Iran unveils new air defense weaponry as regional tensions ramp up News

BEIRUT: Six Hezbollah and Amal Movement members were killed in an Israeli shelling early Friday morning in southern Lebanon. Israeli warplanes raided the towns of Qantara, Deir Seryan and the vicinity of Wadi Saluki. The raid on a house in Qantara killed three Amal Movement members: Ali Hassan Issa from the town of Jibchit, Mohammed … Read more

Defense Show: Alakran mortar system to be made in Saudi Arabia News

For eight consecutive years, the International Institute for Iranian Studies has published its prominent Annual Strategic Report, offering its esteemed readership a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of world dynamics, whether in the political, military, security or economic spheres.  With each year, Rasanah has expanded its scope of discussion, covering new regions — trying to keep … Read more

US defense chief Austin hospitalized again: Pentagon News

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was hospitalized again on Sunday, a Pentagon spokesman said, this time “for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue,” weeks after a previous stay he controversially kept secret. Austin effectively vanished from the public eye in late December and early January after suffering complications from treatment for a prostate … Read more

Defense minister reiterates Saudi commitment to achieving political solution in Yemen News

Ali Al-Hazmi was elected to the board of directors of the Saudi Journalists Association on Jan. 28. The Saudi Journalists Association, established in 2003, is a licensed civil society body and serves as an umbrella entity for the nation’s media professionals. Al-Hazmi has extensive experience in electronic journalism, media tracks, Saudi journalism, media technologies, and … Read more

Saudi, Indian defense ministers look to boost cooperation News

DHAHRAN: The first thing that strikes you when you meet the creative duo Fatimah Al-Dubais and her artist husband Mohammad Al-Madan is how much they love merging Japanese aesthetics with Saudi sensibilities. It would not be unusual for one to have an engaging conversation with them about Japanese-related matters while they each keep their hands … Read more

Saudi women should harness their inner ‘superhero’ to thrive in defense industry, says Rolls-Royce executive News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index closed at 12,024.91 on Monday, gaining 62.19 points, or 0.52 percent.    The parallel market, Nomu, also surged 469.05 points, or 1.86 percent, to conclude the day at 25,650.52. Additionally, the MSCI Tadawul 30 Index increased 7.72 points, or 0.50 percent, to finish at 1,561.24.The main index posted a … Read more

Defense Space Arena becomes key highlight of WDS News

Saudi women should harness their inner ‘superhero’ to thrive in defense industry, says Rolls-Royce executive RIYADH: Being a woman in the defense industry is not a hurdle but a superpower, bringing diverse perspectives to the table, according to a senior official at Rolls-Royce. The company’s Middle East Senior Vice President Cate Wilkinson brought a wealth of experience … Read more

Thales aims to double presence in Saudi Arabia, focus on defense and cybersecurity: CEO  News

Saudi Arabia’s first dedicated savings bond for individuals – ‘Sah’ – offering 5.64% yield RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has launched the subscription to its first savings product dedicated to individuals – Sah –  with a yield reaching 5.64 percent on the first issuance. Registration for the Islamic-compliant bond, issued by the Ministry of Finance, started on … Read more

Saudi, UK defense ministers discuss cooperation at WDS 2024 in Riyadh News

RIYADH: Saudi Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with his British counterpart Grant Shapps on Sunday on the sidelines of the World Defense Show 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Press Agency reported. The meeting focused on the strategic partnership between Saudi Arabia and the UK. The two officials discussed cooperation in the defense sector and … Read more

Saudi defense minister inaugurates World Defense Show 2024 News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s strategic location at the crossroads of multiple continents, coupled with its abundant natural resources, has allowed the nation to garner a position of “influence” within the global military industry, said the governor of the General Authority for Military Industries. Ahmed Al-Ohali was speaking at the inauguration of the World Defense Show in … Read more