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Rheinmetall contributing to Halcon air defence missile

Rheinmetall has contributed to the United Arab Emirates’ first air defence missile, the Halcon SkyKnight. The SkyKnight was unveiled at the IDEX show in the...

UAE orders Seeker 400 UAVs for its Presidential Guard

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces have ordered a Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system for the Presidential Guard. The order was announced by...

UAE announces $2 billion in defence contracts, confirms Saab GlobalEye deal

The United Arab Emirates armed forces on Monday announced at the Abu Dhabi defence exhibition it had signed defence contracts worth 7.293 billion dirhams...

UAE’s Hope Probe enters Mars orbit in first Arab mission

The United Arab Emirates’ first mission to Mars reached the red planet and successfully inserted itself into its orbit on Tuesday following a seven-month...

Sudan’s last democratically elected PM dies from COVID-19

Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s last democratically elected leader and the great-grandson of the messianic figure who fought the British in the 19th century, has died...

US approves $23.37 billion advanced arms sale to UAE, Pompeo says

The Trump administration told Congress on Tuesday it had approved the US sale of more than $23 billion in advanced weapons systems, including F-35...

Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead

Libya’s warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement...

UAE cabinet ratifies accord to Israel ahead of official visit

The cabinet of the United Arab Emirates on Monday approved an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel that was signed in Washington...

UAE official says Turkish base in Qatar destabilises region

Turkey’s army in Qatar is an element of instability in the Gulf region, a senior official of the United Arab Emirates has said, adding...

Sudan to discuss removal from US terrorism list in UAE

Sudanese officials will discuss the removal of their country from a US list of state sponsors of terror with US officials during a visit...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...