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Staff of US base in Bahrain facing layoffs

Around 100 civilian staff working at the US Navy Fifth Fleet could lose their jobs as America prepares to apply defence budget cuts of $85 billion, a report said. Others will also be forced to take up to 22 days off without pay th

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Staff of US base in Bahrain facing layoffs

Around 100 civilian staff working at the US Navy Fifth Fleet could lose their jobs as America prepares to apply defence budget cuts of $85 billion, a report said. Others will also be forced to take up to 22 days off without pay th

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Cyprus ‘safe for visitors despite blast’

Visitors to Cyprus have nothing to fear despite an explosion at a naval base yesterday (July 11) that killed 12 people, officials claimed. Dozens of others were injured in the blast, which took place at the Evangelos Florakis base in Zygi

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Pakistan retakes naval base after attack

Troops recaptured a Pakistani naval air force base on Monday after a 16-hour battle with as few as six Taliban gunmen who had launched their brazen attack to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden. The assault casts fresh doubt on the milit

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UAE opens new naval base

The UAE has opened a naval base on its east coast that would allow it to bypass the Strait of Hormuz if Iran were ever to close the strategic waterway, according to local media reports. The new base is located in the emirate of Fujairah, a

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French naval base in Abu Dhabi?

France and Abu Dhabi are set to sign an agreement granting France a permanent naval base in the Gulf Arab emirate, a report said. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is due to visit the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday and the Le Monde newspap

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