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Beirut airport seizes 230 kg of Qatar-bound drugs

Lebanese customs officials discovered 230 kg of Captagon amphetamine pills hidden inside tables prepared for export to Qatar from Beirut international airport, the finance ministry said in a statement on Friday.  

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Seized arms ‘could obliterate Manama’

Explosives seized by Bahraini authorities when they intercepted a boat coming from Iran were enough to ‘obliterate Manama from existence’, it has emerged. The shocking revelation was made by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed

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Islamic state seizes oil field in central Syria

Islamic State fighters have seized an oil field in a vast desert area of central Syria where the army has been battling to regain ground from the ultra hardline militants, a group monitoring the conflict said on Monday.  

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Kuwait seizes arms, holds suspects in militant plot

Kuwait authorities seized a huge arms cache smuggled from Iraq and hidden beneath houses near the border, arresting three suspected members of a militant cell that was plotting to destabilise the country, local media said.  

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Huge quantity of heroin seized by Bahrain naval forces

A Bahrain-based naval force has seized 981kg of highly purified heroin from drug smugglers off Africa's east coast. The drugs were heading for Tanzania when they were intercepted by naval forces during an operation that lasted

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$526m worth drugs seized in Bahrain sting op

A massive drug haul with an estimated street value of BD200 million ($526.7 million) has been seized by Bahraini authorities. The smuggling operation, considered the largest in the region, was foiled by the Interior Ministry's

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Iranian forces fire warning shots, seize US cargo ship

Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. US planes and a destroyer were

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Kurds retake oil facility in North Iraq, 15 workers still missing

Kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk which Islamic State insurgents seized earlier, but the fate of 15 employees remained unclear.   Two officials from

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Bahrain naval force seizes drugs worth $132m

A Bahrain-based naval force has seized drugs worth millions of dollars from a dhow sailing off the coast of East Africa. A total of 324kg of heroin with a street value of $132 million was confiscated by the Combined Maritime Force

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$130m fake mobiles seized in Dubai

More than 60,000 fake mobiles worth Dh48 million ($130.6 million) were seized from August 9 to 23 by Dubai Police’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), said a report. The CID’s Anti-Economic Crime Department reco

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