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US Navy sailor dies in balcony plunge in Bahrain

A US Navy sailor has fallen to his death from a seventh-floor apartment balcony in Juffair, Bahrain. The incident happened at around 11pm on Saturday (May 16) and an investigation has been launched by Bahraini and US authorities,

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Iran navy fires shots at Singapore-flagged ship

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fired warning shots over Singapore-flagged cargo vessel in international waters in the Gulf on Thursday, prompting the cargo vessel to flee into UAE's territorial waters, a US official told Reuters,

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Diplomats, UN staff flee Yemen amid heavy fighting

Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen and the United Nations pulled out international staff on Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem advances by Iranian-allied Houthi fighters.

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US 'looking to Oman as logistics hub'

A US Navy chief has hinted of future plans to move away from using ports in the Gulf such as Bahrain so as to bypass the problematic Strait of Hormuz. Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander of the Fifth Fleet and US Naval Forces Cent

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BAE wins $5.2bn UK naval contracts

Babcock International and BAE Systems have won contracts worth a total of 3.2 billion pounds ($5.2 billion) to maintain British warships, submarines and naval bases for the next five years. The agreements secured 7,500 jobs across

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France wins $1.35bn navy deal in Egypt

France has secured its first major military contract in Egypt in about 20 years with a 1 billion euros ($1.35 billion) deal to sell four naval frigates, a French diplomatic source said on Saturday. Paris and Cairo have enjoyed clo

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Record drugs bust for Bahrain-based CMF

More than a tonne of heroin, with a street value of around BD86 million ($226 million), was confiscated during a joint operation by the British and Australian navies operating under the banner of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)

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US 'committed to Bahrain, region'

The US has a long-term commitment to Bahrain and the region, a senior American naval officer has said. "We have been here for more than 63 years and we look forward to a nice long time in the future as well," US Naval Fo

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US navy seizes Libya rebel oil tanker

US Navy Seals boarded and took control of an oil tanker late on Sunday that had was seized earlier this month at a Libyan port by three armed men, the US Department of Defense said. No one was hurt in the boarding operation, appro

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Libyan navy stops oil export from mutinous port

The Libyan navy has prevented an oil tanker from loading crude at the eastern port of Es-Sider which has been seized by protesters, state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Monday. "The Libyan navy....dealt on Sunday with a

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