The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training
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Saturday 17 November 2012
Rebels have captured an airport used by Syria's military near the Iraqi border, activists said, a move which they said would allow them to maintain their hold on the recently seized border town of Albu Kamal.
Monday 05 November 2012
Iran’s nuclear ambitions will be top of the agenda when David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia tomorrow during a three-day visit to the Gulf and the Middle East.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Why go in 2013? Because, eventually, the outside world will wake up to these islands
Monday 15 October 2012
Felix Baumgartner has the headlines but there would be no record without his boyhood hero, who was, by some measure, the first man in space. “I could see for 450 miles and up to where the sky is black,” Joe Kittinger recalls of his mission in August 1960. “It's beautiful but you know right outside your suit there's vacuum and, without protection, you're dead.”
Friday 12 October 2012
BAE Systems launched a charm offensive yesterday as the defence giant promised to hold meetings with investors to discuss its strategy following the collapse of its proposed £30bn merger with EADS.
Friday 17 August 2012
Pakistan's military suffered an embarrassing blow yesterday when militants stormed an air force base reportedly linked to the country's nuclear weapons arsenal and launched a gun battle that lasted several hours.
Monday 13 August 2012
Rebels in eastern Syria said they downed a government fighter jet today, but state television said the plane crashed due to technical difficulties.
Saturday 21 July 2012
It is Christmas 1980. Snow falls gently on quiet London streets. When my parents arrive early, my husband and I are flying around wrapping presents, making beds and rolling pastry. True to form, my mother looks chic and carefully coiffed.
Friday 13 July 2012
When a judge ruled that residents of Fred Wigg Tower in east London would have to put up and shut up over the siting of a missile battery on their roof, justifications included the resonant, almost archaic, "defence of the realm". You can argue until kingdom come whether the Olympics should present a security threat of that order – ministers keep reiterating that they are about sport not security – but after the Black September attack in Munich 40 years ago, and the temptation for the aggrieved to seek spectaculars to rival 9/11, it does not seem unreasonable for any government to treat the Games as a potential target. It would rather be remiss if it did not.
Monday 25 June 2012
Crowds in Tahrir Square rejoice after Mohamed Morsi is finally declared victor after a week of uncertainty. Alastair Beach reports from Cairo
Saturday 16 June 2012
Calls for boycott of poll following court decision to dissolve parliament, seen as 'coup by law'
Sunday 10 June 2012
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Wednesday 23 May 2012
Defence giant BAE Systems has won a £1.6 billion contract to supply Hawk aircraft to Saudi Arabia, preventing more than 200 potential job losses at one of its factories.
Thursday 10 May 2012
The Tate Modern will next year stage the first major UK exhibition devoted to Roy Lichtenstein in 20 years, its most comprehensive retrospective of the celebrated pop artist. The exhibition, which opens next spring, will bring together 125 of the artist's definitive paintings and sculptures.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
RAF Typhoon jets arrived at an air base in London today in preparation for the Olympic Games as military chiefs said they were ready to react to a "9/11-type attack".
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