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12:54, 24 January 2017 Tuesday

French FM 'confident' of Saudi military aid to Lebanon

The $3 billion aid package is to see Riyadh fund the transfer of vehicles, helicopters, drones, cannons and other military equipment from France to the Lebanese army.

10:02, 10 February 2015 Tuesday

Japan OKs aid to foreign troops' non-military operations

The new foreign aid charter, revised for the first time in 12 years and approved by Abe's government, also extended official development assistance to richer nations.

17:16, 16 December 2014 Tuesday

Obama likely to sign two bills that could impact arms

Both measures, passed as part of wider bills by Congress this month, aim to give lawmakers more oversight over arms sales at a time of rapid political and national security changes in the Middle East

14:04, 28 November 2014 Friday

America to send 3000 'smart bombs' to Israel

Media reports in Israel say that they are identical to the ones that were used in the recent Gaza attacks.

10:52, 27 November 2014 Thursday

Japan eyes military aid to spur defence exports

A number of potential deals under discussion in recent months could benefit from concessional financing from Tokyo.

14:09, 28 October 2014 Tuesday

According to Israeli radio, the purchase deal was finalized during a visit by Ya'alon to Washington earlier this month.

15:16, 27 October 2014 Monday

US to offer Egypt 200mn in aid

He said the recovery of the Egyptian economy was an important issue for Washington, describing small projects as an engine of development.

11:34, 21 September 2014 Sunday

U S to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt -Pentagon

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said at the time that the helicopters would support Egypt's counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula.

10:41, 21 September 2014 Sunday

Obama signs bill to arm train Syrian rebels

Congress granted authorization to the president earlier this week.

11:35, 19 September 2014 Friday

U S Congress approves arming Syrian rebels

If Obama signs it into law as expected, the authority to train and arm the rebels would expire on Dec. 11.

10:22, 18 September 2014 Thursday

U S House votes to arm Syrian rebels

Written as an amendment to a stopgap spending bill, the measure does not include any money to pay for the arms and training

11:13, 16 September 2014 Tuesday

U S moves toward arming Syrian rebels with conditions

Some lawmakers expressed reservations about what has been called a "war vote." But many were pleased to have oversight of the expansion of what had been a limited, covert operation

16:18, 26 August 2014 Tuesday

Washington to give Tunisia military aid to battle militants

General David Rodriguez, the head of U.S. Africa Command, said some of the money would go on equipment to detect improvised explosive devices, new boats and training.

09:39, 13 August 2014 Wednesday

UK to suspend some Israel arms exports if Gaza truce

Outstanding government-approved contracts for export of dual use or military goods to Israel are worth more than 7.8 billion pounds ($13 billion).

10:34, 07 August 2014 Thursday

Obama no need yet for more U S military aid

Obama said the United States would continue to work on a day-by-day, week-by-week basis to determine what Ukraine needed to defend itself against separatists who were backed by Moscow.

09:16, 06 August 2014 Wednesday

US to sell Tunisia 12 Black Hawks to aid militant

The aircraft would be equipped with Hellfire missiles, machine guns and other sophisticated military technology

09:30, 03 August 2014 Sunday

Egypt slams White House spokeswoman's remarks

Abdel-Ati said the comparison between Egypt and Israel was unacceptable and unjustified

12:23, 10 June 2014 Tuesday

Syrian rebel commander warns of emerging warlords

Chief-of-staff of the FSA's Supreme Military Council said that Washington was bypassing the SMC in sending weapons directly to groups that were hard to control.

11:10, 27 May 2014 Tuesday

Philippine lawmakers ask court to halt new U S defence

Congressmen Neri Colmenares, Antonio Tinio, Terry Ridon, and Luz Ilagan and street activists led by Renato Reyes asked the Supreme Court for a temporary order to restrain implementation of the pact.

10:18, 22 May 2014 Thursday

Military ties will depend on Egypt's actions -U S general

Dempsey spoke of common Egyptian and U.S. interests in fighting militants, pointing to the growing threat in the Sinai peninsula and from the turmoil in neighboring Libya.

14:16, 20 May 2014 Tuesday

Amid Egypt rights abuses U S stalls over more military

Many Obama administration officials question the need to restore Egypt to its place as the premier U.S. partner in the Arab world

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