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US approves sale of $15 billion to Saudi Arabia

US approves sale of $15 billion to Saudi Arabia

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

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Hasina hands 'Ekushey Padak' to 21 Bangladesh personalities

20 Feb 2018 | 8:14 PM

Dhaka, Feb 20 ( UNI) The 21 winners of 'Ekushey padak' the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh have received the trophies from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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Shaikh Mujib drew plan to introduce Bangla at all levels

20 Feb 2018 | 7:48 PM

By Mir Afroz Zaman
Dhaka, Feb 20 ( UNI) As the struggle for independence was gaining momentum, Father of the Nation Bangladesh 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman drew a specific plan for introducing Bangla at all levels from the very beginning of his government.

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US, SK militaries to conduct joint drills despite detente with NK

20 Feb 2018 | 4:16 PM

Seoul, Feb 20 (UNI) The US and South Korea will go ahead with military drills off the Korean peninsula despite the “Peace Olympics” and the recent thaw in North-South relations, the South’s defense ministry said in a report to the National Assembly, according to Yonhap news agency of South Korea.

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Post-Brexit UK won't be like Mad Max, says Davis

20 Feb 2018 | 3:59 PM

London, Feb 20 (UNI) Britain will not be "plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction" after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech, according to a BBC News report.

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'China in talks with Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects'

20 Feb 2018 | 3:56 PM

Karachi, Feb 20 (UNI) China has been quietly holding talks with Baloch militants for more than five years in an effort to protect the $60-billion worth of infrastructure projects it is financing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Financial Times has claimed.

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