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Attack on Iraqi military base kills 15

Attacks by five suicide bombers on an Iraqi military base north of Baghdad on Sunday killed at least 15 members of the security forces and wounded 22 others, security sources said. Two of the bombers detonated their vehicle-borne

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Sweden halts flights to Iraq over safety issues

Sweden has suspended all flights to northern Iraq because of concerns about increased military activity in the area, the country's transport agency said on Friday. Iraq closed its northern airspace for at least 48 hours earlie

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Paris prompts harder military line on Islamic State

The Paris terror attacks are likely to spur a stronger global military response to Islamic State, after a US-led air war that has lasted more than a year has failed to contain a group now proving itself to be a growing worldwide threat.

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After Paris attacks, Trudeau mulls Canada military policy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday it was too soon to say whether the deadly attacks in Paris would prompt him to reconsider his pledge to withdraw Canada from airstrikes against Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

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Gulf Arabs focus on short-term military procurement needs

Having rushed to war in Yemen just as oil prices sank, Gulf Arab militaries are in a thrifty mood. They are focusing on immediate wartime needs like ammunition supplies.   Such caution does not mean the rich dyna

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NIMR launches military vehicles in Asian market

UAE-based NIMR Automotive, a major manufacturer of light and medium weight wheeled military vehicles, has launched its award-winning, combat-proven military vehicles into the Asian market. NIMR is a subsidiary of Emirates Defence

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AM General wins $42m HMMWV contracts

US-based AM General has been awarded new contracts worth $42.1 million for high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV), as well as contracts for modifications of existing domestic and international vehicles and parts. AM G

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‘Military grade’ weapons seized in Bahrain

Police have seized a large quantity of foreign ‘military grade’ weapons and explosives from a house in Nuwaidrat, Bahrain. The Interior Ministry last night announced that the unprecedented amount of internationally sourced explosiv

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GCC leaders slam Russian military role in Syria

Russia's military intervention in support of President Bashar Al Assad has dismayed Gulf enemies of the Syrian leader who say it will prolong the war and keep Syria firmly in the orbit of their arch regional rival Iran. Russia

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Russia-US talks vital to avert 'unintended incidents' in Syria

Russia called on Friday for military-to-military cooperation with the US to avert "unintended incidents" as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where US officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President B

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