Conferences & Events
Russia Deploys Mi-24 Helicopter Gunships to Syria
Russia has deployed its notorious Mi-24 helicopter gunships to Syria, where they are part of the operation against Islamic State terrorist
Russian Air Strikes in Syria Draw Mixed Reactions
Shortly after Russia launched its first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Wednesday, media reports emerged that several civilians had been killed in the attacks, which allegedly were not aimed at ISIL positions.
U.S. Officials: “Russia Deploys 28 Combat Jets in Syria”
Russia has deployed 28 combat planes in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, confirming the latest move in Moscow’s increasing military presence in the war-torn nation.
Senators Accuse Pentagon of Failing to Train Syrian Rebels
Seventy-five Syrian rebels trained to fight jihadists under a beleaguered US program have crossed from Turkey into northern Syria, a US-backed rebel faction and a monitoring group said on
Sources: Russia Sending SA-22 Air Defense System to Syria
Moscow is sending an advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Syria, two Western officials and a Russian source said, as part of what the West believes is stepped-up military support for embattled President Bashar al-Assad.
Britain, France Consider Air Strikes on Islamic State in Syria
Britain moved closer to military action in Syria as a Senior Minister on Saturday said Europe's migration crisis had to be tackled at its source and a newspaper said a parliamentary vote on bombing Islamic State militants in Syria could take place
Report: CIA Launches Secret Drone Campaign in Syria
A secret drone campaign targeting ISIS leaders is being carried out by the CIA and U.S. Special Forces in Syria, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
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.
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
Turkey to “Principally” Give Air Support for Syrian Rebels
The United States and Turkey have agreed “in principle” to give air support to some forces from Syria's mainstream opposition, Turkey's Foreign Minister said, in what if confirmed could mark an expansion of U.S. involvement in the conflict.
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.
U.S. Soldiers Arrive in Turkey to Train Syrian Rebels
About 123 U.S. soldiers arrived in Turkey to train moderate Syrian rebels, bringing with them weapons which are being transferred to İncirlik Airbase in the southern province of Adana, Hurriyet Daily News reported Friday.
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.
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.
US Troops to Start Training Syrian Opposition this Spring
Several hundred US military trainers will begin moving to the Middle East in the next four to six weeks amid efforts to start training this spring for moderate Syrian opposition forces that will battle Islamic State fighters, the Pentagon said on
US-Turkey to Sign MoU this Month to Train Syrian Fighters
Turkey and the US will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this month to train Syrian opposition and provide them with necessary equipment, Turkish diplomatic sources said earlier this week.
International Defence Exhibition in Iraq (IQDEX)
09 - 12
Baghdad International Fairground - Iraq
12 - 14
Tumamah Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia
19 - 24
Langkawi - Malaysia
Maritime Security & Offshore Patrol Week
Atlantis The Palm Hotel & Resort, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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