Egypt's Islamic State affiliate said on Thursday (July 16) it fired a rocket at an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Israel and the Gaza Strip.
The militant group Sin
More American military families could soon descend on Bahrain as the US Navy base in Juffair continues to expand.
The number of US personnel in the country has increased by more than a quarter – from 6,500 to 8,300 – i
A US Navy sailor has fallen to his death from a seventh-floor apartment balcony in Juffair, Bahrain.
The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday (May 16) and an investigation has been launched by Bahraini and US authorities,
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fired warning shots over Singapore-flagged cargo vessel in international waters in the Gulf on Thursday, prompting the cargo vessel to flee into UAE's territorial waters, a US official told Reuters,
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.
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