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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the time had come to reinforce Greece's armed forces "as a legacy to the security of the country".

Turkey is 'no longer a partner' in the eastern Mediterranean region, Macron said.

Greece to boost military amid tension with neighbour Turkey

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece to boost military amid tension with neighbour Turkey

A tense stand-off with neighbouring Turkey has led to concerns of open conflict between the two NATO allies.

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron was 'a fervent protector of European values and ...

Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

The New Arab Staff

Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

The GNA have denounced Sisi’s televised statement on Saturday, perceiving his warning to intervene as as a 'declaration of war'.

The New Arab Staff

US military command meets Libyan government amid Egypt threats

The US Africa Command is meeting with Libya's Government of National Accord, following what it perceived was a declaration of war made by Egypt, which supports rival forces in Libya.

Paul Iddon

Russia makes significant arms deals in the Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to reestablish his country as a major exporter of arms to the region, much to the ire of the United ...

Ali Bakeer

Why Turkey will not buy the Russian fighter jets

Despite showing interest in Russia's Su-35 and Su-57, Ankara will not rush into buying any of those fighter jets, writes Ali Bakeer.

The New Arab

French fighter jets arrive in Qatar on blockade anniversary

The Qatari Ministry of Defence said the Gulf state would receive on Wednesday the "first batch of Rafale fighter jets".

Two years on, Qatar has beaten the Saudi-led blockade

James Reinl

Two years on, Qatar has beaten the Saudi-led blockade

Analysis: On June 5, 2017, things looked bleak for Qatar as Riyadh and its allies imposed a blockade on Doha. Two years later, Qatar has proven ...

Paul Iddon

US pressures Turkey and Egypt over Russian arms purchases

In-depth: Turkey is seeking to buy advanced S-400 air defence systems from Russia amid strong US opposition and threats of sanctions, reports ...

First French-built <em>Rafale</em> jet fighter arrives in Qatar

The New Arab & agencies

First French-built Rafale jet fighter arrives in Qatar

Qatar takes first of 36 Rafale fighter jets it has ordered from France, upping its defence after being diplomatically isolated by its ...

Controversial European arms sales to Middle East in spotlight

Paul Iddon

Controversial European arms sales to Middle East in spotlight

Analysis: Macron's silence over weapons sales during his visit to Egypt speaks volumes.

Egyptian '<em>Rafale</em> pilot' killed in crash

Karim Traboulsi

Egyptian 'Rafale pilot' killed in crash

The Egyptian pilot was named as Major Mohtady al-Shazly. He was laid to rest in the town of El-Bagour in the north Egypt governorate of Manoufia ...

'Stability goes together with human rights,' Macron tells Sisi

The New Arab & agencies

'Stability goes together with human rights,' Macron tells Sisi

France's president has urged his Egyptian counterpart to show respect for human rights during a meeting in Cairo on Monday.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's Sisi opens first arms fair in Cairo

An international arms fair opened in Cairo as military cooperation between Egypt and France continues to increase.

The New Arab

Qatar is an anti-terror, anti-extremist pioneer: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised the importance of his country's "strong relationship" with Qatar for fighting terrorism and ...

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the ...

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to ...

The French company helping load Egyptian military's guns

Omar Sultan

The French company helping load Egyptian military's guns

Comment: Manurhin is the global leader in ammunition manufacturing machinery. Its almost 70-year trade partnership with Egypt continues, despite ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a proposal from Doha to create a European Union style security-block.

Gulf crisis simmering down, says France special envoy

The New Arab

Gulf crisis simmering down, says France special envoy

A dispute between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar has simmered down amid signs there is a desire to end the rift, France's special envoy for the Gulf ...

IS faces military defeat 'witihin weeks,' says Macron

The New Arab & agencies

IS faces military defeat 'witihin weeks,' says Macron

Emmanuel Macron says France will 'adapt' its contribution to the anti-IS coalition while laying out the country's defence plans.

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Paul Iddon

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Analysis: Putin's deal with Sisi allows Moscow to project power over the region, while bolstering Cairo's international aspirations, writes Paul ...

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