Conferences & Events
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Saudi King Visits Site of Crane Collapse in Makkah
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Makkah on Saturday where he visited the victims of a deadly crane collapse in the Grand Mosque.
Egyptian Army Launches Major Military Operation in Sinai
Egypt has launched a “major military operation” against ISIS militants, the Army announced in a statement on Tuesday, killing 29 people.
Pakistan Conducts First Attacks with Home-Made Drone
Pakistan’s military on Monday said it had, for the first time, used a locally-manufactured drone to target a militant compound in its restive northwestern border region, killing three insurgents.
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
Milipol QATAR 2021
15 - 17
Doha - Qatar
Future Forces Exhibition 2021
28 - 30
PVA Expo Praha Prague - Czech Republic
6th International Police Expo 2021 & 5th India Homeland Security Expo 2021
13 - 14
New Delhi - India
15th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF’21)
25 - 28
Istanbul - Turkey
THE WORLD DEFENCE ALMANAC 2021