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Saudi deals boosted US arms sales to record $66.3 billion in 2011

Saudi deals boosted US arms sales to record $66.3 billion in 2011

Saudi Arabia bought $33.4 bln in U.S. weapons; Russia, world's No. 2 supplier, sees sales nearly halved; French arms sales more than double

August 28, 2012 10:30
 
US signals possibility of arming Syrian rebels

US signals possibility of arming Syrian rebels

The United States appeared to open the door to eventually arming Syria's opposition, saying that if a political solution to the crisis was impossible it might have to consider other options.

February 22, 2012 12:40
 

Bahrain’s $53M arms deal with US hinges on human rights talks

The United States commended Bahrain on Friday for moving quickly to implement steps toward political reconciliation and said it was sending its chief human rights official to the island nation for further talks.

December 10, 2011 4:12
 
Making a killing

Making a killing

Despite a potential nuclear ban, weapons remain big business in the Middle East. But business overall will be better when this industry dies, says Sam Potter.

May 30, 2010 1:13
 
Top 10 arms buyers in the world

Top 10 arms buyers in the world

The UAE features fourth on the list compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which records the world’s biggest arms importers between 2005 and 2009.

March 22, 2010 6:46
 

UAE tops US arms buyers list in 2009

The UAE topped the list of arms buyers…

November 7, 2009 10:45
 
Terrorist arms cache unearthed

Terrorist arms cache unearthed

Saudi Arabian authorities have confiscated arms belonging to an Al-Qaeda linked militant group, Arab News reports.

November 2, 2009 9:41
 
Arming up

Arming up

Saudi has just introduced new laws allowing private companies to sell firearms. Is the kingdom arming itself?

October 18, 2009 4:14
 
The Middle East’s weapons of cash destruction

The Middle East’s weapons of cash destruction

Reports claim that Saudi and the UAE are spending huge amounts of money stockpiling military weapons. Why?

June 10, 2009 12:14
 
Armed to the teeth, Part I

Armed to the teeth, Part I

GCC states are stockpiling high-tech weapons. They say it’s for protection. This two part series looks at the potential conflicts in the region, and how regional governments are preparing for them.

October 20, 2008 12:14
 
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