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Poland Favors U.S. Bid for Missile Defense

May 15, 2014

An Israeli defense official announced Wednesday that Poland favors a U.S. bid to build a new missile defense shield. Israel submitted a bid that would have used technology from the David’s Sling missile defense system, but it lost out due to lobbying from Washington. According to the same defense official, technology from David’s Sling may […]

South Sudan Elections Delayed

May 14, 2014

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir announced Monday that presidential elections scheduled for 2015 will be delayed due to the ongoing conflict between government forces and rebel groups. Fighting between the two sides began in 2013 after Kiir, a Dinka tribesman, fired Riek Machar, his former deputy and rival from the Nuer tribe. Kiir’s presidential term […]

Militants Attack Army Base Near Mosul

May 13, 2014

Armed gunmen attacked an army base in northern Iraq on Saturday killing 20 soldiers. The Iraqi government stationed the troops outside Mosul in response to previous terrorist attacks against an oil pipeline in the area. Saturday’s attack represents a blow to the central government’s efforts to restore stability to Sunni-dominated areas. According to a medical […]