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UAE enacts mandatory military service law Subscription

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

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

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Al-Sisi resigns from army to run for presidency Subscription

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Male nationals who evade national service will not be eligible for jobs

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