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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 […]


Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Monday lifted a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems after Tehran struck a landmark framework deal with the West over its nuclear program. While Iran welcomed the development, it sparked […]


Turkey Gets Enhanced Airborne EW

Turkey Gets Enhanced Airborne EW

Under the terms of a U.S. FMS contract announced in March, Lockheed Martin will provide the Turkish Air Force with electronic warfare modernization on board its fleet of F-16s. The contract, valued at $13.98 million, has a period lasting through […]


Yemen rebels advance in battleground Aden

Yemen rebels advance in battleground Aden

Yemeni rebels made new gains in the battleground southern city Aden Sunday as a Saudi-led coalition trying to halt their advance faced growing calls for a humanitarian pause in air strikes. The Red Cross has appealed for an immediate truce […]


Saudi special forces ‘involved in Yemen ops’

Saudi special forces ‘involved in Yemen ops’

Saudi Arabian special forces are involved in the military operation against Shiite Huthi rebels in neighboring Yemen, a Saudi adviser said Saturday. A Saudi-led coalition began air strikes on March 26 against the Iran-backed rebels, but says it has no […]


Obama, Congress tilt over Iran deal

Obama, Congress tilt over Iran deal

President Barack Obama now has a framework nuclear deal with America’s Iranian foe, but as he tries to build it into a binding accord he faces enemies closer to home. Can he prevent the US Congress from torpedoing his diplomatic […]


Iran, world powers agree ‘historic’ framework nuclear deal

Iran, world powers agree ‘historic’ framework nuclear deal

Iran and six world powers agreed Thursday on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear drive, marking a major breakthrough in a 12-year standoff after marathon talks in Switzerland. The framework, agreed between Iran and […]


 
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