French President Francois Hollande suggested for the first time on Thursday that Paris could arm Syrian rebels in a "controlled framework," given that they were now caught between the Syrian government on one side and radical Islamists
Saudi Arabia has offered Russia economic incentives including a major arms deal and a pledge not to challenge Russian gas sales if Moscow scales back support for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, Reuters quoted Middle East sources and Western
The US has been testing the Syrian opposition's ability to deliver food rations, medical kits and money to rebel-held areas as Washington prepares to send arms to the rebel fighters.
U.S. officials meet weekly in Turkey with S
Investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba may have discovered explosive material on board, a senior Panamanian official said on Friday.
Javier Caraballo, Panama's top anti-drug
France has made new offers on supplying military equipment to Qatar and is optimistic about the outcome, French President Francois Hollande said in an interview published on Sunday.
France is the top military supplier to the count
Lockheed Martin Corporation, already the biggest US weapons maker and largest provider of IT services to the US government, wants to become a powerhouse in foreign markets such as the Middle East and India, said
Israeli President Shimon Peres has thrown his weight behind US plans to arm Syrian rebels, shrugging off fears the weapons could be turned on Israel and exacerbate the conflict.
In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters before his
Bahrain has been urged to sign a landmark United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that aims to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of warlords and pirates.
More than 70 countries, including the UK, France and Germany, have
Among the consequences facing US President Barack Obama if he decides against arming Syria's rebels is that Arab and European states may step in more aggressively, perhaps further fracturing rebel forces.