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Iran Revolutionary Guards threaten to avenge military parade attack

DUBAI: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak “deadly and unforgettable” vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunmen. Saturday’s assault, one of the worst ever against the elite force of the Islamic Republic, struck a blow at its security establishment. “Considering (the Guards’) full knowledge about the centers of deployment of the criminal terrorists’ leaders..., they will face a…

Gunmen kill 24, including 12 Revolutionary Guards, in attack on Iran military parade

DUBAI: Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 24 people, half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards, state news agencies reported, in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force. State television said the assault, which wounded more than 60 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials had gathered to watch an annual event marking the start of the Islamic Republic’s 1980-88 war with Iraq. “There are a number of non-military victims, including women and children who had…

No long-range missiles, North Korea military parade features floats and flowers

PYONGYANG: With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on peace and economic development, filled with colored balloons and flowers to mark the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. A sea of spectators watched the parade as tens of thousands goose-stepping soldiers and columns of tanks drove past a review stand where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took the salute. Unlike in previous years, there were no inter-continental missiles on display. And there were no…

Military vehicles to roll through Washington in parade

WASHINGTON: Military vehicles will roll through Washington on November 11 in a salute to veterans, a Pentagon memo said Friday, detailing President Donald Trump's dream of hosting a military parade. The White House announced a month ago that Trump had asked for a large-scale military parade, an unconventional call that immediately fueled comparisons with similar events in more autocratic countries. "This parade will focus on the contributions of our veterans throughout the history of the US military, starting from the…

North Korea stages show of force with new missiles during parade

SEOUL: North Korea showcased new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) it tested last year and a new type of short range missile during Thursday's large military parade, analysts said on Friday. The parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army, was attended by leader Kim Jong Un and other senior officials. Usually held in April, the parade took place this year on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics being staged in the South Korean mountain resort of Pyeongchang,…

Trump wants military parade in Washington

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered Pentagon and White House officials to begin planning a military parade in Washington similar to the Bastille Day parade he witnessed in Paris in July, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. At a meeting at the Pentagon on Jan. 18 that included Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford, Trump said he wanted a military parade, the Post reported, citing a military official who spoke on condition of anonymity. “The marching…

Opium, Bananas, animals banned for Hong Kong military parade

HONG KONG: Opium, umbrellas and fruit were all banned for reporters covering Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to a military parade in Hong Kong on Friday, on a peculiarly exhaustive list of items considered too dangerous to bring along. Xi was visiting a People's Liberation Army airfield in northern Hong Kong, one of the most highly anticipated events during his landmark three-day visit to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain. Ahead of the parade, journalists were sent written…

Colourful parade marks Pakistan Day after 7 years hiatus

ISLAMABAD: The nation is celebrating Pakistan Day today with the pledge to work for progress and stability of the country, while stringent security cover has been put in place for the Republic Day military parade in Islamabad, which is being held after a gap of seven years, ARY News reported Monday.