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NATO Alliance Getting New Supreme Commander
The NATO alliance this week is getting a new Supreme Commander, a former top-ranking US military Officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and “a soldiers’
Arab League Names New Secretary General
The Arab League’s 22 members picked a veteran Egyptian diplomat to head the body in a late-night session on Thursday. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit was the only contender for the post, the Associate Press (AP)
Seven Defense Ministers Discuss Anti-ISIS Strategies in Paris
Defense Ministers of seven countries met in Paris Wednesday to hash out strategies against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Canada has been excluded from the meeting. The French and US Defense Ministers co-hosted the meeting
New Batch of U.S. Special Forces Arrives in Iraq
A new U.S. force of special operations troops has arrived in Iraq and is preparing to work with Iraqi forces to go after ISIS targets, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
North Korea Conducts First Hydrogen Bomb Test
North Korea said it conducted a powerful hydrogen bomb test Wednesday, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would be a huge jump in Pyongyang's quest to improve its still-limited nuclear arsenal, the Associated Press
Israel Tests Arrow 3 Missile Defense System
The Israeli Defense Ministry announced Thursday it has successfully carried out a test on locking on a missile target from space using its Arrow 3 missile defense system that was developed jointly with the United
Russia to Deploy S-400 Missile System to Syria
Russia said it will deploy S-400 long-range air defense missiles (photo) to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by
100,000 Saudi Security Personnel to Secure Hajj Pilgrimage
The spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says some 100,000 security personnel have been deployed to oversee the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage that begins today.
North Korea Says it Has Resumed All Nuclear Plants
A day after threatening long-range rocket launches, North Korea declared on Tuesday that it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants so it can produce more - and more sophisticated - nuclear weapons.
German Arms Sales to Arab Countries Rise by 50%
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel earlier announced a reduction in arms exports. However, exports to Arab States have increased by 50% despite his recent statements, German media reported.
Police Security Force Proposed to Protect Saudi Heritage
Tourism experts proposed the need to establish a Tourism Police Department in the Kingdom, Al-Madina reported last week.
Iraqi Forces Lost 2,300 US Humvees to ISIS
Facing criticism from the Pentagon, Iraq’s Prime Minister announced government fighters have lost around 2,300 Humvees to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. The vehicles were part of the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of
Israel’s Arms Exports Drop by 12.9% in 2014
Israeli defense sales last year plunged to just $5.66 billion in new contracts signed, their lowest point in seven years, according to data released last week by the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD).
Arab Chiefs-of-Staff Draft Protocol For New Joint Force
Army Chiefs-of-Staff from Arab League countries on Sunday drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East conflict zones.
Turkey to Delay Training of Syrian Rebels
Turkey’s Foreign Minister said the start of a joint Turkish-U.S. program to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group has been delayed, The Associated Press (AP) reported.
Russia Unveils Armata Tank at Victory Day
Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through Red Square.
Abu Dhabi Air Expo
02 - 04
Al Bateen Executive Airport Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
04 - 06
Doha - Qatar
17 - 21
Paris Nord Villepinte - France
Farnborough International Airshow
22 - 24
Farnborough - United Kingdom
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