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US move to lift arms sale hold ‘will boost Bahrain ties’

The US decision to lift the hold on the sale of military items to Bahrain’s armed forces will ‘enhance ongoing security partnership as the kingdom continues to counter the mounting threat posed by terrorism and extremism in the regio

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Russia ‘keen to aid Bahrain in technical military sector’

Russia is ready to co-operate closely with Bahrain in the technical military field. This was announced as Russian Ambassador Vagif Garaev praised the level of relations between the two countries, highlighting the convergence of vi

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Military co-operation ‘vital for regional security’

Bahrain’s King Hamad stressed the importance of bolstering military co-operation with the GCC and other friendly countries to confront challenges and maintain regional security and stability. This came as His Majesty, the BD

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US Navy base in Bahrain may add more families

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

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Qatari couple charged in US with domestic staff abuse

A Qatari military official and his wife were charged by US prosecutors in Texas on Monday with withholding wages from two of their housekeepers from Indonesia and Bangladesh, forcing them to live in squalor and preventing them from leaving.

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Bahrain-Russia to step up military co-operation

Bahrain and Russia have agreed to step up military co-operation to promote stability in the region. The move was backed by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who said that there are even wider h

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Political reconciliation 'key to defeating Islamic State'

Islamic State (IS) militants cannot be defeated by military action alone, according to a leading expert. Mokhtar Lamani, who is former UN political representative in Syria and former Arab League representative in Iraq, said the te

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Egyptian warships arrive in Bahrain for joint drill

Egyptian warships and fighter aircraft arrived in Bahrain yesterday (April 21), to take part in the joint military exercise 'Hamad 1'. The drill, which engages Egyptian armed forces, reflects historic relations between the

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Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for arms

US President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said.

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Egypt, Saudi plan major military manoeuvre

Egypt said it and Saudi Arabia had discussed holding a "major military manoeuvre" in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf states, following talks on the progress of the three-week-old Saudi-led campaign of air strikes against the Houthis in Ye

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