TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Israel has completed testing on Elbit Systems' SkyShield that protects commercial aircraft against surface-to-air missiles, one of a trio of advanced military systems the Jewish state has unveiled in recent weeks.
TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Libya's oil production has tumbled to around 230,000 barrels per day after armed groups shut down the el Sharara oil field in the Murzuq desert in the southwest, adding to a crippling seven-month oil crisis centered in the rebellious east.
CAIRO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Russia's discussions with Egypt on a $3 billion arms deal underlines a major drive by Moscow to boost arms sales in the Middle East as it strives to upgrade its once powerful defense industry with a 10-year, $755 billion spending program.
TRIPOLI, Libya, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Eastern separatists blockading three of Libya's oil export terminals say the six-month-old crisis crippling the country's energy industry could be resolved within weeks. But there's little sign of any breakthrough.
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