Iraq's ambassador to France called on the U.N. Security Council to approve extra military aid for Baghdad, including air and drone support, when it meets in New York later on Thursday.
"We need equipment, extra aviation a
France is preparing to seal a multi-billion-dollar plan to help modernise Lebanon's armed forces as part of international efforts to stabilise a country hard hit by spillover from Syria's civil war next door.
At a meeting
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will allow US military aid to Egypt to continue despite Cairo's failure to meet pro-democracy conditions, a senior State Department official said on Thursday, a move sharply criticized on Capitol Hill.
The US has announced $2 billion in military aid for Pakistan as the two countries sought to dispel doubts about Islamabad's commitment to uprooting Islamist insurgents from safe havens on its soil.
"The US has no stronger partner when it c
US vice president Joe Biden, carrying a message on military aid to Lebanon, arrived in Beirut on Friday, 16 days before a parliamentary election that may see a shift in power from a Western-backed coalition.
Lebanese vote on June 7 in a po