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US arms deal with ME allies ‘clear signal to Iran’

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday a $10 billion arms deal under discussion with Washington's Arab and Israeli allies sent a "very clear signal" to Tehran the military option remains on the table over its nuclear progr

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Iraq cancels $4.2bn Russian arms deal

Iraq has cancelled $4.2 billion arms deal with Russia over suspected corruption, but plans to renegotiate the agreements to help equip its armed forces, a spokesman for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday. The deals would hav

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$53m US-Bahrain arms deal ‘on hold’

US diplomats yesterday (February 14) denied rumours that it had cancelled a $53 million arms sale to Bahrain. The deal had been put on hold last year by the Obama administration until the results of the Bahrain Independent Commission of In

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Libya, Russia agree $1.8bn arms deal

Libya has signed an arms deal with Russia worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 billion), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Saturday. 'Only yesterday we signed a contract worth 1.3 billion euros,' Putin said, ac

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Saudi Arabia, BAE in talks on new arms deal

BAE Systems is in talks with the Saudi government over a second order of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft that could be worth $38.6 billion, the UK's Sunday Times newspaper reported on Sunday. "BAE may provide as many as 70 extra combat aircra

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UK unlawfully ended Saudi probe: court

A British court ruled on Thursday that the country's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) acted unlawfully in ending investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption in arms deals with Saudi Arabia. Two judges allowed a challenge brought by

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