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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
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
Abu Dhabi Air Expo
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Al Bateen Executive Airport Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Doha - Qatar
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Paris Nord Villepinte - France
Farnborough International Airshow
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Farnborough - United Kingdom
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