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UAE signs $1.42 bn defence deals

UAE signs $1.42 bn defence deals

The United Arab Emirates said on Monday it signed 17 defence contracts to purchase military equipment worth $1.4 billion including US manufactured Predator drones. The contracts were signed during the ongoing International Defence Exhibition & Conference, IDEX. “The total value […]


Sudan-Saudi navies in first exercises: media

Sudan-Saudi navies in first exercises: media

The navies of Sudan and Saudi Arabia have launched their first joint military exercises in the Red Sea, the official SUNA news agency reported on Sunday. The training is to run until Wednesday and focus on anti-smuggling operations and “boosting […]


China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore

China takes over Pakistan port from Singapore

China took control Monday of a strategic Pakistani port on the Arabian Sea, as part of a drive to secure energy and maritime routes that also gives it a potential naval base, sparking Indian concern. The Pakistani cabinet approved the […]


Pakistan port integral to China maritime expansion

Pakistan port integral to China maritime expansion

China’s acquisition of a strategic port in Pakistan is the latest addition to its drive to secure energy and maritime routes and gives it a potential naval base in the Arabian Sea, unsettling India. The Pakistani cabinet on January 30 […]


Cybersecurity battle looms after Obama directive

President Barack Obama’s order aimed at ramping up protection from cyberattacks will address only a small portion of threats and sets up a fresh battle in Congress over legislation. Obama acted this week after two failed attempts in Congress to […]


Military experts doubt Sweden’s ability to defend itself

Military experts doubt Sweden’s ability to defend itself

Military experts said Sweden was probably unable to defend itself on its own in the event of an invasion, in a report published Thursday, saying the armed forces lacked necessary resources. “Can We Defend Ourselves For a Week?” the Royal […]


Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms

Russia says supplying Syria, Mali with arms

Russia said Wednesday it was delivering military hardware and light weapons to the governments of Syria and Mali as it expands sales and maintains its footing in some of the world’s deadliest conflicts. The head of Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport, […]


Obama moves to defend infrastructure from cyberattacks

Obama moves to defend infrastructure from cyberattacks

Warning that cyberattacks pose a danger to US security, President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday designed to better protect critical infrastructure from computer hackers. Obama, in his annual State of the Union speech to a joint session […]


South Korea to step up missile defence after North test

South Korea to step up missile defence after North test

South Korea said Wednesday it would accelerate the development of longer-range ballistic missiles that could cover the whole of North Korea in response to a third nuclear test by Pyongyang. “We will speed up the development of ballistic missiles with […]


 
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