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US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday. The US State Department informed […]


Turkey says it shot down ‘Syrian helicopter’

Turkey says it shot down ‘Syrian helicopter’

Turkish fighter jets on Saturday shot down a Syrian helicopter that crossed into Turkey’s airspace in the south of the country, the government and army said. The incident marked a new spike in tensions between Turkey and the Damascus regime […]


Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Yemen rebels say coalition jet downed as raids heat up

Yemeni rebels said on Monday they shot down a fighter jet as Saudi-led coalition air strikes intensified a day ahead of a hoped-for five-day humanitarian truce. Morocco announced that one of its warplanes taking part in operations against the rebels […]


US, Saudi Arabia play down rift

US, Saudi Arabia play down rift

The White House and Saudi Arabia scrambled to quell talk of a diplomatic rift Monday, after King Salman pulled out of a summit with President Barack Obama at the eleventh hour. Senior US and Saudi officials appeared in public to […]


Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen has been using US-supplied cluster munitions in its air campaign, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, warning of the long-term dangers to civilians. The widely banned bombs contain dozens of submunitions, which sometimes do […]


52 civilians dead in coalition strikes in Syria: monitor

Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighter Aircraft

US-led air strikes targeting the Islamic State group killed at least 52 civilians in a village in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Saturday. “Air strikes by the coalition early on Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo […]


Military Spending and Arms Sales in the Persian Gulf

Military Spending and Arms Sales in the Persian Gulf

There are many ways to measure the Persian Gulf military balance, but one key indicator is to look at the relative size of Persian Gulf military expenditures and the size and nature of Gulf arms imports and transfers of military […]


Arab army chiefs begin work on building regional force

Arab army chiefs begin work on building regional force

Army chiefs from Arab League nations on Wednesday began work on building a region-wide military force aimed at combating jihadists including the Islamic State group. The regional bloc agreed in March to set up the force, with member states given […]


Egypt, Saudi mull drills as pressure builds on Yemen rebels

Egypt, Saudi mull drills as pressure builds on Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are considering holding large-scale military exercises after launching air strikes on Yemeni rebels who have been slapped with a UN arms embargo and sanctions. In a possible sign the Saudi-led air campaign against the Shiite rebels […]


 
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