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US approves sale of $15 billion missile defence system to Saudi Arabia

(Rptg, correcting headline)
Washington, Oct 7 (UNI) The US Government has approved sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defence system for $15 billion.
"This sale furthers US national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," a State Department statement said yesterday.
The THAAD -- which has already been supplied to Saudi Arabia´s neighbors Qatar and the United Arab Emirates -- is one of the most capable defensive missile batteries in the US arsenal and comes equipped with an advanced radar system.
Its recent deployment by the US military in South Korea to protect against any North Korean strike drew protests from Beijing, who feared its sensors would be able to penetrate into Chinese air space and upset the balance of power.
The State Department said it would advise Congress that, in Saudi hands, the system would act to stabilize the situation in the Gulf and help defend US forces in the region and their allies, who face a growing Iranian missile capability.
"The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region," it said.
UNI XC-SNU 0811/0855
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17 Jul 2018 | 5:40 PM

New York, July 17 (UNI) Parliamentary elections in Pakistan scheduled for July 25 could be severely compromised unless the interim government take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of candidates and political party activists who are at risk of attack from the Taliban and other militant groups, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

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Japan, EU ink free trade agreement

17 Jul 2018 | 4:05 PM

Tokyo, July 17 (UNI) Japan and the EU on Tuesday signed an unprecedented free trade agreement, sending a “clear message” against protectionism.

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IMF sees trade rows as 'threat' to global growth

17 Jul 2018 | 3:36 PM

Washington, July17 (UNI) The International Monetary Fund has warned that rising trade disputes between the United States and its trading partners could pose a "threat" to global growth.

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India tops list in providing UN peacekeeping troops in Asia

India tops list in providing UN peacekeeping troops in Asia

17 Jul 2018 | 12:32 PM

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Dhaka, July 17 (UNI) India is the largest contributor of Army personnel in UN peacekeeping mission in Asia, followed by Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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WHO calls on businesses to create smoke-free workplaces

WHO calls on businesses to create smoke-free workplaces

17 Jul 2018 | 10:14 AM

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