Qatar plans to buy US Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters in an arms deal worth about USD 11 billion, senior Pentagon officials said on Monday.
The United States has about 1,500 US troops in Jordan and they will remain there until the security situation improves, the White House told Congress on Friday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the US will continue to provide two Patriot missile batteries in Turkey for another year as part of that country`s air defenses while the civil war rages on in Syria.
Pre-empting North Korean attack risk in wake of the heightened tension over Korean peninsula, Japan has deployed Patriot missiles near capital Tokyo, officials said Tuesday.
The first of six Patriot missile batteries being deployed along Turkey`s border with Syria has been declared operational by NATO.
The Dutch Cabinet is expected to announce approval Friday contingent on parliamentary approval.
A Japanese naval transport ship has delivered Patriot missile interceptor systems to the southern island of Ishigaki.
NATO on Wednesday approved the deployment of Patriot anti-missiles along border with Syria.
Syria is believed to have several hundred ballistic surface-to-surface missiles capable of carrying chemical warheads.
Last Wednesday, Turkey placed a formal request to NATO for deploying Patriot missiles along the Syrian border.
Turkey`s government requested the deployment of NATO`s Patriot surface-to-air missiles to bolster its defenses along its border with Syria.
Poland`s decision to deploy a battery of US Patriot missiles just 100 kilometres from the Russian border is neither political nor strategic, the Polish Defence Minister said on Wednesday.
Day in Pics: 29th January
Showbiz World - January 29, 2015
Beating Retreat ceremony