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Arms seized in Kuwait ‘came from Iran’

A huge arms cache seized in Kuwait last week was smuggled into the country from Iran, two Kuwaiti newspapers reported on Sunday. The Interior Ministry said on Thursday authorities had found ammunition, explosives, weapons and gren

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Kuwait seizes arms, holds suspects in militant plot

Kuwait authorities seized a huge arms cache smuggled from Iraq and hidden beneath houses near the border, arresting three suspected members of a militant cell that was plotting to destabilise the country, local media said.  

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Saudi 'may buy nuclear arms from Pakistan'

Saudi Arabia has taken a ‘strategic decision’ to acquire nuclear weapons from Pakistan, senior US officials told the Sunday Times. Sunni Arab states are increasingly concerned over a deal with Iran backed by U

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Bahrain calls to eliminate nuclear arms

Bahrain has affirmed that the sole guarantor to avoid the danger of nuclear weapons and prevent their use anew is the total and final elimination of such weapons. Speaking on behalf of the Arab bloc at the 2015 Review Conference o

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Saudi military spending tops $80 billion in 2014

Saudi Arabia's military spending grew 17 per cent in 2014 to $80.8 billion, data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) showed on Monday, the biggest annual hike by any of the world's top 15 military spenders.

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Iraq PM to seek billions of dollars of arms on US visit

Iraq's prime minister will seek President Barack Obama's help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other US arms to fight Islamic State during a US visit next week but wants to defer payment for the purchases, a top official said

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US speeds up arms to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The United States is speeding up arms supplies to a Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi fighters in Yemen, who are supported by Iran, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters on a visit to Ri

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Islamic State recruiters 'targeting pilgrims'

Bahraini teenagers are being offered free pilgrimage trips to Saudi Arabia, where they are persuaded to take up arms alongside the Islamic State (IS), it has been claimed. They are being actively recruited and trained to use weapo

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US sends arms to bolster Lebanon army

The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon's army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, US officials sai

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Education key in fighting terror

Education is key in preventing young Gulf nationals from taking up arms with extremist militants, according to a top GCC official. Only through promoting moderation will the youth learn that joining terrorist organisations, such a

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