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Qatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels

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At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar is covertly training moderate Syrian rebels with U.S. help to fight both President Bashar al-Assad...

Libyan PM accuses Qatar of sending planes with weapons to Tripoli

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Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Sunday Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons to a Tripoli airport controlled...

New IATA chairman

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Calin Rovinescu, president and chief executive of Air Canada, is the new chairman of IATA (International Air Transport Association). He succeeds Richard H...

Qatar buys helicopters, missiles in $23 billion arms deals

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Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co,...

Border security system in Qatar now in operation

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Airbus Defence and Space has finalised the deployment of the National Security Shield (NSS) to the Qatar Ministry of Interior and Armed Forces, covering...

Border security system in Qatar now in operation

Airbus Defence and Space has finalised the deployment of the National Security Shield to the Qatar Ministry of Interior and Armed Forces.Airbus Defence and...

Dubai Airshow roundup

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Within 3 hours of opening, the Dubai Airshow achieved record breaking order book, reaching US$162.6bn and surpassing its previous record of US$155bn...

Libya may get ex-UAE Mirage 2000s

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Libya may procure the United Arab Emirates' 68 Mirage 2000 fighters once the UAE replaces them with Rafales. Brigadier General Abdel-Moneim said Ayad,...

Qatar orders 27 military vehicles from Renault

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The Qatari Internal Security Forces (ISF) have ordered 22 HIGUARD (MRAP) and five Sherpa light APCs from Renault Trucks Defence. Renault announced...

Gulf states court cash-strapped Morocco with investment

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Sovereign wealth funds from Qatar and Kuwait led pledges to invest almost $3 billion in cash-strapped Morocco, cementing ties between Arab monarchies...

Libya U.N. envoy says Qatar arming Islamists

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Libya's United Nations envoy Mohammed Abdel Rahman Shalgam accused Qatar of providing weapons and money to Libyan Islamists and told the fellow...

Finmeccanica deals eyed as Italian minister visits Qatar

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Italian junior defence minister Guido Crosetto leaves for Qatar on a visit during which he is hoping to help sell M346 military...

Qatari government confirms it sent soldiers to Libya

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Qatar has announced that it had sent hundreds of soldiers to assist Libyan rebels in overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi and his regime. Qatar...

Assad under pressure from Qatar embassy closure, EU

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Diplomatic pressure mounted on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after Qatar, previously a major supporter, shut its embassy in Damascus and the European...

African Union welcomes Eritrea, Djibouti mediation deal

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The African Union recently lent support to a mediation agreement between Eritrea and Djibouti, whose bitter border standoff is seen as potentially...

Wealthy Qatar to bid as Sudan conflict mediator: analysis

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Sudanese rebel leaders, far from the war in Darfur, whiled away their free time in recent months smoking fruit-flavoured waterpipes and dining...

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