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Israel to link Leviathan gas field to Egyptian LNG plants, says Steinitz
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Israel to link Leviathan gas field to Egyptian LNG plants, says Steinitz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ahead of his meeting with Molla that Israel and Egypt have become an “energy hub.” Israel and Egypt continued to expand their cooperation on natural-gas issues on Sunday, as Egyptian Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister Tarek El Molla visited Jerusalem for the first time. Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and Molla...

Experts shed light on reasons behind establishment of new American base in Syrian Kurdistan
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Experts shed light on reasons behind establishment of new American base in Syrian Kurdistan

Two military experts say the US-led coalition’s move to establish a new military base in the Syrian Kurdish-controlled area near the Iraqi Kurdistan region could signal a longer US-led coalition presence against the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS). The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and the Arab News newspaper reported that the...

Saudi Arabia to invest more than $20 billion in its military industry over next decade
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Saudi Arabia to invest more than $20 billion in its military industry over next decade

Saudi Arabia will invest more than $20 billion in its domestic military industry over the next decade as part of aggressive plans to boost local military spending, the head of the kingdom’s military industry regulator said on Saturday. The Gulf state wants to develop and manufacture more weapons and military systems domestically, aiming to spend...

Turkey lobbies to get back in F-35 program
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Turkey lobbies to get back in F-35 program

The Turkish defense industry has hired one of Washington’s most prestigious law firms to try to remain in the F-35 jet fighter program after the Donald Trump administration said it would kick Turkey out two years ago over its purchase of Russian air defense systems. Ankara-based SSTEK Savunma Sanayi Teknolojiler (Defense Industry Technologies) has hired Arnold & Porter for $750,000 for...

US approves $200 million arms sale to “strategic partner” Egypt
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US approves $200 million arms sale to “strategic partner” Egypt

The $197 million sale of 168 tactical Raytheon-made Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) was requested by the Egyptian navy to improve defense in coastal areas and around the Red Sea, the State Department said. US President Joe Biden’s administration on Tuesday approved a nearly $200 million arms sale to Egypt, confirming that Cairo “continues to be...

Turkey ends military operation in Iraq following death of 13 captured personnel
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Turkey ends military operation in Iraq following death of 13 captured personnel

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar announced the conclusion of a military operation in northern Iraq’s Gara region on Saturday after 13 Turkish soldiers, policemen and intelligence officials were killed in the area. “Searches conducted in a cave that was taken under control following intense clashes revealed the bodies of 13 citizens who had been abducted,” BBC...

Report: US establishing airport within oilfield in Syria’s Deir Ezzur province
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Report: US establishing airport within oilfield in Syria’s Deir Ezzur province

The Hajin Military Council in the province, affiliated to the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), announced the news, Arabic-language Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Anba reported on Friday. According to the report, Washington is establishing the airport in the al-Omar oilfield base, which is one of the largest military bases of the US forces in the Arab country. The...

Merkel under fire for failing to choose sides between communist China and capitalist US
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Merkel under fire for failing to choose sides between communist China and capitalist US

President Biden’s government has been outmaneuvered by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on critical security fronts, Richard Grenell, the former acting director of national intelligence for the Trump administration, told Fox News. “You have to give it to Chancellor Merkel: She outmaneuvered Joe Biden in just three weeks. Merkel made it clear she would not take sides between communist China...

Russia warns EU it could cut ties over sanctions
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Russia warns EU it could cut ties over sanctions

Russia is ready to sever ties with the EU if the bloc imposes new, economically painful sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says. The EU has raised the prospect of further sanctions amid a row over the treatment of the jailed Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. When an interviewer asked if Russia was heading for...

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