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Egypt close to $1.12bn French arms purchases

Egypt is preparing to buy French warships and a military satellite in deals worth more than €1 billion ($1.12 billion), La Tribune newspaper reported on Tuesday. The four naval vessels to be built by French naval shipyard DCN

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Bahrain denies Israeli arms purchase plan

Bahrain has denied any plans to purchase the Israeli-manufactured air defence system from Israel. “Bahrain has no intention of buying the ‘Iron Dome’ and David’s Sling weapon system for air and missile defence,” s

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Iran threatening Gulf with arms stockpile

Iran is trying to stockpile enough firepower to ‘overwhelm’ the Gulf at any time, it has been revealed. Tehran is waging a campaign of ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ aimed at destabilising the region and fuelling unrest, s

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Arms firms get new buyers as cyber fears grow

A broadening wave of cyber attacks is drumming up new clients for defence companies as anxiety about the loss of sensitive data spreads from military chiefs to company bosses.   Banks, utilities and media groups

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Seized arms ‘could obliterate Manama’

Explosives seized by Bahraini authorities when they intercepted a boat coming from Iran were enough to ‘obliterate Manama from existence’, it has emerged. The shocking revelation was made by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed

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26 people charged with arms cache in Kuwait

Kuwait has charged 26 people with possessing weapons and having contacts with Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group in order to plot attacks against the Gulf state. The case relates to the seizure of an arms cache in Kuwait last month w

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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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