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13 killed as Syrian jets bomb rebel-held town

Syrian warplanes bombed the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus on Saturday, killing 13 people, while aerial bombings of insurgent-controlled parts of Aleppo in the north killed or wounded at least 17, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

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Kuwait to sign $9bn Eurofighter deal with Italy

Kuwait will sign a deal next week to buy Eurofighter jets, Kuwait's state news agency KUNA said on Thursday, citing the defence minister.   Kuwait signed a memorandum of understanding in September to buy 28 E

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Bahrain air show starts with spectacular displays

Fighter jets, stunt pilots and parachute display teams took to the skies for a spectacular opening to Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) 2016 yesterday (January 21). The fourth and the largest edition of the biennial event features 111 airc

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Iran to buy 114 jets from Airbus

Iran plans to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. "We have taken the first

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Top trade accords to be signed at Bahrain air show

A number of events aimed at opening doors to more business networking opportunities in the aviation industry have been lined up for Bahrain’s biggest air show. Prominent aerospace experts are taking part in this year’s Bahrain Inte

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France, Russia pound IS targets in Syria, EU aid invoked

French warplanes targeted a command post and a recruitment centre for jihadists in the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa in the second consecutive night of strikes ordered by President Francois Hollande, a military command spokesman told Reuters

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Alcoa wins $1bn contract for Lockheed's F-35 fighter jets

Alcoa Inc said it had got a contract to supply titanium to Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The contract has an estimated value of about $1.1 billion, the company said on Wednesday. Alcoa said

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Turkish jets join US-led coalition strikes on IS

Turkish jets took part in US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State in Syria for the first time on Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.   "Our jets started last night to carry out air operatio

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44 killed as Saudi jets hit Yemeni army base

A Saudi-led raid on the Yemeni army headquarters in the capital Sanaa has killed at least 44 and wounded more than 100, including women and children, the Houthi-run Saba news agency said on Sunday. "More than 44 citizens were

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Saudi Arabia mulls land operations on Yemen border

Saudi Arabia said all options were open including ground operations to stop mortar attacks on its border towns by Yemen's Houthi militia, as its jets hammered the group's positions ahead of US-led talks on a temporary truce.

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