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 World News: Middle East & Africa

  1. An Israeli Defense Ministry official on Wednesday characterized a test conducted the previous day of the new Arrow-3 as a 'no test,' given that 'conditions did not allow for' actual launch of the intercepting missile. Boeing

    'No Test' Declared for Arrow-3 Interceptor

    An Israeli Defense Ministry official on Wednesday characterized a test conducted the previous day of the new Arrow-3 as a 'no test,' given that 'conditions did not allow for' actual launch of the intercepting missile.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
  2. Nigerian Defense Ministry Orders Assault Rifles From Poland

    The Nigerian Defense Ministry has ordered 1,000 assault rifles from Polish firearms maker Fabryka Broni Lucznik.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
  3. People visit the 50th International Paris Air show at Le Bourget Airport in 2013. Eric Feferberg / Getty Images

    SIPRI Releases Top 100 Defense Company Data

    Sales of arms and military services by the world's 100 largest arms-producing companies declined for a third consecutive year to $402 billion in 2013, according to new data on international arms production by the Stockholm-based think tank SIPRI (Stockhol

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  4. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

    Aselsan Launches Subsidiary in Jordan

    Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan inaugurated Dec. 15 a joint venture production plant in Jordan, hoping to create a gateway to Middle Eastern and North African markets.

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  5. The 166th ordinary meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries at their headquarters in Vienna on Nov. 27. Oil producers are grappling with falling prices. Samuel Kubani / Getty Images

    Mideast Budgets Cushioned From Oil Price Drops

    Falling oil prices are hitting Middle Eastern defense budgets, but surplus funds accumulated in previous years should cushion the region's biggest spenders for some time.

    • Dec. 14, 2014
  6. Eurofighter Sale?: Britain has been in discussions with Bahrain over a Typhoon sale for years. Here, the jet is on display at the Royal International Air Tattoo in England in July. Tim Ireland/ / Getty Images

    UK-Bahrain Base Deal Could Lead to Typhoon Sales

    Hopes of Britain selling Typhoon combat jets and other defense and security equipment to Bahrain have been buoyed by a deal between the two countries to extend Royal Navy facilities at the Mina Salman naval base in the Arabian Gulf, industry executives an

    • Dec. 13, 2014
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