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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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At $65bn, Saudi among top four military spenders

Saudi Arabia is among the four highest military spenders globally, according to a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 pe

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Remington announces voluntary product recall

Remington Arms Company has announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014 over safety issues. Headquartered in North Carolina (US), Remingt

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Terror cell 11 jailed over arms cache in Bahrain

Eleven members of a terrorist cell who stashed machine guns and bullets in a secret underground warehouse have been jailed for 15 years.   The cache included five AK-47s, five 9mm handguns, five silencers and 3,4

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Iraq inks deal to buy arms, ammunition from Iran

Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million, according to documents seen by Reuters - a move that would break a UN embargo on weapons sales by Tehran. The agreement was reached at the end of November

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France 'ready to give weapons to Syria rebels'

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

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Saudi offers Russia deal to scale back Assad support?

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

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US prepares to send arms to Syrian rebels

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

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