Conferences & Events
U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Saudi Arabia, Iraq
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz received U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in Jeddah on Wednesday, who is on a regional tour aimed at reassuring Washington's allies over a nuclear deal with Iran.
Saudi Arabia Arrests 431 ISIS Suspects
Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State (ISIS) cells and thwarted attacks on mosques, security forces and a diplomatic mission, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
Saudi King, Hamas Chief Hold Rare Meeting
Hamas Chief Khaled Meshaal (photo) and other top officials from the Palestinian militant group met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and senior Saudi leaders on Friday (July 17), a Hamas source said, in the first meeting between the two sides for
Russia, Iran Discuss Shukhoi Superjet Passenger Plane Sale
Russia and Iran are holding talks over the former supplying the Islamic Republic with Sukhoi Superjet passenger planes, Russia's Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on
US May Deploy Drones in North Africa to Combat ISIS
The United States is holding discussions with countries in North Africa about locating drones at a base there to heighten monitoring of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Libya, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, citing a senior
Boeing, Airbus Set to Reap $20 Billion Orders from Iran
Western plane makers look set to reap billions of dollars in deals with Iran, if a deal is done on its nuclear program to allow one of the world's most promising aviation markets to come out of quarantine, said
China, Airbus Sign Landmark $11 Billion Jet Order
China has placed a landmark order for dozens of wide-body jets from Airbus in a multi-billion-dollar deal that paves the way for a second European aircraft plant in the world's fastest-growing aviation market.
Kuwait Steps Up Security After Mosque Suicide Attack
Kuwait's Interior Minister said the Gulf country was at war with Islamist militants and would strike out at cells believed to be on its soil.
France to Build Two Nuclear Reactors in Saudi Arabia
France and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement on conducting feasibility studies to build two flagship Areva-designed nuclear reactors as the two allies firm up business ties amid tensions across the region.
Russia Delivering Conventional Arms to Syria
Russia is observing its contractual obligations with Syria in delivering conventional weapons, a Deputy Head of Russia’s Security Council said Wednesday.“UN sanctions do not affect the trade of conventional weapons from Russia to
Saudi Arabia, France Sign $12 Billion Deals
Saudi Arabia and France agreed Wednesday to sign $12 billion of deals, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubair said during a landmark visit by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Paris.
Bahrain’s King Attends Royal Guard Mobilization Drill
Bahrain’ King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the Supreme Commander of Bahrain Defense Forces (BDF) attended Wednesday the mobilization drill carried out by the Royal Guard as part of their annual training, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
Kuwait Close to Signing Deal for 24 Caracal Helicopters
France is on the verge of finalizing a contract worth about 1 billion Euros ($1.1 billion) for the sale of 24 Airbus-built military helicopters to Kuwait, a deal that highlights Paris' growing commercial ties in the Middle East, officials
U.S. to Set Up New Military Base in Iraq’s Anbar Province
The Obama administration is preparing a plan to set up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province and send several hundred additional trainers and advisers to help bolster Iraqi forces that have struggled in the fight against ISIS militants there,
Kuwait Government to Retain 75% Stake in Kuwait Airways
Kuwait's government has approved a new structure for the privatization of Kuwait Airways under which the state will own 75% of the carrier, excluding potential investors such as Jazeera
Russian Naval Flotilla Visits Egypt
A Russian naval flotilla docked at the Mediterranean port of Alexandria on Saturday for the first time since a Pacific Fleet missile cruiser visited Egypt in 2013.
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