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Saudi forces say intercept missile fired by Yemen rebels

Saudi air defences intercepted a missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern city of Najran on Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the...

Iran Guards deny supplying missiles to Yemen rebels

Iran's Revolutionary Guards today rejected claims that the country is supplying weapons to Yemeni rebels after they fired several missiles into Saudi Arabia. "The aim...

Swiss open criminal probe into state arms maker

Swiss prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a criminal investigation into state arms producer RUAG following a tipoff, reportedly over suspect weapons deals connected...

China may target Trump-voting states in trade war

China could hit back hard at Donald Trump’s new tariffs by targeting agricultural goods and other products from states that voted for the US...

US approves $1 billion in Saudi defense contracts

The United States formally approved defense contracts totaling more than $1 billion with Saudi Arabia on Thursday, as the kingdom’s crown prince continued his...

NATO working on cyber attack trigger: commander

NATO countries are working to determine when a cyber attack would trigger the collective defense provision in the alliance's charter, a US general said...

SIPRI: Conflicts fuel weapon deliveries to Middle East, Asia

Weapons imports to the Middle East and Asia have boomed over the past five years, fuelled by war and tensions in those regions, a...

10 rebels killed in Colombia military operation: official

Colombia's defense ministry said 10 National Liberation Army guerrillas were killed early Tuesday in what would be the rebel group's biggest battlefield loss since...

Arms exporters must answer for Yemen ‘war crimes’: Iran’s Rouhani

Countries selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and its allies must answer for "war crimes" being committed in Yemen, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told his...

CENTCOM undertaking realignment to meet, defeat future threats

Based on military progress in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, U.S. Central Command is undertaking an operational alignment...