26 articles tagged "Asia"
Two questioned after bomb blast injured 12 British, Chinese and Japanese tourists in Maldives capital Male Saturday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2007, 4:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: US and Indian navies have been holding joint exercises in the proximity of the islands, at the meeting point of the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. It was the first bombing attack ever in the Maldives. Witnesses report seeing nails scattered at the site ...
At least 12 British, Chinese and Japanese tourists injured in bomb blast in Maldives capital Male<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2007, 4:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: US and Indian navies have been holding joint exercises in the proximity of the islands, at the meeting point of the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: India proposes collaborating with Israel on a new unmanned combat helicopter to counter Chinese C-802 missile<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2007, 9:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's outgoing Navy commander Maj. Gen. Dan Bashat discussed the project during his talks with his opposite number Adm. Sureesh Mehta in India last week, debkafile's military sources report. Adm. Mehta estimated that the Indian Navy could use 40-50 helicopters of this kind.
Indian and Israeli warships face the ...
Pro-Taliban Islamists end truce with Pakistan government in North Waziristan as two suicide bombers kill 11 soldiers Sunday in second attack in two days
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 15, 2007, 10:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
Saturday, 24 Pakistani soldiers died in a similar attack in the same region bordering Afghanistan. President Pervez Musharraf has sent thousands of troops to the northwestern frontier to crack down on Islamist militants preparing a jihad against his government for killing 86 radicals in the battle of the Red Mosque ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2007, 11:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
The test was carried out Sunday at a military launch base in Orissa, in Balasore district. The missile, which has a range of nearly 300 km and carries a conventional warhead of 300 kilos has maximum speed of 2.8 Mach
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 9, 2007, 4:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
At least one soldier was injured. The casualties are all believed to be Canadian, which together with Britons make up the bulk of the south Afghan force.
This week NATO and Afghan troops recaptured Sangin district in Helmand province after two days of fighting. More than 1,000 NATO and Afghan troops, ...
Solomon Islands declares emergency after sudden Pacific tsunami devastates one or more towns leaving at least 20 dead
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 3, 2007, 2:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
An undersea quake of 8.0 magnitude early Monday washed away people and property along the Gizo coast, raising concerns for outlying islands. Papua New Guinea has been affected. Australia has suspended ferry traffic from its western coast.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 26, 2007, 10:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
There is fighting going on in the airport north of the capital Colombo, but no immediate details. The island's Tamil Tiger rebellion has left some 68,000 dead in two decades.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 26, 2002, 11:46 AM (GMT+02:00)
On December 20,DEBKA-Net-Weeklyran an exclusive report on the dual rationale behind what appears to be North Korea's nuclear blackmail. Firstly, Kim is determined to retain his independence of action in foreign and state policy. Second, by weaving his munitions industry and nuclear weapons production into Middle East and Gulf ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 14, 2002, 2:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
A shocked Indian prime minister, Behari Vajpayee, condemning the terrorist brutality perpetrated in the Indonesian resort island of Bali, urged the international community to end the practice of "conflicting views on terrorism." Speaking in London, on Monday, October 13, the Indian leader denounced Western double standards. "The problem," he said, ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 13, 2002, 2:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
No group claimed responsibility for the two car bombs that turned the Indonesian island paradise of Bali into a fiery inferno Saturday, October 12, killing close to 200 and maiming many hundreds. But the hand of al Qaeda was hard to miss.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2002, 10:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
According to DEBKA-Net-Weekly's military sources in New Delhi, a group of Israel electronic warfare experts is helping the Indian army set up and operate six early warning stations along the 750-km Line of Control dividing disputed Kashmir, for picking up movements of military forces, armed men and explosives on ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2002, 5:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two of the three wars fought by India and Pakistan since independence were over divided Kashmir. The fourth conflict looming ever closer focuses once again on the perennial dispute between the two nuclear neighbors. Yet debkafile's military and intelligence sources report that, if the match is lit, the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 25, 2002, 5:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Pakistan's medium-range missile test on Saturday, May 25, was conducted the day after Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee went off for a weekend rest in the hills, hinting he might give Pakistan another two months to crack down on Muslim militants stirring the flames in Kashmir. The nuclear-capable Ghauri ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2002, 9:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Ahead of the next US-led operation in Afghanistan, Army Maj.-Gen. Franklin L. "Buster" Hagenbeck informed reporters at Bagram Air Base Saturday, March 16, that the two-week Anaconda Operation around the Shah-e-Kot Valey had severely damaged the al Qaeda network, killed most of its most seasoned military leaders and destroyed so ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 8, 2002, 9:52 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile 's military experts report the intense fighting over the past week in the mountains of Afghanistan south of Gardez, between the US 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain divisions and al-Qaeda and Taliban forces, is beginning to impinge on US preparations for its coming assault on Iraq.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2002, 9:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
General Tommy Franks, head of the American Central Command, claims the United States has applied the lessons drawn from previous battle of the Afghan War, especially the Tora Bora engagement, in the current push against Taliban and al Qaeda strongholds south of Gardez in East Afghanistan. He promises that in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2002, 2:36 PM (GMT+02:00)
The lingering Ayodhya dispute once again threatens the stability of India's coalition government. When the death toll from the Muslim-Hindu rampage in Gujarat, West India, crept over 350 on Saturday March 2, prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee pleaded for calm, declaring: "The burning alive of women and children is a ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2002, 9:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The largest joint air-ground, US-Afghan offensive of the Afghanistan war on terror is now in its third day in the snow-clad, inaccessible mountains of Arma in the eastern Afghanistan province of Paktia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2002, 5:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, the world's backpackers' paradise, is being squeezed to death in the crossfire of big power and domestic conflicts. International airlines shun Kathmandu since India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir loomed - on top of a vicious Maoist rebellion that has claimed 342 lives in the last ...