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 World News: Middle East & Africa

  1. After five years, Egypt will be receiving 10 Apaches that have been on order. Boeing

    Egypt Expects Apache Delivery in Two Weeks

    The Egyptian military is expected to receive delivery of 10 AH-64D Block II Apache Longbow helicopters within the coming two weeks, according to Egyptian military sources.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  2. New Challenges: A US soldier participates in the Shared Accord military exercise with South African troops. US Army Africa

    In Shift to Africa, US Troops Find Complicated Relationships

    Lt. Col. Lee Magee had been on the ground in Africa for less than four days when the call came in to gather his troops and get on a plane to South Sudan.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  3. Factory Fresh: A new factory in Mozambique operated by DynCorp International and its partner OTT Technologies Mozambique has rolled out its first Puma M36 4x4 armored personnel carriers. OTT Technologies

    Foreign Firms Chase African Deals With New Facilities

    In just the past three months, five global defense companies have announced plans to open factories, maintenance facilities and marketing offices in four southern and east African countries.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  4. Prince Bandar Bin Sultan has been replaced as the Saudi Arabian intelligence chief. Hassan Ammar/Agence France-Presse

    Saudi Intel Chief Relieved of Duties

    The Saudi Arabian intelligence chief, Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, has been 'exempted from his duties' today, according to a Royal decree issued by King Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  5. Flying a Different Flag: The Turkish frigate Gelibolu, the ex-Reid, approaches Doha, Qatar, on March 24. A number of foreign navies are eager to acquire ex-US Navy frigates, but politics is preventing some allies, like Turkey, from receiving any more. Christopher P. Cavas/Staff

    New US Frigate Transfer Bill Advances

    The US Navy's frigate force is rapidly shrinking as the 1980s-era ships are taken out of service. The Navy would love to transfer the ships to friendly nations for further service, and several nations are eager to have them.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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