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Analysis: The US is mulling limiting any future arms deals with Saudi Arabia to 'defensive' weapons. This has been tried before.

'Mr Biden's comment about Putin does not suit a head of state,' said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Saudi Arabia opens military recruitment to women

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Saudi Arabia opens military recruitment to women

The move comes as rights groups continue to urge Riyadh to release all imprisoned women's rights activists.

NATO eyes post-Trump reset as Afghanistan call looms

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NATO eyes post-Trump reset as Afghanistan call looms

NATO defence ministers meet for their first talks since US President Joe Biden took over from Donald Trump.

Secret 'Zarif recording' suggests Iranian flight was 'deliberately downed'

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Secret 'Zarif recording' suggests Iranian flight was 'deliberately downed'

A secret recording, said to be of Foreign Minister Zarif, appears to back claims that a Ukrainian flight was deliberately fired on by Iranian ...

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Turkish interior minister blames US for failed 2016 coup

The US has reacted angrily to comments by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu saying it was behind a failed 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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US to deploy Israeli ‘Iron Dome’ system in Gulf

The US is to deploy the Israeli-manufactured Iron Dome rocket interception system, used against Palestinian factions before, in bases in Gulf ...

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US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

Concerned that an attack could occur on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, the US sends two B-52 bombers to the Arabian peninsula in a show ...

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How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Israel 'open' to missile <em>defence</em> collaboration with Gulf states

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Israel 'open' to missile defence collaboration with Gulf states

A top Israeli defence official said the country would be open to sharing missile defence technology with Gulf Arab states in ...

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Libya rivals yet to start withdrawing forces: UN envoy

Libya's rival forces have failed to launch a withdrawal process under a ceasefire agreement, a UN envoy said.

Saudi pilot killed in Yemen was trained in UK

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Saudi pilot killed in Yemen was trained in UK

The UK has played a key role in arming and training the Saudi air force.

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

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Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in ...

US senators call for sanctions over Turkey's S-400 test

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US senators call for sanctions over Turkey's S-400 test

The Republican and Democratic senators have called for the Trump administration to impose sanctions amid reports Turkey will test the Russian ...

Karabakh capital struck by rockets, drones

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Karabakh capital struck by rockets, drones

The capital of the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region was targeted in heavy strikes by Azerbaijan forces.

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Russia says 'no problem' selling Iran S-400 air defences

Russia’s ambassador to Iran said Moscow was willing to sell Tehran S-400 air defence systems when the UN arms embargo expires later this month, despite the threat of US sanctions.

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UAE 'won't get F-35 jets for 6-7 years'

David Friedman said it would take at least six years for the UAE to receive F-35 warplanes, warning Israelis not to make the contentious arms ...

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Russia vows military cooperation with Iran

Russia has vowed to develop military cooperation with Iran after a UN arms embargo expires in October.

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UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

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Turkey and Greece engage in mock jet 'dogfight'

Turkey and Greece clashed in the air as fighter jets engaged along the Mediterranean.

British soldier refuses to serve over Saudi arms sales

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British soldier refuses to serve over Saudi arms sales

A British soldier under investigation by military police over a demonstration he attended against the war in Yemen spoke to The New Arab about ...

Trump says Biden 'can't stand up to Turkey's Erdogan'

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Trump says Biden 'can't stand up to Turkey's Erdogan'

Rival Joe Biden will not be able to deal with 'very sharp' world leaders like Turkey's Erdogan, President Trump claimed.

Israel launches <em>air</em> strikes on Syrian army positions

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Israel launches air strikes on Syrian army positions

Israeli fighter jets, attack helicopters and other warplanes struck Syrian military targets in southern Syria, a day after thwarting an attack ...

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