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Saudi suspends $3bn package to Lebanese army

Saudi Arabia has suspended a $3 billion aid package for the Lebanese army to buy French weapons, state news agency SPA reported.   The agency also quoted an official source as saying that the kingdom has also can

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Iraqi PM dismisses Baghdad security wall plan

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of a

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Iraqi PM dismisses Baghdad security wall plan

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of a

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Thousands flee as Syrian army set for big Aleppo offensive

Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege. Iran reported one of its generals had been killed

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2016 will witness end of Islamic State: Iraq PM

A triumphant Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared on Monday that the coming year would see his forces defeat Islamic State, after his military achieved its first major victory since collapsing in the face of the fighters 18 months ago.

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Syrian army advances against IS in Aleppo

The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometres of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday. The areas repor

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EU crisis deepens as migrants clash with police in Macedonia

Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out. Macedonia

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No fast victory against IS: French army chief

France's army chief of staff said on Sunday he sees no short term military victory in the fight against Islamic State as Paris intensifies its strikes on targets in Syria following the deadly attacks in the French capital. Pre

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KBR wins Logcap IV task order for US Army in Kuwait

KBR, a leading technolgy, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, has won a cost plus fixed fee task order in the Arabian Peninsula under the Logistics Civil Augmentation P

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Jihadists kill six, take hostages in Mali hotel

Suspected Islamist militants attacked a hotel in central Mali used by UN staff, killing at least six people, taking others hostage and holding off troops encircling the building on Friday, residents and military sources said. A Ru

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