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Iran says Russia delivers first part of S-300 defense system | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Russia has delivered the first part of an advanced missile defense system to Iran, Iranian media reported on Monday, starting to equip Tehran with technology that was blocked before it signed a deal with world powers on its nuclear program.<p>Russian S-300 anti-missile rocket system …

North Africa
North Korea
North Korea

Vietnam Seizes Chinese Ship for 'Illegal' Entry in South China Sea

BEIJING — Vietnam detained a Chinese ship for “illegally” entering its waters, state media reported, amid continued territorial tensions in the South China Sea.<p>The vessel was “carrying three Chinese sailors and 100,000 liters of oil [26,000 gallons] without clear origin” and it “illegally entered …


Russia wants to fly more spy planes over the U.S., and the Pentagon can’t stop it

Russia filed a request Monday to fly a spy plane carrying advanced digital cameras over the United States. The move presents the United States with a dilemma: How does Washington respond at a time when Moscow and Washington are at odds over Syria and Ukraine and senior U.S. defense officials have …

National Security
Middle East

Georgia Senate passes religious freedom bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> After lengthy debate, Georgia's state Senate passed an amended version of a religious freedom bill Friday, sending it back to the House and infuriating critics who slam the revised measure as anti-gay and lesbian.<p>If the Republican-led House agrees with the Senate version, it will go to Gov. …


United States deploys extra Patriot missiles in South Korea

Additional deployment is in response to Pyongyang missile and rocket tests<p>The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more …


Rescue crews assist with evacuations in Midwest flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As swollen rivers and streams pushed to heights not seen in nearly a quarter-century, officials in Missouri and Illinois helped residents get to higher ground Wednesday amid fears that already dire conditions could worsen as floodwaters began spilling over federal levees protecting …