Russia-China Military Cooperation Commission to Meet Soon – Antonov

“Regular contacts between the heads of our defense ministries are of special importance in our relations. We are planning to hold a fresh meeting of the Russian-Chinese intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation soon,” Antonov said.

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US mimics Netanyahu’s cartoon bomb to sell nuke deal

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In apparent jab at Israeli leader, White House revamps PM’s famous diagram to point out merits of agreement with Iran

With diplomatic sparring between Israel and the US over the worth of last week’s Lausanne deal in full swing, the White House published a sketch of a cartoon bomb listing the advantages of the agreement — a text-heavy lookalike of the prop used by Netanyahu in his 2012 address to the UN General Assembly. Continue reading

Saudi Arabia and Qatar in ‘war on Iraq’: Maliki

Baghdad (AFP) – Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supporting militant groups in Iraq and have effectively declared war on the country, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said as nationwide violence left 15 dead Saturday.

The rare direct attack on the Sunni Gulf powers, with Maliki also accusing Riyadh of supporting global terrorism, comes with Iraq embroiled in its worst prolonged period of bloodshed since 2008, with more than 1,800 people killed already this year, ahead of parliamentary elections due next month. Continue reading