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Gulf naval drill highlights mine risk to shipping

A major international naval drill being conducted in the Gulf has highlighted real concerns about the potential risk to global shipping from mines planted at sea, a report said. Military chiefs have been quick to play down suggest

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41 nations take part in Gulf naval exercise

One of the biggest naval exercises in the Gulf began yesterday with 41 nations taking part, reflecting concerns that the one of the world's most important waterways, is vulnerable to mines, a report said. The International Min

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'Preventing war with Iran biggest challenge'

Preventing a war with Iran will be one of the biggest challenges facing the US naval forces in Bahrain, a senior military official said. New Fifth Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Bill Gortney said on Saturday that avoiding a "miscalculation"

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