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  • Nigerian Air Force buying new fighters, choppers Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    ABUJA, Nigeria— The chief of Nigeria's air force says it is buying new fighter jets and helicopters. The air force has been pivotal in an offensive to curb an Islamic uprising in the northeast with near-daily bombing raids on insurgent hideouts in forests and caves along the border with Cameroon.

  • Egypt arrests former Al-Jazeera freelance reporter Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    CAIRO— Egyptian authorities arrested a journalist Wednesday who worked for the Al-Jazeera satellite news network and other Islamist media for allegedly inciting and taking part in violence, the country's official news agency reported.

  • Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:14 AM ET

    BEIJING— The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, with U.S. And he said America will protect Japan, the Philippines and other allies locked in disputes with China, as laid out in U.S. treaty obligations.

  • *Ukraine says Russia playing out "Crimean scenario" in east. NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters)- Brent crude oil dropped by $1 on Monday, snapping a two-day rise and taking U.S. crude with it after Libyan rebels occupying four eastern oil ports agreed to end an eight-month blockade, raising the prospect of increased supply to world markets.

  • TRIPOLI, April 7- Libya's Zueitina oil port prepared on Monday to load crude on tankers after the government reached a deal with rebels to reopen four terminals that insurgents have occupied since summer.

  • The Defense Department decided it could skip further orders for Boeing's F/A-18 fighter jets and EA-18G electronic attack planes after concluding that a halt in their production would not jeopardize suppliers for other big weapons programs, said Elana Broitman, the Pentagon's top industrial base official.

  • BENGHAZI/ TRIPOLI, Libya, April 3- Libya has seen evidence of "good intentions" at indirect talks with eastern rebels which could lead to the lifting of their blockage of major oil ports within days, a government minister said on Thursday.

  • BENGHAZI, Libya, April 3- Libya has seen "good intentions" at indirect talks with eastern rebels which might lead to the lifting of their blockage of major oil ports within days, acting oil minister Omar Shakmak said on Thursday. It was later boarded by U.S. commandos and returned to Libya, killing hopes of the rebels to sell oil.

  • U.S. Marines aim to move ahead with new combat vehicle Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 9:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 2- The U.S. Marine Corps aims to kick off a competition for a new wheeled amphibious combat vehicle in coming months, with a formal request for proposals likely to follow in fiscal year 2015, a Marine Corps spokesman said Wednesday.

  • TRIPOLI, April 2- Libya could finalise an agreement in two to three days with rebels to reopen vital oil ports, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, bolstering hopes for an end to an eight-month stalemate that has dried up oil revenue.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Both the Lockheed Martin Corp and Austal versions of the U.S. Navy's new coastal warship performed well in a major war game last week and surprised some "enemies" with their capabilities, a top Navy admiral said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Both the Lockheed Martin Corp and Austal versions of the U.S. Navy's new coastal warship performed well in a major war game last week and surprised some "enemies" with their capabilities, a top Navy admiral said on Tuesday.

  • TRIPOLI, April 1- A rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed with the government to end its seizure of vital oil ports within days, a senior leader told Reuters on Tuesday, raising hopes for an end to an eight-month stalemate that has dried up state income and fuelled chaos.

  • TRIPOLI, April 1- A rebel group in eastern Libya has agreed with the government to end its seizure of vital oil export ports within days, a senior leader told Reuters on Tuesday, raising hopes to end an eight-month stalemate drying up state income and fuelling chaos.

  • *Russia pulls back some troops from near Ukraine's eastern frontier. LONDON, April 1- Brent crude slipped towards $107 on Tuesday due to lacklustre manufacturing data from China and Europe and the possibility of a jump in supplies from Libya after rebels blocking eastern oil ports hinted at a deal with Tripoli.

  • Putin trying to intimidate US & NATO: Expert     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    Discussing Putin's logic and what's behind today's buildup of Russian troops outside the borders of Ukraine, with Heather Conley, Center for Strategic and International Studies director, and Reva Bhalla, Stratfor VP global analysis.

  • Ukraine requests military assistance     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Russian troops may be amassing outside the border of Ukraine.

  • DOHA, March 27- Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co, Airbus and other arms makers as the Gulf state accelerates its military build-up. The weapons purchases include large deals with Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and others.

  • *Boeing gets contract for 24 Apache attack helicopters. DOHA, March 27- Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co, Airbus and other arms makers as the Gulf state accelerates its military build-up.

  • TRIPOLI, March 27- Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig knew he was trapped when dozens of fighters armed with rifles boarded his tanker just off a rebel-held port on Libya's coast.

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