|Pakistan and US agree to enhance co-operation in ‘war on terror’|
* US to provide modern weapons, train FC personnel in anti-insurgency techniques
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States agreed on Saturday to enhance bilateral co-operation regarding the ‘war on terror’.
The decision was taken in a meeting between US Assistant Secretary of State...
Nine-hour load shedding in cities, 11 hours in rural areas
ISLAMABAD: A tentative power management programme has been approved in a high-level meeting, under which a maximum of nine hours of load shedding in urban areas and 11 hours of load shedding in rural areas will be enforced across the country by the end of the month.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
October 18, 2008, 9:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russia's Iskander-E missile battery
DEBKAfile’s military sources report that a large-scale arms deal for Syria, paid for by Iran, is in advanced negotiation in Moscowand Damascus. It includes fighter-bombers and an assortment of anti-air, anti-missile and anti-tank missiles, as well as substantial upgrades of Syria’s antiquated Russian tanks.
Our sources disclose that the S-300PMU-2 and Iskander-E are still on the list under discussion. The Kremlin regards the American FBX-T anti-missile radar system installed in the Negev in September to be an integral part of the US missile shield deployed in the face of Russian protests in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Read more about this in DEBKAfile Exclusive Report below.