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Iran deal close; impasse over arms persists

Iran and six world powers were close to an historic nuclear agreement on Thursday that could resolve a more than 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, but they remained deadlocked on the issue of Iranian arms and missile trade.

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US agrees sale of $1.87bn in munitions to Israel

The US State Department this week approved the sale of $1.87 billion in munitions and precision guidance kits to Israel to improve the capability of existing systems and make it easier for US and Israeli military forces to work together.

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Global firms eye deals at ME’s largest defence show

International companies will scramble for new orders at the Middle East's largest arms show which opens in Abu Dhabi next week as oil-rich Gulf states load up on weapons in a region rocked by instability and violence. The Midd

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Weapons seized from religious centre in Bahrain

Religious buildings face closer scrutiny after police announced weapons had been recovered from a Shi'ite community centre, which went up in flames during clashes on February 14. The Abu Baham Ma'atam, in Sehla, caught fir

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Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group. In a statement to Qatar's news a

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Germany to send Kurds weapons for 4,000 fighters

Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State (IS) insurgents, whose advances threaten to destabilise the Middle East, the defence minister said on Sunday. The equip

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Iran ready to provide Iraq with arms to fight 'terror'

Tehran has not received a request from Baghdad to supply it with weapons but is ready to do so if asked, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday during a visit to Moscow. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Tehran had no

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UN experts trace recent seized weapons, rockets to Iran

A United Nations expert panel has concluded that a shipment of rockets and other weapons that was seized by Israel came from Iran and represents a violation of the UN arms embargo on Tehran, according to a confidential report obtained by Reuters

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Iran against 'indefinite power for Assad'

Iran, Syria's main regional ally, does not see President Bashar al-Assad staying in power indefinitely but neither does it want "extremist forces" to replace him, said a senior Iranian diplomat. Amir Abdollahian, dep

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Iran weapons 'fuel terror in the Gulf'

The US intelligence agencies have provided irrefutable proof that Iran supplies lethal weapons to extremist groups in Bahrain and the Gulf, according to a new report. The report by US research centre Washington Institute also show

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