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Defence ties sought with Egypt, Jordan

Egypt and Jordan could become members of the Peninsula Defence Shield - if a parliamentary proposal is passed.   The draft bill was unanimously approved by MPs yesterday, who referred it to the foreign affairs, d

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GCC security bolstered by Royal grant

His Majesty King Hamad has allocated 163,300 sq m to expand the Frontline Headquarters of the Joint Peninsula Shield Force, in recognition of its pivotal role. His Majesty, incumbent president of the GCC session, ordered the land

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ME governments 'ready to shield economies'

Middle Eastern governments are prepared to step in with more financial support to help their economies weather the financial crisis, the United Arab Emirates central bank governor said. In a speech delivered to the International Monetary F

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Clinton wants 'serious' talks with Russia on shield

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wanted to put on a "serious track" talks with Russia on a missile defence shield to counter nuclear threats from Iran. "We want to have a more robust and meaningful dialogue with Russia going

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