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US begins direct arms shipments to Kurdish forces

The US government is directly supplying weapons to Peshmerga fighters from Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region to help them fight Islamist militants, in a deepening of America's military involvement in Iraq, US officials said on Monday.

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Large arms shipment reaches Syrian rebels

Gulf-based supporters have sent a 400-tonne shipment of arms to Syria's outgunned rebels, one of the biggest to reach them in their two-year-old uprising, opposition sources said on Sunday. The consignment - mostly ammunition

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UAE seized N Korea arms bound for Iran

The UAE has seized a cargo of North Korean weapons being shipped to Iran, which would have violated a UN embargo on arms exports from the communist state, Western diplomats said. The weapons seized on August14 included rocket launchers, de

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