French military to boost cyber defence in wake of hacking scandals

French military to boost cyber defence in wake of hacking scandals

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview published Sunday that French infrastructure could be vulnerable to cyber attacks and that the country is looking to boost its defences with thousands of “digital soldiers” by 2019. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, Le Drian said the nation’s infrastructure – including […]

Coalition steps up air strikes as IS group mounts tough defence of Mosul

Coalition steps up air strikes as IS group mounts tough defence of Mosul

Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul faced stiff resistance from the Islamic State (IS) group on Monday as the US-led coalition unleashed an unprecedented wave of air strikes to support the week-old offensive. Federal forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters were moving forward in several areas around the IS group’s Iraqi stronghold in the north of the […]

Trump praises ‘strong’ leader Putin during defence policy grilling

Trump praises ‘strong’ leader Putin during defence policy grilling

Russian President Vladimir Putin is “far more” of a leader than Barack Obama, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday, echoing previous praise for the Kremlin strongman. Putin is “very much of a leader,” Trump said in a televised interview, where he and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were separately grilled over their national security and […]

Iran releases first photos of new missile defence system

Iran releases first photos of new missile defence system

  Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on Sunday, a project started when the country was under international sanctions. Images on multiple state news agencies showed President Hassan Rouhani and Minister of Defence Hossein Dehghan standing in front of the new Bavar 373 missile defence system. The system was […]

Lincoln Red Imps 1-0 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers’ debut ends in embarrassment after Lee Casciaro gives part-timers the edge in Champions League qualifier

Lincoln Red Imps 1-0 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers’ debut ends in embarrassment after Lee Casciaro gives part-timers the edge in Champions League qualifier

And Brendan Rodgers was brought in to avoid the recent trend of early-season European embarrassments? Right. Upon closer inspection, the problems clearly run too deep for one man, given one pre-season, to put right. All of this team’s old failings – the softness, the inability to respond to pressure, the glaring lack of leadership in […]

Defence budget hiked by usual 11pc

Defence budget hiked by usual 11pc

  ISLAMABAD: Defence expenditure in the next financial year will grow by a little less than 11 per cent to Rs860 billion from what is was in the outgoing year. Last year the revised figure at the close of the financial year was Rs776 billion for the outgoing year ending on June 30. “We have […]