Conferences & Events
Malaysia Joins Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen
Vanguards of the Malaysian Forces have arrived Sunday at Saudi Air Bases to join Riyadh's military coalition battling Houthi militias in Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
North Korea Test-Fires Submarine-Launch Ballistic Missile
North Korea said on Saturday it has successfully conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, which, if true, would indicate progress in the secretive state's pursuit of building missile-equipped submarines.
Qatar Airways to Boost US Service
Qatar Airways on Monday said it plans to expand its services to the US, in a move that rankled US airlines which accuse it of competing unfairly through state subsidies.
Qatar, France, Sign $7 bln Deal for 24 Rafale Jets
President Francois Hollande and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani have signed a 6.3bn euro ($7.02bn) agreement for the sale of 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter
Qatar Second Arab Country to Acquire Rafale Fighter Jets
France has been informed by Qatar that the Gulf state intends to buy 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets worth about 6.3 billion Euros ($7.06 billion), the French president's office said in a statement on Thursday.
Saudi King Replaces Heir in Broad Cabinet Reshuffle
Saudi King Salman on Wednesday appointed Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (photo) as his new Heir, replacing the monarch's half brother Prince Muqrin, and made his son, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, second in line to succeed.
Iranian Defense Minister Receives Syrian Counterpart
Syria's Defense Minister started an official visit to its major ally Iran on Tuesday at the head of a military delegation to discuss cooperation “in the face of terrorism,” Syria's state news agency SANA said.
Saudi Arabia Arrests 93 ISIS Suspects in Anti-Terror Sweep
Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people, including a woman, with links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Saudi Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia Foils Operation Planned by Terrorist Cell
Saudi Arabia has foiled an operation masterminded by a “terrorist cell” which received its orders from militants in Syria Tuesday, Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman Mansur al-Turki (photo) said
US Official: “Iranian Ships Turn Back from Yemen”
A flotilla of nine Iranian military and cargo ships that US officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, a move the Pentagon said helped to ease US
Obama, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Discuss Need for Arms
US President Barack Obama met with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince earlier this week and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said.
Saudi-Led Coalition Ends Air Campaign in Yemen
Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of air strikes against the Houthi rebels who seized large areas of Yemen and said it would back a political solution to bring peace to its war-ravaged neighbor.
US Sends 2 Additional Warships Near Yemen
The US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the US maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict.
Obama to Meet with GCC Leaders Next Month
President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House on May 13 and at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland the following day, the White House said on Friday.
Lebanon Receives First Batch of Saudi-Funded French Arms
A Saudi-funded $3 billion deal to provide Lebanon with French weapons was underway on Monday as the first shipment arrived at the Beirut International airport.
Boeing Expects F/A-18 Decision From “Arab Nation” Soon
Boeing Co expects a decision from a Middle East nation on whether to buy its F/A-18 fighter jet within months, the programme's top international sales executive said on
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