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US carrier’s pull-out ‘won’t hinder IS fight’

Military operations against Islamic State (IS) militants conducted by the US and a coalition of countries, including Bahrain, will not be affected by a high-profile aircraft carrier’s withdrawal from the region, claim officials. This wil

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US military to step up drone flights by 2019

The US military plans to widen its surveillance and firepower in conflict zones worldwide, including in Ukraine and the South China Sea, with a major expansion of US drone flights, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Pentagon pl

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12 feared killed in Pakistani air ambulance crash

A Pakistani military helicopter being used as an air ambulance crashed near the northern district of Mansehra on Thursday, and the 12 people on board were feared dead, military officials said.   Two security offi

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Egypt extends military mandate in Gulf, Red Sea

The Egyptian government extended by six months the deployment of "some elements of the armed forces" outside Egypt's borders to defend national and Arab security in the Gulf, Red Sea and the Strait of Mandeb, state news agency MENA

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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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