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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

Al-Sisi resigns from army to run for presidency Subscription

27 March 2014 | By

Elections due to start on 30 March

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