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Egypt and Sudan have agreed to support Libya's military as the nation’s parliament struggles to retake control of the country’s two biggest cities

Egypt and Sudan agree to support Libya’s military Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

About 65 have died so far in battle to take control of Benghazi

Libya's prime minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, has accused Qatar of arming Islamist militias

Libya accuses Qatar of arming Islamists Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni says planes delivered weapons to militias

US army to build $1.7bn hospital in Kuwait

US army to build $1.7bn hospital in Kuwait Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Army Corps of Engineers will oversee development of medical facilities for armed forces

UAE enacts mandatory military service law Subscription

8 June 2014 | By

Military service will be required for all Emiratis aged between 18 and 30

Middle East defence spending to hit $920bn by 2020 Subscription

1 May 2014 | By

Saudi Arabia and UAE to benefit most from defence deals, IHS forecasts

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Qatar Armed Forces

Doha to ramp up defence spending Subscription

14 April 2014 | By

Qatar has introduced compulsory national service alongside a steep rise in defence spending in a bid to expand and modernise its relatively small armed forces

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Kuwait: Military equipment Subscription

18 October 2014 | By

Supply of military equipment radiators

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