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US Navy backing British ships in Strait of Hormuz

US Navy warships have begun accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz as a result of Iran's detention of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship last week, the Pentagon said on Monday. Army Col

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US sends more warships near Yemen

The US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the US maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict. The

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Iran deploys warships off Yemen's coast

Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, state media reported, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement. The A

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India clears $8bn warships project

India's government has cleared a $8 billion plan to build the country's most advanced warships, defence sources said, just months after ordering new submarines to close the gap with the Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean. Si

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US, UK send warships to help Philippine relief efforts

The United States is sending an aircraft carrier to the Philippines to help speed up relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach more devastated tow

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Iran's warships dock in Sudan

  Two Iranian warships docked in Sudan on Monday, Iran's official Irna news agency reported, less than a week after Khartoum accused Israel of attacking an arms factory in the Sudanese capital.  

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US, allies launch massive war games in Gulf

  Warships from around the world are being assembled in the Gulf for what the US military described as the most widely attended international naval exercise ever held in the Middle East.   The exerc

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Iran to build more ships, boost naval presence

The Iranian navy has announced plans to build more warships and increase its presence in international waters at a time of growing tension in the Middle East over Tehran's nuclear programme. Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari s

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Warships in E Mediterranean ‘at any moment’

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Israel could not do whatever it wanted in the eastern Mediterranean and that Turkish warships could be there at any moment. 'Israel cannot do whatever it wants in the eastern Medit

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Israel sends extra warships to patrol Red Sea

Israel said it had sent two extra warships to patrol the Red Sea but it downplayed reports that they were connected to an Egyptian sweep of the Sinai peninsula for militants. A military official said the deployment was routine but dec

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