Briefly World: US,Japan to deploy advanced missile defence system

The United States and Japan announced a major agreement on Monday to deploy a second,advanced missile-defense radar on Japanese territory

Written by Agencies | Published: September 18, 2012 1:27 am

US,Japan to deploy advanced missile defence system

TOKYO: The United States and Japan announced a major agreement on Monday to deploy a second,advanced missile-defense radar on Japanese territory — an effort specifically designed to counter the North Korean threat. The deal,however,angered China.

UN expands list of Syrian war crimes suspects

GENEVA: UN investigators added more names to a secret list of Syrians suspected of committing war crimes during the 18-month-old uprising against President Assad,and warned on Monday more foreign Islamist militants were fighting there. The investigators said they had gathered “formidable and extraordinary body of evidence” against the suspects.

Iran nuke chief harshly criticises atomic agency

VIENNA: Iran’s nuclear chief Fereydoun Abbasi on Monday warned that “terrorists and saboteurs” might have infiltrated the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in an effort to derail his country’s atomic programme,in an unprecedentedly harsh attack on the integrity of the UN atomic agency.

Nigerian troops kill Boko Haram spokesman

KANO: Nigerian troops have killed Islamist sect Boko Haram spokesman Abu Qaqa,a senior security source said on Monday,following a gun battle in Kano. Two men were arrested.

Suicide bomber kills at least 7 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber slammed a car packed with explosives into one of the gates of Baghdad’s heavily- guarded Green Zone on Monday,killing seven and injuring 26 people,including eight security officers,Iraqi officials said.

British royals sue magazine as pics spread

PARIS: Britain’s royals embarked on a legal battle Monday to try and stop the spread of topless photos of Prince William’s wife Kate,as an Italian magazine splashed the pictures across a special edition. Chi magazine reproduced the photos first published last week by the French publication Closer. It is Closer that William,second-in-line to the throne,and his wife are targeting at a court in Nanterre.

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