Category Archives: Middle East

Could Egypt’s Military Still Accept a Muslim Brotherhood President?


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By delaying the announcement of presidential election results that had been expected on Thursday, Egypt’s ruling military junta may have signaled that it faces the same dilemma that has faced the Muslim Brotherhood since the fall…

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Syria: Map Of Events


The activist group SyriaUprising publishes this continually updated map of events in Syria: Color code: Blue markers: protests, Red: casualties Yellow: on strike Green: military action/other incidents The map appears to be update frequently by the SyrianUprising (Twitter: @SyriaUprising)

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Israel Plans To Get More F-35 Fighter Jets

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Israel has ordered 20 of the fifth-generation fighters in 2010 and is now contemplating to buy 20 more despite growing cost and delays in delivery. As part of a multi-year program to strengthen Israel’s defense, the government is expected to … Continue reading

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Royal Saudi Air Force Gets New Training Aircraft

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The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) substantially increases its number of pilot training systems by buying 22 Hawk and 55 Pilatus PC-21 trainers, Britain’s BAE and Pilatus of Switzerland have confirmed last month. The RSAF is already one of the … Continue reading

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Iran To Practice Closing Strait Of Hormuz During New Military Exercise

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Iranian media announced earlier this month that the navy of the Republican Guards will hold exercises around the Strait of Hormuz during which it will practice closing the vital sea-lane in the shortest possible time. Shortly after the Iranian Navy … Continue reading

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Lockheed To Produce Missile Defense Weapon System For U.A.E.

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Amid raising tensions in the Persian Gulf and around the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. company Lockheed Martin announced on 30 December its receipt of a contract to produce THAAD Missile Defense Systems for the United Arab Emirates. The deal, … Continue reading

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Middle East & Balkans News: 2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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