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Is Turkey preparing to replace US military base in Qatar?

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Few days ago, Qatar signed an agreement with Turkey to establish a naval base which will include a training center for maritime patrols and monitoring. In addition, 60,000 Turkish soldiers will be deployed across four military bases abroad in accordance with a new 2022 military plan set by the Turkish ministry of defense. Two of these bases are in Qatar. What is the purpose of these bases and why Turkey is interested in Qatar at this time? Moving the base Though there are some unequivocal ...

Shehab Al-Makahleh

Saudi Crown Prince discusses anti-terror efforts with UK Defense Secretary

Friday, 9 March 2018

Saudi Crown Prince reviewed with the UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson the means of strategic cooperation and developing defense, military and anti-terrorism efforts on Friday at the North Holt Air Base. Upon the arrival of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the military base, Typhoon fighter jets performed a fly-past to welcome him, along with a guard of honor while the national anthems were played. The meeting reviewed bilateral relations and areas of strategic cooperation between ...

Want to be a female soldier in Saudi Arabia’s military? Here are the rules

Monday, 26 February 2018

The Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry’s General Security division has started accepting applications of women interested in joining the military as soldiers. The position is available in seven different areas of the kingdom including Riyadh, Mecca, Madina, al-Qusaim, Asir, al-Bahah and the Eastern Province. According to the security division, the applicants must be of Saudi origin and upbringing with the exception of women who lived abroad due to their fathers’ government work. The ...

Saudi Arabia opens soldier rank positions for women in seven regions

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Saudi’s General Security division announced that soldier rank positions will be available for Saudi women in different regions including Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qusaim and al-Madina. The conditions to apply include that the woman has to be of Saudi origin and to have been brought up in the kingdom, with the exception of women who lived with their fathers abroad due to a government-related responsibility. They also need to be between the ages of 25-35 with a minimum of a high school education. ...

Soldiers murdered 10 captured Rohingya, says Myanmar military

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Myanmar’s military said its soldiers had murdered 10 captured Muslim “terrorists” during insurgent attacks at the beginning of September, after Buddhist villagers had forced the captured men into a grave they had dug. “Villagers and members of the security forces have confessed that they committed murder,” the military said in a statement on Wednesday. It was a rare admission of wrongdoing by the Myanmar military during its operations in the western state of Rakhine ...

US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. While the Army’s mission is generally to “attack and destroy,” the cyber troops have a slightly different goal, said Colonel Robert Ryan, who commands a Hawaii-based combat team. “Not everything is destroy. How can I influence by non-kinetic means? How can I reach up and create confusion ...

Saudi Crown Prince meets British senior defense advisor to the Middle East

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister met in Riyadh on Wednesday with outgoing senior British military advisor to the Middle East Lt Gen Tom Beckett and his successor Ly Gen John Lorimer. The Crown Prince welcomed Gen Lorimer and congratulated him on his new position wishing him success. He also thanked Gen Beckett for his efforts in developing defense relations between the two countries during his tenure. During the meeting, military cooperation between ...

Former Al-Udeid US general: ‘If Qatar doesn’t shape up, US can ship out’

Friday, 1 December 2017

It’s time to end the Washington myth that the United States must tread carefully in confronting Qatar over its support for terrorism in order to avoid losing access to a strategic US air base, according to a high-ranked general who assisted in setting up the new air operations hub at Al-Udeid Air Base near Doha in 2001. In an op-ed published by Fox News, Charles Wald, a retired US Air Force general and former deputy commander of the US European Command, said that Qatar has a choice to make ...

VIDEO: Egypt raids militants responsible for Western Desert attack

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Egypt’s air force killed a large number of militants responsible for a deadly attack on a police convoy 10 days ago, the military said on Tuesday following an air raid on the militant’s base. The raid, the second in a week targeting militants behind the Oct. 21 attack, was coordinated with police and based on intelligence about the location of their hideout, the military statement said. Three security sources said at the time that at least 52 police officers and conscripts were ...

Saudi-Iraqi military talks held in Riyadh

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Iraqi Defense Ministry said that Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman Al-Ghanmi headed a high-level military delegation on Monday for a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of his Saudi counterpart General Abdul Rahman Al-Bunyan, Chief of Staff of the Saudi Armed Forces. The visit was the first of its kind in decades for a senior Iraqi military official, according to Alsharq Alawsaat newpaper. The visit aimed to “discuss important issues through cooperation ...

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