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U.S. Deploys Six F-16s to Turkey in Fight Against ISIS
The United States has deployed half a dozen F-16 warplanes at a Turkish base to help operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, the U.S. mission to NATO said on Sunday.
Japan Marks 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Nuke Bombing
Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.
Turkey to Start Combatting ISIS in Northern Syria Soon
Turkey will soon start combating Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group militants inside northern Syria, its Foreign Minister vowed Wednesday as he met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in
France Delivers 3 Rafale Fighter Jets to Egypt
Egypt on Monday took delivery of three Rafale fighter jets from France, the first of 24 warplanes sold in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal earlier this year, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Kuwait to Set Up Permanent Committee to Fight Terrorism
The Gulf state of Kuwait, hit by the worst suicide attack in its history last month, decided to set up a permanent committee to fight “terrorism” and
Italy Vows to Back Egypt Fight Terrorism
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni (photo) expressed his country’s firm backing for Egypt in fighting “terrorism” after the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group said it bombed Rome’s consulate in Cairo.
Report: Turkish Commanders to Discuss Syria Intervention
The Turkish Army has called a meeting of troop Commanders stationed along its fortified border with Syria to discuss a possible intervention in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Sunday.
Gulf Interior Ministers Vow Stand Against Mosque Attacks
Interior ministers of the Gulf states Friday vowed to take a united stand against a string of deadly bombings targeting Shiite mosques claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group.
Israeli Navy to Upgrade Entire Combat Surface Fleet
The Israeli Navy is upgrading its entire combat surface fleet by adding German-built ships, along with new radars and electronic warfare systems that will be integrated into existing ships.
Iran to Allocate 5% of New 5-Year Budget to Defense
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei unveiled the main points of the Islamic republic’s next five-year plan, with the focus on the military and economic growth.
Sweden Stepping Up Military Over Russia Concerns
Sweden is stepping up its military capabilities and exercises with NATO amid concerns over Russia’s military resurgence, Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said.
Russia Keen to Expand Military Cooperation with Bahrain
Moscow and Manama are eager to broaden their military-technical cooperation, Russian Ambassador to Bahrain Vagif Garaev said Thursday.
Iran Needs 400- 500 Airliners in Next Decade
Iran will need to acquire 400-500 airliners over the coming decade to renew its ageing fleet, suffering from years of U.S. sanctions over its controversial nuclear program, the country’s aviation chief
EU Official: Over 6,000 Europeans Joined Jihadists in Syria
The number of Europeans fighting with jihadist groups in Syria could exceed 6,000, a top EU official told a French newspaper.
Malaysia Passes Controversial Anti-Terror Law
Malaysia's Parliament on Tuesday passed a tough anti-terrorism law meant to nip emerging signs of Islamic militancy in the bud, but which opponents denounced as a harsh blow for civil rights.
Obama: “Iran Sanctions Will Be Phased Out Gradually”
The US made clear on Monday that sanctions on Iran would have to be phased out gradually under a nuclear pact and President Barack Obama poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a deal be predicated on Tehran recognizing
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