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Ukraine loses two Su-25 to ground fire

IHSS: Two Ukrainian Air Force (Povitryani Sily: PS) Sukhoi Su-25 ‘Frogfoot’ ground attack aircraft were shot down by separatist forces in the east of the country on 23 July, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed.

The Gazelle Pipeline: Czech Segment on New Russian Gas Route to Western Europe

By: Vladimir Socor (Source: RIA Novosti) Gazelle, the new gas transit pipeline in the Czech Republic, completed in 2013, is conceived to function as a prolongation of the Gazprom-controlled Nord Stream and OPAL pipelines into continental Europe; albeit free of Gazprom’s…

Merkel: US Intelligence Helped Foil Terror Plot

AP:Germany’s chancellor says U.S. intelligence was key to foiling a large-scale terror plot, acknowledging her country is “dependent” on cooperating with American spy services. But Angela Merkel also told broadcaster RTL on Monday that she was “surprised” to learn of…

Documents Show Russia Ordered Syria Shoot Down Turkish Jet

Saudi-owned news agency Al Arabiya are touting a massive leak of Syrian intelligence documents, and their first leak alleges to show Russia was the one who ordered Syria take down the Turkish fighter jet in June, and for Syria to kill…

Economic Ratings Worldwide

RATINGS CHANGES There were changes to risk scores in 18 countries during the latest monthly updating cycle of the Risk Briefing model. These led to upgrades of the overall score in only one case, but there were seven downgrades. In…

Iranian Revolutionary Guard hit by deaths

  Some ten high-ranking officials of Iran’s Guardians of the Revolution, or Pasdaran, have died in apparently violent circumstances in recent months. Only two of the deaths have been made public, those of Gholan Reza Qasemi, the former commander of the 92nd armoured…

Israeli air strike options against Iran

Israel maintains a very capable and potent air force.  With a mix of domestically developed technologies and a steady supply of modern fighters from abroad, it’s main limitation is it’s long range strike capabilities to penetrate Iranian defenses.

Turkey may offer asylum to Syrian dictator’s family

Turkey could offer asylum to the the family of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, whose bloody repression of anti-government protests has outraged Nato and Arab countries. “If we are asked, we will of course analyse the request,” Turkish President Abdullah Gul…