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Exercise Eager Lion begins in Jordan

Exercise Eager Lion begins in Jordan

Exercise Eager Lion kicked off in Jordan this week as U.S. service members began training with military forces from 19 nations. The multi-national exercise, which runs June 9-20, began with a press conference in which Maj. Gen. Robert Catalanotti, director […]


Putin holds back on Syria missile delivery

Putin holds back on Syria missile delivery

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow has held back on delivering sophisticated S-300 missiles to the Syrian regime, while UN investigators said they have “reasonable grounds” to believe both sides in the conflict have used chemical weapons. Putin, […]


Patriots, F-16s May Remain in Jordan After Eager Lion Exercise

Patriots, F-16s May Remain in Jordan After Eager Lion Exercise

The United States could leave Patriot anti-missile batteries and F-16 fighter jets in Jordan following the end of Exercise Eager Lion, a Pentagon spokesman said here today. Jordan has requested the batteries, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has not yet […]


US to send Patriot missiles, F-16s to Jordan for drill

US to send Patriot missiles, F-16s to Jordan for drill

The United States will send a Patriot missile battery and F-16 fighters to Jordan for a military drill and may keep the weapons there to counter the threat posed by Syria’s civil war, officials said Monday. The Patriot missile launchers […]


EU embargo move boosts Russia plan to arm Syria

EU embargo move boosts Russia plan to arm Syria

The European Union’s decision to lift its arms embargo on the Syrian opposition has provided Russia with a new defence of its controversial weapons deliveries to President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Russia reacted with fury to the EU’s decision Monday — […]


Russian Missile Plan Chills Chances for Syrian No-Fly Zone

Russian Missile Plan Chills Chances for Syrian No-Fly Zone

Analysts say it will be more difficult for the United States or other Western powers to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria if Russia goes ahead with the sale of anti-aircraft missiles to its ally Damascus. Moscow said this week […]


Russia to send Syria missiles as spillover fears grow

Russia to send Syria missiles as spillover fears grow

Russia insisted Tuesday it would deliver anti-aircraft missiles to Syria despite international criticism, as fears of spillover from the conflict grew after three Lebanese soldiers were killed in a border-area attack. Israel warned Russia it would “know what to do” […]


Turkish fighter jet crashes near Syrian border

Turkish fighter jet crashes near Syrian border

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet crashed in south-eastern Turkey on Monday near the Syrian border, and its pilot is believed to have safely ejected, an army statement said. “Radio communication was cut around 2:15 pm (1115 GMT) with the F-16 […]


Austria warns against arms shipments to Syrian rebels

Austria warns against arms shipments to Syrian rebels

Austria has warned its 26 European Union partners in a letter against providing weapons for rebel movements in the Syrian conflict, said a press report to be published Tuesday. The foreign ministry in Vienna confirmed late Monday that a document […]


 
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