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Iran announces visa waiver for Chinese tourists

Tehran (AFP) June 30, 2019 – Iran will no longer require Chinese visitors to obtain visas, state media reported Sunday, as the sanctions-hit country attempts to boost tourism in the face of an economic...

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Top US general urges missile defence mindset shift

With NATO planning for the impending collapse of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and searching for ways to counter Russia’s new 9M729 nuclear-capable cruise missile, the option of offense should be considered,...

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SRI Win DARPA Chemical Sensors Contract

SRI International has been awarded a multi-year $11.6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop advanced chemical sensors that can support detection of chemical threats in complex urban environments....

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US & Iranian Actions Put Nuclear Deal in Jeopardy

By Kelsey Davenport and Daryl G. KimballWASHINGTON DC, Jul 1 2019 (IPS) Iran’s announcement that it may soon breach the 300-kilogram limit on low-enriched uranium set by the 2015 nuclear deal is an expected...

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Dstl develops HASP modelling software for CBRN incidents

The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) said that it has developed a new software called Hazard Assessment Simulation and Prediction (HASP) Suite to help in effective response to chemical, biological, radiological and...

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Controlling deadly malaria without chemicals

Scientists have finally found malaria’s Achilles’ heel, a neurotoxin that isn’t harmful to any living thing except Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria. Nearly half the world’s population lives in areas vulnerable to malaria which...

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Country Profile: Argentina

By: Lt.Col. of Engineers Nicolas Gerardo Pietrobelli CO of the CBRN Engineers Company and Emergency Support 601 Argentinian Army The Argentine Republic adhered to a series of international treaties in which it expresses the...