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Analyst: Joint-Arab Military Force Poses Perilous Challenge

Analyst: Joint-Arab Military Force Poses Perilous Challenge

CAIRO: For months, members of the Arab League have been calling for a joint military force to quell the violence engulfing the region. Now that member states have largely agreed, analysts say having the force materialize and preparing it to […]


Obama Unblocks Military Aid for Egypt

Egypt's Sisi

President Obama has approved sending twelve [F-16] fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and 125 [M-1] tank [modernization] kits to Egypt, the White House has said. The military aid had been suspended after the army seized power in Cairo in 2013. […]


Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Global powers were due to gather with Iran Monday, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran’s nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached. US Secretary of […]


Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia starts bombing Yemen

Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies launched air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen, the start of a military operation to protect the government, the kingdom’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday. “The operation is to defend […]


US evacuates troops from south Yemen base: military source

US evacuates troops from south Yemen base: military source

US military personnel stationed at Al-Anad airbase in southern Yemen have been evacuated over security concerns, a Yemeni military source said on Saturday amid fighting involving Al-Qaeda militants nearby. The troops left late Friday for an “unknown destination”, the military […]


Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria air defence shoots down US drone: state media

Syria’s military has shot down a US drone over the coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said on Tuesday. “Syrian air defences brought down a hostile US surveillance aircraft over north Latakia,” the official […]


Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

Pentagon loses track of $500 million in weapons, equipment given to Yemen

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen, amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaeda, according to U.S. […]


Iraqi forces enter IS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Iraqi forces enter IS-held Tikrit after 10-day push

Iraqi forces have entered Tikrit, dodging bombs and sniper fire in search of their biggest victory yet against embattled jihadists who tried to light new fires elsewhere in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State group has suffered stinging defeats in […]


Arms Race In Middle East Seen Intensifying

Arms Race In Middle East Seen Intensifying

The debate in Washington regarding the pros and cons of the putative agreement between the P5 and Iran on limits to its nuclear programs is focused either on theological questions, such as is a bad agreement better than none at […]


Israeli Soldiers Using Google Glass-like Technology for Real-Time Warfare

Israeli Soldiers Using Google Glass-like Technology for Real-Time Warfare

Imagine being in the heat of battle, you are exhausted, fatigued and running on adrenaline. A few seconds before a terrorist opens fire, you are told over the radio to take cover and prepare. This is the development of military-like […]


 
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