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US confirms Greece is seeking to buy F-35s amid tensions with Turkey

The US acknowledgment follows a report earlier this month that Athens formally requested to buy as many as 24 of the advanced fighter aircraft.

Jared Szuba | | Nov 30, 2020
al-monitor F-35B combat aircraft from the United States Marine Corps and the RAF prepare to refuel from an RAF Voyager aircraft over the North Sea on Oct. 08, 2020, in-flight above Scotland. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images.

Kushner to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar to try to mend Gulf rift

Jared Kushner's planned trip to the Gulf comes after the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist and a high-profile visit between Israel and Saudi Arabia's leaders.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Gulf relations | Nov 30, 2020
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Intel: Rights groups urge US to nix arms sales to UAE

The organizations warned the major weapons sale could contribute to further instability and violent conflict in the Middle East.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | | Nov 30, 2020
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Progressives divided over Biden’s expected pick for Pentagon chief

Michele Flournoy's stated openness to curtailing offensive weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates may have reduced opposition from progressive Democrats

Jared Szuba | | Nov 25, 2020
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US sanctions Libyan militia, leader loyal to Hifter

The US Treasury Department blacklisted the Kaniyat militia and Mohamed al-Kani over alleged human rights abuses.

Al-Monitor Staff | Sanctions | Nov 25, 2020
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