Qatar Leads in Safety and Security

Qatar Leads in Safety and Security

Qatar has sustained its global reputation for safety and security, ranking first among 118 countries, according to the 2019 report by Numbeo, the world’s largest…

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UAE Hosts Asia Cup 2019

UAE Hosts Asia Cup 2019

In a successful demonstration of security and logistics, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) hosted the Asian Cup in early 2019. Hundreds of players and thousands…

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Kuwaitis Train with Egyptians

Kuwaitis Train with Egyptians

Kuwaiti and Egyptian forces engaged in two simultaneous military drills in January 2019 called Al-Yarmouk 4 and Sabah 1.  Held for the first time between…

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Lebanese Military Gets U.S. Support

Lebanese Military Gets U.S. Support

The Lebanese Army received more than $100 million in upgrades to tanks and attack helicopters from the United States.  The package includes training for pilots…

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Jordan, France  Commit to Cooperation

Jordan, France Commit to Cooperation

French Defense Minister Florence Parly visited Jordan in late December 2018 to discuss bilateral security cooperation. Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Chairman of the Joint…

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Kazakhstan Widens Global Role

Kazakhstan Widens Global Role

Kazakhstan earned praise for its two-year stint as a nonpermanent member of the United Nations Security Council, a position from which it focused on counterterrorism,…

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Pakistani General Heads U.N. Mission

Pakistani General Heads U.N. Mission

A Pakistani general has been appointed commander of peacekeeping forces in Western Sahara, reaffirming the country’s support for such stabilization missions around the world. Maj….

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Kyrgyzstan Hosts the EU

Kyrgyzstan Hosts the EU

As part of a European Union focus on improving security in Central Asia, EU Special Representative to Central Asia Peter Burian visited Kyrgyzstan in November…

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Uzbek Defense Minister Meets U.S. Military Leaders

Uzbek Defense Minister Meets U.S. Military Leaders

Photos by TOM GAGNIER/U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND Solidifying his country’s security partnership with the United States, then-Uzbek Minister of Defense Gen. Lt. Abdusalom Azizov visited U.S….

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Tajik Police Receive Counterterrorism Training

Tajik Police Receive Counterterrorism Training

Tajikistan and the United States held their seventh annual bilateral consultations in Dushanbe in October 2018. These consultations allow both sides to discuss cooperation over…

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