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US Congress backs Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense

President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

The U.S. Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers began a five-week summer break.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russians see country as feared, envied abroad – poll

Russian President Vladimir Putin.  AP

Almost half of Russians believe their country inspires either fear or envy abroad, according to a new poll, with a third citing military might as being crucial to its international standing.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AFP nears ‘minimum defense posture’

Armed Forces of the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is gaining some muscle.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns ‘gangster’ US

north korea map

North Korea’s top military body Monday defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defense, and said South Korean and US charges of provocation were malicious and hypocritical.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Government lawyers outclassed at Revilla et al. hearings

(From left) Sen. Bong Revilla, Janet Lim-Napoles and Richard Cambe: Will they be out on bail? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It was like a law school classroom scene with aspiring lawyers hearing a mouthful from the professor who wanted them to learn to think on their feet. Except that the students were real state prosecutors.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »