Tag Archives: Israel

DRDO Tests Successfully Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), Matches US Capabilities

The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft to fire at ground level targets with a precision of up to 100-km range, matching the US capability to develop similar air weapons. SAAW, an indigenously designed and developed 120 kg. class smart weapon, developed by DRDO, ...

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Century-old Palestine issue in the ICC: Game changer for peace process?

By Hardeep S. Puri and Omar El Okdah The year 2014 ended with a cliff-hanger for the Israeli-Palestinian question. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the Rome Statute on New Year’s eve, a day after a UN resolution mandating Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank failed to pass at the Security Council. As a result, Palestine will formally become a ...

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Mosque Burned in West Bank, Synagogue Attacked in Israel; Tit-for-Tat Goes On?

A mosque in the Palestinian territory of West Bank was burnt and in retaliation an ancient synagogue in Israel was attacked in Israel, in two separate attacks early on Wednesday, allegedly by extremists from both sides, indicating an escalating tension in the region. Israeli Police said they are investigating the attack on the mosque in Kufur Mughayyir, near Ramallah, which ...

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UN Secretary All Set to Visit Gaza

After 50 days of Gaza-Israel war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will visit the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. The visit aims to see the extent of the damage caused in the place during the war and to receive a report on preparations being made to begin reconstruction. As per the agreement between the parties, UN employees in Gaza will oversee ...

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Nobel Prize for chemistry 2011 goes to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman

The Nobel prize for chemistry has gone to Daniel Shechtman, from the Israel Institute of Technology, for his discovery of the structure of quasicrystals. Shechtman first created quasicrystals by rapidly cooling molten metals, such as aluminium and manganese, by squirting the mixture onto a cool surface. Then, he observed that the new crystal was made up of perfectly ordered, non-repeating ...

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