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Diplomats, UN staff flee Yemen amid heavy fighting

Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen and the United Nations pulled out international staff on Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.

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US 'looking to Oman as logistics hub'

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

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BAE wins $5.2bn UK naval contracts

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

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France wins $1.35bn navy deal in Egypt

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

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Record drugs bust for Bahrain-based CMF

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)

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US 'committed to Bahrain, region'

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

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US navy seizes Libya rebel oil tanker

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

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Libyan navy stops oil export from mutinous port

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

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Bahrain unearths plot to bomb US Navy base

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

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Bridge project at US base to be ready soon

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,

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