minister

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NEW DELHI: A-list actors in India called on voters to cast their ballots on Monday, as the country’s massive general election reaches Bollywood capital Mumbai, entering its fifth phase.  More than 968 million people are eligible to vote in India, as the world’s largest electoral exercise began on April 19 in a seven-phase election spread … Read more

Michael Cohen says he stole from Trump’s company as defense presses key hush money trial witness

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NEW YORK: Former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen admitted Monday to jurors in the Republican’s hush money trial that he stole tens of thousands of dollars from Trump’s company as defense lawyers seized on the star witness’ misdeeds to attack his credibility.

Israel intends to broaden Rafah sweep, Defense Minister Gallant tells Washington

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NEW DELHI: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei expressed on Monday his condolences following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash which also killed Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, state media reported. UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on X said: “I extend my deepest condolences to the Iranian government and people over the passing … Read more

EU ministers to discuss air defense for Ukraine, Iran sanctions

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LUXEMBOURG: European Union foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss bolstering Ukraine’s air defenses and expanding sanctions on Iran. While the ministers will also discuss the war in Sudan, most of their focus will be on the conflicts raging on the 27-member bloc’s eastern and southern doorsteps – in Ukraine and the Middle … Read more

Taiwan’s defense ministry detects 21 Chinese military aircraft

TAIPEI: Taipei’s defense ministry said it had detected 21 Chinese military aircraft around the self-ruled island since 8:15 am (0015 GMT) on Saturday, a month before Taiwan’s May 20 inauguration of incoming president Lai Ching-te. “17 aircraft (of the 21) crossed the median line and its extension, entered our northern, central, and southwestern (air defense … Read more

Saudi defense minister discusses military escalation in region with US counterpart

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JEDDAH: Ali Alhammadi, a Saudi 32-year-old visual artist from Aldawadmi in Riyadh, has carved out a remarkable pathway in the world of art since his professional debut in 2017. Passionate about visual arts since childhood, Alhammadi’s artistic inspiration was ignited by the “Saudi renaissance” in line with Vision 2030, prompting him to embark on a … Read more

Defense relationship part of US-Iraq talks in Washington next week, US official says

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WASHINGTON: The security and defense relationship between the US and Iraq will be an important part of talks when Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani visits Washington next week but is not the primary focus of the visit, a senior State Department official said on Thursday. The official, who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity, … Read more

Biden assures ‘ironclad’ US defense support for the Philippines and Japan amid growing China provocations

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WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden said Thursday that US defense commitment to Pacific allies was “ironclad” as he gathered Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House in the midst of growing concern about provocative Chinese military action in the Indo-Pacific.

Israel deploys C-Dome defense system for the first time

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Palestinians returning to Khan Younis after Israeli withdrawal find an unrecognizable city DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip: Stunned Palestinians found their home city unrecognizable Monday as they filtered in to salvage what they could from the vast destruction left by Israeli troops who withdrew from southern Gaza’s Khan Younis a day earlier after months of fighting … Read more