Russia to trace launch of US ballistic missiles

Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 05, 2013 – Russia’s defence Ministry has commissioned deveopment of equipment and software to obtain data on US balllistic missile launch. The goal of the new complex is to monitor the proper execution of the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Arms by matching the data provided to the Russian party in the framework of the START-3 with the data collected by the native radiolocation, that’s according to the Izves … more

Charity accuses Sri Lankan authorities of coverup
Colombo, Sri Lanka (UPI) Dec 4, 2013 – A report by French aid group Action Contra la Faim says Sri Lankan security forces killed 17 of its aid workers in 2006 and the charity is demanding an international inquiry into the massacre. In a new report, ACF – also known as Action Against Hunger – claims that after carrying out its own investigation it is aware of who shot and killed the workers, mostly ethnic Tamil. The … more

Iraq PM in talks on Syria during Iran trip
Tehran (AFP) Dec 04, 2013 – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Iran on Wednesday, state television reported, for two days of talks that will also focus on the conflict raging in Syria. It is Maliki’s first visit to Tehran since Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate who champions engagement with the West, became Iran’s president in August after defeating a pool of conservative candidates in a June election. … more