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Emir, Putin vow to bolster ties

Emir, Putin vow to bolster ties

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed ways to strengthen bilateral co-operation in several fields, including defence, energy, economy, investment ...

Saudi intercepts missile over Riyadh

Saudi intercepts missile over Riyadh

The Saudi air force intercepted a missile over the northeastern part of the capital Riyadh last night, Saudi state television said.

No move to leave Udeid airbase: US

No move to leave Udeid airbase: US

Two leading US defence entities have refuted the reports that the Americans are planning to leave the Al Udeid Airbase in Qatar.

Record deals signed at Dimdex 2018

Record deals signed at Dimdex 2018

The Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (Dimdex 2018) concluded on Wednesday, attracting close to 13,000 visitors over three days ...

Deals give a huge fillip to Qatar defence and security

Deals give a huge fillip to Qatar defence and security

The quest for Qatar’s self-sufficiency in defence and security has received a major boost with Barzan Holdings signing multiple agreements with leading international companies on Wednesday.

Canadian PM gets bear hug from India's Modi

Canadian PM gets bear hug from India's Modi

Trudeau and Modi are scheduled to hold delegation-level talks later in the day during which they are expected to discuss trade and investment, defence ties, climate change and cooperation in civil nuclear energy, Indian diplomats said.

US urges Turkey to refocus its Syria fight against IS

US urges Turkey to refocus its Syria fight against IS

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has appealed to Turkey to concentrate its fight in Syria against the Islamic State group as tensions mount between the two NATO allies over Ankara's operation ...

Greek, Turkish vessels collide again amid Cyprus gas row

Greek, Turkish vessels collide again amid Cyprus gas row

A Greek and a Turkish patrol boat again collided near a disputed islet group in the Aegean, the Greek navy said Tuesday, as a Turkey-EU row unfolded over Cyprus.

NATO chief warns EU over defence pact

NATO chief warns EU over defence pact

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday warned the EU its new defence cooperation pact must not undermine the alliance, as US officials voiced fresh concerns about the flagship initiative.

Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 in latest post-coup purges

Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 in latest post-coup purges

The Turkish government on Sunday ordered the sacking of more than 2,700 people working in public institutions over alleged links to ‘terror’ groups, in the latest round of purges since last year's failed coup.

Japan to beef up missile defence system against North Korea

Japan to beef up missile defence system against North Korea

Japan's government on Tuesday approved the introduction of the US military's land-based Aegis missile interceptor system, beefing up its defence against ‘serious’ and ‘imminent’ North Korea threats.

Scorpene-class submarine joins Indian Navy, first of six

Scorpene-class submarine joins Indian Navy, first of six

The submarine INS Kalvari was built by the Goa-based Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) with technological collaboration from French industrial group DCNS, which specialises in naval defence.