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US approves sale of $5.4bn missiles to Saudi Arabia

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp , the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the s

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Missiles fall off UK warplane during landing

Two missiles fell off a British warplane as it was landing at the Royal Air Base in Cyprus on Wednesday, a base spokesman said. RAF Akrotiri is being used in operations against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but spokesman Kristi

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Iran, N Korea ‘forging ballistic, nuclear ties’

An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday a delegation of North Korean experts in nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme.

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Egypt signs $5.9bn deal for French war jets, ships

Egypt signed a 5.2 billion-euro ($5.92 billion) deal to buy French weaponry on Monday, Egyptian media said, in a move Cairo hopes will boost its military power as fears grow of conflict in neighbouring Libya spilling over its border.

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Not our job to warn about missiles: ICAO

The UN civil aviation body said on Friday it was not responsible for issuing warnings about potential dangers such as military conflicts, saying that duty fell to individual nations. The role of the International Civil Aviation Au

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US expedites delivery of missiles, drones to Iraq

The US has delivered dozens of Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to Iraq in recent weeks and plans shipments of Scan Eagle drones next year amid a surge in violence, US officials said.  on Thursday, a day after at least 34 peop

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Russia raises alarm over Israeli missile test

Russia raised the alarm on Tuesday after detecting the launch of two ballistic "objects" in the Mediterranean Sea but Israel later said it had carried out a joint missile test with the United States.  

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S-300 missiles not yet sent to Syria: Russia

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday defended Russian arms sales to the Syrian government but said Moscow had not yet delivered advanced S-300 air defence systems to Damascus. Putin told a news conference after a summit with Europe

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Swiss offer to mediate in N Korea crisis

Switzerland has offered to mediate with North Korea as tension rises on the Korean peninsula following UN sanctions imposed in response to a North Korean nuclear weapon test in February. The Swiss foreign ministry recently made co

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North Korea ‘positions missiles on east coast’

North Korea has placed two of its intermediate range missiles on mobile launchers and hidden them on the east coast of the country, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, citing intelligence sources in South Korea.

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