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Military Spending Rises In Asia, Middle East

Military Spending Rises In Asia, Middle East

U.S. defense spending dropped to 38 percent of the global total in 2014, compared to its 47 percent share in 2010, according to an assessment of global military capabilities published Wednesday in Britain. Analysts at the International Institute for Strategic […]

Syria rejects foreign ground troops to fight IS

ISIS Militants

Syria will not allow foreign ground troops on its territory to fight the Islamic State group, Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Damascus, Muallem also said Jordan had not responded to a Syrian […]

UAE warplane squadron lands in Jordan to back strikes on IS

UAE F-16F Block 60 fighter aircraft

A squadron of warplanes from the United Arab Emirates arrived Sunday in Jordan to help the kingdom in its fight against the Islamic State group, state media reported. The F-16 fighter jets were deployed at a Jordanian air base along […]

Jordan pounds IS as air war begins to bite

Jordanian Air Force F-16 Fighter Aircraft

Jordan announced Sunday it conducted dozens of air strikes on the Islamic State group that murdered one of its pilots, as part of an international assault Washington says is beginning to bite. Air Force chief Major General Mansour al-Jobour said […]

Lebanon to start receiving French arms in April

Lebanon to start receiving French arms in April

The first deliveries of Saudi-funded French weapons to help Lebanon combat jihadists will begin in April, a spokesman for Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday. Fabius confirmed the time frame at a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam on […]

Yemen upheaval deals blow to US fight against AQAP

Yemen upheaval deals blow to US fight against AQAP

With the collapse of the government in Sanaa, the United States has lost a reliable partner in its fight against Al-Qaeda in Yemen with potentially dire consequences, officials and experts said Friday. The result could mean an emboldened Al-Qaeda in […]

Canada’s Harper lied about ground combat in Iraq: Opposition

Canadian Troops

Canada’s opposition leader accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday of having lied when he promised no ground combat alongside airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. The accusation comes after Canadian special forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State […]

Six Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli strike

Israel Air Force F-16D

Six Hezbollah fighters were killed Sunday in an Israeli air strike on the Syrian side of the Golan, including the son of assassinated senior commander Imad Mughniyeh. The deaths were announced after an Israeli security source told AFP that an […]

Up to 1,000 U.S. Troops to Train Syrian Opposition

Syrian civil war

The number of U.S. troops expected to train Syrian opposition forces “could approach” 1,000, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters today in a press briefing. While the final number is still being worked out, training could begin […]

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