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Bachmann warns of Hezbollah ‘missile sites’ in Cuba

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Monday that it would be “foolish” to normalize trade with Cuba because Hezbollah could soon have “missile sites” there. “Why would you normalize trade with a country that sponsors terror?” the candidate asked a crowd of supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “There is reports…

U.S. drones kill 25 militants in Pakistan

A volley of US missile strikes killed 25 militants after destroying their compounds in Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas on the Afghan border, security officials said Tuesday. Twin drone attacks hit militant strongholds in North and South Waziristan 12 hours apart, as the United States announced it was suspending more than…

North Korea digging tunnels for likely nuclear test: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is digging tunnels at a site where it has launched two nuclear tests, suggesting it is preparing a third, the South’s Yonhap news agency said on Sunday, a development which would trigger concern across the region. Tensions rose on the divided peninsula when 46 sailors…

To appease US, Yemen arrested dozens sans evidence, cable reveals

Diplomatic cables released by secrets outlet WikiLeaks reveal that the Republic of Yemen detained 28 alleged Al Qaeda members on behalf of the United States, despite an investigation that found no evidence they were involved in terrorist acts. The 28 detained Yemeni citizens were arrested after returning to Yemen from…

US plans new nuclear talks with Russia

WASHINGTON — The US government plans to resume nuclear arms negotiations with Russia next year in hopes of securing legal limits on the smaller, battlefield nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said these weapons are viewed as the most vulnerable to theft or diversion. Tactical weapons generally…

Russia’s Medvedev warns West of ‘new arms race’

President Dmitry Medvedev warned the West on Tuesday that the two sides’ failure to agree on a missile shield for Europe could spark an arms race that sees Russia deploy new weapons abroad. The stark warning from a president who has developed a history of adopting a softer Western policy…

Iran obtained missiles from North Korea: US documents

US intelligence believes Iran has obtained advanced missiles from North Korea that could strike Europe, according to US documents divulged by WikiLeaks and cited by the New York Times. The documents also show frustration among US diplomats who have been pressing for China to block shipments of missile parts from…

Pentagon says vapor trail from an aircraft, not a missile

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Wednesday it is satisfied an aircraft — and not a missile — was the source of a vapor trail off Los Angeles this week that sparked fears of a mystery missile launch. It took the Pentagon nearly two days to reach that conclusion after examining…

Record level of US airstrikes hit Afghan militants

Record number of US airstrikes hit Afghan militants in Pakistani border region Drone aircraft unleashed a missile attack in a lawless tribal region on the Afghan border Wednesday, keeping up the most intense period of U.S. strikes in Pakistan since they began in 2004, intelligence officials said. The stepped-up campaign…

US to activate missile shield over southern Europe: report

WASHINGTON — The United States is close to activating a missile shield over southern Europe as part of its effort to shore up regional defenses in the face of a missile threat from Iran, The Washington Post reported. Citing unnamed Pentagon officials, the newspaper said the US Defense Department is…

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