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Bahrain draws up military service plan for women

A new strategy is being drawn up to encourage Bahraini women to join the military. It is part of a unified Gulf blueprint that was approved yesterday (November 30) during the GCC Military Women's Conference, which was held at

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Talks of new potential military alliance in GCC

A potential military alliance between the GCC countries, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt and Pakistan is likely to be formed, according to report. Kuwaiti newspaper Alshahed has reported that secret talks took place on creating a joint for

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Top US general in Iraq as military campaign expands

The top US military officer, General Martin Dempsey, arrived on Saturday in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet US commanders preparing to expand American assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants.

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Bahrain to play key role in fight against ISIS

Bahrain could play a vital role in combating a terrorist organisation threatening the region if it joins an international military coalition, according to security experts. Around 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, will gathe

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US ‘ready to help new Iraq leader’

Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the US and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Hai

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Asry sets up division for military projects

Bahrain-based ship and rig repair yard Asry has launched a new department dedicated to military projects, as it seeks to capture approximately 60 per cent of the regional naval market.   The new Navy Defence and

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Iraq seeks US air support to counter rebels

Iraq has asked the United States for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top US general said, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has routed the Shi'ite-led government's army. But Ge

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Chinese military spending tops $145bn

China's military spending exceeded $145 billion last year as it advanced a program modernising an arsenal of drones, warships, jets, missiles and cyber weapons, the Pentagon said on Thursday, offering a far higher figure than Beijing's o

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UAE sacks British military trainers 'over Arab uprising'

The UAE has stopped using dozens of British nationals serving as trainers in its armed forces over its response to the Arab uprisings, says a report in Britain's Financial Times newspaper. The clear-out of around 80 British of

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Airbus launches new air surveillance system

Airbus Defence and Space said its newly developed passive radar has proven the functionality of its underlying technology in several field tests under real conditions offering new options for civil and military air surveillance. I

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