defense minister said Wednesday that his country recently carried out a
missile test, days after the White House said it was looking into
reports of an Iranian ballistic missile launch that may have contravened
a U.N. resolution.
Gen. Hossein Dehghan was quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency as saying "the recent missile test is in line with our plans and we will not let any foreigner meddle with our defense issues." He did not say when the test was carried out or specify the type of missile, but said the test was not in violation of U.N. resolutions or the 2015 nuclear accord.
India's finance minister pledged relief for middle class taxpayers and
small and medium-sized companies on Wednesday, saying the government
would spend billions of dollars to double farmers' incomes, upgrade
ramshackle infrastructure and provide cheap housing.
In presenting to Parliament the budget for fiscal year that starts April 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the economy was doing well despite slowing growth in other emerging economies and a massive demonetization order late last year that affected the country's mostly cash-based business activities.
the days since it emerged that four men had been arrested on treason
charges linked to cyber intelligence and Russia's domestic security
agency, conspiracy theories and speculation about the case have swept
Was it some fallout from the alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential election? Were they part of a hunt for a possible mole who tipped off American intelligence agencies? Was it a power struggle within Russia's security services?