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Assad blames Israel over downing of Russia plane

Assad blames Israel over downing of Russia plane

President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike.

Abe to amend pacifist charter

Abe to amend pacifist charter

Shinzo Abe yesterday vowed to press on with revising Japan's pacifist constitution after winning a historic third term as party head that set him on course to become the country's longest-serving premier.

Facebook building a 'war room'

Facebook on Wednesday said it will have a "war room" up and running on its Silicon Valley campus to quickly repel efforts to use the social network to meddle in upcoming elections.

Hezbollah says it has 'precision missiles'

Lebanon's Hezbollah yesterday said it had acquired "precision missiles" despite extensive efforts by neighbour and foe Israel to prevent the Shiite movement developing this capability.

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