In a major step forward to consolidate regional security, Gulf leaders yesterday agreed to set up a joint military and police command.
"The GCC Supreme Council has agreed on establishing the joint military command for member
The United States said it would withhold deliveries of tanks, fighter aircraft, helicopters and missiles as well as $260 million in cash aid from Egypt's military-backed government pending progress on democracy and human rights.
Five months after a stroke put him in a Paris clinic under a cloud of succession rumours, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is again exercising the political muscle that has kept him in power for more than a decade.
France said on Wednesday it remained determined to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over what it calls his use of chemical weapons if diplomacy fails, and a military strike was still possible amid UN rights reports stating that Syria wa
Dubai's bourse surged in early trade after the United States said Russia's offer to work with Syria to put its chemical weapons under international control could be a potential 'breakthrough' in the crisis.
The US government faces billions of dollars in potential costs if it decides to cancel foreign military aid to Egypt, a senior Pentagon official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Richard Genaille, deputy director of the Pentagon's De
The US military has not renewed its contract to buy jet fuel from Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) in the UAE because other suppliers made cheaper bids, the US Department of Defense said.
Dubai government-owned Enoc was contra
Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat on Thursday of a government motion on the issue, dealing a setback to US-led efforts to punish Damascus over the use of chemical weapons against civili