A US Navy chief has hinted of future plans to move away from using ports in the Gulf such as Bahrain so as to bypass the problematic Strait of Hormuz.
Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander of the Fifth Fleet and US Naval Forces Cent
Babcock International and BAE Systems have won contracts worth a total of 3.2 billion pounds ($5.2 billion) to maintain British warships, submarines and naval bases for the next five years.
The agreements secured 7,500 jobs across
France has secured its first major military contract in Egypt in about 20 years with a 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion) deal to sell four naval frigates, a French diplomatic source said on Saturday.
Paris and Cairo have enjoyed clo
More than a tonne of heroin, with a street value of around BD86 million ($226 million), was confiscated during a joint operation by the British and Australian navies operating under the banner of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)
The US has a long-term commitment to Bahrain and the region, a senior American naval officer has said.
"We have been here for more than 63 years and we look forward to a nice long time in the future as well," US Naval Fo
US Navy Seals boarded and took control of an oil tanker late on Sunday that had was seized earlier this month at a Libyan port by three armed men, the US Department of Defense said.
No one was hurt in the boarding operation, appro
The Libyan navy has prevented an oil tanker from loading crude at the eastern port of Es-Sider which has been seized by protesters, state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Monday.
"The Libyan navy....dealt on Sunday with a
A plot to bomb the US Navy Base in Bahrain, two Royal palaces and the airport was revealed yesterday during the trial of five alleged terrorists.
Prosecutors claim a terror cell, made up of five men, planned to target key establis
Work on a major bridge connecting the US Navy base with the military port in Mina Salman is expected to complete next month.
The military project is part of a major $580 million expansion of the Naval Support Activity in Juffair,
A top US Navy official has revealed plans to boost US naval operations in Bahrain.
Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert said there were plans to bring two more coastal patrol ships in spring, along with a long-te