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U.N. Security Council Holds Arms Embargo on Libya
The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.
Lebanese Army Receives New Shipment of US Weapons
A shipment of U.S. weapons pledged to the Lebanese Army arrived Sunday to Beirut’s port, in a move that marks a renewed American commitment to helping Lebanon battle jihadis along its borders.
US Starts Training Iraqi Forces Against ISIL
The United States has begun training Iraqi army recruits, a central part of the strategy by the U.S.-led coalition that is working with the Iraqi government to retake territory and ultimately defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
NATO Formally Ends its War in Afghanistan
NATO held a ceremony in Kabul late Sunday formally ending its war in Afghanistan, officials said, after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent
Saudi King Receives King of Jordan
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his palace in Riyadh Sunday evening King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Six Mirage Jets to Join France’s Fight Against ISIS
France will send an additional six fighter jets to aid the battle against extremists from ISIS. (AFP)
Yemeni President Names New Defense, Interior Ministers
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi announced a new cabinet on Friday including members of the Houthi group that seized the capital Sanaa in September, Al Arabiya correspondent in Sanaa reported, in a move that could help calm tensions in the
India to Buy Anti-Tank Guided Missiles from Israel
India has chosen to buy anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, rejecting a rival U.S. offer, as the right-wing government clears projects worth $13.1 billion to modernize its ageing military, official sources said Sunday, Agence France Presse (AFP)
Lebanese Defense Minister Concludes 3-Day Visit to Iran
Lebanon's Defense Minister on Saturday started a three-day visit to Tehran for talks expected to culminate in him securing military equipment to bolster Beirut's fight against jihadists.
Chemical Weapons in ISIS-Held Territory in Iraq Spark Fear
With a recent report revealing that the U.S. government had tried to hide the extent to which its troops were exposed to chemical weapons in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, fears are mounting that extremist militants could possibly use
British Soldiers Training Peshmerga Forces in Iraq
British soldiers are in Iraq training the Kurdish Peshmerga forces battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, the Ministry of Defense in London said Saturday.
U.S. Carried Out 88.4% of Airstrikes Against ISIS
U.S. warplanes have carried out almost 90% of airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while Arab and European countries all together carried out the remaining 10%, U.S. defense officials said on Monday.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan Join Strikes Against ISIS
The Royal Saudi Air Force participated in US-led bombing strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) insurgents in Syria, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Wednesday.
Arab League Vows All Needed Measures Against ISIS
Arab League Foreign Ministers agreed on Sunday to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and cooperate with all international, regional and national efforts to combat militant groups, Reuters
Japan to Test First Home Made Stealth Fighter in January
A group of major Japanese firms are planning a test flight next year for the nation's first homegrown stealth fighter jet, a report
US, European Allies Deplore Growing Violence in Libya
The United States in a joint statement with France, Germany, Italy and Britain has condemned the escalation of combat actions and violence in Libya and called for a democratic transition in the conflict-torn country, Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Association of the United States Army – AUSA 2019
14 - 16
Washington, D.C. - United States
28 - 30
Manama - Bahrain
21st Annual Global MilSatCom
05 - 07
London - United Kingdom
9th Dubai International Air Chiefs Conference
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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