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Maritime force to tackle piracy problems in the Gulf

Calls have gone out to establish a special maritime force to tackle growing problems of pirates attacking fishermen working in the Gulf region. Bahrain Fishermen Union chief executive Mohamed Al Faraj supported a proposal submitted to the Unit

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Putin orders creation of new military reserve force

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new reserve armed force as part of steps to improve training and military readiness at a time of international tensions with the West over Ukraine. The new reserve for

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Arab ministers to form unified military force

Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt agreed a draft resolution yesterday (March 26) to form a unified military force, in a move aimed at countering growing regional security threats. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al

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Arab League calls for joint force to fight militants

The Arab League has called for the creation of a regional force to combat militants as countries face a growing threat from Islamic State and other groups. The ultra-radical group has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria and splin

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Jordan's air force resumes raids against Islamic State

Jordanian air force jets bombed the hideouts of Islamic State militants in Syria, state television said, resuming the intensified raids that it first launched last week in retaliation for the killing of a pilot. King Abdullah has

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GCC 'heavily dependent on expat health care workforce'

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are heavily dependant on an expatriate health care workforce, especially physicians and nurses, according to a new report. The rapidly growing populations and per capita incomes, rising

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Airways Aviation wins Royal Oman Police Force deal

Airways Aviation, a leading pilot training school, has won a contract to train pilots for the Royal Oman Police Force. The school has been training the Royal Oman Police Force aeroplane and helicopter pilots from zero experience t

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Bahrain maritime force rescues sailors as boat sinks

Eight sailors who were lost at sea for 30 hours after their cargo ship sank have been rescued by a Bahrain-based maritime force. The search was conducted by the Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151), which is part of the Juffair-based

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New cyber security task force to be set up in Bahrain

Bahrain could soon get an IT security task force to protect it from cyber attacks, according to a government expert. Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) director-general Shaikh Salman bin Mohammad Al Khalifa revealed a plan was

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New cyber security task force to be set up in Bahrain

Bahrain could soon get an IT security task force to protect it from cyber attacks, according to a government expert. Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) director-general Shaikh Salman bin Mohammad Al Khalifa revealed a plan was

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