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Arms deals with Egypt continue, US says

WASHINGTON: US arms sales to Egypt have been unaffected by the uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February, the Pentagon official in charge of carrying out such programs said on Friday. "We continue to do with Egypt what we were doing before the Arab Spring if you will," Vice Admiral William Landay, head of …


$60B arms deal with Saudi Arabia goes through

WASHINGTON: A $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that raised eyebrows among pro-Israeli lawmakers was expected to be a done deal at midnight Friday. The Defense Department notified Congress of the plan last month, and lawmakers had 30 days to try to block or amend the deal. Without loud objections voiced by Israel, the …


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