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Qatar rejects accusation it sent weapons to Libya

Qatar has denied an accusation by Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni that it sent three military aircraft loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group. In a statement to Qatar's news a

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Germany to send Kurds weapons for 4,000 fighters

Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State (IS) insurgents, whose advances threaten to destabilise the Middle East, the defence minister said on Sunday. The equip

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Iran ready to provide Iraq with arms to fight 'terror'

Tehran has not received a request from Baghdad to supply it with weapons but is ready to do so if asked, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday during a visit to Moscow. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Tehran had no

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UN experts trace recent seized weapons, rockets to Iran

A United Nations expert panel has concluded that a shipment of rockets and other weapons that was seized by Israel came from Iran and represents a violation of the UN arms embargo on Tehran, according to a confidential report obtained by Reuters

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Iran against 'indefinite power for Assad'

Iran, Syria's main regional ally, does not see President Bashar al-Assad staying in power indefinitely but neither does it want "extremist forces" to replace him, said a senior Iranian diplomat. Amir Abdollahian, dep

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Iran weapons 'fuel terror in the Gulf'

The US intelligence agencies have provided irrefutable proof that Iran supplies lethal weapons to extremist groups in Bahrain and the Gulf, according to a new report. The report by US research centre Washington Institute also show

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Arms factory 12 on trial in Bahrain

A secret underground weapons warehouse was used to hide machine guns, handguns, silencers and more than 3,000 bullets, a court heard. The ammunition and weapons, including five AK-47 assault rifles, five 9mm pistols and five silen

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Iran 'supplying arms to Shi'ite opposition'

Seventeen US intelligence agencies have confirmed to Congress that Iran is supplying weapons to Bahrain's opposition. They claim that such action could ignite sectarian havoc in the region, said a report in the Gulf Daily News

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Arabs seek nuclear arms-free Middle East

World powers and the United Nations should intensify their efforts to rid the Middle East of nuclear weapons, said a top Arab officials. They should also impose political, economic and military sanctions against any offending coun

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Arab Spring fallout fuels Mediterranean smuggling

The chaotic fallout of the "Arab Spring" is fuelling a surge in the smuggling of drugs, weapons and people across the Mediterranean, and cash-strapped regional powers are struggling to respond. Last month, European leade

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