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Britain's May hopes to assure Chinese over nuclear plant

BEIJING (AP) -- On her first visit to China as Britain's prime minister, Theresa May will try to reassure Beijing that she wants to strengthen ties despite her delay on a decision over whether to approve a Chinese-backed nuclear power plant in southwestern England.
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Iran urges Turkey to quickly end Syria intervention

Tehran (AFP) - Key Damascus supporter Tehran urged Ankara on Wednesday to quickly wrap up its week-old military intervention in Syria, saying it was an "unacceptable" violation of Syrian sovereignty....
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Russia’s Only Aircraft Carrier Prepares for Syria Deployment

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Russian military detachment deployed to Syria to fight against Daesh (the terrorist group also known as ISIL or ISIS) may soon be bolstered by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. ...
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Russia’s Use of Iranian Airbase Over for Now: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced on Monday that Russian military jets’ use of an Iranian airbase has ended for the time being. ...
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US scrambled jets to protect its advisers in Syria: Pentagon

Washington (AFP) - The US-led coalition scrambled fighters to protect US advisers working with Kurdish forces after Syrian regime jets bombed the area, in the latest escalation of Syria's bloody conflict, the Pentagon said....
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Turkish foreign minister pays surprise visit to Iran

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says he has paid a surprise visit to Iran just days after the two countries agreed to greater cooperation on Syria despite their differences....
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Russia bombs Syrian militants from Iran base for first time

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian bombers based in Iran on Tuesday struck militant targets inside Syria, the Russian Defence Ministry said, after Moscow deployed Russian aircraft to an Iranian air force base to widen its campaign in Syria....
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US approves $1.15 bn tank, weapons sale to Saudi

Washington (AFP) - The United States has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of up to 153 tanks, hundreds of machine guns and other military gear in a deal worth $1.15 billion, the Pentagon said Tuesday....
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China warns UK ties at 'crucial juncture' over nuclear plant

London (AFP) - China's ambassador to Britain urged London on Tuesday to approve a Beijing-funded nuclear power plant as soon as possible, warning that relations between the two countries were at a critical point....
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Putin and Erdogan pledge reset after diplomatic rift

Saint Petersburg (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday pledged to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian warplane last November....
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Turkey, Russia rapprochement not seen affecting Turkey's NATO role-Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany does not believe that a thaw in relations between Turkey and Russia will affect Turkey's role in the NATO alliance, the German Foreign Ministry said on Monday....
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8 Turkish Soldiers Killed in Deadliest PKK Attack since Coup Attempt

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in the country's restive southeast, the army said Saturday, raising the toll from the deadliest such attack on the military since the failed coup....
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Iran, Russia resolved to up ties in post-JCPOA era: Minister

Iran and Russia are resolute in improving bilateral relations following the implementation of last July’s nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries, Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi says....
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India Deployes 100 Tanks to Chinese Border for 'Deterrence' - Ex-General

The recent deployment of 100 Indian battle tanks to the disputed border with China has caused speculation about growing tensions between the two countries, however, the reality of the move is nothing provocative, a former Indian Army official said....
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France to supply artillery to Iraqi army

Paris (AFP) - France will supply weapons to Iraq to support its fight against the Islamic State group, President Francois Hollande said Friday, but ruled out any troop deployment in the country....
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Trident: [UK] MPs back nuclear weapons system renewal

Vote passes by 472 to 117 after Theresa May tells Commons she would be prepared to press the button...
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France sending artillery, aircraft carrier to Iraq to fight [Daesh]

PARIS, July 22 (UPI) -- France will loan artillery to Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic state and will station an aircraft carrier in the region, French President François Hollande said Friday....
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First delivery of Airbus A320neo to Pegasus postponed after Turkish coup bid

PARIS (Reuters) - The first delivery of a new version of Airbus's A320 jet to Pegasus Airlines has been postponed following the thwarted coup attempt in Turkey, the European planemaker said on Saturday....
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Israel receives final 30 M-346 Lavi jets

Israeli air force receives final shipment of M-346 aircraft....
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AWE jobs secured as Trident is renewed by parliament

The future of thousands of jobs at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Aldermaston and Burghfield has been secured following Parliament’s vote to renew the controversial Trident nuclear deterrent....
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