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Bahrain-Russia to step up military co-operation

Bahrain and Russia have agreed to step up military co-operation to promote stability in the region. The move was backed by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who said that there are even wider h

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Political reconciliation 'key to defeating Islamic State'

Islamic State (IS) militants cannot be defeated by military action alone, according to a leading expert. Mokhtar Lamani, who is former UN political representative in Syria and former Arab League representative in Iraq, said the te

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Egyptian warships arrive in Bahrain for joint drill

Egyptian warships and fighter aircraft arrived in Bahrain yesterday (April 21), to take part in the joint military exercise 'Hamad 1'. The drill, which engages Egyptian armed forces, reflects historic relations between the

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Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for arms

US President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said.

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Egypt, Saudi plan major military manoeuvre

Egypt said it and Saudi Arabia had discussed holding a "major military manoeuvre" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, following talks on the progress of the three-week-old Saudi-led campaign of air strikes against the Houthis in Ye

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Idex showcases UAE military technologies at Brazil expo

The International Defence Exhibition and Conferences (Idex) is showcasing UAE’s modern military technology to a global audience of multi-national defence and security organisations at the LAAD Defence and Security International Exhibition

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Bahrain pledges continued support to Yemen

Bahrain has pledged to continue its role in the military campaign in Yemen until it regains its security and stability and its people are protected from the terrorist Houthi militias. "Operation Decisive Storm was necessary t

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Bahraini MPs back military action in Yemen

Bahraini Members of Parliament (MPs) have planned to draw up new legislation to combat sectarianism spread by supporters of Yemen's Houthi militias. They also backed strict action taken by the Interior Ministry against people

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Saudi-led air strikes target fresh Houthi military advance

Saudi-led air forces struck a convoy of Yemeni Houthi fighters advancing on Aden from the east on Saturday, residents said, and the Saudi navy evacuated diplomats from the southern port city. The Iranian-allied Shi'ite Muslim

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With Yemen strikes, Saudis show growing independence from US

Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, US officials said, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate for perceived US disengagement. The Mid

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